Honor Google Services Comeback
At last week’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G launch, Honor confirmed that it completely resumed cooperation with Qualcomm and that the Honor 50 would be one of the first phones to use Snapdragon 778G. Now the media is also reporting another thing, that the cooperation with Google is also resumed and Honor Google services a.k.a. GMS is available.
Due to well-known reasons, Huawei and Honor’s phones cannot install Google App and Google services, so they have been affected in overseas markets. And since Honor broke away from Huawei last year, it has gained support from many suppliers, including the recent Honor 50 series, which will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor.
Recently, another piece of good news came. Some users asked on Honor’s Germany Twitter post if the new models would be equipped with Google services, and the official tweet of Honor Germany answered in the affirmative.
The official tweet from Honor Germany said a few days ago in response to a netizen’s inquiry that it would carry GMS, the news was not remarkable and was only reported several media together, but the official has now deleted the tweet and things are getting confusing.
In January this year, Honor CEO Zhao Ming gave an interview to the South China Morning Post. In the interview, Zhao Ming said that Honor was in talks with Google and wanted to resume its partnership with Google.
Considering that Qualcomm has been able to resume cooperation with Honor, that Google’s resumption of cooperation with Honor can also be expected, probably because it is not yet time for an official announcement.
Now that this major might be resolved, Honor phones may able to pre-install Google apps, including search, Google Maps, YouTube, and most importantly the Google Play store, which is very good news for Honor’s expansion in the global market.