Weekly poll: Will a Huawei Mate 40 have you saying goodbye to Google?

25 October 2020
With improved Leica cameras, faster charging and a more powerful chipsets, the Mates have a lot going for them.

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wongwatt, 26 Oct 2020I love Huawei phones, they have the best specs to size bala... moreBiden will reverse it. All this is fixable in couple of weeks time. They have all the codes and everything.

  • Retrospect

BigDisplay, 26 Oct 2020Fanboy lol, nope it's a phone and I'm 55 years ol... moreIf a teenager said those things, it was understandable..but at your age it just makes all this worse.
If you think what you said is the truth reagrding the comparison in freedom, I'd encourage you to read from different news sources , I hope you are not limited from accessing them..

A Frog in a well, 26 Oct 2020what kind of private info do you have to be afraid of losin... moreThe right to think! The right to live! Even the basic right to write a comment which isn't control, censored. Or worst, used as an excuse to jail you, and your family and friends.

Anonymous, 26 Oct 2020No. Not by a long stretch of the imagination. Between Googl... moreThe lesser of two evils! haha! at least its tanks free

  • Anonymous

wongwatt, 26 Oct 2020I love Huawei phones, they have the best specs to size bala... moreHuawei makes over 20 different smartphones and other consumer electronics. I don't think lack of high end soc would affect their overall business.

  • Anonymous

No. Not by a long stretch of the imagination. Between Google's monopolistic practices and user profiling (privacy concerns) vs.
Huawei's government backdoors and spying, I'll take Google every time. Besides, Huawei's app gallery lacks important apps and is riddled with piracy (copycat) and malicious apps.

No google playstore, then no thanks.

  • Aym

TestTest, 26 Oct 2020Oh, man...a disapointment when I went to the shop on Saturd... moreThey do run on open-source android...

  • Atleast they should

Android.Master, 25 Oct 2020Atleast they should have allowed bootloader unlock so we co... moreAtleast they should have allowed bootloader unlock so we could have got rid of the spying.
For me the app situation isn't a problem as I always manually update my apps from third party sources. But the lack of bootloader unlock is.
I generally keep Google Play services frozen unless required and always behind a firewall.

  • Aym

Anonymous, 26 Oct 2020Aslong as the needed Social Messaging Apps are provided its... moreYes they are lol

  • Zooom

these are built only gor PLA to keep an eye over the world. NO to any chinese phones

  • Anonymous

Many people laugh on IOS was walled OS.
But now they can't survive without GMS.
How ironic.

  • wongwatt

I love Huawei phones, they have the best specs to size balance of any Android phones but i cant buy one without proper GMS support.
Yes, you can sideload it and yes it does mostly work but I have seven financial apps on my phone that use GMS and I want them to be using Play Protect properly.
All the sideloading systems require you to download and install frameworks that could be compromised, its simply not worth it for me.
If I didn't use my smartphone for pretty much everything I'd buy a Huwaei, as it is I moved away from my P30 Pro when it started replacing GMS features with HMS because I could see a future point when none of my financial apps would work anymore.
I really hope Biden will reverse this nonsense but honestly, I dont see it and Huawei will die through lack of high end SOCs.

Barley Chestnut, 26 Oct 2020I'm really curious how "competitive" it will... moreThere are challenges, mindsets, and consequences that may prevent the growth of such new comer but sooner or later it will be demanding for sure and hope the company will launch it with keeping in mind these hurdles.

  • Anonymous

Technoprat, 26 Oct 2020USA is still ahead of China by few million light years.Right...

  • wongwatt

BigDisplay, 25 Oct 2020If you want a Mate 40 model and with the US Google spy scam... moreWon't work on the Mate 40 - only works on old firmware pre-May 2020

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Huawei is de wei!

Retrospect, 26 Oct 2020Never thought I'd see someone defend & justify Xɨ... moreFanboy lol, nope it's a phone and I'm 55 years old.
Fan of a mobile brand... Not.
I buy the phone with best specs and BIG display.

But to be honest US is much much worse then China... Be honest

  • Anonymous

Aslong as the needed Social Messaging Apps are provided its ok since both US and China are spying anyway.

  • Retrospect

[deleted post]Never thought I'd see someone defend & justify Xɨ Jɨńping's actions but here we are with Ħuawei fanbois..