Huawei’s smartphones will not have Google apps

Chinese Huawei’s subsequent flagship smartphone will not include Google’s widespread apps together with Maps, YouTube, and Gmail, that are half of the Android working system.

US search large Google informed Reuters that below the present US restrictions on commerce with Huawei, the brand new telephones can’t be offered with licensed apps.

This means the following Huawei cellphone received’t additionally have entry to the Google Play app retailer, which may depart prospects with out different widespread apps.

The short-term reprieve that the US authorities introduced final week does not apply to new merchandise such because the Mate 30, Google’s spokesman mentioned. Huawei is simply weeks away from launching its subsequent flagship cellphone.

While US corporations can apply for particular merchandise to be exempted from the ban, Google did not say whether or not it had utilized for any such licenses.

“Huawei will continue to use the Android OS and ecosystem if the US government allows us to do so. Otherwise, we will continue to develop our own operating system and ecosystem,” the Chinese telecom mentioned in a press release.

Huawei says it will proceed utilizing Android for so long as the US authorities permits it, however the firm can also be growing its personal working system referred to as HarmonyOS. The agency additionally plans to unveil its personal mapping service which may develop into a competitor to Google Maps.

Last Monday, Huawei was granted a 90-day reprieve permitting it to proceed shopping for know-how and gear from American companies. US President Donald Trump mentioned earlier that he does not need the US to proceed doing enterprise with the Chinese tech large, citing a “national security threat.”