Although the launch of the Huawei Mate 30 in the last months of 2019 is already taken for granted, there is a new surprise on the horizon. According to the new information, Chinese technology will be working on more than new smartphones and a new SoC, more specifically, a service similar to Google Maps.
Does the Chinese giant plan to create an alternative navigation service to Google Maps?
This is the thesis presented by internal sources, close to the subject and cited by the publication. China Daily According to them, Huawei wants to create a sophisticated navigation system. Something that will allow you to compete and face the current dominant solution in the market, the result of US Google.
Service similar to Google Maps with the Huawei footprint
That is, we would have a "Google Maps" developed by Huawei. Just as we currently have your Harmony OS, a possible alternative to Android, we would also have your navigation service in response to Maps. However, it is still unknown to what extent this solution would be "sophisticated."
Still, Huawei is more likely to create this service as an alternative to develop gradually instead of a solution to compete directly with Google Maps. By the way, that would be a risky bet, especially given the vast history of Maps. Still, we can have some surprises.
Since the main objective is unknown, it is believed to encourage software developers to join the Huawei platform. Especially to create new applications and solutions based on the Chinese navigation service. Something that could debut with the Huawei Mate 30 generation.
New features that come out with the Huawei Mate 30
According to the source, the main objective will actually be more measured. Namely "encourage developers to develop new applications based on mapping capabilities." In short, taking advantage of the platform that the Chinese giant will launch, but not necessarily for navigation.
Here we can have new applications that complement the browsing experience, which can even be done with Google Maps. Be a little complements, or improvements and ways to provide more information to the user depending on the technological system. For now, everything is open.
Even so, Huawei is expected to continue expanding its database and navigation system. Something that will eventually allow you to see this service with new eyes and even compete with other solutions in the market. To this end, the company plans to take advantage of its telecommunications equipment network.
There is also the possibility that the bet of this company has effects on augmented reality solutions. Something that will also be based on a navigation system and can complement it with virtual information cards, among other examples. It is also a gateway to collaboration with other companies.
Finally, the focus was on the "sophisticated browsing experience." Something that does not define whether it will be a new experience, in the sense of being a rival solution for Google Maps, or a mere complement. Anyway, we have more news until the presentation of the Huawei Mate 30.