Published: Mon, October 07, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Google Nobble Huawei's Back Door Access To Android Apps

Google Nobble Huawei's Back Door Access To Android Apps

An easy-to-use app enabling the installation of Google apps and services on the Mate 30 Pro, called LZPlay, had emerged alongside the device's release, however it has disappeared after Wu's posting.

The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro launched sans Google Play apps and services, with Samsung marketing the heck out of Huawei's misfortune.

In fact, they say that this number was reached within hours, when Richard Yu made the announcement during the opening of the flagship store Huawei in Shenzhen a few days ago.

Sideloading Google apps on Mate 30 series phones have ceased to exist after a security researcher discovered the backdoor.

Huawei has received the highest rating from DxOMark for the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro's industry-leading camera system.

Wu believed that Huawei could have already reviewed the LZPlay app since it "explicitly allows its existence". And I think Huawei won't launch the Mate 30 series smartphones in other countries, because it knows people won't buy Android phones that don't have Google services.

Only one week in the past, the Mate 30 Professional handed the CTS take a look at with no points and so the one doable rationalization is that Google has flipped the kill change inflicting the set up to fail. This means Google could have been the one to stop the workaround from working.

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The straightforward set up of the Google ecosystem depends on an app referred to as LZPlay which makes use of those APIs to put in the Google ecosystem with out the Google "stubs" being current.

"Although this "backdoor" requires user interaction to be enabled, the installer app, which is signed with a special certificate from Huawei, was granted privileges nowhere to be found on standard Android systems", he said.

Google declined to comment for this story. The SafetyNet test checks to see if users have abused Google's Android rules and if so, doesn't let the device pass the test.

Instead, it will use Huawei's EMUI 10 interface, which is based on an open-source version of the Android 10 operating system.

Google was among the first USA companies to suspend business with Huawei, hobbling the company's smartphone business outside China as the tech giant lost access to updates to Google's Android operating system. Huawei will now run on HMS (Huawei Mobile Services), he said.

Well, it turns out that you might be able to get your hands on Huawei's newest flagship as early as this month, but you're going to need a bit of luck too.

But on the brighter side of the issue, Huawei tries to resolve the issue through creating its very own mobile operating system.

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