Hope they can standalone with Google Services.
Huawei’s temporary US license has expired on August 13, making the Google services no longer available to the Chinese Tech Giant. This means all the Huawei phones released before last 2019 on May will no longer have the Google services.
The older versions are still useable. However, they will no longer receive firmware updates, app updates, and regular security patches. These phones will probably be stuck, also with the Android 10.
Celia: Huawei’s Assistant
We all knew that they have been independent of their OS after disengagement from Google. This also means that Huawei no longer has the lifelong Google’s assistant, Alexa, who has been the most reliable virtual assistant in any device. However, just this late March, they announced their own “Alexa” and “Siri” which they named, Celia.
The Huawei’s new assistant is part of its EMUI 10.1 software debuted on their P40 Pro flagship phone. Celia is a replicate of virtual assistants a user can have with their devices. To wake it, the user must say, “Hey, Celia.” Aside from that, the user can also double-tap the power button to start it. Once active, Celia’s ready to process the user’s request. Those requests may include setting daily alarms, check the weather, or send text messages to contacts.
Based on the reports, Celia is based on Xiaoyi, which is Huawei’s existing voice assistant. This feature was released in China last 2018.