Huawei Denies Not Wanting to Return to Using Google Services

Huawei Denies Not Wanting to Return to Using Google Services

The ban led to Huawei building its own alternative, but building something that can compete against Google Play Services is a hard challenge, even for one of the world's largest smartphone makers. In the meantime, Huawei launched its very own OS to be used in the worst-case scenario. While consumers around the world are waiting for the U.S. ban to be lifted, Huawei today surprised everyone with its new announcement. Following the trade ban from the U.S. government, Huawei was forced to stop doing business with Google, preventing the company from shipping its new phones with Google Play Services.

Speaking to the media at a press conference held in Vienna recently, Huawei's Austrian country manager Fred Wangfei reportedly said that the company does not have any plans to go back to using Google's services, even if the US government decides to lift the trade ban. That's why the manufacturer's stated goal is the creation of a third smartphone ecosystem next to Android and iOS. Its three-billion-dollar investments in Huawei Mobile Services and additional one-billion-dollar expenses for worldwide ad campaigns promoting its Google-less future probably won't help the company stay in the black, either. HUAWEI HMS Core, a collection of open capabilities of Huawei mobile services, helps developers build high-quality apps efficiently.

The company would also be happy to welcome United States apps like Facebook and WhatsApp in its Play Store alternative App Gallery.

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