Huawei launched its news phones today but missing many of the apps typically pre-installed on an Android handset. The Mate30 and Mate30 pro both lack YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail among other software. They also do not feature Google Play Store which is the normal way users install apps onto Android phones.
To address this Huawei have a pre-loaded new alternative apps of its own. A spokesman for the Chinese firm told the BBC that Facebook Instagram and WhatsApp it would all be available via Huawei own store called The Huawei App Gallery, he added that there would also be a way to sideload Google’s apps onto the handsets than that retail store staff will advise customers how to do that although they might not run as smoothly as normal. The issue was only briefly addressed about 90 minutes into the company’s launch event in Munich Germany.