Media reported that even without the support of the Google Play store and Google’s family bucket, Huawei’s launch of the new P40 Pro smartphone next year will not be affected. Given that the P30 Pro was released nine months ago, the P40 Pro is expected to meet in March 2020. The P40 and P40 Pro will be presented at an event in Paris, France, French media quoted Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Division, as saying.
(From Huawei, via Cnet)
Yu added that the P40 Pro could still run on Android 10 systems that were not pre-installed with Google Mobile Pack (GMS) even if it was restricted by the US, which prevented it from obtaining a license for Google’s software.
Thanks to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), Huawei is still able to use the latest Android 10 mobile operating system for free, but it can’t pre-install services such as the Play Store and Google Maps that need to be licensed.
In other words, the P40 Pro will face the same situation as the Mate 30 Pro. Despite the latter’s excellent camera and battery life, The lack of Google’s services has had a significant impact on overseas sales.
However, in the local market, Huawei P40 Pro is still expected to maintain strong growth.