Social media has been buzzing since the announcement of Google banning Chinese company Huawei from using its Android operating system.
This comes after Huawei’s license was suspended after the Trump administration blacklisted the company.
People quickly took to twitter to express their feelings towards the ban especially Huawei users who are not sure where the ban leaves them;
Stop scaring people. Huawei users will still have access to operating system on open source.
Your phone will be the same (for now) the changes will likely affect new models of Huawei, as the changes affects updates.
In future yes new phones will lose Gmail and Play Store. pic.twitter.com/5Lel8u9wYT
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) May 20, 2019
— Lindokuhle ‘DaLindzoSA’ Mtsweni (@Lindzo_SA) May 20, 2019
— Ragow Husayn⚪ (@RagowHusayn) May 20, 2019
So there’s no ban for Xiaomi, OnePlus & Oppo, but only for Huawei. Elimination of competition
— Help me, I need a Lamborghini (@SaMmapago) May 20, 2019
I see a great opportunity for Huawei although it comes at a hefty price.. This could mark the beginning of something great, yes most of us have become accustomed to Google apps but they aren’t the only ones who do what they do. pic.twitter.com/s2fNb10FNL
— Bon Rad (@BonRadGuy) May 20, 2019
— Another Yoruba Demon (@jide_o) May 20, 2019
the world : huawei vs apple vs google vs android
samsung : pic.twitter.com/1VoWLaQdR5
— elle ☄ (@elalalav) May 20, 2019
— Moses Van De Black Tax (@Fhumu_MO) May 20, 2019
#Huawei So humankind is somehow advancing. Instead of Nuclear Bombs today the wars are with Operating Systems and Smartphones… Good!
— Doppelganger (@Sulaco21) May 20, 2019
#Huawei is a good silent dog.
They make the best phones…seriously.
I know they need this independence.
They’ll soon create a search engine that will challenge Google and the good news is that I can now have some privacy, Google spy alot. pic.twitter.com/wfokikDIRP
— Queen Cynthia 👸 (@Cynthy_bae) May 20, 2019
Donald Trump is showing us what to do when you own the means of production, you dictate the terms of engagement, however we in Africa are told if we dictate the terms of our mineral resources we’ll scare away investors. This Huawei debacle is quite interesting.
— Bra Nape ®️ (@Nape_MM) May 20, 2019
The move will prevent Huawei devices from receiving key software and security updates, as well as potentially impact their ability to access popular Google apps like Maps and YouTube.
Reports have claimed that Huawei has a plan B in the form of its own operating system in the works.
According to the China Morning Post Huawei Technologies which is the largest smartphone vendor in China, said it has developed its own operating systems (OS) for both smartphones and computers, which can be used on its devices in the event that current systems provided by US technology giants are no longer available.