When we talk about Huawei, questions and doubts immediately arise. Are the company's devices interesting in 2020? Many may still not know, but Google previously banned Huawei from using the company's services in their own smartphones due to US government sanctions. This led to new phones Huawei working without Google services. But who needs them in this case? There are nuances and points that I think are worth discussing. And you can't just discount Huawei.
Should you buy a smartphone or tablet Huawei in 2020
Firstly, the sanctions did not include old phones released before the restrictions, while they constitute the bulk of the company's devices, for example, Honor 20, P Smart Z, Honor 10i, Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Lite and other models. In my opinion, that is why Huawei is in no hurry to release new phones to the market. Most likely, they are waiting to fill their own app store with decent products, including Instagram and WhatsApp, because it is obvious that in the current situation, few people will buy new mid-budget devices Huawei without Google services .
Huawei will be able to grow only if it manages to somehow resolve this issue, because without Western markets it will be oh so difficult. Not so long ago Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi formed the Global Developer Service Alliance, which will allow developers to publish applications using certain software at once to all stores of Chinese manufacturers . This should make life easier for developers and push them to not see Google Play as their only source of income.
And not so long ago, there was information according to which Huawei plans to preinstall popular Android applications, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, on their own smartphones. This will partially solve the problem associated with the lack of Google Play, but at the same time some important applications require Google services, for example, YouTube, without which it is difficult to imagine using a phone.
At the same time, the company is working on its own operating system and services Huawei Mobile Services with a branded App Gallery app store. Earlier, the company's management announced that it would not return to Google services even if they had such an opportunity. And she, by the way, appeared with them, because not so long ago the head of Android and Google Play said that Google applied to the White House for a license to renew cooperation with Huawei. The only question is whether it will be approved or not. Previously Microsoft requested a license in the same way, and they were not refused. With Google, the situation is clearly more complicated, and it is not yet clear how the situation will develop in the future.
Should you buy smartphones Huawei in 2020
The current devices are definitely worth it, because now they have dropped significantly in price, and offer users full-fledged Google services. In addition, Huawei will update its devices in the future. In the case of new ones, I would also not be so categorical, because not all users are tied so much to Google services, and if you are one of them, then, of course, the transition to a phone where there is no Google, for you should not be problem. In addition, some craftsmen are able to install Google services on their own using various means.
If you are a regular user who often uses the same YouTube, buy new devices from the company in 2020 (for example, Huawei Mate XS, Huawei Mate 30, Huawei MatePad Pro) I would not recommend it yet. We need to see how the situation will develop in the future. It is now clear that Huawei there will be a serious drop in phone shipments in the first quarter of 2020. But the guys are still great and don't give up. I really like what they do and I respect Huawei.
Huawei is being refunded?
The company recently released the MediaPad M6 tablet, and if you go to the page with the device and click on the 'Buy' button, a pop-up window with the following content will appear on the screen:
Huawei declares that the device is preinstalled with the App Gallery branded app store. There is no word in the message about the absence of Google services. And, probably, in this way, the guys protect themselves from cases when a consumer, having bought such a tablet and not finding Google Play in it, decides to return it back to the store. And this is quite expected, because few people will read the news on the Web and be interested in what is happening there Huawei. People will just buy the products they like, and that's a problem. At least, it seems to me, it would still be nice to warn your consumers somehow more explicitly about the lack of Google services.
Of course, on the one hand, Google Play isn't the only viable option. Who Said Google Services Are Required? But there is a nuance. According to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, a buyer to whom a product of inadequate quality is sold, if its defects were not agreed by the seller, has the right to demand a refund.
Can it be considered that Huawei does not openly declare the absence of Google services as hiding the flaw? The question is interesting, because the presence of Google Play is not required in the case of Android. However, if you ask the court to compare the functionality of the Galaxy Tab S6 with Google services and Huawei MediaPad M6, it turns out that YouTube cannot be used on the tablet Huawei, which is probably the most important application in the case with mobile devices and especially when it comes to tablets. Is the lack of Google services considered a disadvantage in this case? And still we have no answer. This is such a controversial topic that we even decided to contact Huawei via a hotline in order to clarify the issue of returning the device in case the consumer does not know about the presence of Google services. Here's what they answered:
For any reason, you can return an item within 7 days of purchase.
This, of course, greatly changes the situation, and in this matter Huawei well done, because 7 days is enough to understand whether you can do without services or not. It is interesting to know your opinion.
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