The US government has extended to May 2021 its order on US companies not to do business with Chinese telecom companies. For Huawei, this means its new phones will still be without Google apps until next year.
The ongoing China-United States trade war is essentially the reason why we have the likes of P40 series, MediaPad T8 and other recent Huawei devices that launched without mobile services made by Google. No Gmail, Maps, Play Store, and so on.
Before Huawei can use Google’s service once more, the company has one more year to wait, though that may change again depending on how the trade war goes.
In the meantime, Huawei continues to improve its own app store and its alternative set of apps for necessities such as email, mapping, and search. That, and they’ve been re-releasing their old phones that still have Google’s mobile services, calling these releases as “new edition.”
Source: White House