Right after the events of Entity List, Huawei has been banned from accessing Google Mobile Services (GMS) on new devices. As new devices required a GMS certificate, they can no longer install the Google apps pre-loaded and ship them to the customers.
Huawei has been in the middle of the U.S. – China trade war for a long time but in the middle of these scenarios comes a company named – Huawei. It has been sanctioned by the U.S. Commerce Department under the Entity List.
This prohibits the company from accessing tech made in the U.S. or made by U.S. companies. This includes both software and hardware services as well as devices.
The lack of GMS had a big impact on Huawei’s smartphone sales in the global market, as it’s not required in the home ground (China). Instead, HarmonyOS is doing pretty great on both new and old devices in the Chinese market.
However, the global Huawei users have shifted to other smartphones such as iPhone or Samsung, or any other Chinese phone makers.
Still, the big question is whether Huawei needs Google Mobile Services and do you want it to bring back Google apps on smartphones.
In the current context, Huawei should get it back because its consumer base is still not ‘fully’ ready to consume Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). And the company could enrich the consumer base by using both sides by side because Android allows it to do so.
Still, the road to getting back to the GMS is not easy and with the recent changes in U.S. trade policy, there’s still some hope that Huawei could once again access this software suite on new devices.
But, nothing is certain and we will have to keep on waiting for any inputs that come into this matter.
Until then, you can participate in the poll below and give your opinion on whether should Huawei bring back Google Mobile apps or not.
Do you want Huawei to return to Google apps?
— HC Newsroom (@HCNewsroom) October 1, 2022