Category: Huawei (Android)

Huawei places warnings about the lack of Google Play

Thinking of getting yourself the brilliant Huawei P40 Pro, the Huawei P40, the Honor 9A or the Honor 9X Pro ? They’re all brilliant (have a nose at our Honor 9X Pro review here), but they all lack the Google Mobile Services. No YouTube app, no Google Maps …

In video. A phone without the Google Apps.

(Article updated with working YouTube videos) Just yesterday I tried to get a Honor 9X Pro to be a bit more “Googley”. I had a small element of success but things do tend to get worse, as I’ll explain here. Sadly, due to a ban on Huawei (and …

Huawei takes on Spotify

Six short months ago, everyone thought that 2020 would be the year that Huawei quietly disappeared from the European and American markets. Castigated in the USA for their supposed privacy and data protection breaches, named personally by President Donald Trump as being spies for the Chinese government, and …

Huawei P40 Series – All you need to know

Interested in the upcoming Huawei P40? Well, we know that Google Play won’t be on there due to the Trump Trade Termination, but you do get the Huawei AppGallery instead. What we also know is that all phone launches, right now, are happening in a very uncertain world. …

Get Gapps-exit done. Huawei says, “No going back”

The mighty Huawei and Honor have been properly stuck over the last few months. The delightful and totally sane Donald Trump has put the company into the USB security bad books, and has banned them from working with any US company. That means that upcoming Huawei and Honor …

Huawei to use TomTom maps

Following the embargo placed on Huawei, the Chinese phone company can no longer trade with US companies. It’s effectively received a closed door from Google and all its associated services. To be honest most of the Google services can be replaced – in fact most phone manufacturers have …

Huawei – Who needs Google Play?

Well, if you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll know that Huawei (and therefore Honor) have had a rough time of late. America really doesn’t like Huawei right now, and they’re of the opinion that Huawei are bad in every way. It’s all cobblers of course …

Huawei in the spotlight again, for all the wrong reasons.

The US imposed a trade block on Huawei and stopped US companies doing anything with the company. This prevented Google from delivering Gmail, YouTube and Google Play plus many other apps to about-to-appear Huawei and Honor Android handsets. In short, all the Honor and Huawei handsets on sale …

Snapping your wedding photos on a Huawei P30 Pro

This one is similar to our wedding day in a way. We had a professional photographer but we found that a lot of the ad-hoc shots taken on other cameras were actually more interesting and more natural. Perhaps it’s the fact that there’s no tripod, it’s less obvious …

Huawei nova 5T now available at Vodafone

Well hello there. This one slipped out. It’s the Huawei nova 5T and, with the phone currently out of stock on the Huawei website normally available in purple, black or blue, you can at least now get the phone with Vodafone. Prices start at £28 per month with …

The Huawei Mate 30 – Missing more than just Google Apps

Huawei is a massively successful company. We’ve been to see them in China. We visited the university that teaches staff, the accommodation where workers stay and play. We saw their facilities and their innovative products. Yesterday though, something massive was missing from their Mate 30 and Mate 30 …

Live – The Huawei Mate 30, the Watch GT 2 and the Huawei Assistant

We’re still in the press event here in Munich and, if you’ve not already heard via our live updates, there’s some new kit coming from Huawei. As I type there’s still no mention of Google Apps and we’ve not seeing any screenshots featuring them as yet, but what …

The Huawei Mate 30 – We’re live!

Let’s not beat around the bush here, this is a big turning point for Huawei. The US President has blocked them from working with Google on upcoming phones, so this will be the first phone that can’t have Maps, Drive, Music, Duo, Photos, Calendar, Gmail and YouTube. That’s …

Huawei Event – Leaked images appear on the web

We’re here in Germany again, this time in Munich. It’s ahead of the Huawei Mate 30 Series launch and it’s going to be a big one. But we have a problem. Our roving reporting is on site and he’s going to get all the details on whatever is …

Mate30 and Mate30 Pro images leak ahead of Munich launch

We’re all ready for the launch of the new Huawei Mate 30 on Thursday but one thing that probably won’t be is those Google Apps. As you might know if you’re a regular here, upcoming Huawei phones can’t have those all-important apps. Sure, the ones in the shops …