Huawei Founder and CEO Ren ZhengFei on Tuesday said, Huawei can still become the world’s top smartphone brand, even it won’t get access to Google’s software and app services.
Ren recently sat down in an interview with CNN Business, while being asked about whether Huawei can still become the world’s No.1 smartphone brand even without Google, Ren replied: “I don’t think that would be a problem,” adding that it will just take more time.
Following the US trade ban in May, Google has stopped supplying its services to Huawei. Therefore the Chinese tech giant cannot preinstall its suite of applications including Google Play Store, Gmail, Youtube, Maps and others.
The situation later led Huawei to launch its flagship Huawei Mate 30 series without Google Mobile Services (GMS) and replaced it with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). However, the HMS is still in early-stages and still lacks vastness in the ecosystem compared to GMS.
During a recent launch event in China, Huawei announced that Huawei Mate 30 series has exceeded 7 million units globally after its launch 60 days ago and without Google services.
Last week, the US commerce department distributed special licenses to some US firms including Microsoft to sell its products and services to Huawei. Though, there are still chances for a license distribution to Google to supply its mobile services for Huawei’s new smartphones.