Due to the ban imposed by the Trump administration, Google cannot issue Android certification for the future Huawei Mate 30 series, so its popular apps will not be installed.
Bad news for the world’s second smartphone maker. The Mountain View company has confirmed that there will be no Google apps and services on the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 series smartphones, expected on September 18th. The decision is a consequence of the ban by the Trump administration that prevents US companies from signing commercial agreements with the Shenzhen giant.
Huawei was included in the so-called Entity List of the Department of Commerce, as it is considered a danger to national security. The United States believes that backdoors -in use by the Chinese government for espionage- are hidden in Huawei’s network equipment. Despite repeated denials, the producer remained on the blacklist.
Huawei Mate 30 can’t launch with official Google apps, says Google
To allow US companies to find alternative suppliers, a temporary license had take place until August 19. Subsequently extended until November 19. Huawei can then release updates for devices already on the market. The license does not apply to new smartphones, such as the Mate 30 series.
Google cannot, therefore, issue the necessary certifications. Huawei will only be able to install the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) version of the operating system. Without the Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, Chrome, Maps and other popular apps. The alternative to the official store is Huawei App Gallery. But if the ban persists, users will not even find Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp. And other apps developed by US companies.
It is not clear if the same fate will befall the Mate X. The foldable smartphone was announced before the ban, but has not yet hit on the market. Huawei should hurry up the debut of Harmony OS. Which is now available only on the Honor Vision smart TV.
It is worth to mention that recently, The United States Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell US goods to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. But the Trump administration has not yet granted any licences for sales to the blacklisted company.