Huawei consume the divorce: its new Mate 30 does not carry Google’s apps

Users who want to keep these apps should download them one by one from other app stores, other than Google Play or directly (from their own website or through executable .APK files). However, the CEO of the consumer business of Huawei, Richard Yu, said in the presentation in Munich that they are working on a “simple and transparent” formula for users to download all those applications at once, although he did not clarify how.

Among the applications that are not pre-installed are Google App, Google Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Play Store, Google Drive, Google Play Music, Google Play Movies, Google Duo and Google Photos. The new Huawei smartphones work under a basic and open version of Android (Android Open Source), instead of Android 10, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. This system is complemented by Emui, the personalization layer of the Chinese manufacturer.

Curved screen of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

To definitely consummate the veto challenge imposed by the Donald Trump Administration, the Mate 30 and 30 Pro come under the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) mobile ecosystem, rather than Google Mobile Services (GMS), which works for phones in China, where Google services are banned. The HMS, which has location and map services, among others, will equip all the firm’s smartphones and other rival brands that want to join in the future, since it is an open source system such as Android.

Huawei’s response to Google, which announced that it would not provide updates of its system and its apps to Huawei phones after Trump’s decision, is complemented by the reinforcement of the App Gallery, Huawei’s own app store, with 11,000 apps already available, although with sound absences such as Facebook or Instagram. And to top it off, the Mate 30 incorporate Huawei Assistant, the replacement for Google Assistant, the assistant of the Chinese brand that serves as a search engine, notification service, recommendations and news.

Technical characteristics…

The new Mate 30 smartphone series consists of two devices: Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, which offer different features focused on the audience that is addressed to the terminal. With it, the Kirin 990 processor, the most powerful of the Chinese brand, that integrates 5G processing and modem on the same chip debuts on the market. This processor uses its own Da Vinci architecture for the neuronal processing unit, with a 7-nanometer FinFET process with ultraviolet lithography (EUV) technology, and a 16-core graphics card. It is compatible with 2G / 3G / 4G and 5G networks (NSA and SA networks) and has 23% more performance than the previous generation.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro quad camera.

Kirin 990 5G has allowed to introduce news in video and photography. The Mate premieres a circular design to house the cameras. The Mate 30 has a triple camera system, consisting of a 40 megapixel (MP) SuperSensing sensor, an ultra-wide angle of 16 megapixels and an 8 megapixel telephoto lens. In the Mate 30 Pro the cameras are raised to four: 40 MP cinema (17mm, f / 2.2), 40 MP SuperSensing camera (27mm, f / 1.8), an 8 MP telephoto (3x optical zoom, zoom hybrid x5 and up to x30 in digital zoom) and a 3D depth detection camera. This setting allows for better video capture, slow motion recording and 40% more light capture with poor lighting.

The front camera also uses a 3D Depth Sensing Camera sensor, which offers a bokeh effect (unfocused background) with accurate depth of field information, especially designed for selfies and portraits. The battery is another element that benefits from the power that Kirin 990 5G offers. The SuperCharge system complements the 4,200mAh battery of Mate 30 (4,500mAh in Pro model) to offer a long-lasting battery. Both smartphones have reverse charging systems (the terminal’s battery allows charging other devices) and 27-watt wireless Supercharge, options that can also be used in the car, plus 40W fast charging for the wired car.

In design, the screen curves at the ends to maximize the usable area. It uses metallic materials and 3D glass, as well as a waterfall-like Horizon screen. The mechanical volume buttons, which become virtual, also disappear. It has an area of 6.5 inches OLED in its Pro model, which go to 6.62 inches in the standard Mate30, with protection against blue lights and cinema mode to enhance colors. Mate 30 and 30 Pro will be available in green, silver, purple and black. Forest Green and Orange colors will use vegan leather. The prices are 799 euros for the Mate 30 model, 1,099 for the Mate 30 Pro (8 GB of RAM / 256 GB of storage) and 1,199 in the 5G version of the Mate 30 Pro. The launch in Europe will be between October and November.

With information from: https://www.theguardian.com

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