Huawei introduced its new Mate 30 series on September 19, but the market launch for European customers has been pending. That should finally change in the coming weeks, reports a German blog based on his “good contacts in China.” A very important question has not been answered yet, because Google services […]
Huawei introduced its new Mate 30 series on September 19, but the market launch for European customers has been pending. That should finally change in the coming weeks, reports a German blog based on his “good contacts in China.” A very important question has not yet been clarified, because Google services and applications cannot be pre-installed from the current perspective, but until then a change in the situation is possible in various variants.
With Google or without Google, that’s the question
A trade agreement between China and the United States could be underway in November. That would be the best solution. Alternatively, there would be the possibility that Google and Huawei could work together more again through a new special regulation. Unfortunately, none of this is set in stone. In the worst case, nothing will happen and Huawei will be forced to do without Google services, which would be a major disadvantage in Europe in particular.
However, the exciting thing is that not everything is “locked in” at this point. Colleague Marco was able to play HD content from Netflix and Amazon on a Mate 30 Pro, for which he really needs copy protection provided by Google for Android smartphones. Some of Google’s apps can be installed manually anyway, but that’s not a mass market solution. Also, there is a lack of important certificates, so Google Pay could not be used due to security regulations.
We are looking forward to the next few weeks. Huawei has yet to notice much of the US sanctions, but it has not been possible for some time to bring completely new Android smartphones with Google services to Europe and that will depress sales figures in the long run.
The question is, without which, I was able to stream HDR / $ k content from Netflix / Amazon on an LIO-L29, which shouldn’t be possible without Google’s Widevine certification. 😉
– Marco #HuaweInfluencer (@ MarcoLerch76) October 28, 2019
Huawei Mate 30 (Pro) presented: Available from 799 euros