No Google apps… not surprised !!
yes, Android without its core google apps… is like… hmm… hmm
I’m sure you can still easily side load the play store, which gives access to all the default google apps.
Tough sell over here then. I am pretty sure the lack of google apps is what made amazon’s fire phone DOA a few years ago - i got one on huge sale a few months later, and used a custom rom to get the Play store. But most people can’t / won’t do that.
Including me today. There are too many good phones for reasonable prices and stock android / google play to mess with that anymore.