The other day, Huawei said it wanted to use the Android version of Google Play services for its next Mate 30 series. The company claimed that if it were not allowed to obtain a Google license, it would resort to Plan B. Now is the Huawei’s recourse to Plan B. Reuters reports today that a Google spokesman told the cable service that Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro cannot be sold with Google-licensed apps and services due to Huawei’s position in the list of entity. The Chinese manufacturer plans to present its latest high-end phones on September 19th.
It was in mid-May when the US Department of Commerce, citing security, has put Huawei in the entity list, thus preventing access to the US supply chain. In which it spent $11 billion last year. Google was one of the first companies to announce that it was cutting ties with the company and, although it has the ability to upgrade existing models and devices before May 16th, the Mate 30 series does not meet this requirement. Reuters claims the US Department of Commerce received 130 license apps from US companies that would allow them to send supplies to Huawei; Reportedly, none of the requests was accepted.
Huawei might use an open-source version of Android for the Mate 30 series
Google said in the last week that it wants to continue to provide services to Huawei, but unless the company becomes a currency in the US trade war with China (which is something President Donald Trump mentioned), that it may not happen soon. That’s all because the Chinese communist government may request that Huawei collect intelligence on demand. As a result, there are concerns that the manufacturer’s devices contain rear doors ready to act as conduits for Beijing. Huawei has always denied it and President Liang Hua has offered to sign a “No Spy” contract with any country.
Huawei has developed its own HarmonyOS operating system which will run on multiple devices and presumably will run Android applications. But the company doesn’t want to use it on its high-end phones. One possibility is that Huawei can use an open-source version of Android without Google apps; This is what Amazon does with its Fire tablets and its Fire Phone. However, an independent analyst named Richard Windsor says that without the Android version of Google Play services, nobody will buy the Mate 30 models.
Last week, Huawei’s rotating president, Eric Xu, said the export ban would cost the consumer group $ 10 billion in revenue this year. This is an improvement over a previous $30 billion estimate of lost revenue made by Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei in June. Under normal circumstances, the company should become the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world for the fourth quarter of this year. The Mate 30 line would have played an important role in bringing Huawei to the top. During the first and second quarters of this year, Huawei ranked second to Samsung with global shipments of around 59 million units for each quarter. This means that the company has delivered 118 million phones in the middle of the year; Last year, the company sent 206 million phones worldwide.
If something good has come out of the ban regarding Huawei, domestic sales of its phones have increased. Because of patriotism, consumers in China buy more Huawei phones than ever.
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