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Huawei to lose access to Android and Google

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marktang wrote: I would buy one too but i dont see any selling for that cheap
Just wait. Ppl r panicking. Good for ppl like us. I dont rely on Google service that much. YouTube? I have Android box. Google map? I can survive on here map. Gmail? My main email is Hotmail. Only thing I would miss is Google drive. But I can always use the desktop version. Only thing that holds me back is the screen size. I always want a big screen phone. I would like to get mate 20X. But I guess if it goes for cheap, I will get one.
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ZenaZ927 wrote: Just wait. Ppl r panicking. Good for ppl like us. I dont rely on Google service that much. YouTube? I have Android box. Google map? I can survive on here map. Gmail? My main email is Hotmail. Only thing I would miss is Google drive. But I can always use the desktop version. Only thing that holds me back is the screen size. I always want a big screen phone. I would like to get mate 20X. But I guess if it goes for cheap, I will get one.
i use all the google services. From my understanding, the phones out right now won't be impacted. You can still access those services. security updates might be slower and for sure no Android Q if this goes on for a long time.
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marktang wrote: i use all the google services. From my understanding, the phones out right now won't be impacted. You can still access those services. security updates might be slower and for sure no Android Q if this goes on for a long time.
Then I will def pick one up for cheap.
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marktang wrote: i use all the google services. From my understanding, the phones out right now won't be impacted. You can still access those services. security updates might be slower and for sure no Android Q if this goes on for a long time.
I just got a security updated on my P20 Pro today.
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apvm wrote: Huawei 1st and then Toyota and VW can wait six months. Wondering if Japan and EU or at least Germany will sit there and wait for their turn.
Then China will retaliate against Apple and any western company manufacturing electronics which require precious metals mined in China. This is a no-win situation for everyone
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yow2kvil wrote: I just got a security updated on my P20 Pro today.
The ban is not effective yet. And as Google has said security updates and Google services will continue on existing devices.
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Read they were also banned from using microSD cards, as well.
I'm going to the convenient store to pick me up a pack of cigarettes...
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basically, a bunch of huawei smartphone users (across various models) in hongkong are having their phones bricked after a firmware update, sometimes applied automatically overnight without the users knowing about it. many users took their bricked phones to the local huawei service center but the huawei reps there dunno what to do about it nor able to provide a valid explanation, and the only workaround so far is to do a factory reset but that will wipe out any user data. some users said they were able to update and their phones did not brick, but some say their phones become wonky after the update, such as phone calls not working or screenshot functions not working
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TomF62003 wrote: was it related to Gooxxx?
no idea; i was just trying to make sense of that link you posted, thats all

my best guess is the hong kong division of huawei messed up and sent out a buggy firmware update causing the phones to brick, but the odd thing is that more than one phone models were affected, at the same time
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marktang wrote: I would buy one too but i dont see any selling for that cheap
At what price it's good buy? 40, 50 or 60% off competitor?

Also, is it difficult to restore the key features lost from the ban? say from custom ROM specifically for the model?
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LongLiveRFD wrote: At what price it's good buy? 40, 50 or 60% off competitor?

Also, is it difficult to restore the key features lost from the ban? say from custom ROM specifically for the model?
Custom ROM is hard since bootloader is locked. Don't expect good dev support for a device that's locked. I'm sure there are workarounds to this, there seem to be some bootloader unlocks on ebay for $50+ but that's a definite YMMV.
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LongLiveRFD wrote: At what price it's good buy? 40, 50 or 60% off competitor?

Also, is it difficult to restore the key features lost from the ban? say from custom ROM specifically for the model?
Custom ROM is hard since bootloader is locked. Don't expect good dev support for a device that's locked. I'm sure there are workarounds to this, there seem to be some bootloader unlocks on ebay for $50+ but that's a definite YMMV.

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