Honor View 40 Comes Back With Play Store And Google Services On January 22

Honor V40 launch

Huawei’s subsidiary after detaching from the parent company Honor has made a come back after a long time out of the Google services. The Honor View 40 or V40, the next smartphone from the Chinese brand, would be equipped with the Play Store and all Google services.

Freed from Huawei, Honor would have finally managed to recover his Android license. The firm would also develop a new catalogue of Android smartphones that integrate Google Mobile Services.

Honor view 40 play store Deprived of an Android license and Google services since May 2019, Huawei finally decided to sell the Honor subsidiary. In November, the Chinese group sold the mid-range smartphone brand to a consortium of 40 companies based in China.

This manoeuvre allows Honor to escape the sanctions decreed by Donald Trump. Independent from Huawei, Honor is preparing for its comeback in the mobile market. According to the latest news, Honor is also preparing to launch 5G smartphones powered by a Qualcomm SoC.


According to information shared by the Kommersant, a Russian newspaper, Honor would have managed to recover its Android license a few weeks ago. The brand would like to launch a new range of Android smartphones with the Play Store as soon as possible. According to Lenta, another media outlet, the next Honor smartphone to take advantage of Google services would be Honor View 40. First expected in December, the smartphone would integrate all the applications of the Google suite, including the famous Play Store, Calendar, Gmail or even Youtube. Since its acquisition in November, Honor would therefore have managed to negotiate the return of its Android license with Google. Under these conditions, the brand would have decided to urgently integrate Google solutions into the interface of its new terminal.

Honor, therefore, preferred to postpone the launch of the View 40 in order to give its developers additional time. Finally, Honor will present the flagship from January 22, 2021. We don’t know yet whether the Honor devices released during the embargo will be able to recover Google Mobile Services.