Huawei Mate 30 will launch without Google support | TECH(feed)


THE U-S BAN ON HUAWEI IS ABOUT TO GET A LOT
MORE COMPLICATED… ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A HUAWEI PHONE FAN. IF YOU’RE THINKING OF
BUYING THE HUAWEI MATE 30 ONCE IT ROLLS OUT… YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK AGAIN. STICK AROUND. I’VE SAID IT… A LOT OF TIMES BY NOW, BUT
HUAWEI’S PHONES ARE, TRADITIONALLY, POWERED BY THE ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM. AND THAT
SYSTEM IS CREATED BY AND LICENSED BY GOOGLE. GOOGLE IS A U-S COMPANY, WHICH MEANS IT MUST
OBTAIN A LICENSE TO SELL TO HUAWEI AND SUPPORT NEW PRODUCTS. YOU PROBABLY SEE WHAT I’M
GETTING AT HERE… WHICH IS THAT THE SOON-TO-BE LAUNCHED MATE 30 WILL NOT HAVE ANDROID’S
CURRENT OPERATING SYSTEM. YES, HUAWEI CAN VERY LIKELY USE ANDROID’S BARE-BONES OPEN
SOURCE SOFTWARE, BUT DON’T EXPECT IT TO HAVE ANDROID Q. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A HUAWEI PHONE WOULD LOOK
LIKE WITHOUT ANDROID SUPPORT. BESIDES THE FACT THAT THE PHONES WOULDN’T COME PRE-LOADED
WITH GOOGLE APPS, THEY ALSO WON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE. SO IT WOULD BE TOUGH
FOR USERS TO DOWNLOAD APPS LIKE WHATSAPP OR TWITTER. AND SINCE THIS PHONE WILL BE LAUNCHING
IN EUROPE, ACCESS TO THOSE APPS ARE IMPORTANT. IF GOOGLE WANTS TO KEEP WORKING WITH HUAWEI
FOR FUTURE DEVICES, IT NEEDS A LICENSE FROM THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO DO SO. WE DON’T
KNOW FOR SURE WHETHER OR NOT GOOGLE HAS APPLIED FOR A LICENSE. BUT EVEN IF IT HAS, DON’T
GET YOUR HOPES UP. THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED OVER ONE HUNDRED THIRTY APPLICATIONS…
AND HAS GRANTED ZERO LICENSES. HUAWEI HAS SOME OPTIONS FOR O-S IN FUTURE DEVICES–WHETHER
IT’S ANDROID’S OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE OR HUAWEI’S NEW HARMONY O-S. BUT HUAWEI HAS
EXPRESSED INTEREST IN CONTINUING BUSINESS WITH GOOGLE TO KEEP ITS MOBILE ECOSYSTEMS
CONSISTENT ACROSS DEVICES. NOT BEING ABLE TO USE ANDROID COULD CERTAINLY
AFFECT HUAWEI’S EUROPEAN SALES OF THE MATE 30. AND IT’S COMING AT A TIME WHERE THIS
BAN IS ALREADY SLOWING SALES OUTSIDE OF CHINA. OF COURSE, THERE’S ALWAYS A POTENTIAL FOR
THIS BAN TO END DURING TRADE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND THE U-S. THE GOOD NEWS IS,
FOR THE TIME BEING, YOUR EXISTING HUAWEI SMARTPHONES WILL RECEIVE ANDROID SUPPORT AND WILL LIKELY
EVEN HAVE ANDROID Q. THANKS FOR WATCHING THIS EPISODE OF TECH FEED.
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AND LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS WHETHER OR NOT YOU THINK IT’S WORTH IT TO BUY THE MATE
30. SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

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