Huawei confirmed that its P40 and P40 Pro smartphones, which it plans to launch in the first quarter of next year, will be pre-installed with Huawei Mobile Services instead of Google Mobile Services (GMS). “The P40 and P40 Pro will run Android 10, using Huawei’s EMUI interface layer, pre-installed gmS for Huawei Replacement,” said Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business.
This means your phone won’t pre-install the Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps.
Because of U.S. export restrictions, Google cannot license Huawei’s use of its GMS mobile services. Huawei’s mobile app has far fewer apps than the Google Play Store, where there are only 45,000 and the latter close to 3 million.