What is going on between Huawei and the US?
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What is going on between Huawei and the US?

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[MUSIC] Welcome to Alphabet City. This is the show that covers everything to do with Alphabet. Alphabet happens to own lots of companies like Verily, Chronicle, Waymo and Google. Well I'm your guide IS Actor and you are the remarkable audience. Today we're talking about some pixel things drone delivery your comments and more. But first up let's talk about the Huawei at Android Avenue. [MUSIC] You guys know Huawei. The company makes some very interesting phones, there's the P30 Pro, that's the one, CNET's Andrew Hoyle said had the best camera on any phone. Its low light photography was amazing. Then there's the Huawei Mate X, it made the Galaxy Fold look point. So here's what's going on now The U.S. Commerce Department restricted U.S. companies from working with Huawei unless those companies get a special license. Google issued a statement on Twitter saying for walkway users questions regarding our steps to comply with the recent U.S. government actions. We assure you while we are complying with all U.S. government regulations. Services like Google Play and security from Google Play protect. will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device. Reportedly, Google will no longer offer technical support to Huawei. Huawei phones will lose android updates. Services like Google Play and Gmail will not be available on Upcoming Huawei phones outside of China. The commerce department created a temporary general licence that will allow Huawei to keep existing networks and issue updates to existing devices. The licence runs until August 29th. Okay, so what does this mean? Well, Huawei phones were already hard to come by in the US, this should not make anything easier. The biggest break Huawei got in the US, might have been the Huawei Nexus 6P. Back in 2015, it had Google seal of approval. Now, nowadays Google is developing its phones in house. Then there's the fact that Huawei will have to use the open source version of Android and rely on that for updates. Huawei has also told the BBC that the company would like to stick with Android, but does have a new OS just in case. Plus, there's the lack of the Play Store. Will that be a huge issue for Huawei. A Bloomberg report says while away is incentivizing developers to get apps into its own app gallery. Keep in mind the Amazon Fire tablets do just fine. Without the Google Play Store, and they run a version of Android. There's one more issue for Huawei, it's devices use components from American companies. A Bloomberg report says Huawei has, quote, stockpiled enough chips and other vital components to keep its business running for at least Three months. According to an IDC report, Huawei is number two and smartphone shipments for the first quarter of this year with 19% of the market. Samsung is number one with Apple and number three. While we not having deals with US companies could cause issues for those suppliers in the long run. Let's get to uptown updates for odds and ends. A class action lawsuit against Google related to the pixel is now settled. Google is on the hook for seven point five million dollars. The lawsuit claimed that Google knowingly sold first gen pixel phones with defective microphones. The settlement divides affected pixel users into four categories. If the person experienced multiple failures from the audio defect including a replacement pixel. They are eligible for a five hundred dollar payout. If the person experienced one failure, three hundred fifty bucks. If you didn't report any audio defect, you get 20 bucks. For those who received a third party insurance payment for the audio defect. This stuff will be judged on a case by case. Basis. Wing is getting ready to launch drone delivery in Helsinki, Finland. In an oddly detailed blog post, the company said that in the pilot program, drones will delivery finished pastries, meatballs for two, lasagna for two, chicken caesar salad, a salmon sandwich, and other foods With ten minutes wing as held community events, so residents can learn more about the program and ask questions. The service should start in June, on to Comment Cove this is part of the show we shine the spotlight with most amazing audience. The world, you. Wesley says, can't wait for the Note 10, been with the Note series since the beginning. I'm also curious about the next Note, folks. Although the lack of Android updates is starting to sour me. I might go to the Go to the pixel for if it's any good. Speaking of the pixel reports are floating around online that turning off the digital well being feature led to much better stability and performance. Now in the comments section Kevin and Arrington mentioned, they've experienced the improvements after turning off digital well being. Thanks for letting us know. And thanks to everyone for writing in. If you've enjoyed your stay in Alphabet City, please like and subscribe. [UNKNOWN] And I'll see you online. [MUSIC]

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