Huawei has been trying to figure out how to live without Google for over a year. She has no store, no services, no much else. All this time, the company was slowly and drop by drop collecting applications that should fill its App Gallery, so that the company could somehow exist and continue to develop. This time it will be about the fact that Huawei has a new partner who will supply her with cards so that users have a real alternative. The cooperation can be called amazing in some ways, but when Google Maps was taken away from you, you have to somehow get out, and the Chinese telecommunications giant seems to have figured out how.
Collaboration like this will bring us more than we think
Navigators for Huawei
If you bought a new one Huawei after September last year and it is not an old model, then your life is more difficult than users of other models. Even if you bought not the old model, but overfulfilled in a new case and with a new name, you are still lucky, but this is the only exception.
The App Gallery may be much better, but it still has something to complain about. Now the applications that are in this store will be accompanied by the solution of the world's most famous manufacturer of navigators – TomTom .
If you use a smartphone Huawei 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 (recently, all Yandex applications are 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 of alternatives.
This company makes some of the best navigators in the world.
TomTom app for Huawei
TomTom announced that its Go Navigation app is available on all major app platforms, including the App Gallery from Huawei. It can also be found on Google Play and Apple App Store. The app offers modern 2D and 3D maps, as well as many of the main features of navigation apps. These include real-time traffic jams, speed camera alerts, lane guidance, and offline maps with data preservation.
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 know if you are willing to pay to use it. If you decide to pay, then in a month you will need to choose a tariff. You will be offered to buy a subscription for a year for $ 30, for six months for $ 9, for three months for $ 5, or for a month for $ 2. If 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 there is no Google Maps now and for new ones Huawei this solution no longer works. Therefore, this option can be very useful.
The company Huawei reportedly has a deal with TomTom to use its map data for an internal application. We shouldn't be too worried about that. We shouldn't 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 receive money for this.
TomTom navigation devices are available for both cars and motorcycles.
It is not certain that the new application will force users to abandon other navigation applications, including Here WeGo. However, it could make many new users turn their attention to smartphones Huawei. 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.
You can even tell us in our Telegram chat how you feel about this state of affairs. Do you think that the emergence of a new application can affect the position of the company? It seems to me that it will definitely not get worse.
An app that doesn't work in Russia
There is, however, one unpleasant feature. The new navigation app does not work with some devices and is not available in all regions. But the overall situation can be called good. Even if the new TomTom navigator does not work specifically in our country, it will be in some countries. This suggests that many companies are gradually starting to work with Huawei, offering them services and new applications.
Slowly but surely, things are moving towards the fact that we will get a new application store, which will gain popularity and, over time, will become the third force in the mobile world. There, you see, Huawei will get stronger. Maybe it will even start producing its own smartphones on completely its own processors. In the initial stages, the Chinese government will support the company, and it itself has enough money. But then it will again compete with other brands and only we, ordinary users, will benefit from this competition.