Hi Yes Crowd,
Huawei was definitely a hot topic on Yes Crowd a few months back.
A report from Ausdroid today that Huawei has confirmed the Mate 30 will launch without any Google apps, including Google Maps, Calendar, Google Drive, Google Assistant and Gmail.
Also interesting to read that it will reportedly come with third-party alternatives running on a bespoke version of Android 10 and that Huawei is in the process of developing alternatives to Google apps and services.
To be confirmed but I believe at this stage there are no plans for Optus to range the Mate 30.
Apple eventually decided it was too much of a business risk to keep relying on Google Maps. They took the hard (and no doubt costly) decision to develop their own version. I can only suspect that regardless of whatever the trade war outcome is, big overseas companies will have been spooked by this unilateral embargo on US IP tech. They'll all be looking to create their own. Either that, or Huawei will ship without these apps but a simple workaround will be put in place to enable their functionality on the phone anyway by the buyer.
Interesting times, but I think the heads up notice by Optus is great.
I can well understand why Optus wouldn't stock the phone but is there any reason why you can't sideload the Google apps?
@Davelew sure you can sideload, but for the "average Joe" its probably not what they are after.
Can get nasties by sideloading apps from non trusted sources (even get nasties from the Play store....)
Yes, I agree @Logged-Off , but was wondering if Huawei could be forced to put some program in the phone to prevent sideloading Google apps.
Update: Confirmation that at this stage Optus will not be ranging the Mate 30.