Recently, some MIUI users reported that GMS (Google Mobile Services) cannot be installed on their phones. In response, the Xiaomi support team responded that they no longer support self-installation of GMS services due to compliance reasons.
According to a unified reply from a number of people certified as the support group in the Xiaomi community: ‘First of all, thank you for your support to Xiaomi. For compliance reasons, the MIUI domestic version does not support the installation of GMS by itself for models without Google service framework service. Thank you for your understanding’. Some support team members also said that if users really need it, they can go to coolapk.com to search for related tutorials.
For some reasons, most of the smartphones of Chinese manufacturers will not preset GMS services. But still users who need it, can install them.
We guess the so-called global models won’t suffer from this change. But there are many users that prefer to buy phones from China. Then, they import those phones to their home countries. This is a common practice for many customers because the prices of the same smartphone in China are much lower. Plus, many good models are not available globally. Anyways, now it turns out that they still have to rely on other platforms or adopt the non-Google life, something that Huawei is trying to do for the past two years.