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The inclusion of Huawei in the so-called “entity list”, which bars US companies from doing any business with it may not have sent Huawei out of the smartphone business, but it might be having a big toll on same of its upcoming smartphones, case in point – the Huawei Mate 30.
While it has since been rumored that the Huawei Mate 30 will not boot Android OS out of the box, the company earlier confirmed that the upcoming phablet will indeed come pre-installed with the OS. However, it might lack some of the essential Google services.
A report from a few days back had it that the device will miss out on Google apps or services on board, and that has now been basically confirmed by a somewhat reliable source.
A report by Nikkei Asian Review says the Chinese firm Huawei will not load the Huawei Mate 30/Mate 30 Pro, and even the Mate X with any Google apps and services. In essence, the trio of Huawei smartphones will boot Android OS out of the box, but without the revered Google Play Store, or pre-installed Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and other Google apps that we usually seen on our devices on first boot. The loss of the app store is definitely the biggest blow, along with the Google Play Services suite, on which many third-party apps depend in order to function properly.
The Huawei Mate 30 series is expected to be officially announced later this month, and while this lack of Google service may not impact Huawei Mate 30 sales in China, industry watchers suggest it might further sales/shipment outside of China by 30% or more.