Huawei had an excellent roll through the recent years with their latest flagships. However, their progress had been drastically undermined due to the US ban on Huawei. This ban had caused a lot of friction regarding the compatibility of android features with Huawei devices. Well, now Huawei has decided to no longer keep their progress on hold in the hopes of having the ban lifted. The Chinese manufacturer no longer plans to return to Android with all the popular Google apps present. These apps include the Play Store, Search, Google Maps, Gmail, and others. Huawei will instead invest heavily in its own platform, which would soon eliminate their dependence on Google.
The Mate 30 was the first flagship series to launch since this decision, having no Google apps on board. Huawei plans to replace Google Mobile Services (GMS) with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). The company seems to be really inclined towards enforcing its ecosystem in future releases. In a recent interview with Austria’s Der Standard, Fred Wangfei, Huawei’s country manager for Austria, said that there would be no going back to Google. Mainly because they don’t want to be in that vulnerable position again of having to deal with a similar ban in the future.
This year, Huawei is ready to invest $3 billion this year to bring in 4,000 more employees to improve their HMS ecosystem. They also plan to invest another $1 billion for marketing purposes. These investments would certainly propel the launch of their new ecosystem into the later upcoming devices.