The trade war between the US and China has resulted in some real strife for Huawei and its devices, making it troublesome for the Chinese smartphone giant to work with American companies like Google.
Whereas issues started looking up recently when Huawei was offered a 90-day reprieve from this ban, Google has informed that Huawei’s upcoming Mate 30 flagship handset “can’t be bought with licensed Googled apps and services.”
The reasoning for this is that the reprieve provided by the US Government only applies to present products and deal partnerships that Huawei has with US companies, that means that any new product or deal wouldn’t be eligible for collaboration of any kind.
Whereas there is at present no word on whether or not it would happen, it’s possible for Google to seek an exemption from this ban for particular products. It was later revealed that over 130 such applications had been submitted to the US Commerce department, though none of them have yet been granted.
At current, Huawei remains to be considered the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, coming in behind Samsung. Though, with the future of its Google support in jeopardy, it may severely influence its hold on the Western market.
A spokesperson for Huawei mentioned the company would proceed to make use of the Android OS and ecosystem if the US Authorities allows them to do so otherwise, they are going to continue to develop their own.
Huawei has been creating its operating system for a while now, with Harmony OS becoming official in early August. However, it will take considerable effort for this alternative to succeed in the same ubiquity of the Google ecosystem, which includes the likes of Google Maps, Pictures, Gmail, and more.
The Huawei Mate 30 range of smartphones is rumored to launch sometime in late September, with availability to follow, however, now we have to wait and see if the US-China trade strife causes any delays.