Dutch navigation and digital mapping company TomTom said it has finalized a deal with the Huawei to share the use of maps and services in Huawei’s smartphones, says a report.
In May 2019, Huawei was included in the US-Entity list, which prohibits the company from doing business with US firms including Google. Since then, Huawei’s new phones are launching without Google apps including Google Maps.
According to Reuters, with this partnership, Huawei can use TomTom’s maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop apps for its smartphones.
TomTom spokesman Remco Meerstra said the deal had been closed some time ago but had not been made public by the company.
Huawei said its Location Kit uses a hybrid positioning mode that combines GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and base station. It enables the app to obtain user locations quickly and accurately.