Huawei might have been able to deploy Android 10 just in time for its Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro releases, but, thanks to a looming U.S. imports ban, Western markets will not be able to use Google apps and services on those phones… at least out of the box. We’ve been expecting a couple of twists to come out of the company in order to accommodate those Google-dependent customers and they have certainly come — right out of the CEO’s mouth. Read More
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Earlier this month, we shared leaked images of the Huawei Watch GT 2, which unsurprisingly looked like a revamped version of the first generation. The smartwatch has just been unveiled by the Chinese manufacturer, and it’s merely an improved model over the previous iteration that brings minor enhancements.
The Mate 30 Pro could be the year’s best Android phone, but Huawei’s role as a casualty of the U.S.-China trade war mean its lacking one big feature.
It’s not common to go into a new phone launch with one of the major talking points being geopolitical intrigue. Yet that’s where we are with the freshly-minted Huawei Mate 30 series, unveiled at an event in Munich, Germany. As excellent as these phones appear to be, they’re overshadowed by current tensions between the U.S. and China which, to cut a very long story short, means they have no Google apps or services preloaded.
This year’s Mate series is all about big displays and impressive cameras.
2019 has not been kind to Huawei. The Chinese company has been faced with unrelenting backlash all around the world, with the majority of the heat coming from the United States. Even so, Huawei has persisted through it all and continued to dominate the Android space.