It’s been a cat-and-mouse game between Huawei and US companies, like Google. Last month, rumors were spreading about the Huawei Mate series will not have Google Apps. But now the sources have confirmed this news. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the upcoming phones releasing this month will enter the market without Google apps. Which means, No PlayStore in Huawei Mate 30 and Mate X. Because these are the flagships Huawei will launch this month.
No PlayStore in Huawei Mate family
The decision to remove Google apps will affect Huawei Mate 30/Pro. These phones will release this month. Not only these but also the ban will affect Huawei Mate X. The Mate X is Huawei’s foldable flagship set to release in October. All this happened after the US govt revokes the extension in the Huawei reprieve. The US govt has put Huawei into the blacklist. So no US company can further do business with Huawei. We’ve already covered all the major incidents of this story. But now the cat-and-mouse game has ended.
After this decision, the upcoming Huawei Mate phones will ship without Google products. There will be no Google PlayStore, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, etc. Well, Huawei was preparing for this for long. They’ve already started developing their own alternatives to Google products.
Is Android also leaving the Mate series?
Huawei Mate family will still run Android. But this Android is only the open-source version. There will be no support for Google apps in it. This is a huge blow on the market for the upcoming Huawei phones. Analysts report a 30% decrease in sales outside China. We’re expecting Harmony OS, but this will not replace Google at the moment.
Is Huawei ready to face this?
Huawei tried their best to recover, but it seems difficult at the moment. Without Google Huawei will face a big downfall in sales. Huawei is developing its own software. But this will take 2 to 3 years to replace Android.