According to a post by a user quantum light on sinodefenceforum, it seems so.

For years I have manually downloaded .apk of Google Maps and other apps to install by hand. In recent weeks I noticed for the very first time when now trying to install the latest/newer versions of Google Maps app via apk it now says not compatible with the phone processor/CPU, whereas previous versions of the exact same app/apk on the same phone have no such issue. Now the app refused to even start the install process itself…

I tested these newer Google apk apps on a much much older Samsung phone and it installed perfectly with non such issues nor error prompt/messages. I also tested these new apps on different Huawei devices including Huawei P30, P20, P40 etc and they were all blocked from installation due to “incompatible CPU/processor”

I think Google isnt happy that Huawei is working on its own OS, app store, and Huawei Maps…..

Are you facing any issues installing Google apps onto existing Huawei phones based on Kirin Processors ? comment below.

By Harry