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It was expected that the company would use HarmonyOS, its inhouse operating system but according to MyDriver, Ren Zhengei, Huawei founder and CO said that the company has not yet considered how to get HarmonyOS to run on smartphones. He admits that building a smartphone ecosystem for the operating system will take a while. However, the operating system is ready for smart screens such as the Vision TV and smartwatches.

Among other Huawei announcements made at the IFA 2019 in Berlin, Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer group added that while the operating could be used for smartphones, it’s not the company’s priority. He notes that the company is working on how to let Google apps be installed on the open-source version of Android.

The Huawei Mate 30 lacking Google’s official Android version means that its users won’t have access to important Google apps that include the Play Store, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps(Huawei is working on their own alternative, Map Kit) and Google Search.

It was earlier reported that ProtonMail would be included as the phone’s encrypted email app.

The Huawei Mate X is the same pickle too.

Courtesy of :Techweez.com

by George Kamau

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