Here’s some good news for Huawei. The company’s access to Google Play services “will be forthcoming very shortly,” according to US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in an interview with Bloomberg.
If you recall, Huawei was placed on the US government’s entity list last May which prevented them from doing business with US companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, etc. The ban was placed due to national security concerns.
The impact was pretty apparent, even more so when the Mate 30 series launched with EMUI 10 without Google Services. Although the handsets did well in China, there are concerns that results might be different in Western markets.
In the interview, Ross also stated that the US government received 260 license requests from US companies who want to do business with Huawei. It’s safe to assume this includes licenses for Google and Microsoft.
In the mean time, if you are planning to get a Mate 30 Pro, you can check out our guide on how to install Google Play on the device.