It looks like a wide range of Huawei devices is severely impacted by the latest Play Services update to version Apparently something changed on the Google side and they are currently investigating what is happening. The issue is tracked in the following bug: Star the bug and follow messages from Google engineers.
Huawei seem to be admitting responsibility. They told me there is an EMUI update due in 1 to 2 weeks that should fix "all google maps issues". It looks like Google and Huawei have to look into this issue together in order to provide a permanent solution. UPDATE Google posted the following message in the bug In collaboration with Huawei, Google engineers have identified the root cause of this issue as an unexpected change to the filesystem permissions.
The issue can impact any Android app on a Huawei device which renders a Google map. Our engineers are preparing a new version of Google Play Services which should resolve the problem. It will be targeted to devices running Android 7. We will post another update with the status of the rollout. Thanks for your patience. We believe this version mitigates the issue on Huawei devices running Android 7.
An important caveat is that each time the device is rebooted, you will need to wait about one minute before launching the affected applications. Starting today at midnight Pacific Time , the beta will be rolled-out to a segment of the community that has signed-up for the Google Play Services Public Beta Program. It will ramp to increasing segments of the beta audience over the next few days.
We invite you to join the beta program at https: Once beta testing is complete it will be rolled out in stages to all users. If you are still encountering the problem, please ensure your device has this version installed.
As previously noted, there can be a delay usually less than one minute between the time the OS is finished booting and Google Play Services starts. If you launch one of the affected apps during this window, it may not render a map. If this happens, re-launch the app after a minute or so. Subsequent launches of the app should succeed every time. We believe this resolves the Google Play Services issue on all impacted Huawei devices.
Huawei is working on a longer term solution which is beneficial to its users and developers. We apologize for this incident and the impact it may have caused. We are conducting an internal investigation of this issue and will make appropriate improvements to our systems to help prevent future recurrence.
Stay tuned for an Incident Report.