Huawei is hoping to have Google apps and services available via its AppGallery, according to a report by CNBC. The news agency spoke with the company’s rotating chairman Eric Xu, who also shared that Huawei’s revenue in 2019 suffered a US$10 billion shortfall due to the trade ban imposed by the US government.
“We hope Google services can be available through our AppGallery, just like how Google services are available through Apple’s App Store,” said Xu to CNBC. This suggestion could allow Huawei users outside of China to get access to Google apps and services, and is crucial for the company to find further success overseas.
While this approach seems feasible, but there’s no guarantee that Huawei will attempt this for the time being. Furthermore, the company would need full cooperation from Google in order to make this happen. It is also uncertain if this method would violate the current trade ban, although the US government may find ways to alter the rules to thwart this approach.
Huawei recently launched their new flagship smartphones, the P40 series, last week which features its own Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). The inclusion of Google’s services as part of its ecosystem would significantly bolster the desirability of the P40 smartphones, as well as current and upcoming handsets from the company.