This is a sad news for Huawei fans all around the world as well as Google service users. According to a report on Pocket-Lint which had a briefing with the CEO of the company, Richard Yu who made it clear that the Google Play Store won’t work with the Mate 30 Series even if you download it through a third party source.
The reason for this is because the new Mate 30 Series doesn’t have the Google Mobile Service or GMS Core which powers up all Android devices to sync with Google cloud services. Mr. Yu then said that trying to sideload the software on the new device will not work even though you might be able to install other Google applications using third party sources.
Meanwhile, Huawei said it’s own native AppGallery is meant to be an outlet for downloading applications from thirdparty developers on the device. Though the AppGallery doesn’t match up yet with the Google Play Store in terms of the number of applications available, meanwhile, Huawei assured it’s working on investing loads of cash to encourage developers to bring their apps to the AppGallery whose app totals 45,000 compared to an estimated 2.7 million apps on the Play Store.
Yu said it was still keen to bring the devices to European countries like the UK “because consumers like our products and we need to continue our business”. The phone is definitely coming to Europe, but the list of countries is very non-committal and there is no date set.
According to Pocket-Lint, Google’s application like the YouTube app was sideloaded on the Mate 30 to check it out if it would work out but it didn’t because there is no Google Play Store as well as Google Play Services. WhatsApp worked as well as other APKs.
Bootloader was recently disabled to ensure security but until now, Chief Yu said that Huawei is looking at whether they could do something about that to enable users to install other applications.
“We limited that because we wanted to guarantee more security…we are planning that consumers can do some customisation by themselves.” Said Chief Richard Yu.
All boils down o the trade war
Huawei had the potentials of overtaking Samsung to becoming world number smartphone maker in the world but then the trade-war nightmare beheld Huawei’s glorious ambition. According to Yu in a bemused tone, “It’s not good for US companies, it’s not good [for us]…in the past we [made] a big contribution to US companies. And now it’s not allowed to use…it’s damaging to US companies’ business.
“We are very open and transparent. We are a globalised company. In the US-China trade war we have become a bargaining chip.
“We didn’t want to do this…we were forced to do this. We have a good partnership with Google but the US Government forced us to do this. I hope you guys can understand this.”
Europe and some other parts of the world are the target of the Huawei Mate 30 Series but China is the right market for this device and Huawei already has a large millions of consumers already willing to buy.