Huawei Mate 30 Series Launched Without Google Apps as US Sanctions Bite

Huawei Mate 30 Series Launched Without Google Apps as US Sanctions Bite

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  • Huawei Mate 30

  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro

  • Huawei Mate 30 5G

  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

Huawei launched a new flagship smartphone on Thursday but it comes without popular Google apps such as Chrome or YouTube after US sanctions kicked in, limiting its appeal to consumers.

The Chinese tech giant’s Mate 30 phone series, including one for new 5G networks, runs on an open source version of Google’s Android operating system, which by default doesn’t come preinstalled with the US company’s suite of popular apps and services that licensed versions have.

It also doesn’t come with the Google Play Store, the main way users outside China access Android apps.