Since last spring, the ban on the list of companies against Huawei (and ZTE) has largely prevented US companies from working with them. Despite legal disputes and trade negotiations between the two countries, the ban continues, and in the case of Google, this means that updates and services are still available on older devices, but all new Huawei phones (like the Mate 30 Pro, shown above) ) have no access to its services.
This has been the case for months, but today Google has released a longer statement that has been provided in response to ongoing questions about this issue. For end users, especially outside the U.S. and China, it may not be immediately clear why the usual suite of Google apps and services is not available on new Huawei phones, and now there is at least one detailed official statement that is referred to can. It could also serve to warn everyone who wants to provide a workaround, like LZ Play blocked last year.
Android & Play's legal director, Tristan Ostrowski, also outlined the company's opposition to sideloading its apps. According to him, it's because Google's ban prohibits it from certifying new Huawei phones and the risk of security compromise either on the devices or via a manipulated app. While Huawei had indicated that Android would be replaced by its own operating system, it continues to use Android and replaced Google services for maps and navigation by services from other companies such as TomTom.