Kaj spor med podjetjem Huawei in podjetjem Google pomeni za uporabnike? Foto: Kārlis Dambrāns/Wikipedia
Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns/Wikipedia

Google, Huawei and Me

Do you have a Huawei smartphone, watch videos on YouTube, and worry that this will not be possible anymore?

Don’t worry. Your device won’t be anything like this in the future.

What happened to make many Huawei owners start to worry?

The US President Donald Trump decided last week that US companies should no longer use foreign telecommunication systems that could jeopardize the national security of the United States.

A few days later, Google, which also owns YouTube, discontinued cooperation with Huawei. They are accused of using spying technology.

Those who already have a phone will be able to continue to use YouTube or Gmail.

All devices that have already been sold or stocked in stores will operate as before. Huawei will continue to provide security updates to them.

Another question is how Google’s decision will affect the next series of smartphones.

So far, it has been shown that smartphone manufacturers must use the Android operating system, developed by Google, in order to survive.

Nokis tried the Microsoft operating system, but their decision did not work out.

Android is used in eighty percent of smartphones. The exception is iPhones, which use the iOS system.

In Huawei it would be possible for Huawei to use open-source Android, but this would be a very closed system, as it would not include Google products.

Points to Consider

  1. Why people in US think that Huawei might be spying?
  2. Which Google products do you use?
  3. Can we live without them nowadays at all?


The original version of this article was published on May 21st.

English translation courtesy of JL FlannerTotal Slovenia News, an English language website with news from and about Slovenia.


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