Huawei Mate 30 Pro is not equipped with any Google applications or services, which is no doubt a big obstacle for potential customers in Europe.
Technologically savvy users, however, have been thinking about getting Google apps and services to their smartphones.
Some of the rumors were that the manufacturer could unlock the boot loader, the so-called "bootloader", on the Mate 30 smartphones. bootloader, which would allow the installation of unsupported applications, but also alternative assemblies of the operating system Android (custom ROM).
However, Huawei spokesman told the Android Authority that the manufacturer does not plan to unlock the boot loader on Mate 30 smartphones.
Even the bootloader can be unlocked unofficially, which is associated with certain, not only security, risks. Your smartphone may remain inoperable, which nobody wants on a 1000 € device.
Can the manufacturer change his mind over time? US government sanctions that prevent US companies from selling parts, technology and software to Huawei are still ongoing. However, there is a three-month transition period during which some US companies may be exempted from the embargo.
This transitional period will end around mid-November. If Huawei were at least partially successful in the ongoing trade negotiations, Huawei could negotiate a reduction of sanctions at least for Google software products.
Thus, according to this theoretical scenario, Huawei could start selling the Mate 30 Pro in Europe with a full field, ie Google applications and services, by the end of the year. Huawei's market availability stated that the sale of equipment in Europe will confirm or exclude in the coming weeks.
If the US administration did not back down and insisted on sanctions, Huawei could unlock the boot loader, making it easier for Google to install shadow applications and services. In the meantime, however, we can only speculate about such a scenario.