Unless you’re living under a rock, you must have heard the prevailing news of Huawei’s removal from the UK 5G infrastructure. The Chinese brand has been passing through torrid times, with the latest news that came from the British Government that Huawei equipment would not be passable in the nation’s 5G network.
There was a previous announcement to ban the core parts of the 5G network from Huawei, which is less heard all over the world as it is expected to affect a few. Whereas, this new decision to ban Huawei’s 5G kit is definitely ample in terms of the effects.
Everything from the Huawei brand will be removed from the UK by the end of 2027 and no new Huawei equipment can be purchased after the end of this current year.
How will this move affect you if you own a smartphone, tablet, PC, smartwatch, or speaker from the brand? Well, you need not pay much heed to this!
The British National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), an administrative division that is the nation’s lead technical authority on cybersecurity, has supportively refined its advice in an online post.
It says: “The NCSC’s work on this topic relates purely to Huawei equipment in the UK’s telecoms network. It doesn’t directly affect the Huawei technology you use at home, such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. However, the May 2020 announcement from the US will have other consequences for your use of Huawei technology, that you may want to consider.”
The online advice catered to both companies and individuals, yet it goes on to unequivocally discuss phones and tablets:
“Existing Huawei devices shouldn’t be affected – all your apps should continue to work, and your phone/laptop/tablet should keep getting security updates for its normal lifetime. But from now on, new Huawei devices won’t be able to use Google applications or services; for example the Play Store, Maps, YouTube, or Google Assistant.”
Huawei’s customers went in awe with the announcement and they asked the brand in their online forum. The company replied in its tweet: “Hi, the announcement does not affect our consumer products. We will continue to provide the best technology to our millions of consumers in the UK and around the world, and we have an innovative roadmap of future products which we’re excited to bring to the UK soon.”
This is due to the fact that Huawei works in two halves, not just as a single entity. The one part of the organization works in the background, powering smartphones and broadband networks, and one that makes consumer products.
For consumer items, there are no curve balls on their way. The phones and tablets that work with Google Mobile Services (GMS, for example, Gmail and Play Store, will continue working and keep on being updated as they are already doing. What’s more!! All applications such as content transfer, SMS sharing apps, etc., from the respective store, will function in the normal way.
Apart from the apps and services, the top-of-the-line devices from Huawei, for example, the most recent leader, the Huawei P40 Pro Plus, which have open-source Android and Huawei’s own application store, the App Gallery, will also be supported for just like the typical lifetime of the product.
Would you consider buying Huawei phones or tablets now?
All things considered, you do need to consider and think about the significance of GMS, Google Play Store, or Google Maps for you. If you figure out their sheer importance and that you won’t be able to work without them – then you should probably consider the new P30 Pro smartphone that still accompanies GMS.
For some users, the non-availability of the applications is not very crucial. Instead, they are offset by the excellent quality and design of the smartphone. Huawei perfectly tops among the other flagship competitors in terms of design, affordability, and quality hand-in-hand.