Huawei device owners who want to use Google services like the Play store and Gmail are basically out of luck.
The Android OS maker published a post in Google’s Android Help forum Friday titled “Answering your questions on Huawei devices and Google services,” as Gizmodo spotted. Apparently, Huawei users, or people thinking about getting Huawei phones, wanted to know whether they would be able to use Google services on new devices.
The answer was an unequivocal no, at least for new devices (and maybe, eventually, for older ones as well).
“Google is prohibited from working with Huawei on new device models or providing Google’s apps including Gmail, Maps, YouTube, the Play Store and others for preload or download on these devices,” the post reads. Read more…
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