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Google cautions against sideloading its apps on ‘uncertified’ Huawei devices

Google is prohibited from working with Huawei on new device models or preloading its apps including Gmail, Maps, YouTube, the Play Store these devices, the company said in a blog post. It added that Huawei devices introduced after May 16, 2019, are considered “uncertified,” and will not be able to utilise Google’s apps and services. This is the first time that Google has officially clarified the status of its current support for Huawei’s devices. Cautioned against sideloading Google apps: It also urged users to not sideload — install apps not available on the Play Store — Google’s apps on Huawei devices, since such apps will “not work reliably because we [Google] do not allow these services to run on uncertified devices where security may be compromised”. Besides, sideloading Google’s apps also carries a high risk of installing an app that has…

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