Huawei Mate 30 Pro goes on sale in Indonesia with preloaded Huawei Mobile Services
All eyes were on Huawei when it took the stage on 19th September this year to unveil the new Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The U.S. Government’s trade ban on the company affected its ability to serve its customers, not only in the USA but all around the world except its home country of China. The ban disallowed newer Huawei devices to ship with Google Mobile Services, meaning that users in these regions will not be able to experience Android in the same way as they used to. However, shipping without Google Services was already an ongoing reality in China, and Huawei had adapted itself to thrive in its home country. And because of the trade ban, Huawei now had to adopt the same solutions across regions outside of China. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is now going on sale in more regions outside of China, like Indonesia, without Google Mobile Services, but using Huawei Mobile Services as the alternative.
Huawei Mobile Services comprises of three main pillars:
- Huawei AppGallery: an app distribution platform serving as an alternative to the Google Play Store, making it easy for developers to distribute apps to users, and for users to have a central location for downloading, installing and updating apps.
- HMS Core: background services that serve as an alternative to Google Play Services, making it feasible for developers to incorporate functionalities that they have come to expect from an OS.
- Huawei Ability Gallery: a service distribution platform for increased app discovery for developers and simplistic content aggregation for end-users.
These three main pillars combine to provide a comprehensive experience to both, end-users and developers, in the form of Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). Huawei has had the foresight to work on these solutions long before the trade ban situation came to exist, so these solutions are in surprisingly functional states already. While all stakeholders would have rested easy if the trade ban situation had resolved, Huawei is confident on its own HMS platform to proceed ahead with further launches. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is thus launching in markets without GMS, but coming in with HMS as the primary platform.
Users in Indonesia can purchase the Huawei Mate 30 Pro from JD.com for Rp 12,499,000 (~$887) for the 8GB RAM plus 256GB storage variant, from November 30, 2019 onwards.