10 May 2021
Ever since Huawei sold Honor's business to make it an independent entity in November last year, there were speculations we might see Honor phones with Google apps and services. It has now been confirmed officially by George Zhao, CEO of Honor, in an exclusive conversation with South China Morning Post (SCMP).
Zhao said that they are in conversations with Google about re-instating Google Mobile Services (GMS) support on its future smartphones and tablets. He is hopeful of finding a solution very soon but a specific timeline has not been revealed yet. It is quite possible that the recently launched Honor V40 5G could become the first globally released smartphone to get the support but nothing is confirmed yet.
Honor has already signed a new deal with a number of U.S.-based tech companies like Qualcomm, AMD, and Intel. The company is working on getting back on its feet so that it can deliver smartphones of the same caliber as competitors. Zhao has already revealed that they have plans to compete with Apple and its former parent company Huawei. If the company is able to get GMS approval, it will surely help it achieve the goals and compete with the best in the industry.
Lastly, Zhao has said that he has no reason to worry about the U.S. government sanctions. Those are what are responsible for Huawei's smartphone business taking a hit. We will keep you updated about the future plans of Honor and how it plans to re-enter the global smartphone market.