Some of Huawei devices reportedly showing booking.com ads on it’s lock screen. A number of owners complained they have noticed ads on their lock screen. The ads appear through Huawei Magazine Unlock feature. By that feature, Users allow making a lock screen with few selected photos with changing them every time they unlock their device.
Reportedly these ads affected smartphones are Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei P20 Pro, P20, P20 Lite, P10 Lite and Honor 10. In this case, no matter if you have installed the booking.com app or not. Ads are shows up on Huawei devices which are running EMUI.
These ads do not seem to be limited to one country. There are several countries spotted including UK, Australia, Sweden, South Africa, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Spain. Maybe this will affect other regions too in the near future.
How To Remove Booking.com Ads From Huawei and Honor Smartphone Lock Screen
As well as you know, These ads are showing by a part of Huawei’s Magazine Unlock feature. You can manually disable it yourself if you want. These are only ads so no need to having a booking.com app on your Huawei smartphone.
By the way, You can disable the Magazine Unlock Feature going by Settings>Lock Screen>Magazine Unlock and you can disable the auto-update for your subscriptions.
Last days, U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration added Huawei to the blacklist. For the national security concerns, the U.S. government order to manufacturers who based on the U.S, stop doing business with Huawei.
U.S.-China trade war is going on. By the way, How if China planning to do similar to them, Banning large American tech company like Apple? Huawei’s founder responds for that question, He says he would be the “first protest” if China does reprisal to Apple. Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei says “Apple is the one of the leading company in the world. If there was no apple we would not see the beauty of this world and competition between tech giants, Further said Apple is my teacher. I can not agree to ban it.”
Recently, Chinese media have reported some customers in China have been destroying Apple iPhones in public against banning Huawei. Also, There are many social media campaigns against this in China.
Ren, Said that the U.S. government would be no reason to attack the company. Further, he said, this restriction will affect its 5G lead, the U.S. was doing a campaign to ditch the Chinese company’s 5G equipment from Europe and Asia because they complain the company is stealing data and spying countries secret information. But most of Europe has been hesitant, There is not enough hard proof for that.
In these days, Huawei is struggling with its business, because of canceling the license with Google. Android OS is gone from their devices after the US government’s order which is signed by Donald Trump. United States tight its rules for companies that deal with outside of the US. After that, the world’s famous hardware manufacturers like Intel, Qualcomm also cut off their deals with Huawei.
Anyway, This massive tech company is never giving up on the game. The company’s spokesman said that Huawei Is Developing Their New Operating System since 2012. After the U.S. investigation in 2012 for Huawei and ZTE. Huawei saw there is some possibility for escalating US-China trade war. They know if this is going on into the future, it is definitely affecting to its business. Huawei’s Plan B already begins in 2012.
As we heard from recent reports of Huawei, their Consumer Business CEO Richard Yu, Said that Huawei’s new OS “Designed for next level of technology” and maybe it is available in later of this year. Today on the internet there are many names for calling Huawei’s new OS such as “Hongmeng OS”, “Kirin OS”. But still, we cannot confirm what is the name of that OS. But the new OS project is known as “Project Z”
According to Richard Yu, Huawei’s new OS is a unified platform. That means it is not only for Smartphones and Tablets, It is compatible with TV’s, Cars and also Smart Wearable devices too. Richard claimed that the new OS can run Android apps more efficiently than Android OS.
However, They still not have plans to roll out new devices with their own OS very soon. Huawei still got more 90 days with the support of Google after the license revoked. They are going to use Instead of “Play Store” for Android devices that Huawei’s own App Store which is calling “AppGallery” and also another alternative for Google’s Play Store is “Aptoide” recently Huawei is in talks with Aptoide developers with bringing their store with Huawei devices, This store currently hosts more than 900,000 apps in store and near 200 Millions of users.
Will Huawei’s Plan B Save The Company?
Well, We can expect more updates from the company. Maybe they are enough to go ahead. But still, No idea how is this competition will going on if they release a new OS for their new devices.
Developing a competitor for Android and iOS is tough. Even without Google Apps. There are wouldn’t stand a chance to survive in global markets. Who’s going to give up their Android or iOS devices for Huawei device that doesn’t have apps they usually use, Like Gmail, Google Maps, or YouTube. In China, this is not a big deal. Most of Google services and apps already blocked from the country. But will see is there any negotiations between the U.S. and China trade war. If it happened, Maybe Huawei is stuck with their Plan B.
Huawei is one of the massive tech giants in China and the top supplier of the network and telecom equipment in the world. Currently claiming the number two spot in terms of smartphone sales worldwide. US president Donald Trump issued an executive order last week to ban “Foreign Adversaries” from doing the telecommunication business in the US. According to the latest reports, Huawei Banned From Google after that. And the company will not receive any Google services that comes with Android OS such as Security Updates, Google Play Services, Google Play Store, Maps and many more.
Huawei smartphones are not available to buy in the US because of concerns by the US government of the company’s link to the China government. In this case, also other popular and massive tech firms like Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Xilinx said that they also supporting to the Google and promise to not support or supply hardware components to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd until further notice.
What Happens To The Current Huawei And Honor Smartphone Owners With This Case.
For existing Huawei and Honor smartphone holders, this will be not affected, Huawei promises to update the current devices with monthly security patches and fix updates and continue supporting all Google services too. That means recent devices such as Huawei P30 Series, also upcoming Huawei Mate 20X 5G and previous devices are all fine.
Does That Mean Huawei Will End Of Making Android Devices?
Exactly not, Android is an Open Source program, Which means anyone can use it, modify it as they like. it’s completely free to use. But the problem is the main distributor of Android OS (Operating System) is Google. If you want to use this regularly, you need to support of Google for getting monthly security patches and Play Services which are the main parts of the OS. Without those of Google services, your phone will not survive with the future and even you cannot verify and download millions of apps using the biggest store in Android, which is calling Play Store. As well, Android updates come to the Open Source version a lot later than the Google verified licensed one.
What is the future of Huawei’s smartphone business? Does it survive without Google?
Huawei’s chief executive Richard Yu said in an interview they’re already planned about plan B. They’re building their own technology that is not reliant on US tech giants. In the last year of this interview, he said about they have their backup plan to cut off from companies like Google and Microsoft. Which means they are planned about bringing a completely new OS for their Smartphones, Tablets and also Matebooks.
Should You Buy Any Huawei Device Now?
As I said, For the current devices there are no problems with supporting the future. That all devices will be getting new updates. And also Huawei has joined the new Huawei P30 series to the Android Q beta program.
But if you’re planning to buy a brand new Huawei device from an official store or anywhere. The answer is “Wait”. It’s a bit complicated to answer but there’s nothing wrong about current smartphones they have. Like Huawei P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro they are all amazing handsets to buy. But this situation you have to think twice before you spend thousands of dollars for the smartphone which is a curtailed life span. Just wait and see what will be happening in the future. If there is any luck to resolve this problem. Definitely, Huawei fans can rock again without worry.