The inclusion of Huawei into U.S. Commerce entity list has dealt a huge blow to Huawei’s global smartphone sale as it restricts the company’s latest smartphones from having access to licensed Google Play apps and services.
The first batch of smartphones affected by this restrictions is the newly announced Huawei Mate 30 series, which was launched without crucial apps including YouTube, Google Maps and Google Pay to name a few. As a result, we saw a delayed launch of the device in the global market thus far.
However, there seems to be some good news coming along the way. During an interview with Bloomberg, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has revealed that licenses for U.S. companies to sell components to Huawei Technologies Co will come “very shortly”.
Adding on, Ross also said that the US government had received 206 application requests for the license which he claimed is “frankly more than we would’ve thought”.
Although there was no mention on the companies which had filed the application requests, but many believe Google will be part this big group of applicants.
With the current developments, there is a possibility that the special license could soon be issued to Google which will reinstate their business ties with Huawei. This would once again, grant Huawei access to licensed Google services.
If this happens, Huawei may finally be able to push out all the crucial Google Play apps and services to their current Mate 30 lineup which currently relies on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). This will definitely be a huge boost to the company’s smartphone business in the global markets.