Honor CEO hopes the brand will soon resume ties with Google

Honor’s recently acquired independence from Huawei has given the company a new life contract. Now owned by a Chinese consortium and no longer restricted by US sanctions, Honor plans to launch flagship phones to compete with Apple and its mothership Huawei.

Speaking to the South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview, Honor CEO George Zhao also responded to a question that has been on everyone’s mind: Are Honor’s new phones compatible with Google Mobile Services? Zhao confirmed that the company is in talks with Google and hopes to resume ties with Mountain View soon.

Last week, Honor reestablished partnerships with Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek, AMD, and a slew of other tech companies. However, Google remains one of the biggest missing pieces in Honor’s new arsenal.

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Without Google’s apps and services, the company won’t make much of a brand in Europe that was one of its fastest-growing markets before US sanctions went into effect.

When asked if he is concerned about the impact of US trade restrictions on Honor, Zhao said: “There is no reason to impose restrictions on a very normal consumer electronics company. We comply with global business rules, including intellectual property payments, tax payments, etc. We have an internal compliance office to regulate the behavior of each system. “

There is no confirmation on when Honor and Google will include their new partnership or if the new Honor V40 will leave China with Google services. We will keep you informed in case we learn more about the matter.

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