Huawei and its phones have weathered a long journey without Google Mobile Services. However, we cannot deny the fact that it has been very difficult for the company to take on this challenge and make way in the world of Google and Android operation.
We are well aware of the services and benefits offered by Google to Android users. So far, Huawei has also remained in this advantageous group in the early days. Unfortunately, these benefits closed in May 2019.
The story of Google’s absence begins with US tycoons banning Huawei and some other Chinese manufacturers from entering US borders. Ultimately, this move became a huge hurdle for the tech maker and affected many areas including the chipset market.
Besides the technology sectors, the event also made Google withdraw its hands from the Huawei sectors. As a result, after 2019, none of the Huawei devices offered any apps or services from Google.
Although some users have extensive technical knowledge and have tried to install Google apps and mobile services on their Huawei phones. However, Google has blocked such inappropriate tracks with subsequent updates.
New Leaps – HarmonyOS and AppGallery
The lack of Google Mobile Services means missing out on some notable apps from your smartphone. For example, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and most importantly – the Play Store. Thus, the absence of Google dealt a heavy blow to Huawei.
Hence, the company started to plunge into the smartphone market. Sales have dropped dramatically and user interest in Huawei phones is starting to wane. But the company did not give up and made a leap to the surface with HarmonyOS.
After several efforts, Huawei launched its self-developed HarmonyOS operating system in August 2019. Originally, it only covered IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Later on, it started making its way to Huawei smartphones.
Moreover, the company introduced the AppGallery, which has become a safer alternative to the Google Play Store. Although it has fewer apps than the Play Store, some other AppGallery facilities outperform other app distribution platforms.
Then, Huawei also introduced the EMUI operating system to its global users. Most notably, EMUI is a mobile operating system derived from Android that is available in Huawei smartphones for the global market.
Huawei is still trying to deal with the world
Although many things were against Huawei, it has managed and is still trying to survive without Google. The latest cutting-edge technology shows how the company took Google’s absence as a challenge and came up with good enough results.
However, difficulties still appear in Huawei’s path. Although the decline has slowed, it has not stopped, and the loss continues.
But the estimated fact is that Huawei is managing well and has emerged as a strong competitor in the face of strong challenges. If there were any other company instead of Huawei, they would have been reduced to ashes. But this tech giant is just too stubborn to beat.
So yes, Huawei has survived a world without Google. The company has proven ability to build new and advanced solutions. But, it still has to work to regain its fan base in the smartphone and chipset market.
Moreover, it will be interesting to see if Google Mobile Services will take a new turn for Huawei. Or will the company have to undertake new initiatives to regain its position in the market?