30 August 2019
The loss of Google is the best thing that happened to Huawei
An example is that 'surveillance settings' in Android, the likes of Google Location Accuracy get turned on at a later time, even though you turned the setting off.
There is also a plethora of settings that you may turn off, if you've found them deep with wthe settings structure and Google turns them back on, against your will and unknown to you.
Google even enables a setting for itself called Telephone, meaning it can place calls from your device.
Google's business model is based on something called surveillance capitalism, where if Google was truly for your security there would be no data obtained about you from your device which is later passed on to other entities.
With the invention of 'apps' comes another way where government 'players' can obtain your data from the smartphone, as apps have a closed architecture and there is no way a (standard) consumer can check where their data is going to.
Many apps are 'free' because you pay for it by giving your data from your smartphone to the app developer which later gets passed on to apparent 'advertisers'.
Do you really need to download a 'free' news website's app when you can view the same content through an anonymising web browser?
Apps are pushed onto consumers by governments and corporations alike in order to obtain more data from your device, like who you call and who is in your contacts list, something they could not do from your personal conputer as this data is not there.
With the demise of other mobile operating systems, the authorities can better control and monitor the data 'hoovering' actions of just two corporations Apple and Google.
Another smartphone ecosystem away from Apple and Google, especially with an emphasis on (real) security would be of benefit to the consumer.
This is a chance for Huawei to make the best of their so called 'nightmare'.