There's no telling how soon the U.S. ban on Huawei will be lifted, but if you've been secretly hoping to buy a Huawei flagship and then get the official Google apps back, don't hold your breath. Then it began working on building its own app store called the App Gallery. These companies have had to go through several anxiety-filled months during which the USA administration banned them from working with American companies or sourcing from them.
That said, during all of the back and forth between the USA and Huawei this past year, locally the firm's team has stated time and time again that it has no desire to leave the Android ecosystem, and that it was simply working on a "Plan B" in the interim. That's all the more impressive considering that the ban hit the company in mid-May.
San Francisco, Feb 2 (SocialNews.XYZ) Reiterating the commitment to develop its own ecosystem, a Huawei executive has said that the company may not use Google Mobile Services for its future phones even if a trade ban limiting its use is lifted, the media reported.
Huawei sold more smartphones than Apple in 2019, according to new market research. Fred Wangfei, Huawei's manager for Austria, has now revealed that Huawei has absolutely no plans to use any Google Services.
Only time will tell what the future holds for Huawei, but if it can get its competitor to Android and iOS off the ground, the smartphone operating system duopoly may finally get broken by a real contender. After that, Huawei has been receiving several reprieves from the ban, allowing them to buy from USA companies, while the United States and China work on a new trade deal.
However, Huawei is ready to invest $3 billion this year to incentivize more than 4,000 developers to improve the HMS system.
Although the Android operating system has been primarily developed by Google, it is essentially an open-source OS that any device manufacturer, including telecommunications, networking, IoT, home electronics, etc. can use.
Fei was firm that Huawei has ruled out a return to Google's app and service ecosystem even if it was on the table.