Google adds Honor 20 Pro to the list of Play Supported devices

Written by Sajeel Syed ·  1 min read >

This could be the last smartphone to be added to the list of Google supported devices.

Just over a month ago, Google revoked Huawei’s Android license as part of the US trade ban on Chinese companies. Though the implications of the U.S. trade ban on Huawei’s smartphones and other telecom products is likely to continue for next two months, one of the first victims of the trade war was expected to be the Honor 20 series, that was launched under the Huawei’s sub-brand Honor. But now according to a new report by XDA Developers, the tech giant Google is gradually rectifying the errors it made in the initial phase of trade blacklisting as it has added almost all Honor 20 family members to its Certified Android devices’ list — the last one being Honor 20 Pro.

As you know that, the Honor 20 series was announced merely two days after several reports claimed that there was a lot of concern that Honor’s new smartphone launch would be uncertain. But in actual, the launch happened as planned. There were rumors that the 20 Pro failed to receive certification to use Google Mobile Services (GMS), but it now appears that the smartphone has been certified to use Google Play.

Recently Google has updated its list of Play Supported Devices, the list which comprises of all Certified Android devices, has been updated to add the Honor 20 Pro with the model name “YAL-L41.” As the model name implies, it appears to be the international one. Meanwhile, the Honor 20’s base variant has already been added to this list since June 1st, 2019. Interestingly, the Honor 20 is also listed as the “Huawei Nova 5T” while the Honor 20 Pro is also called the “Huawei Nova 5T Pro.” Perhaps the phones will be sold under different names in certain markets.

It must be noted that Huawei sub-brand has been consistently vague about the availability of the Honor 20 Pro. While the brand confirmed pricing for both the European and Indian markets, they failed to give release dates, only promising that the phone will be available “very soon.”

Written by Sajeel Syed
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