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Huawei’s Mate 30 may launch without the Play Store and Google apps

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Huawei is pushing ahead with the launch of its new Mate 30 smartphones, even though they won’t come with Google’s official Android operating system, and by extension, popular apps such as Maps, Search and YouTube.

Reuters reports that the Mate 30 can’t be sold with licensed Google apps and services due to the US ban on sales to Huawei. President Trump effectively blacklisted the company in May, claiming that it posed a threat to US national security.

The government issued a temporary reprieve on the ban last week, but a Google spokesperson told Reuters that this does not apply to new products, including the Mate 30. More than 130 applications were made from US companies for licenses to sell goods to Huawei, but none were granted.

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