Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is gearing up to launch its Mate 30 smartphone series in September (likely September 18), but it looks like the phones will be at a huge disadvantage compared to almost every other Android phone in the market.
Huawei Mate 30 will not launch with Google Apps and Services
Google has reportedly confirmed to The Verge that the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will not be allowed to launch Google apps and services on board, due to the US ban on companies doing business with Huawei.
The Mate 30 series of smartphones will still run Android, which is, to say the least, something. However, the lack of Google apps is definitely a big deal for the business. Without access to these apps and services, the new Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will not have the Play Store or Play Services, which is a blow to their ability to survive in a market awash with absolutely awesome Android phones.
As you may remember, the United States granted Huawei a 3 month license to deal with American companies, but that ended in August. Since then, Huawei has been granted another license until November 19, but it only covers previously released phones, which are not part of the Mate 30 series.
While Huawei has been working on its own app store for almost a year, apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp will not be available on that store because companies are not allowed to do business with Huawei.
We will have to wait and see how Huawei resolves this problem and hope the company finds a solution, as the Mate 30 smartphone series will undoubtedly be stunning in every other way.