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Google says Huawei Mate 30 Series Will Launch Without Playstore and Google Apps


Huawei Mate 30 Series is expected to be released in September. Mate 30 Series is among one of the most anticipated devices scheduled to be launched before the year closes. That is apart from the highly-touted iPhone 11 and Google’s upcoming Pixel 4.

However, Google states that the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 series launch rumored to happen in late September won’t likely happen. According to The Verge, Google says Huawei’s upcoming Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro “won’t be able to ship with Google’s apps and services on board” as a result of the trade ban.

Arguably, Huawei was offered a 90-day extension to continue supporting their existing customers and provide software updates to their devices. But, the 90-day reprieve only applies to devices launched before May 16th, when Huawei was not yet officially added the so-called Entity-List. As a result, future Huawei devices like the Mate 30 Series and Huawei’s delayed Mate X will not have Google’s services – a bummer for global markets.

Huawei already launched its OS, Harmony, that seems not-so ready for deployment in smartphones, yet. How the company may handle the on-going trade ban is a mystery. Recently, Huawei bashed claims of deploying Harmony OS in their upcoming Mate 30 Lite, clearly showing no interest in launching a smartphone with their in-house OS this year.

What Next?

The company still has an option to use Android’s open-source software freely available, which comes with no play store and other Google services. In the Chinese market, that is no issue. The market has been surviving without Google’s services long enough to get used to their reportedly chaotic market place.

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Alvin Wanjala

Alvin Wanjala has been writing about technology for over 2 years. He writes about different topics in the consumer tech space. He loves streaming music, programming, and gaming during downtimes.

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