Google has addressed its evolving relationship with Huawei smartphones in a submit on the Android Assist Group pages. Google says that “On account of authorities restrictions, Google’s apps and companies usually are not obtainable for preload or sideload on new Huawei gadgets,” (through 9to5Google).
In the submit Tristan Ostrowski, Android & Play Authorized Director says:
“Google is prohibited from working with Huawei on new gadget fashions or offering Google’s apps together with Gmail, Maps, YouTube, the Play Retailer and others for preload or obtain on these gadgets.”
The submit acts as a warning in opposition to sideloading Google companies and apps onto Huawei telephones in an oblique means. It doesn’t say outright to not do it, however does say that:
“[S]ideloaded Google apps is not going to work reliably as a result of we don’t permit these companies to run on uncertified gadgets the place safety could also be compromised. Sideloading Google’s apps additionally carries a excessive threat of putting in an app that has been altered or tampered with in methods that may compromise person safety.”
The submit is referring to newer Huawei gadgets such because the Mate 30 Professional, which hasjust seen official launch within the UK and Europe with out Google companies preloaded. There are technically methods to sideload GMS and Play Providers onto the cellphone, however as Google states, the safety of them is compromised and Google can’t converse to the steadiness of the APKs on the market.
It’s as direct as Google has been concerning the ongoing commerce ban the US has imposed between Huawei and US firms since Might 2019. Ostrowski reassured telephones licensed for Google use earlier than the ban are nonetheless supported by Google updates, saying:
“We have now continued to work with Huawei, in compliance with authorities laws, to offer safety updates and updates to Google’s apps and companies on present gadgets, and we’ll proceed to take action so long as it’s permitted.”
Huawei is more likely to announce its P40 and P40 Professional telephones in March. At it stands, they are going to characterize the corporate’s second flagship launch with out Google companies, making the telephones a tough promote to western nations whose prospects reply on Google integration with the Android platform.