The neverending story that is the China-America trade war spurred by Huawei has not seen the end just yet, even with the Trump Administration allowing American companies to resume businesses with the Chinese smartphone company. Other shady Huawei dealings have since come to light, and it seems Google still isn’t keen on dealing with Huawei just yet.
Thanks to a report by Reuters, Huawei is set to unveil the Mate 30 with an event in Munich, taking place on the 18th of September. The same report also confirms that Google services like the Play Store will not be available on the Huawei Mate 30 due to the U.S. ban on sales to Huawei. While a temporary reprieve was announced by the U.S. government, it doesn’t apply to products that have been in development during the ban, like the Mate 30.
As per the Trump Administration’s lift on the Huawei ban, U.S. companies can seek a license for specific products to be exempted from the ban. Google never disclosed whether they had applied for a license to offer its apps and services, though the company has stated that they will continue to supply Huawei with their services.
So far, it seems that the Mate 30 will continue to use Android as the operating system, so it’s likely that they will have to depend on the Huawei App Gallery for now. But for real confirmation, we can only wait and see as the Mate 30 is unveiled next month.