Honor has confirmed that it will soon launch smartphones from the Honor 50 range equipped with Google services. The company made the announcement only halfway, without sending an official statement or explicitly saying which devices it will be about, but the information comes from the official Twitter account of the German division. It seems that re-establishing partnerships with other US companies such as Qualcomm was just the beginning, and Google can now offer its software to Honor without restrictions.
Honor restores partnership with Google
The news that Huawei’s operations are blocked by the USA came on the very day of the launch of the Honor 20 series, almost two years ago. At that time, Honor was holding an official launch event in London, and those devices were no longer launched according to the original plan. The Honor 20 series has not even reached many European countries. In fact, in Romania, only one model from the Honor 20 range has officially arrived, with Huawei branding. It was called Huawei Nova 5T and was also the last new phone from Huawei equipped with Google services from the factory launched in Europe.
The next series of smartphones from Honor is Honor 50, for which the use of the Snapdragon 778 chipset, officially announced last week, has already been confirmed. These devices would benefit from Google’s services, according to Honor Germany. However, it is not clear whether Honor will continue to use the Magic UI interface, its alternative to Huawei’s EMUI, or whether it will develop completely new software.
Along with the Honor 50 series, the company formed by the former Huawei division also announced that it is working on the development of a new series of high-end devices in the Honor Magic series. These phones will be equipped with top processors from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 888.
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