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Huawei reaches agreement with TomTom to create Google Maps replacement

The endless drama between Huawei and the US authorities has solely sped up the corporate’s need to rid its dependence on U.S. know-how. Huawei is already making its personal working system and app retailer, and now Huawei’s telephones could have a mapping instrument ⁠— courtesy of TomTom.

As a substitute of utilizing the crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap database, which powers most options to Google Maps, Huawei has reportedly reached a deal to entry maps, site visitors info, and navigation software program from TomTom. On condition that TomTom is predicated within the Netherlands, the partnership will not be affected by the US’ battles with Huawei and China.

Based on a spokesperson at TomTom, the deal was reached “a while in the past,” however was not made public till now. The monetary particulars of the settlement weren’t revealed.

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