Huawei has introduced the Mate 30 Pro, one of the best Android smartphones in 2019. Two important questions remain currently unanswered. At one, Huawei made for confusion at the weekend and now had to row back – to the detriment of the fans.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Will the boot loader be opened or not?
Huawei smartphones are sold with closed bootloaders – so far nothing new. At the launch of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, Huawei CEO Richard Yu told Android Authority that they will open the bootloader on the new smartphone generation. A short time later, the Chinese company is rowing back. There are no plans to open the bootloader on the new Huawei smartphones. But why is that so important?
The US ban does not allow Google services to be installed on the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. It is missing so Google Play Store and all apps. To the Google Play Store To get started, Google Play Services must be installed. Since these deeply interfere with the operating system of Android, they can only be installed if you have the necessary rights. To get this, you have to have an open boot loader and root access. So if Huawei does not open the bootloader, there's no chance for that Google Play Store on the new Huawei phones.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: It gets complicated
Shortly after the presentation of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro was tried, the Google Play Store to install. That did not work, as we show you in the hands-on video above. You get it on the phone, but the store just does not start. The basic framework is simply missing from the Android operating system. Huawei could open the bootloader and allow access. The Chinese company does not seem to want it. That may not play a big role now, since the smartphone probably does not come to Germany for the time being. But if it does appear, you have to find an easy way to get the Google services on the smartphone – otherwise it will be really hard to sell the phones.