Huawei to work with TomTom to replace Google Maps in its phones - MobileSyrup
|MobileSyrup 20 Jan 2020 at 20:51|
Huawei and Netherland-based TomTom announced that it closed a deal for the use of its maps and services in Huaweis smartphones, according to a report from Reuters . Moreover, TomTom spokesperson Remco Meerstra stated that the two companies closed the deal some time ago, but only just made it public.
The deal will allow Huawei to use TomToms maps, traffic information and its navigation software when making apps for the companys smartphones. Considering the two electronic-makers closed the deal some time ago, Huawei could potentially have new apps using TomToms software already in development.
The China-based phone maker was and was prevented by the U.S. government from working together with other U.S.-based companies. This resulted in Google breaking ties with Huawei, which lost access to apps like Google Chrome, YouTube and Google Maps.