Hands on: Huawei MatePad 11 review

Huawei’s software has come a long way. Thanks to the Huawei ban ensuring Google apps weren’t allowed on devices from the company – mainly, for the purposes of this introduction, the Play Store, and its millions of apps – the company has been desperately trying to find ways to ensure its devices were still worth buying.

Even back in late-2020, over a year on from the ban, the software situation wasn’t solved, and we wrote in our Huawei Mate 40 Pro review “ there’s lots you can’t do on this device – you can’t use most social media platforms, or play many of the games you’d like, or handily navigate around a city.”

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