Observers are asking whether a phone without the Silicon Valley software that users have come to depend on can succeed, or whether Huawei will have found a way for buyers to install popular apps despite the constraints.
An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record user's whereabouts despite location history paused.
Seoul argues that if it allows the government-supplied map data to leave the country, the locations of its military facilities and other sensitive sites could be revealed.
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