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Huawei Mate 60 series reportedly runs GMS – thanks to HarmonyOS update



Huawei Mate 60 series GMS HarmonyOS

Huawei has recently rolled out the HarmonyOS update for the Mate 60 series, which reportedly installs Google Mobile Services (GMS) on the flagship devices. Users can utilize and run the Google facilities on their phones with a few steps.

Tipster @FixedFocus reveals that the Huawei Mate 60 series can install Google Mobile Services (GMS) – thanks to the HarmonyOS 163 update. It could be great news for those users who have wanted this facility for a while.

Adding details, the tipster says that the latest HarmonyOS stable update for the Mate 60 and Mate X5 models enables users to directly search for the GMS set of plug-ins in the AppGallery. Installing the update can let you add a Google account, use push notifications, and run Google Mobile Services.

Huawei Mate 60 series GMS HarmonyOS

Google Mobile Services Leak (Source: Weibo)

However, it is unclear if the company is serving the same treatment to other Huawei devices in China. Yet, the return of GMS to these handsets hints at good news.

The recent input created a buzz in the comment section. Many netizens pointed out that despite GMS appearing in Huawei phones, it is not that important. As of now, users are eagerly eyeing HarmonyOS NEXT – the real operating system.

Huawei Mate 60 series GMS HarmonyOS

Google Mobile Services (Source: Weibo)

HarmonyOS NEXT:

Eventually, the major upgrade version is likely to launch in the fourth quarter of this year with more impressive, useful, and smarter features than ever. Hence, the company could focus on the big software rather than promoting GMS.

It is worth mentioning that HarmonyOS NEXT doesn’t rely on the old Linux kernel but uses its original components. It further eliminates the AOSP code and supports HarmonyOS system applications with 3x more efficiency than previous versions.

GMS to old Huawei phones?

The absence of Google Mobile Services has been a significant void in Huawei phones. Even though the company tried to bridge the gap with better software rollouts, improvements, and effective services, it made it lags in the global market to some extent.

With the latest treatment, we may expect that the company could bring this benefit to older devices as well. However, a confirmation still awaits on this matter.

Huawei Mate 60 series GMS HarmonyOS

Huawei Mate 60 series GMS (Source: Weibo)


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