Google apps still available on Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Google apps and services will still be available on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, tells Huawei CEO Richard Yu to Android Authority. The device will appear in the Netherlands later this year and will be delivered with an unlockable bootloader, a program that starts the phone’s operating system.
This bootloader allows users to install additions to the operating system, such as the missing Google Play Store app.
According to Yu, it gives consumers “more freedom”, but it does not benefit the safety of the device. About the way in which the bootloader can be unlocked, the top man does not comment further.
Huawei is no longer allowed to provide Google apps and services on its smartphones, due to the US trade ban. This ban was imposed because the United States suspects Huawei of espionage for the Chinese government.
The Huawei license only applies to current collaborations. As a result, new devices, such as the Mate 30 Pro, fall outside the agreement. The use of Android is still possible, because it is open source software.