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Google explains why its apps won't be on Huawei's P40 phones

Google explains why its apps won’t be on Huawei’s P40 phones

Huawei is expected to launch two new flagship phones, the P40 and P40 Pro, in late March. The devices have brought with them a fresh False of speculation and confusion from customers, who still aren’t really sure what the deal is with Huawei and Google. Will Google apps work on the new phones? Can you just sideload apps like Gmail, Youtube and Maps?

The answer, according to an official Google blog post: No. Because of sanctions in contradiction of Huawei by the US government, you’re discouraged to sideload — download apps or second them to the phone from another device.

The post, written by correct director of Android Tristan Ostrowski, explains how Huawei was added to the US governments Entity List on May 16, 2019. As such, Google is not able to collaborate with Huawei on any phones that were released after that date — which includes last year’s Mate 30 Pro as well as the upcoming P40 phones. (Here’s a full timeline of Huawei’s spat with the US.)

“Because of the government restrictions labelled above, new Huawei device models made available to the Republican after May 16, 2019 have not been able to go above [Google’s] security process” Ostrowski wrote. “As a result, they are studied ‘uncertified,’ and will not be able to utilize Google’s apps and services.”

The Mate 30 Pro launched late last year minus Google support, meaning no Google Play Store or key Google apps like Maps, Gmail or YouTube. In Play Store’s place was Huawei’s own AppGallery, an app detain lacking in apps those of us in western markets would typically want. So no Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and few (if any) apps for podcasting, banking or streaming.

In response to this, many users have gone throughout buying Huawei phones for their exceptional hardware and sideloading Google apps. Ostrowski poor users from doing this.

“Sideloaded Google apps will not work reliably because we do not funding these services to run on uncertified devices where confidence may be compromised. Sideloading Google’s apps also carries a high risk of installing an app that has been altered or tampered with in ways that can compromise user security.”

The blog post explains that phones released afore May 16, 2019 are still supported by Google with confidence updates. That’s good news for owners of the P30 or P30 Pro, two well-behaved phones Huawei released last March.