New Huawei Petal Maps update brings custom vehicle icons, instant weather overview, and more
Last year, Huawei launched Petal Maps, its self-developed navigation and maps service application and an alternative to Google Maps. This application is available to download from AppGallery but its availability varies on regions.
Petal Maps is not just a navigation service, it features many functionalities such as real-time traffic conditions, events, and more. It allows users to get their current location, add destinations to favorites, search for new places, and browse maps.
Huawei keeps on sending new features and improvements to Petal Maps from time to time in order to make it more user-friendly. And according to the latest info, the Petal Maps application is now getting a new update with some added functionalities and improvements. It can be identified with version 220.127.116.114(001).
After updating to the latest version, you can get instant reports of the current weather conditions in your local area. You can also multitask and switch to different apps while listening to the navigation prompt simultaneously. Further, there are custom vehicle icons added which now lets you choose your favorite one.
In addition, the users can now sync data via Huawei Mobile Cloud or Dropbox. Besides these useful changes, there is no other new functionality added via the latest update. Check out the detailed changelog linked below.
What’s new in this update:
- Get an instant overview of local weather conditions.
- Sync your data via HUAWEI Mobile Cloud or Dropbox
[Display over other apps]
- Keep getting navigating prompt even if you switch apps
[Custom vehicle icons]
- Choose the icon that suits you
In the previous update, Huawei improved Petal Maps with several new optimizations and added features. The navigation section got a new functionality that provides continuous navigation even while using other apps.
Additionally, the update also included a new rate and review option that lets users comment about the places they visit and rate them accordingly. Lastly, it also fixed some known bugs and improved the overall user experience.
Download Huawei EMUI 13 Beta app
Huawei has started enrolling devices for EMUI 13 beta activity and you can download the Beta app and try it on your smartphones. As of March 16, Huawei has opened the beta program for Asia pacific region.
Currently, Huawei P50 Pro, P50 Pocket, and Mate Xs 2 foldable phones are eligible to enter the test pool. However, more devices could join later on.
EMUI 13 is a brand new software designed for the global Huawei smartphones. It comes with smart folders with various layouts, service widgets, and super device integration.
There are some changes made to the graphical side of this upgrade, which will enhance the user experience. There are various additions on the security and settings side that you can explore.
With beta in the air, users of Huawei smartphones are eligible to take a deep dive into the EMUI 13 features ahead of stable rollout. Don’t forget that there are requirements that you need to fill in before you submit the test application. This includes a baseband version to receive the latest beta build via the OTA method.
That’s all for now, if you want to download the latest EMUI 13 beta app, follow the instructions below.
- First, download the app from here (link)
- Install the app, open and permit all of the app permissions
From the home screen, navigate to the “Me” tab and navigate to the latest project to sign up.
If there’s no project, it means you may have to wait for the program to extend in your country or device model. Don’t forget to tag us about your EMUI 13 beta application status.
Huawei Health app reaches 400 million global users
Huawei Health app is the ultimate destination for users and at Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2022, Huawei confirmed that the mobile app now has over 400 million global users.
According to the data, the Huawei Health app now has 97 million monthly active users, 13 million users that are tracking sports activity, 16 million using it for sleep, and 26 million users for health.
Huawei also announced the TruSport kit, which is a scientific sports system developed by Huawei. Based on the data detection capabilities of sports equipment, it creates a variety of sports evaluation models to provide users with sports solutions.
Huawei confirmed that the Health app is aimed at typical scenarios such as enjoying sports, maintaining body shape, and improving sleep, and creates a deeply integrated digital experience with developers and ecosystem partners.
The mark of 400 million global users reflects the success of the Huawei Health app, which continues to grow in various aspects.
Huawei Pay monthly active users surpass 100 million
Huawei Pay is one of the best payment applications offered by the Chinese company to its users. So far, the app comes with a bundle of features that brings convenience to the consumers while applying for an online transaction. Consequently, these thoughtful features of the app resulted in 100 million monthly active users.
100 Million! Yes, you’ve heard right. Huawei Pay is seamlessly showing great results among individuals. The payment service has become much better in recent times. As an outcome, the application was able to retain 100 million monthly active users.
On the other hand, the company is trying to make the app better in the upcoming days. Ultimately, the Chinese manufacturer is trying to explore more scenarios of the HarmonyOS interface with Huawei Pay. Thus, users might see some new and interesting tweaks to the application in the time ahead.
President’s words over App success!
Seeing the growth and evolution of the respective app, the President of Huawei terminal cloud service payment business, Ma Chuanyong said the following statement:
“Huawei Pay is not trying to compete with Alipay and WeChat Pay, they are still Huawei’s partners. Huawei Pay is to open up new payment scenarios, and will explore more scenarios based on the HarmonyOS.”
As of now, the payment app has been spotted on the homepage of Huawei Wallet. Further, the app is supporting more than 160 banks, giving equal rights and benefits to online transactions.
Huawei Pay App
Huawei Pay is a well-known payment application among users. It is a safe and secure online payment service that brings the ease of doing online dealings without getting stressed about the cash or payment machines.
The users who are using the Huawei Wallet will only be able to take the advantage of the Huawei Pay app. This is so because the management portal of Huawei Pay offers some specific services that mainly require the Wallet application. For instance, checking balance, bank card payments, red envelopes, recharge, cash withdrawal, and more.