TomTom reaches an agreement with Huawei to replace Google Maps


The soap opera that are starring in the United States and its veto to Huawei continues and at the moment it seems that based on postponements has not seen finishing soon. Seen as seen, the Huawei guys are doing everything possible to reduce dependence on the United States, not only in terms of hardware, but also in software.

While Huawei continues to develop its operating system and looking for developers to expand the current ecosystem, the Asian firm has reached an important agreement with TomTom, so that this is the default map service of the next terminals that Huawei launches without the Google services.

Instead of using the OpenStreetMap database, the source of most Google Maps alternatives, Huawei has reached an agreement with TomTom to display map information, traffic information and navigation software. This agreement has been possible since TomTom is not an American company, since it has its headquarters in the Netherlands, So it is not affected by the battles between the US government and Huawei.

According to a TomTom spokesperson, The agreement was closed a long time ago, but it has not been made public until now. The economic details of the agreement have not been disclosed. What is clear is that the Dutch company has come up with pearls to reach this agreement, a company that had to change its business model when GPS devices ceased to be an option for the user due to the arrival of smartphones.

The next terminal planned to present the Asian giant, the Huawei P40, It looks like it reaches the market without Google services, like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, a fantastic terminal but with the lack of Google services (although they can be installed) do not make it one of the best smartphones on the market.