TomTom launches Maps app for Huawei phones without Google Maps
TomTom launches Maps app for Huawei phones without Google Maps

The Dutch digital navigation and mapping company (TomTom) announced, in mid-January, that it had reached an agreement with the Chinese company Huawei to use its maps and services in smart phone applications.

After US President Donald Trump effectively blacklisted it last year due to national security concerns, Huawei was forced to develop its own smartphone operating system and services. This prevents Huawei from using Google's official Android operating system and apps widely used in new phones such as Google Maps.

After about 8 months, Tom Tom announced the launch of his navigation app for the Huawei AppGallery app store.

The app is available for free for 30 days. Users then have to pay $ 1.99 a month or $ 12.99 a year to continue using the app.

In order to use the app, users must first download maps for offline use. In addition to other points of interest, users can also add personal and business addresses. If none of them are available (Google Mobile Services), Google Maps cannot be applied to Huawei smartphones.

Although the TomTom Go app is not integrated with public services like personal recommendations for public transportation or various activities, it does include a more detailed navigation map that will usually help you get to the point. From A to point B.

It should be noted that Tom Tom moved from selling equipment to providing software services, and has now sold its IT division to a Japanese company (Bridgestone) to focus on the digital mapping business.

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