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Huawei is working on its replacement for Google Maps

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Huawei is working non-stop to improve the experience with the apps it has built as alternatives to Google’s software, and of course that makes perfect sense, as the company has no choice but to try to survive without the search giant.

Due to restrictions imposed by the US government, Huawei is no longer allowed to use software and hardware from US companies, including here the licensed version of Android and Google services.

This means that Huawei devices can no longer come with preloaded Google apps, so the Chinese tech giant decided to develop its own alternatives to provide users with valuable software anyway.

The replacement for Google Maps is called Petal Maps, and although it’s still in beta, the apps keep getting better as the updates Huawei releases often introduce new features to users.


Petal Maps

The latest update brings Petal Maps to version 1.10 and, according to the official changelog, includes a number of new features like an instant overview of the conditions of any route you’ve set up in the app.

This should make it easier to determine if you’ll encounter heavy traffic jams along your way without even starting to drive.

So Petal Maps now comes with a travel card to display travel times and traffic conditions, so if you use the app regularly, this information is sure to come in handy.

And if you rely on Petal Maps for regular navigation, there’s more new in this update as Huawei has added support for multiple stops. In other words, you can set up a multi-stop route, just like on Google Maps, so you no longer have to set up a new destination every time you start driving.

Voice navigation also received a massive update, as Petal Maps now supports no less than 40 languages ​​after this new update.


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