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16th May 2019, 11:32 AM |#11  
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Quick update,

Just installing this one APK
com.google.android.gms_17.1.91_(100400-247666647)-17191037_minAPI28(arm64-v8a,armeabi-v7a)(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk

then issue these two command from adb:
adb shell pm grant com.google.android.gms android.permission.INTERACT_ACROSS_USERS
adb shell pm grant com.google.android.gms android.permission.READ_LOGS

helps a lot.

Apps like flipboard, sirius etc now work (when they didn't before).

Apps not working for me still: pushover, textnow and the google apps (where I need to login).

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3rd June 2019, 07:13 AM |#12  
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Anyone managed to install playstore/Google services on this device successfully?
3rd June 2019, 06:38 PM |#13  
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Originally Posted by Iknerokaj

Anyone managed to install playstore/Google services on this device successfully?

With many attempts, no. I even tried to root and this was unsuccessful. What did work so I could get some apps onboard was downloading the apk for Amazon app store. Finally have YouTube and other apps for viewing video content and some cool games.
5th June 2019, 01:55 PM |#14  
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With many attempts, no. I even tried to root and this was unsuccessful. What did work so I could get some apps onboard was downloading the apk for Amazon app store. Finally have YouTube and other apps for viewing video content and some cool games.

this sounds like such a HUGE disappointment. My set is arriving within a week and i intended for it to be my main phone driveer.
For youtube, could you login to your google account?
6th June 2019, 10:53 AM |#15  
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Originally Posted by Iknerokaj

this sounds like such a HUGE disappointment. My set is arriving within a week and i intended for it to be my main phone driveer.
For youtube, could you login to your google account?

Yes, I could load my Gmail and YouTube by signing in. I had intentions as well to use it as a daily device however I'm experiencing connectivity challenges with wifi and my data. Royole is supposed to be sending out an update soon to address some of the challenges we in North America are experiencing.
6th June 2019, 11:02 AM |#16  
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Originally Posted by houli

Yes, I could load my Gmail and YouTube by signing in. I had intentions as well to use it as a daily device however I'm experiencing connectivity challenges with wifi and my data. Royole is supposed to be sending out an update soon to address some of the challenges we in North America are experiencing.

Oh sounds good. Where did you get the news from? If they remove the Google playstore or Google services limitations, it would be really helpful.
6th June 2019, 11:10 AM |#17  
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Originally Posted by Iknerokaj

this sounds like such a HUGE disappointment. My set is arriving within a week and i intended for it to be my main phone driveer.
For youtube, could you login to your google account?

Yes it is unlikely one can use this as their main phone, but it's close.

Google apps (or any other app) that needs to login (locally on device) will not work.
For the Youtube (Version from the Amazon store), the login is cloud based (so it works).

One can use Chrome to login to Google photos, GMail, Drive, etc (as the login is Cloud based).

For an alternative to Google Maps, try MapQuest.

Interestingly the Microsoft Apps work really well (Launcher, Cortana, OneNote & other office apps).
For Apps like Flipboard use an email account (not Google account).

See my above post on the Google Services APK to get other apps working.

Here is why I cannot use as my Main Daily Driver. I depend on apps like Pushover (doesn't work at all), Paid Google Play Store apps (PocketCasts), Some Banking Apps (it detects the Flexpai as "non compliant'), Google Assistant (I really depend on that as a developer), Some Widgets (Currency), Android Wear (Watch while I haven't tested It depends on Play Services), Focals (Smart Glasses), Duo, TextNow, Feedly.

It is a good preview to what a Huawei Phone without Google Play Store/Services will be like : )

I use it as a second device (Foldable Tablet) and I find it quite usable.

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Oh sounds good. Where did you get the news from? If they remove the Google playstore or Google services limitations, it would be really helpful.

I just got update 1.0.27 a couple of days ago (It was huge just over 1.7 GB). I am in Toronto (Rogers). I don't have any connectivity issues though for Wifi I find it weak on 5 Ghz, but LTE is not bad.

Can you confirm you are able to login to GMAIL using the android app (or did you mean via a browser)?

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7th June 2019, 12:14 PM |#18  
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Oh sounds good. Where did you get the news from? If they remove the Google playstore or Google services limitations, it would be really helpful.

I received this news from the seller in China.
8th June 2019, 08:37 AM |#19  
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Google access
Hello guys,
Good news to see all thé flexpai owners !
I will try to manage the Google authentification soon. My flexpai is coming back in 2 days after a problem of broken screen.. The bubbles near the hinge were huge so i managed to glue and lay the screen protector.. And it brokes.. (galaxy fold syndrom don't try to remove the protection layer).
The New firmware should help to access google
16th June 2019, 12:34 AM |#20  
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Hi Guys,

Any news about the Google Services in Flexpai?
17th June 2019, 10:51 AM |#21  
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Hi Guys,

Any news about the Google Services in Flexpai?

There was another system update to version 1.0.33 yesterday but still no luck for me to getting PLay store working.
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