The Google Maps is definitely one of the most useful applications that someone has on their cellphone. But what about users who don't have the app? What about Huawei phone users, for example? The Chinese company he found an alternative. A deal with the company was closed TomTom, which will provides digital navigation services to the young Appliances of Huawei.
According to Reuters, TomTom's software and data will be placed on smartphones of Huawei, as a stand-alone application. However, it will feed more services based on navigation. This deal is very important for Huawei, as navigation applications are a must.
Since last May, η Google has banned Huawei from using certain parts of the Android operating system. This came after the Chinese company was placed on the US Department of Commerce's "black list". This ban means that new Huawei devices do not have access (at least for the time being) to basic applications such as Play Store, Google Maps and YouTube.
This situation has pressured Huawei, which is trying to create its own applications, services and platforms similar to Google. To do this it is trying to work with companies outside the US. In addition to working with TomTom, the Chinese company announced last week that it is launching a campaign in order to attracts European developers and make them create applications for it Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), its new app store, which will replace the Play Store on new devices.
The Dutch TomTom software is mainly aimed at vehicle drivers. Last month, the company closed a service agreement with Subaru, Alfa Romeo and Hitachi. TomTom maps provide various informationsuch as the shortest route, speed limits, speed camera locations, and the possibility of closed roads. Some of these features are not available to all Google users (worldwide). However, TomTom Go does not display public transit routes, unlike Google Maps.
However, Huawei will soon have a very good navigation app on its new phones.