If you own a Huawei P40 Pro, you must have noticed it’s sorely lacking Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, Maps and several other apps by Google. But Huawei hopes things will change. 

In a recent interview with CNBC, Huawei chairman Eric Xu hopes Google will submit its apps to Huawei’s app store AppGallery just like the search giant has submitted apps to the Apple App Store and Samsung Galaxy Store. It’s one of the ways the Chinese consumer electronics company is thinking to bypass restrictions caused by the US trade ban.

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Recent Huawei phones such as the P40 Pro don’t come pre-installed with Google Mobile Services and has Huawei Mobile Services instead.

While the lack of Google apps can be a deal breaker to many consumers, many of these phones still boast impressive hardware and camera features while retailing at relatively cheaper prices.  

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