Samsung doesn't always love to tout its close relationship with Google — that is, not unless it's expedient to do so.
In the middle of the Mate 30 keynote in Munich today, Samsung sent a Spanish-language email blast to its Latin American customers highlighting "Disfruta de actualizaciones, apps y servicios Google," which translates to "Enjoy updates, apps and Google services."
Under the subject line a quote from our friends at 9to5Google calling the Note 10, "the best Android of the moment," along with a photo of the Note 10 buttressed with the Samsung and Google logos next to one another, united in harmony. On the Note 10 home screen, icons for Google, YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, Photos, Maps, Drive, and the Play Store — all apps that Huawei users won't have access to should they decide to buy the Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro.
Underneath that, an advertisement offering four months of free YouTube Premium to anyone who buys the phone.
Perhaps the email blast had nothing to do with Huawei's announcement. It's entirely possible its timing was coincidental.
Of course, Huawei believes it's a pawn in a trade war between the U.S. and China and that none of this discord is deserved. Samsung will likely benefit from Huawei's temporary weakness, and is using any lever available to it to eke out as many new buyers as possible.
Even if it means resorting to trolls like this one.
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