Google and Huawei, two companies, two conglomerates, and our favorite metaphorical couple who we believed were the ultimate couple goals are in the process of breaking up and figuring themselves out. As of the time I’m writing this, every hollow headline about how Google might take Huawei back just turns me back to the what if’s.
What if they don’t? What is Huawei without Google, or more importantly Google Play Services? For those of you who aren’t tech savvy here’s a little recap. For those of you who are tech enthusiasts, you can jump right into the current situation.
Huawei, a Chinese smartphone company entered our lives like any foreigner. We weren’t sure if “China copy” was all there was to it. However, over time we came to understand that behind the EMUI, android worked really great with Huawei. Those who could afford the latest Galaxy S series smartphone remained oblivious to it, while those who couldn’t took a chance with it.
Over time, this doubt and stigma of “China Mobile” so copious in our show off society subsided. We came to understand, that as consumers competition was actually a very exciting prospect for getting better value for our money. Providing more value, cutting back on their profits launched Huawei into the market where it dominated the midrange better than anyone else.
This meant you didn’t need to have ‘money to burn’ to be able to get your hands on a 4GB RAM/128GB storage model, which boasted most of the features of the latest Galaxy S or Note. Thus the popularity of Huawei grew substantially in the United States and the rest of the world. Naturally, companies who originated from US allied countries were not very happy about Chinese Huawei, Vivo, and Xiaomi stealing their business from right under their noses.
In the wake of this condition, US proclaimed that Chinese companies had been stealing data from the US and was somehow a threat to national security. Like all the supposed threats to national security, no one could oppose it inside the US as they would be titled ‘Unpatriotic’ for it.
The China US trade ban couldn’t take away Android from any company or individual because Android is an open source project, they could however prevent US based companies from offering their services to china. Following that, the Google Play Services and Play Store ban was proposed. Huawei was put on an “entity list” preventing American companies from doing business with the Chinese giant.
For people inside China, this wasn’t a huge deal as they didn’t have a Play Store to begin with. However, for those of us outside China this meant that even if we managed to install the Play Store onto our Huawei devices, without Play Services it was no use.
Apps like Snapchat, and games like PUBG relied on the services to work. Depriving Huawei devices of Google Play Services meant that we couldn’t enjoy our favorite apps on these smartphones, which unsurprisingly was a major turnoff for many.
The Current Situation
Well, it’s just an everyday reality we’re living in now. But, instead of crashing like a stack of dominoes or crippling under the obstacles put forth, Huawei has started showing how they continue to put out powerful smartphones that don’t sacrifice their usability. It’s a plain statement, “I can still thrive without you.”
While models discharged before the boycott were allowed relief, Huawei’s Mate 30, propelled in September 2019,and was formally its first flagship cell phone release to be dispatched without Google.
As we’ve generally expected, Huawei kept up its standard of first class specs and an amazing camera, this time flaunting incredible capacities for Videography as well. What individuals weren’t so sure about was the revealing of their Google substitution, Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), and how precisely it offered an answer or an alternative.
We later took in a couple of guaranteeing realities that cleared up a touch of the mist of secrecy. Strikingly, the possibility that “Huawei phones without Google are never again going to be Android” isn’t significantly more than a fib.
Google’s adaptation of Android might be forbidden, yet the working framework is likewise accessible to different engineers through the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Huawei now manufactures its UI EMUI 10, and the recently presented HMS, over Android’s open-source code.
What this implies (particularly for the obstinate Android clients out there) is that the Mate 30 despite everything runs like an Android phone and can download Android applications like a breeze. And, the value for money isn’t just there, they have managed to increase it.
A large portion of us would concur that a cell phone is just as valuable as the applications it can run. Regardless of losing Google’s Play Store, Huawei’s new phones beginning from the Mate 30 currently come pre-introduced with its own special application store called AppGallery.
What we can be sure of is that it traverses a wide scope of 18 application classifications, from games to way of life and instruction. Huawei says the AppGallery is still particularly a work-in-progress right now, which must mean it will show signs of improvement in opportunity to arrive.
Till now, they’ve been working with application engineers, outfitting them with a comprehension of HMS and helping them manufacture applications that can incorporate with the environment.
Through running Huawei Developer Day occasions, over 1.07 million engineers comprehensively have been enrolled as Huawei Developers, and more than 50,000 applications have been coordinated into HMS up until now.
Furthermore, we might even see Chinese companies go on the offensive against the ban.
The possibility of this activity, which Reuters reported will be called the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), is to pool together the four organizations’ client bases to urge more developer to transfer their products onto the joint stage. GDSA was initially booked to dispatch in March, as indicated by Reuters.
Anyway, a Xiaomi representative disclosed to Reuters the organization is just working with Oppo and Vivo, barring Huawei. Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Google were reached however didn’t react right away. Huawei declined to comment.
In spite of a difficult 2019, Huawei’s figures a year ago turned out far superior to anything most would have expected, and presumably proposes that the organization isn’t going to go down without a fair fight.
Huawei indeed surpassed Apple for runner up among the world’s most noteworthy cell phone shipments in general in 2019, as it previously did in Q2 2018.
It was likewise the main brand among the best five worldwide cell phone companies that saw a twofold digit development in deals in Q3 2019, significantly after the US exchange boycott became possibly the most important factor.
Huawei even crushed its own records by hitting more than 240 million cell phone shipments comprehensively in 2019, up from more than 200 million of every 2018.
While their fall was cushioned to a great extent by the Chinese market, which doesn’t utilize Google administrations, Huawei has clearly equipped rapidly to guarantee universal consumers can at present make the most of their devices, without an excessive amount of compromise.
Here’s the updated Google Policy which will go into effect from March 31, 2020.
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