Petal Maps Android
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Petal Maps is the mapping application developed by Huawei for the phones of this brand and Honor that serves as an alternative to the banned Google Maps


The alternative to Google Maps for Huawei phones

November 24, 2023
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Huawei has been at the center of a trade war raging between China and the United States that has much to do with who dominates the next steps of global technology and could lead to a fragmentation of mobile computing. The issue is that the US government vetoed the Chinese manufacturer and consequently forced Google not to offer its services through its application system on this brand's phones.

Petal, the alternative to Google Maps for Huawei

Huawei has embarked on developing applications that can serve its users as an alternative to the apps of the ubiquitous American company and to replace its map service it offers Petal Maps. This allows a series of similar services to be available:

  • Navigation on the map in 2D and 3D mode guided by GPS.
  • Available in more than 140 countries.
  • Real-time traffic status.
  • Real-time map search with a large database of points of interest.
  • Voice prompts.

It offers the basics that Google offers although it still lacks recommendations or data on public transport. Its design is sober and clean so it can be considered as a more than serious alternative.

Requirements and additional information:

  • Minimum operating system requirements: Android 7.0.
Elies Guzmán

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