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Samsung's latest trolling campaign shows it may be more scared of Huawei than Apple – BGR



Samsung likes to mock the iPhone every chance it gets, even if it means it has to delete its ads when they no longer make the Galaxy phones look good. Well, Samsung is in this place again, but this time it's hitting an Android competitor, which could be even more threatening than Apple.

Not only is Apple a huge source of revenue for Samsung, but iPhones do not really threaten Samsung's position at the top of the mobile phone market. Do you know which company, however? Huawei, which could potentially beat Samsung a lot faster if it wasn't for the US government's ban on the company. And now that Mate 30 has arrived, the Korean company needs to respond in the only way it knows how: Trolling.

Huawei on Thursday revealed the Mate 30 series just as expected, and the rumors were almost all true, including one that said the Mate 30 Pro would have no Google applications. Huawei also explained what it does to replace Google apps on its phones during the ban, revealing that it is working to provide a major Android repair that includes a separate app store, and a huge developer development initiative on board.

So what did Samsung do? They launched a Note 1

0 campaign reminding shoppers that Samsung phones come with all of Google's apps and services, telling them that the new Galaxy Note comes with four months' access to YouTube Premium. YouTube, of course, is one of the Google apps that you won't find in Mate 30 while the ban is active. Here's what Samsung promo emails look like via Android Central :

Image source: Android Central

Currently, people who would bought the Galaxy Note they know for sure that these phones come with Google's Android version as there is no alternative to Samsung.

Everyone is just in love and war, for sure. But remember the days when Samsung barely mentioned onstage the fact that it was Google's Android running the latest Galaxy S or Note that just launched the company? At the time, recognition of Android was not a decisive marketing asset for Samsung.

As we walk down memory lane, remember when Samsung tried to turn its own mobile OS into Google's alternative to Android and continued to launch Tizen phones for years? Well, now Samsung is making fun of its biggest Android competitor, forced to launch a flagship without any Google apps. I can't help thinking how Samsung would handle the same hand if the ban affects the Korean smartphone maker instead of Huawei.

Image source: Huawei


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