Huawei Mate 30 without Google and Google Play services
On September 19, Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will enter the market. For a long time there have been reports that due to sanctions both models will be deprived of Google's services. Now this is official news. Neither these, nor probably subsequent models will use the services of the American website.
Huawei managed using Harmony OS. But how will potential buyers manage without Google and its store services, since according to President Trump's decision, American companies cannot cooperate with a Chinese producer?
Already after the May Google declaration, we expected that the first devices that will be hit by an unfavorable policy will be the flagship Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. Now Dr. Wang Chenglu, Huawei's president of consumer software has admitted that this series will not receive pre-installed applications or Google services.
The most severe will certainly be the lack of access to the Google Play store, which gives the possibility of easy and convenient installation of the software. Downloading APK files on your own is a search problem and a risk of downloading an infected version. However, this is not all. Some applications may simply not work without access to Google services.
For email services, the Chinese manufacturer will probably replace Gmail with a Swiss service called ProtonMail. As they write on the website of the creator of the service we've created ProtonMail – an easy to use, secure webmail service with built-in end-to-end encryption and the most modern security features. For users it would be a nice change after Gmail.
Huawei has an alternative to the Google Play store
Of course, Huawei has been preparing for this eventuality for a long time. And this is not just about the Hongmeng operating system, which, as we already know, will not go to Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, but about its own app store. Bloomberg data shows that over 50 million Europeans use it.
Much depends on how the installation of the application is resolved and whether customers will be able to get used to it. British analysts from IHS Markitn estimate that the lack of certification from Google will negatively affect the sale of smartphones. Huawei can sell up to 30% fewer devices this year than before. | CHIP