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Huawei's P40 Pro is coming in March, and it won't have Google services

Mashable 18 Dec 2019 09:43
Huawei's P30 Pro was the last major smartphone by Huawei to have Google's Mobile Services on board.
Huawei's P30 Pro was the last major smartphone by Huawei to have Google's Mobile Services on board.
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Huawei makes some of the best phones out there. Unfortunately, as long as the company's effectively banned from doing business with U.S. companies, its phones will be next to useless for everyone outside of China. 

This, sadly, goes for the company's next smartphone, the P40 Pro. According to Huawei CEO Richard Yu, (via Frandroid), the company will launch the phone at the end of next March — so, a month after the Mobile World Congress trade show, which takes place in late February — and it won't have Google services on board. 

Huawei's last flagship, the Mate 30 Pro, suffered the same fate. 

For users in China, this doesn't matter. For most users elsewhere, it means the phone won't come with Gmail, Maps, or even a Play Store, making it a pretty horrible user experience unless you resort to various hacks to install these, typically in a roundabout, horribly user-unfriendly manner. 

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