In China, users have found that the MIUI, Xiaomi's Android-based operating system, does not allow self-installing a set of Google Mobile Services.
This package, which is required to use key Google apps, definitely cannot be installed on Redmi K30 Ultra and Redmi 10X 5G.
Xiaomi has confirmed that smartphones that did not come initially with Google's service platform can no longer install its services and applications. Most devices in China do not support GMS because Google services are prohibited in the country.
Representatives of the company said that now Xiaomi will not be able to provide the possibility of self-installation of GSM due to certain requirements. Possibly directly from Google.
Xiaomi did not disclose the list of models affected by this policy change. However, Redmi K30 Ultra and Redmi 10X 5G users have confirmed that they can no longer install Google apps. It is clarified that we are talking about gadgets made for the Chinese market.
Before that, the US government blacklisted 9 Chinese companies for ties to the Chinese military. Xiaomi is one of these nine companies. According to the banning instructions, US investors must sell their shares in blacklisted companies by November 11, 2021.
The US has its reasons to blacklist these companies. However, if the US government has evidence of allegations against Xiaomi, they are not in the public domain.
Xiaomi can still use American technology on its devices. The Chinese manufacturer can even do business with American companies. It means it can still use Snapdragon chips as well as Google's mobile services. However, the use of Chinese devices will be restricted in the US.
Earlier Chinese company Xiaomi was trying to challenge its inclusion in the blacklist of companies associated with the PRC military industry through the courts.
Xiaomi argues that blacklisting the company is unconstitutional as it deprives it of freedom and property rights without due process of law.
The Chinese manufacturer also said that the ban on investors' purchase of shares would cause irreparable harm to the business.
Xiaomi has denied any connection with the PRC military industry and claims that Xiaomi is not owned or controlled by the Chinese government.