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Huawei has just announced its latest Mate 30 Pro handset, but the company might find it difficult to sell the device in Europe. The Chinese phone maker was placed on the US entity list earlier this year, preventing any US companies from doing business with Huawei. Google revealed last month that the entity list means the company can’t allow Huawei to ship the Mate 30 Pro with Google apps and services preinstalled, effectively banning new Huawei devices from key parts of Android like the Google Play Store.
Now Huawei has confirmed that’s the case. Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer products division, revealed on stage at a press event in Germany this morning that the company has been forced to drop Google’s Mobile Services (GMS)…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts