Huawei Mate 30 series - launched September 19th 2019
September 19th is the launch date for the new Mate 30 series.
Are you excited? What about Google services? Will this issue be sorted in time, either at the launch or before the handsets go on sale?
Would not having Google services, even if you can sideload, be a deal breaker?
Quite pricey, especially as it’s been confirmed that the devices won’t have any Google services installed.
€1099 for the Mate 30 Pro
It seems adding Google services is a pretty quick and painless experience.. I suspect Huawei has helped make it so!
I’ve seen that, but I wouldn’t rely on a side loading method to guarantee GPay, my banking apps, SkyGo, Netflix, PrimeVideo, iPlayer etc will still all work properly.
What happens if Google do decide to block all sign in on non-certified devices if the US forces them to?
It’s all just too risky for a £800+/£1000+ phone, if it was a sub-£200 phone, maybe...
Google has proactively closed the side loading loophole that Huawei had developed to install Gapps and services.
Huawei Mate 30 phones apparently lose backdoor access to Google apps
Huawei's new Mate 30 phones reportedly lost their ability to install Google's Android apps, Bloomberg reported, eliminating a workaround for President Donald Trump's ban on the controversial Chinese company.
Security researcher John Wu outlined the process that let Huawei Mate 30 owners manually download and install major apps Google Maps and Gmail. This method, which used an app called LZPlay, apparently no longer works, and Bloomberg reported that only Google is able to make that kind of change.