- Problems with the US government can be extended to all Huawei phone lineups, from Huawei P20 and P30 to Huawei Mate and more affordable Honor smartphone brands.
- These phone users are not yet directly affected, but future access to apps like Android and Google Maps is uncertain.
- The Huawei smartphone has the potential to be a bit more difficult to find on a shelf in South Africa.
- However, if you purchase a Huawei smartphone and want to use it for two years, you may be using a different operating system. You may want to learn about SideRoad.
- For more information, visit www.businessinsider.co.za.
Huawei, a Chinese phone company, has had a number of problems with the US government, causing problems with its relationship with Google. It is estimated that millions of Huawei users have problems with their relationship with Google. South Africa.
Although we do not know exactly how and when, we are not sure about other things.
The situation is complex and fluid and blurred by politics. This is particularly bad news for those who have just invested in Huawei phones or have decided to buy Huawei.
There is something you need to know about Huawei in South Africa. It is now subject to US trade restrictions.
South Africa is not following US political lines for Huawei, and local operators can be a bigger fan of Chinese companies.
The South African government told Huawei and Business Insider that there is no beef. India is not just SA, despite America's big diplomatic efforts. India refused to flee Huawei despite US pressure, and Britain said it still had a desire for fifth – generation technology that Huawei could offer.
This means that Huawei can ship mobile phones to South Africa without any hassle and no hassle.
Huawei's most important customers are mobile operators MTN, Vodacom, Telkom and Cell C. If you lose faith in Huawei, your South African mobile phone sales may be heavily influenced. Support and repair services.
But like the SA government, SA network operators are now at least a fan of Huawei. Huawei will strengthen its relationship with carriers in scenarios where he will introduce the App Gallery Marketplace as an alternative to the Google Play Store and share revenue with business owners.
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How does MTN, Vodacom, Cell C, Telkom make money in Huawei's Android crisis?
Your South Africa Huawei device will be able to run a slightly different version of Android in the future, or apparently an operating system named & # 39; Hong Meng & # 39 ;. This can make some things difficult.
If Huawei can not do business with Google, Huawei can not access the commercial version of Android and needs a contractual relationship.
In that scenario, Huawei can switch to the open source version of Android. Anyone can use them without contracts and switch to their own operating system (OS), which may or may not be based on an open source version. On Android
Huawei is still developing his own OS, "Hong Meng" for several years, although details are still lacking, including whether Hong Meng is actually ready to use.
To further complicate matters, Huawei (like many major manufacturers) runs a unique interface on top of Android to give Huawei a unique feel to the phone. This interface is called EMUI and can be used on open source Android or Hong Meng.
The effect seems to have always been that your Huawei phone had some key differences. Most notably, there are no Google apps like Google Maps and YouTube, not open source.
There is a way around that. You can "sideload" the application including Google's app on your Android phone. If Huawei sticks to some form of Android, you can still use Google Maps. Locate the trusted source for the required APK download, check the version for your phone, and unprotect from unauthorized software installation. Make a phone call and load the app side-by-side. Oh, then you'll need to manually update the app.
(Rumor has it that Hong Meng will also be compatible with Android applications, but that's just a rumor.
Huawei has developed the & # 39; Plan B & # 39; operating system for smartphones when the US government banned Google products. There is something we have known about it so far.
The US government changed its mind about Huawei within a few days. The situation could change again.
Huawei has escaped its relationship with Google because the Trump Administration has designated it as a potential risk to US national security. Legally, Google was banned overnight, giving Huawe a share technology (including software) or telling Huawe to patch the phone when it discovered a security hole in the Android system on the Android system.
However, these restrictions were lifted in accordance with a "temporary license" that runs for 90 days after a few days.
The talks are partly due to the way US bureaucracy works. But US President Donald Trump likes to avoid negotiations with his opponents, and Huawei 's ban comes in the middle of a strange trade war between the United States and China.
Conclusion: Expect more rational irrationalities and mundane old irrationalities that can affect how Huawei devices work in the future.
See also: Huawei has just taken a break: the US government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions.
Because you are worried about the future, you will have difficulty charging a refund for Huawei phone.
If you purchased your Huawei smartphone before May 16, you can use the Google Play store with millions of applications, Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail, Google Photos, and more.
It is still true at least until mid-August 2019, in accordance with US regulations that have temporarily lifted some of the restrictions imposed by the US government.
All bets will be released after August. Does it mean you can claim a refund?
Not many, but experts tell you. It is not the fault of Huawei without a reliable function, and it is not the fault of someone who sold Huawei equipment in South Africa. It stands without legal legs.
Some South African Huawei owners would like a refund. I hope you have a good performance.
If you are interested in the Huawei P30 Pro or the new Honor P20 Pro, please order early.
According to an internal business survey of South Africa for cellphone shops across South Africa, managers have been found that do not plan to buy more Huawei phones anymore. Today's consumers say they do not want to buy products from the Huawei Mate line as usual, but they do not want to be attached to a box full of mobile phones that can be changed and moved.
Keep in mind that it may take a few days before you get your desired Huawei phone, as the stores will order by order.
See also: Little embarrassment in Polokwane but little calm in PE: Here's how South African customers are reacting to Huawei's troubles
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