It's already apparent now that Huawei devices have been denied from using Google Mobile Services (GMS) since May 2019.
The company would also be happy to welcome U.S. apps like Facebook and WhatsApp in its Play Store alternative App Gallery.
We've already heard that Huawei is working on both Harmony OS, an operating system that'll work across many devices, and the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), replacements to the Google Mobile Services (GMS) that it could use both on Harmony OS and Android, which is an open platform operating system (so Huawei isn't banned from using it).
Huawei has confirmed that it still wants to use Google services should the USA government lift its trade ban on the company.
It is quite understandable that Huawei has a working OS in place and an app suite to go along.
Huawei and a few other telecom giants have received some reprieve from foreign nations, who have agreed to use the Chinese-made hardware, but the scale has reduced substantially. The No. 2 global smartphone brand is struggling to hold onto its market after Washington accused Huawei of being a security risk and blocked access to US components and technology.
The largest hit that Huawei took in a consumer sense was the removal of supply of Google apps and services for their upcoming phones, leading to the situation where the Huawei Mate 30 Pro launched here in Australia in a Google-free state. Instead, the Chinese tech giant is now focusing on its Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) as a viable alternative.
While Huawei has been operating a Google-less Android environment in China for years, as Google doesn't have an official presence on Android phones there, it'll be more challenging to replicate that in Europe and other Western markets where Android users are reliant on Google's Play Store and the other Google apps. The company actually left the door open to work with Google services in the future.
The Huawei P40 series, expected in March, could come with Huawei Mobile Services, said the report this week.
It even launched a TV that runs on the Harmony OS but it was launched under its other sub brand, Honor.