Huawei’s new flagship smartphone will not be able to use Google apps and services because of a US trade ban, said The Guardian.
Huawei is expected to launch its 5G-capable Mate 30 line of smartphones next month, the first major phone release by the company since US trade restrictions against it were instituted. The Chinese telecoms firm has previously used Google’s Android operating system in its smartphones.
Google said under the US restrictions on trade with Huawei, the new phone would not be able to host Google services including Maps, YouTube, Pay, Photos or the Play Store. The Chinese firm was blacklisted by the US government in May over claims that it was a threat to US national security.
The US government issued a temporary licence in the summer and renewed it again last week. That has allowed Huawei to maintain existing devices, but Google said the licence did not apply to new products such as the Mate 30.