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Google applies for license to allow Huawei to use its mobile services and apps: Report

Huawei phones continue to be blocked from using GMS, and instead, now come running Huawei Mobile Services that bring a number of essential apps.

Sushant Talwar   New Delhi     Last Updated: February 27, 2020  | 10:29 IST
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Highlights

  • Huawei Mobile Services were announced globally earlier this week
  • The suite of apps come as a replacement for Google's Mobile Services
  • Google is currently barred from working with Huawei

Barely days after Huawei launched the its very own suite of apps to replace Google Mobile Services (GMS), the Android maker is now working to bring the Huawei back to its side. Fresh reports have emerged that claim Google has been in talks with the US administration, where it has pleaded to allow it to regain work with the Chinese tech giant.

This information comes courtesy of DPA which claims Android and Google Play vice-president Sameer Samat informed it that Google has applied to the US government to resume business dealings with Huawei.

However, Samat has not revealed when a decision would be made on the issue. The report comes after the White House has allowed some US companies to apply for a license to trade with Huawei, with the likes of Microsoft even receiving a green light to resume business ties.

This has meant that Huawei has resumed shipping Windows and other Microsoft services on its laptops. Now with Google applying for a license, the company could again be allowed to provide its Google Mobile Service suite to Huawei phones in the future.

An outcome that even Huawei is hopeful of as its consumer group CEO Richard Yu has previously said they would update the Mate 30 series immediately if they got the nod for providing Google services on their phones.

There is, however, no clear indication of how long this process may take. It could range from a few days to months, and at the end, the decision may still not end up being favourable for Google and Huawei.

In the meantime, Huawei phones continue to be blocked from using GMS, and instead now come running Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) that brings with itself a number of essential apps, including access to the Huawei App Gallery that serves to replace Google Play on newer Huawei phones.

There are also alternatives to Google Drive and other essential services that you find pre-installed with all modern-day Google Play certified Android phones.

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