The Huawei Ban: Explained!

  • Published: 22 May 2019
  • Huawei flagships without Google or Android? This is everything you
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    Fingers crossed Huawei can resolve things. For the sake of competition.


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  • lunga lunga
    lunga lunga  41 minutes back

    You sound white

    • Raj Shekar
      Raj Shekar  56 minutes back

      Isn't the ban lifted off completely? I guess that is latest news??

      • Yamame Even
        Yamame Even  2 hours back

        I am in Bulgaria right now, from Finland, I bought a Huawei phone this year for 600 lv (340 USD) and I am pretty poor, I can't buy a phone every month like americans, I want to know will I suffer now or it won't have a big impact?

        • Dan Flowers
          Dan Flowers  6 hours back

          Dammit ❗ I was gunna upgrade my mate se and get a P30 lite. But if it's gunna end up a paper weight I'm gunna have to start shoppin around a little bit. I'm in no hurry now, ❗

          • Žarko Petković
            Žarko Petković  7 hours back

            Its like as if big countrys banned apple and accused them of spying.

            • John Rice
              John Rice  7 hours back

              I believe I know why they are being banned. Hauwei would not release their encryption keys to the US government is why it is really being banned. Any other reason given is fluff meant to distract or hide the real reason. The USG can't spy on Huawei-encrypted phones, and so has effectively banned them. Any others agree?

              • The XO
                The XO  8 hours back

                Huawei will replace this shity Apple."they spying on us" 😂😂

                • Vincenzo Karol Flagiello

                  Fuckin Americans jk lol

                  • Lucius kole
                    Lucius kole  9 hours back

                    So on the 19th of August is the last security update?? But I'm glad I got 9.1 now

                    • E P
                      E P  9 hours back

                      Checkmate lol

                      • Pete Roe
                        Pete Roe  11 hours back

                        Trump hit Hauwai square in the balls lol

                        • Kevin Trye
                          Kevin Trye  13 hours back

                          3 months on, seems Huawei sales have increased outside the US. The biggest losers will be US consumers.

                          • RadeTcg
                            RadeTcg  3 hours back

                            Kevin Trye thats because they are being sold at huge discounts. p30 pro is buy one get one free where i am lol

                        • account Random
                          account Random  14 hours back

                          Trump just doesn't like china. Hes trying to attack them. He was in the middle of a trade war so the ban was probably just another shot.

                          • Gurt Frobe
                            Gurt Frobe  16 hours back

                            I think we are all missing the real issue here...Huawei was selling tech to Iran through the backdoor circumventing trade sanctions. Huawei is half to blame for this by going through the backdoor and they got caught. Unfortunately they have unwittingly put themselves in the line of fire in the trade war by breaking trade sanctions. Its sad that the US has to lie about the real reasons for the Huawei ban. We should just call it was it is. A tool to add pressure to the trade war. In the end though its a backfire as this means billions of trade with American companies due to Huawei phones containing billions of dollars of American components AND Huawei will emerge bigger and better becoming more self sufficient and a better homegrown choice. Only loser here is Trump and US tech business and ultimately the American consumer.

                            • Jayesh Kanodia
                              Jayesh Kanodia  17 hours back

                              Why did it get banned is what you didn't explained?

                              • Jayesh Kanodia
                                Jayesh Kanodia  6 hours back

                                @John Rice probably you are right. This has something to do with the USA being denied something or the other.

                              • John Rice
                                John Rice  7 hours back

                                I agree with you, and believe I know why they are being banned. Hauwei would not release their encryption keys to the US government is why it is really being banned. Any other reason given is fluff meant to hide the real reason. The USG can't spy on Huawei-encrypted phones, and so has effectively banned them. Any others agree?

                            • Jeremy Stock
                              Jeremy Stock  17 hours back

                              Great video. Thank you for breaking it all down, MKBHD!

                              • Dylan DeSisto
                                Dylan DeSisto  18 hours back

                                did anyone notice tiktok is the only app still available on every device 🤔 not to mention it’s the largest app out with ads EVERYWHERE. all children must have tiktok.. but for what..?

                                • Stis Oisfnr
                                  Stis Oisfnr  18 hours back

                                  So this is US answer to China banning Apple huh 🤔

                                  • TheNaishproductions
                                    TheNaishproductions  18 hours back

                                    As a consumer i just want something that works but we also need competition to drive things forward. Kinda on the fence about all of this.

                                    • Trumpenstein
                                      Trumpenstein  18 hours back

                                      It's not "waway". I dont know where people keep getting that. It's pronounced "hwaway". The H is not silent. Or think of it as Who Ah Way.

                                      • Kangarooo
                                        Kangarooo  18 hours back

                                        Oh man you so bad in tech, you just read article and don't understand tech. What is 90 days. Android works and you being spied any way. Not all phones get Android updates, you still 99% do it yourself on computer. America has problems with product usage witch is illegal. You so funny lieing to people thinking that you smarty but look just funny 😂

                                        • Bunthoeun Vlog
                                          Bunthoeun Vlog  18 hours back

                                          Good VDO

                                          • Bunthoeun Vlog
                                            Bunthoeun Vlog  18 hours back


                                            • Sairagna
                                              Sairagna  19 hours back

                                              Half this comment section is bots the other half are morons. Proceed at your own risk.

                                              • tommy teh
                                                tommy teh  20 hours back

                                                Reality check. China is a huge market itself which it can build its own ecosystem. Huawei is the leader in 5G infrastructure and IOT. I foresee an alternative ecosystem.

                                                • Marko Mileski
                                                  Marko Mileski  21 hours back

                                                  I just bought a huawei

                                                  • Leland James
                                                    Leland James  21 hours back

                                                    Huawei and other Chinese companies are stealing everything off the American companies. They became big over night because of it. All that sht theyve been making for us they steal, so they never have to figure out the technology ect. Apple and other companies are stupid for even being there.

                                                    • Vladimir Peter
                                                      Vladimir Peter  15 minutes back

                                                      😂😂 damn you have a very simplistic view of life for a self proclaimed "smart" person...

                                                    • Mark Ola
                                                      Mark Ola  18 hours back

                                                      Excellent point. I am glad at least one person on this chat is smart enough to understand reality. All the rest, the most of crowds here, are just simply stupid, don’t see anything further than their own nose and don’t care about anything except their own stomach and wallet. They don’t think and care about this great country and great people that live here. They live in US but care about China. It is just insanity, I just cannot believe that.
                                                      All that Chinese are doing good is stilling and selling back to owner- the USA. They got all of that technology for free, never pay patents. Of course they are getting rich, because they don’t pay for anything. All the high tech stuff they produce is 100% stolen technology from US and Japan. Everything they designed/invented by themselves and selling around the world is simply junk.

                                                  • Migel Mugambi
                                                    Migel Mugambi  22 hours back

                                                    Should I buy a Huawei phone that has already been realised after the ban??

                                                    • Ena.bot3
                                                      Ena.bot3  22 hours back

                                                      but w8 my mother works with an american company in tunisia and they gave them huawei phones

                                                      • Migel Mugambi
                                                        Migel Mugambi  22 hours back

                                                        Will phone that have already shipped after the ban be able to access Google search and other play services??

                                                        • Gabriel Majin
                                                          Gabriel Majin  22 hours back

                                                          been using a huawei since honor 9 , aka the first phone that distroyed Samsung and apple.this bullshit ban happend after huawei , 3 years in a row, beat samsung and apple...aaaaand nothing happend.huawei is still nr 1, still has android on , google store is still there , so chill ppl.USA lost her nr1 spot in the world a long time ago. accept it and move the fuck on :D

                                                          • Rose
                                                            Rose  23 hours back

                                                            This all sounds very good in one respect, the following things are not beliefs but facts.
                                                            I do not want to write a long text that everyone does not read it, I'm just telling you the most important thing, for the people who like it all very well.
                                                            The connections of cell phones and Co. are funneling over rays, our brain and body also funnels over rays, 4G, etc., all of us are already streaming through, and I can say that these rays damage our body, even if you do not notice it directly.
                                                            Example, radioactivity, you know what happens when you are exposed to it, radioactivity are also rays. 5G is stronger than anything else as you can see, the rays as well, the damage to the bodies as well. Cancer etc. I want to illuminate also the other side of the beautiful and helpful 5G, because almost everyone looks only on one side but that through this "improvement" is the bad more, say and know few. Our body will form new diseases through these radiations and that is slowly sneaking up and suddenly it is there. That's the dangerous yes, and I say again, these are not theories or phrases but facts!
                                                            On the one hand, a doctor could cure a patient by a robot that is far away, and on the other hand, 500 new people will get sick.
                                                            That `s not worth it.

                                                            • Rose
                                                              Rose  23 hours back

                                                              We can already do so much, why more and more, from movies and reality, we know who more and more and more will eventually get the bill, which is very difficult

                                                          • Christian Morales
                                                            Christian Morales  23 hours back

                                                            Is it just Huawei or all Chinese phone companies?

                                                            • Rodney Pitcher
                                                              Rodney Pitcher  23 hours back

                                                              They are spy they steal they they copy make America great again

                                                              • j js
                                                                j js  23 hours back

                                                                they can copy the hardware but its our software is whats valuable

                                                                • Richard
                                                                  Richard  24 hours back

                                                                  Either way China needs to pay somehow for all the stolen IP over the decades.

                                                                  • Eric L
                                                                    Eric L  22 hours back

                                                                    it's been on for decades. only when its Chinese related the US would go big hoohah about it. imagine if another 10 years down the road India or Indonesia rises to become an actual competitor to the US then you would go accusing them of theft and fraud again. the actual fact is the US Govt does not like competition

                                                                  • Richard
                                                                    Richard  22 hours back

                                                                    @Eric L Nice try but nobody has done it at your country's scale.

                                                                  • Eric L
                                                                    Eric L  22 hours back

                                                                    when US companies copy, it's called 'innovation'.
                                                                    when Chinese companies, i'ts called "IP Theft'

                                                                • max factor
                                                                  max factor  24 hours back

                                                                  Why ban Huawei? Bcz they comply with whatever the Chinese government says. How to ban Huawei? All American companies have to comply with the US government order.

                                                                  • Alpha
                                                                    Alpha  24 hours back

                                                                    Well mkbhd i'm glad you spent that $1.6k so that i wouldn't have too, not all heroes wear capes

                                                                    • Derik Tran
                                                                      Derik Tran  1 days back

                                                                      Can you do one on HarmonyOS? Their answer to Android. Thoughts?

                                                                      • ßerrısırıs
                                                                        ßerrısırıs  1 days back

                                                                        People can just flash the play store and Google services on the phones, problem solved.

                                                                      • Travis McGhee
                                                                        Travis McGhee  2 days back

                                                                        Great I'm screwed I love my mate pro 10.

                                                                        • the_invincible _young_ulises

                                                                          Stupid te encontraré perro!

                                                                          • Adam Zugone
                                                                            Adam Zugone  2 days back

                                                                            I'm just wondering how important is it to get those Android updates... Because I was planning on buying the P30 Pro in a couple days but now I'm not so sure..

                                                                            • The United States Of Trump

                                                                              citizen: Why did you ban Huawei?
                                                                              Trump: Because Huawei cant be spied so we cant spy on you If you use Huawei.

                                                                              • Truth Troll
                                                                                Truth Troll  2 days back

                                                                                Do u no da way? Huawei is da wei.
                                                                                Trump banned da queen, spit on him

                                                                                • -_LinusE 06_-
                                                                                  -_LinusE 06_-  3 days back


                                                                                  • Skyy Skyy
                                                                                    Skyy Skyy  3 days back

                                                                                    Huawei i will trust you

                                                                                    • Alpha
                                                                                      Alpha  3 days back

                                                                                      China : screw you apple
                                                                                      US : screw you huawei ( uno reversed card )
                                                                                      Korea : Samsung is ready too kill you both