Huawei workaround could allow Mate 30 users to install Google apps on open-source Android

The Huawei Mate 30 series could run on an open-source version of Android. Huawei's consumer group chief Richard Yu says that the company is looking at a workaround that would allow it to run on the non-Google Play services version of Android.
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43 Comments

11. DFranch

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It isn't hard to get google play working on a fire tablet. Why would it be any harder on a Huawei phone running a forked version of Android?

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22032; Member since: May 28, 2014

I actually got Google Play to work on my Fire Tablets fairly easily.

21. BillyBoy

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Your Fire is not banned. That's the reason is easy. Mate 30 will be

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22032; Member since: May 28, 2014

“Mate 30 will be....” “....just as easy.” Finished it and FIFY. Being banned doesn’t stop Google Mobile Services from being able to be side-loaded on a device that has an open source version of Android on it.

33. Venom

Posts: 3540; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. The Mate is a banned device while the Fire isn't. Plain and simple.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 22032; Member since: May 28, 2014

That has no bearing on side loading Google Mobile services. Plain and simple.

14. Venom

Posts: 3540; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It wouldn't be, but it wouldn't be the most optimal experience. It's like trying to use a Nokia 7 Plus in the US and not getting any reception because it wasn't made for the US market. Perhaps Huawei should have been a better company.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22032; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao that’s two different scenarios entirely. One has to do with network coverage, and the other has to do with allowing installations from unknown sources. You cannot compare the two. Getting Google Mobile Services running on an open source Android device, or forked version of Android is much easier trying to use bands your smartphone doesn’t have. And it works on my Fire Tablets just fine. Nice try, through.

34. Venom

Posts: 3540; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It was a perfectly fine example. You're just going against it just because it was something I said. I can compare the two and I just did.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 22032; Member since: May 28, 2014

No it wasn’t. It was a reach. You trying to compare it is like apples and oranges. You just don’t like the fact that I pointed out your nonsensical comparison.

27. credposter

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2019

HarmonyOs is an android, just a version in quotes, stolen from them. From Huawei mate 30 all new phones will be locked to access from Google, Facebook and many more. They don't have an app store, because they don't have a platform. It could be, upset even more Google to have jam on all previous models. Google may not work with them until Google page access in China is lifted.

43. QuantumRazer

Posts: 129; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

This whole article is about that there's a chance that Huawei can get around the restriction and deliver Play Store and Play Services to their upcoming phones. Harmony OS is not being discussed here.

44. credposter

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2019

I wrote this because Huawei boasts, they have their software. And they are worried because they don't have access to Google software and applications. somehow they worry.
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