Huawei is currently focussed on multiple new smartphones, with the Mate X being one of its most hyped devices yet. However, there are other phones like Mate 30 which will break cover eventually. Huawei’s problems with this phone are slightly different as we learnt not too long ago. Following the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, Huawei was restricted from using Google’s services or more particularly, the licensed version of Android. This means that the company’s phones will lack Play Services and some of the essential Android apps like YouTube and even Gmail.
However, speaking at the IFA 2019 convention, Huawei CEO Richard Yu clarified that there might be a workaround for the situation and that it might be “quite easy” for the users to implement. It has been previously speculated that the company will go with an AOSP ROM with the ability to sideload apps. The company is looking to do exactly this, although it opens a pandora’s box of questions and concerns regarding safety as sideloading apps is not particularly safe and could provide a pathway for malware to penetrate your phone.
It is worth mentioning that Chinese manufacturer Meizu did something similar not too long ago, although it didn’t receive much publicity owing to its relatively smaller market share, especially compared to a giant like Huawei. Fortunately, Huawei is said to be working with third-party developers to find an amicable solution to this problem. Of course, it would be great for Huawei if the ban is lifted and Google can continue doing business with the Chinese giant as usual.
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Via: Android Authority