It’s been 8 months since Huawei was blacklisted in the United States that prevented any company in the country from having business relations with the manufacturer. This included Google, which is why the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has arrived internationally without Google services. At the moment the situation has not been solved, so the next Huawei phones will suffer the same fate. However, a representative of Huawei has announced that they will never use Google services again. This is even if the ban is lifted.
We have known all this thanks to Winfuture, based on the statements of Andreas Proschofsky. He would have contacted Huawei directly and repeatedly asked the same question, so that there was no room for confusion. The answer in all cases was the same and very surprising: Huawei has no intention of using Google services on their phones again.
Huawei has been greatly affected by the US ban, that is more than obvious. Their phones have lost Google services which means that their users cannot install Play Store applications or use Google’s own applications, such as YouTube. At least not natively (they can install it manually in less than 10 minutes). The point is that we all wanted the US ban to end so that normality returned to the Chinese company. But now we are stunned to learn that even if that happens, Google services will not return to Huawei.
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Apparently, Huawei still intends to be the third power in the mobile software market. It will create its own OS along with Google (Android) and Apple (iOS). For this, it does not intend to completely change the operating system. They will continue to use Android to facilitate the work for developers, although they will be fully based on the AOSP version (Android Open Source Project). According to them, under the hand of Google, Android no longer feels open source .
This decision would also have been taken to stop being the center of the trade war between China and the United States. If Huawei completely dispenses with what has been banned from them, the ban will cease to affect them directly. Even if that does not mean that everything becomes easier for them.
A few days ago we learned that Huawei would invest many millions in attracting developers to App Gallery, its own app store. This will be the heart of Huawei Mobile Services because the application store is where a mobile operating system takes practically all its appeal. If the company manages to have the main applications or almost all of them in its own store, it could really survive without Google’s services. What’s more, even Google’s own apps might appear in the store if the ban was lifted.