Huawei P40 will launch in South Africa – What you need to know

AirWolf

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That's also leaving aside the absence of google apps, banking apps, apps from US companies etc etc.
No Google Apps - yes.
Banking apps - Huawei has a presence in every market that they actively supply, and the backend of both systems are essentially Android, so I see no reason why this can't be solved.
US Companies - Top apps are being moved over including Whatsapp (from the article) - is Whatsapp not US based?
 
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Just adding google account doesn't solve everything :unsure:
 

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Just adding another issue to the mix. I'm pretty sure that many young people use Huaweis because of the price and Facebook also withdrew their support so if you read the article you will see the issues with Facebook. Instagram and to a lesser extent WhatsApp on new Huawei phones. I'm pretty sure that will also be an issue for many of them.
 

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Just adding another issue to the mix. I'm pretty sure that many young people use Huaweis because of the price and Facebook also withdrew their support so if you read the article you will see the issues with Facebook. Instagram and to a lesser extent WhatsApp on new Huawei phones. I'm pretty sure that will also be an issue for many of them.
Please quote issues the article states on Facebook as it does not state any?

All I can find from Googling is that it won't come pre-installed on device.
 

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It’s quite amazing how many words you put in my mouth and views you attribute to me that I don’t actually have.

My point is simple if you care to read it without thinking it’s an argument. It’s not. It was an idea that if people are abandoning Huawei then maybe an idea that this huge company can prop up their smartphone division by subsidising them if sales are dropping because of this GMS issue.

And reading this thread, it would appear most people will not be taking a chance.

That’s it. Simple. Not once did I mention inferior. I did say people who use them love them and they are risking losing them. Not once did I say or infer Huawei are a small company or only sell smartphones. I don’t know why you’d base your argument around that? It was chewing the fat over something that doesn’t affect me or indeed something I care about too much. But I guess you are so used to building your strawman in PD it just come naturally outside of that forum.
You're making assumptions here. First off all this is a tech forum so opinions here mean squat and we've had quite a few people saying they don't care about GMS in any case. Have you done a poll on the opinion of the actual public? That is all that matters and Huawei is very good at knowing their target market so I don't know why you assume they need to subsidise it to make people interested.
 

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You're making assumptions here. First off all this is a tech forum so opinions here mean squat and we've had quite a few people saying they don't care about GMS in any case. Have you done a poll on the opinion of the actual public? That is all that matters and Huawei is very good at knowing their target market so I don't know why you assume they need to subsidise it to make people interested.
Messenger, WhatsApp, and Skype are also not present, so you will have to use the less than ideal web versions and even Telegram is not prersent. There's only one relatively popular IM app, available in the AppGallery - Rakuten's Viber.
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Using Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media through a browser means you get no notifications -
 

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Messenger, WhatsApp, and Skype are also not present, so you will have to use the less than ideal web versions and even Telegram is not prersent. There's only one relatively popular IM app, available in the AppGallery - Rakuten's Viber.
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Using Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media through a browser means you get no notifications -
Not by default. Can be loaded after purchase. There's no confirmation that any of those apps won't be available. Also ever heard of browser notifications? It's also relatively easy to write a browser wrapper.
 

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Not just Google and Huawei but the whole U.S. It's clear that China can easily overtake the U.S. in the technology race which would turn the U.S. into a 3rd world country and make it irrelevant in global economics and politics. So far most technologies have been U.S. developed and simply assembled in China but in recent years that balance has shifted to China becoming the development house. Trump can't have any of this.
 

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Needs a drastic price cut for anyone to even consider it They honestly think they out compete outside China without enticing people.
 

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Not by default. Can be loaded after purchase. There's no confirmation that any of those apps won't be available. Also ever heard of browser notifications? It's also relatively easy to write a browser wrapper.
This is exactly my point. It won't be seamless for the average user. I for one won't be interested if I have to make workarounds.
 

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This is exactly my point. It won't be seamless for the average user. I for one won't be interested if I have to make workarounds.
Especially as no one knows if the workarounds will work and if they do, for how long.

It's stupid to even consider spending so much when there is such uncertainty.
 

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This is exactly my point. It won't be seamless for the average user. I for one won't be interested if I have to make workarounds.
How do you know that? How is going to an app store and tapping install NOT seamless. It's EXACTLY the same thing people do on the play store.
 
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