Stopped cooperating but Google is still learning from Huawei

Many details Google has revealed on Google Pixel 4 show that their new phone has learned from Huawei phones. The article shows the views of editor Vlad Savov, The Verge. When Google announced control gestures on Android Q, I could not help but feel familiar because I used those only on Huawei’s EMUI version. Then Google revealed the back of the Pixel 4, and I once again remembered Huawei’s product. This time the Mate 20 Pro launched last year with the same square camera design. Combining these two details, I can’t help but feel what Google announced in 2019 was actually introduced by Huawei last year. I say so not to criticize Google, but to acknowledge and praise Huawei’s progress. China’s largest smartphone company is not always right. They are still struggling over time, but they are one of the most innovative technology firms. With Mate 20 Pro, Huawei has accepted many risks. They bet on users accepting large cameras on their backs, and actually most users consider it a more disruptive detail than ugly. They also integrated Kirin 980, a very successful 7 nm chip on Huawei and Honor devices, then competed with the power of Qualcomm’s new chips in 2019. In addition, the Mate 20 Pro also incorporates many new features such as the fingerprint sensor under the screen, the curved screen and the ability to unlock the face as well as the Face ID. After removing the hard home button, Huawei changed the interface of EMUI to be more friendly with gestures. On the Mate 20 Pro, besides swiping up from the bottom of the screen to the main screen or multitasking, Huawei also allows swipe from both edges to return. After reviewing this phone, I often unconsciously repeat the puzzle operation on other Android smartphones. It is not an easy gesture to grasp, but it is very natural when you get used to it. There are three features Google intends to introduce on Pixel 4 that appeared on Mate 20 Pro: Android Q also uses the same return operation, square camera cluster with many sensors, and possibly even a cluster of face sensors. Of course, Huawei is not the creator of those features. They even have a long history of copying features from other companies. It is also possible that Huawei already knew the gestures of Android Q or square camera cluster on iPhone 2019 before, so they decided to bring these features to Mate 20 Pro. It is worth mentioning that Huawei has accepted the risk to integrate technologies that no one else has done. Both Google and Apple use square camera cluster on upcoming smartphones. They understand what user trends are by analyzing data. The same gestures on Android Q, Google may consider Huawei’s EMUI to be a test version with many users. I think a collaboration of Mate 20 Pro produced by Google will be very interesting. Mate 20 Pro is a very good phone, and I trust Google also helps it better. Huawei accepts risks when integrating new technology, and Google is not so risky. Google seems determined to announce the Pixel 4 with the slogan “wait until you see what it does.” They are so confident that they leak and make users excited about the performance of the machine. I believe they will stop equipping disappointing configurations of 4 GB RAM for a 2018 phone, and once again claim their smartphones have the best cameras. As a favorite of Huawei Mate 20 Pro, I am eager to wait for Google to do better with the same recipes as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

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