Huawei smartphones got a good navigator instead of Google Maps
Huawei has been trying to figure out how to live without Google for over a year now. She has no store, no services, or much more. All this time, the company has been slowly and drop by drop collecting applications that should fill its App Gallery so that the company can somehow exist and continue to develop. This time it’s about Huawei having a new partner that will supply it with maps so that users have a real alternative. The collaboration is kind of amazing, but when Google Maps is taken away from you, you have to get out somehow, and the Chinese telecommunications giant seems to have figured out how.
- Navigators for Huawei
- TomTom app for Huawei
- Huawei Partners
Navigators for Huawei
If you bought a new Huawei after September last year and it is not an old model, then life is more difficult for you than for users of other models. Even if you bought not the old model, but remade in a new case and with a new name, you are still lucky, but this is the only exception.
Let the App Gallery become much better , but it still has something to complain about. Now, the applications that are in this store will be joined by the solution of probably the world’s most famous manufacturer of navigators – TomTom.
If you’re using a Huawei smartphone without access to Google Play , you don’t have many basic navigation app options. Among them, of course, you can find Here WeGo and even solutions from Yandex (since recently, all Yandex applications have been in the App Gallery), but this is different. Variety is always good. Moreover, there are users who were close to Google Maps, and they continue to be in constant search for alternatives.
TomTom app for Huawei
TomTom has announced that its Go Navigation app is available on all major app platforms, including Huawei’s App Gallery. It can also be found on Google Play and the Apple App Store . The app offers state-of-the-art 2D and 3D maps, as well as many of the navigation apps’ core features. These include real-time traffic jams, speed camera alerts, lane guidance, and offline maps with data saving.
Using TomTom Go Navigation is not free and you have to pay for it . At the same time, the application can be used for free for thirty days. This is more than enough to understand if you are ready to pay for its use. If you decide to pay, then in a month you will have to choose a tariff. You will be offered to buy a subscription for a year for $30, for half a year for $9, for three months for $5, or for a month for $2. To be even, the prices are not shocking with their size, so the offer can be considered quite generous.
You will say that there are free applications, but Google Maps is no longer available and this solution no longer works for the new Huawei. Therefore, this option can be very useful.
Huawei reportedly made a deal with TomTom to use its map data for an internal app. We shouldn’t be too concerned about this. We don’t have to think too much about the specifics of this agreement, because we just need to open applications, choose a route and follow it. Let the people in the company’s management decide the rest. They get paid for this.
It’s not certain that the new app will make users abandon other navigation apps , including Here WeGo. However, this may cause many new users to take a look at Huawei smartphones. Even if this number is not very large, the company will definitely attract attention to itself and will be able to boldly say at presentations that it now has new partners.