Following feedback that someone inside Google handed along late last month, it seems that Huawei will not be able to license the Google Play services version of Android for its upcoming Mate 30 line. Which means it must flip to a different operating system, and while it did introduce its HarmonyOS in August, the company says that it’ll not apply it to high-end phones. Attainable options here embrace an open-source version of Android, just like the “forked” model utilized by Amazon for its Fire tablets. The company may turn to a different seasoned operating system similar to Sailfish. Nonetheless, reports earlier this summer season noted that the working system’s security measures are five years behind the Google Play services version of Android. Sailfish derives from the gesture-based mostly MeeGo OS that was used on the Nokia N9 back in 2011.
The U.S. ban against Huawei additionally signifies that the Mate 30 series will be unable to make use of Google’s core Android apps together with Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, the Play Store, and more. One potential replacement for Gmail is ProtonMail. According to ProtonMail’s blog post, Huawei is in talks with ProtonMail to include the encrypted email service on future versions of its telephones. The email application may come pre-installed or supplied inside Huawei’s AppGallery app storefront. The talks had been confirmed by Andy Yen, ProtonMail’s chief govt officer. Yen, nonetheless, didn’t say whether or not the company has determined to permit Huawei to make use of the app. Since ProtonMail is integrated in Switzerland (traditionally neutral), it isn’t banned from being a Huawei supplier.
ProtonMail is at the moment offered to iOS and Android users, and a version is out there on the internet for desktop and PCs. It features end-to-end encryption which signifies that the company can’t read posts you’ve got despatched or have received. And the company’s web site additionally promotes the physical safety of its infrastructure by noting that it “resides in Europe’s most safe data center, underneath 1000 meters of the strong rock.”