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Uh-oh. Seems like the Huawei is now in hot water as has been confirmed that the newly-announced Huawei Mate 30 series will not have any of Google’s services, as per The Verge’s reporting.

It is now confirmed by Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer products division, that the Mate 30 series do not include Google services, which is officially known as the Google Mobile Services (GMS). Since the company is still in limbo as Donald Trump announced its “entity list”, Huawei cannot use any of Google’s services on the Mate 30 series.

Huawei Mate 30 series launch

That is why during the Mate 30 series announcement, they mentioned about Huawei Mobile Services – or HMS, for short. This is their own alternative to the ban, and Huawei has its own Huawei app gallery built into the Mate 30 series of phones.

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Source here.

It’s definitely impossible to move all of the current apps to the Huawei app gallery but perhaps the essentials first. It’s definitely going to take some time for us users to get used to the absence of Google’s services.

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The biggest challenge for Huawei right now is the adoption of the Huawei app gallery by developers. It’s not a matter of how fast or how many developers can publish their apps on the Huawei app store, but how many users will download them. Also, what’s the incentive for developers to publish to Huawei instead of Google Play Store that has billions of users worldwide?

Honestly, I can’t live without Google’s services. It’s made to be convenient. Google’s ecosystem is integrated across many of its products and services, so moving away from it will be a huge problem.


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