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Huawei crackdown

No more Gmail: Huawei set to launch first phone without Google apps

US ban threatens blow to Chinese tech flagship's global sales

Google Play and other services have come preinstalled on Huawei phones, but that is poised to change.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- Huawei Technologies' new smartphones slated for release this month are expected to ship without any Google apps, after the U.S. government decided not to extend a partial reprieve on the Chinese company's blacklisting.

This decision will first affect the Mate 30, the flagship smartphone set to be unveiled in Munich in mid-September. The foldable Mate X, which is expected to go on sale by the end of the month, will also be free of Google products and services.

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