Huawei Mate 30 Could Launch Without Google’s Android Operating System :- Huawei Mate 30 Could Launch Without Google’s Android Operating System As we all know Huawei is facing major ups and downs due to the White House banning US companies (such as Google) from doing business with the Chinese telecommunications firm. Because of this a report from Reuters claimed that Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] in their next flagship phone may not be able to offer Google’s official Android operating system along with widely used apps such as Google Maps.
Huawei Mate 30 Launch Google’s Android Operating System
Being the world’s No. 2 smartphone maker, Huawei is all set to reveal its new Mate 30 line of phones on September 18 in Munich, as per to a source that is acquainted with the matter, however it is not clear when the devices would go on sale.
Back in the month of May, Huawei was also granted a three-month extension from the United States Commerce Department back in order to allow it to take action “necessary to provide service and support, including software updates or patches, to existing Huawei handsets that were available to the public on or before May 16, 2019.”
However, just last week, a second 90-day extension was also granted to the company and is now all set to end on November 19th, but that only applies to formerly released phones.
The next flagship phone from the company, Mate 30, doesn’t fit that bill and as a result won’t be involved under that exemption.
The Mate 30, is Huawei’s first major flagship smartphone to be launch after mid-May when U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration effectively blacklisted the company, claiming that the company is involved in activities that compromise U.S. national security, a charge that the company completely denies.
A Google spokesman also told Reuters that the Mate 30 cannot be sold with licensed Google apps as well as services due to the US ban on sales to Huawei. Also, the spokesman added that the temporary reprieve that the US government declared last week does not apply to new products like the Mate 30.
“Huawei will continue to use the Android OS and ecosystem if the U.S. government allows us to do so,” Huawei spokesman Joe Kelly told Reuters. “Otherwise, we will continue to develop our own operating system and ecosystem.”
Huawei on the other hand can probably use an open-source version of Android deprived of falling foul of the U.S. ban on sales to them. But then Google’s apps can only be used under a paid license from the search giant in Europe an there is also no fee for the license outside of Europe.
Independent analyst Richard Windsor said, “Without Google Services, no one will buy the device,”. Normally, the Google software on Android devices comes pre-loaded.
Previously this month, Huawei also declared its own mobile operating system, which is named Harmony. But analysts as well as executives of Huawei are doubtful that it is yet a worthwhile alternative to Android.
Leading companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or any other US-based company also won’t be able to provide apps for that store, even if they wanted to.