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Technology Huawei just revealed a new smartphone, and this one doesn't have Google apps either

15:20  15 october  2019
15:20  15 october  2019 Source:   techradar.com

Huawei's Next Flagship Phone Poised to Sink Without Google Apps

Huawei's Next Flagship Phone Poised to Sink Without Google Apps The trade war between the U.S. and China is about to take its biggest bite out of Huawei Technologies Co. yet, after Google confirmed the upcoming Huawei flagship phone won’t have licensed Google apps. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The Chinese giant is expected to unveil its new Mate 30 Pro next month, making it the first top-line phone launch since the company was blacklisted by the U.S. and forbidden from trading with American partners.

For the existing Huawei devices, Google has confirmed users will continue to be able to update apps through the Google Play Store. However, the blacklisting also prohibits Huawei and Honor from sending out newer updates to their smartphones , and if it does, it will be forced to remove Google

This phone is interesting not just as the latest device from the world's second-biggest smartphone manufacturer (after Samsung) but also At the end of a lengthy presentation on the Mate 30, Huawei CEO Richard Yu acknowledged the phone would not be coming with Google 's apps and services.

New Huawei phones aren't allowed to include the Google Play Store making it very hard to access most of the apps you use, and the same goes for the latest phone from the company.

a screen shot of a computer: Huawei Nova 5T© Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Huawei Nova 5T

Huawei launched the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro last month, which didn't have access to Google Play services, and it has now unveiled the Nova 5T, its latest mid-range device.

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The Huawei Nova 5T seems to be a decent smartphone for its £399 (roughly $500, AU$745) price tag, but due to the lack of Google apps, its popularity will likely be severely limited. It'll be available in November from most retailers.

New Huawei handset to launch without Google apps

New Huawei handset to launch without Google apps Huawei's upcoming flagship Mate 30 smartphone will launch next month without key Google apps, creating a disadvantage for the Chinese tech giant hit by US sanctions. A Google spokesperson confirmed Thursday that the California firm won't be able to deliver licensed applications such as Gmail, Maps and YouTube for the new device because of sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump. As a result, Huawei will be able to pre-load only the open-source Android operating system.

Huawei 's Mate 30 series smartphones don' t have Google 's apps or services. Future phones currently look set to follow in the footsteps of the Huawei Mate 30 range, meaning they won' t It could even mean the rise of a new mobile operating system, and potentially a serious challenger to Android.

Google has informed Huawei that it will be pulling its Android app and Play Store license, leaving If Google pulls Huawei ’s Android license, that will obviously have a huge impact on both current and Partner with a third-party app store such as Aptoide. Build a completely new OS that isn’ t based on

What is the Huawei Nova 5T?

In many ways, the Huawei Nova 5T is the Honor 20 Pro, from Huawei's sub-brand Honor. It has the same 6.26-inch display, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, four-camera array, and more.

Well, the four-camera array is slightly different. The Huawei Nova 5T has a 48MP main camera, 16MP snapper with ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP macro camera and 2MP 'bokeh' camera. Instead of that last snapper, the Honor 20 Pro had an 8MP telephoto.

The front-facing camera is a 32MP camera housed in a 'punch-hole' cut-out.

There's a 3,750mAh battery in the Nova 5T, which is a decent size for a smartphone, and is slightly above average, which will be sure to power the slightly-outdated Kirin 980 chipset. There's also 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

All in all, the Huawei Nova 5T is a decent mid-range device, and would likely be a great smartphone for people looking for an affordable device with impressive camera performance – if it had Google apps. At the moment though, that may be a huge deal breaker.

  • Wanted to buy the Huawei Mate 30? You'll probably struggle in the West

Huawei's foldable Mate X smartphone goes on sale in China .
There's finally a major foldable smartphone on the market beyond the Galaxy Fold if you live in China. As promised, Huawei has started selling the Mate X through its Vmall online store. It'll cost a steep 16,999 yuan (about $2,400 US), but you'll also have a unique, 5G-capable device that can unfold to offer a sizeable 8-inch display. There's still no mention of rollouts in other countries, though. Huawei said in October that Mate X access was contingent on 5G deployments in other countries and that expansion was "under review."The Mate X may face difficult odds outside of its home country.

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