Huawei Phones switch to its homegrown HarmonyOS
Huawei has had a pretty hectic year, especially now that presidential sanctions declare that all its upcoming phones can’t be officially connected to Google Play Services. In other words, despite running Android, they won’t have access to the Google Play Store and all the apps it holds. But it seems Huawei is sticking with Android, and won’t be making the switch to its homegrown HarmonyOS.
Huawei could quite easily replace many of the popular Google apps, like Maps, Chrome and Gmail, with its own versions, although they likely won’t be quite as good from the outset. There’s one thing it won’t be able to copy quite so easily, though: the Google Play Store.
Speaking to Chinese news site My Drivers, Tan admitted that “a viable alternative to Android’s operating system will take years to complete.” She also said that because Android has so many users, there are concerns that very few of them would be willing to make the jump to a new operating system.
The problem with Huawei Mobile Services !
The Play Store is where you find all the popular third-party Android apps like games, media platforms (Netflix, Spotify etc), and all the other apps you use everyday. Without the Play Store, your phone would have severely limited functions (unless you went to the effort of side-loading every single app individually).
When the Huawei Mate 30 Pro launched, it didn’t have any of the GMS, which made it very hard to recommend to anyone.