The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will ship without Google Play. That might not be a bad thing

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The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will ship without the Google Play store. This, of course, is no surprise. The Chinese tech giant is currently on a US entity list, which prohibits US-based companies from doing business with it.

Fortunately for Huawei, the company had its own app distribution ecosystem to lean upon.

Because Google’s operations in Mainland China are limited, Huawei has long been forced to maintain its own app store, called Huawei AppGallery. This is in addition to its own web browser and cloud storage services, which rival Google Chrome and Google Drive.

“We cannot use the Google Mobile Services core, we can use the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) core,” explained Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG on stage during the Mate 30 Pro launch event.