Honor, a recently independent company in China, is now improving its operations and establishing new relationships with partners and suppliers. The company contracts with component vendors, but is also working on getting support from Google.
According to the latest report from Russia, Google Mobile Services (GMS) may soon make a comeback on Honor devices. This is mainly because the company is no longer part of Huawei, and therefore, the US sanctions against the Chinese giant no longer apply to Honor.
It further mentioned that the return of Honor smartphone Google services may happen around spring. The company is already developing two new phone product lines that will support Google Mobile Services. This should restore official Android support as well as many other Google apps.
With the launch of Google services on Honor smartphones, the company’s new devices will no longer be pre-installed with Huawei AppGallery. However, older devices will continue to have AppGallery.
For those who don’t know, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order in May 2019 that banned Huawei from dealing with US companies and cut off access to Google services and many other services.
Since Honor was a sub-brand of Huawei, its devices couldn’t use GMS. To ensure the survival of the brand, Huawei sold Honor in November last year.
In addition to establishing relationships with suppliers, the company is also committed to establishing its position in the market. The company has opened its own online store, Honor Mall, and plans to open several offline stores.