Since the end of 2020, the HONOR sub-brand is no longer owned by Huawei, which means it is not subject to US government sanctions against the Chinese giant. After gaining independence, HONOR resumed cooperation with American suppliers, which its former parent company was deprived of. And of course, Qualcomm and Google were among the first companies with which the Chinese brand decided to establish relations.
HONOR recently announced the resumption of cooperation with Qualcomm. For a long time, their first joint product will be the HONOR 50 smartphone, based on the recently announced Snapdragon 778G chipset. But this is not the only distinguishing feature of the novelty. HONOR also confirmed that Google’s mobile services would finally return to the new smartphone.
Answering a question from users on Twitter, representatives of the HONOR office in Germany made it clear that the brand’s upcoming smartphone will indeed acquire support for Google mobile services. They also confirmed that it would be based on the Android mobile operating system with Magic UI installed on top of the proprietary shell with several new features.
In addition to Qualcomm and Google, the HONOR brand is focused on rebuilding partnerships with other technology companies such as Intel and MediaTek. And given the serious attitude of HONOR’s management, the brand is clearly too early to write off.