Play Services also handles some features like... GPS. This is not to say that GPS won't work, but Play Services greatly enhanced GPS accuracy.
Play Services has grown over the years. The cynical would say that this is to "addict" OEMs, devs and users alike to Play Services. Their feelings are only consolidated by the fact that Play Services are not proprietary. On the other hand, it helps a bit to reduce the Android fragmentation. Just a bit.
Great no more spying from Google. If only we could unlock bootloaders and get rid of Huawei spying on us.
Guys can simply install apps from other Android app stores or sideload apk files of apps they want.
I wonder if the people who will buy it will also install gapps on it.
Even on my fire tab amazon
I have playstore sideloaded...its hardly matters..because after one year sure it will be upgraded to harmony os..
Interested to know what the pricing will be. If Huawei deeply discounts to compensate for missing Google then it will be a great value for money purchase.