For those who are wondering, there is no Google Play Services. You probably are aware of that by now.
Among other things announced during the APAC event yesterday, such as the new MateBook 14s with 90Hz refresh rate, there’s also an announcement regarding EMUI 12, Huawei’s Android-based skin, now without Google services.
Despite sanctions, Huawei is upgrading some of its older handsets to receive this new version. Although they may not be able to get a hold off Android 12 this time.
Check out the image above and see if your phone is compatible. According to Huawei, these updates would be available as OTA next year.
In addition, the company is also bringing their newer MateBook 14s to the Philippines. The main feature of this laptop is the 3:2 aspect ratio, 2.5K resolution 90Hz 14in. screen which lowers down motion blur that is quite noticeable when playing a fast-paced game, such as PUBG and Call of Duty.
It has two variants: an Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 versions. These don’t get a dedicated GPU and instead uses Intel’s newer Iris XE integrated graphics chip. Despite the US ban, the laptop managed to get hold of both Windows and Intel tech. It runs Windows 10 by default and you can even get a year’s worth of Microsoft Office 365 along with Freebuds Pro ANC wireless earbuds when you pre-order. The laptop also gets 90W fast charging.
Though the laptop comes with a hefty price. It starts at Php68,999 for the i5 variant that is paired with 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage, or you can get the higher-end i7 variant with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD for a higher price of Php89,999