Now official: Google mobile services will return to Honor smartphones


To keep its successful sub-brand Honor from oblivion, the Chinese company Huawei sold it late last year. As an independent company, Honor is no longer subject to US government sanctions aimed at Huawei, which means that the brand can return to cooperation with all partners, including American partners, which include Google and Qualcomm. And Huawei’s plan to rescue Honor appears to have worked.

Last week, the brand confirmed a renewed relationship with US chipmaker Qualcomm, announcing that its new Honor 50 series of smartphones will be powered by the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor. And now the brand has hinted at rebuilding its relationship with internet giant Google.

The renewed partnership with Google means that Google’s mobile services will finally return to Honor smartphones. When asked by a Twitter user about whether the Honor 50 series will use Honor’s mobile services, the brand’s German reps answered in the affirmative.

The exact launch date for the Honor 50 series is still unknown, but given the numerous leaks, an announcement is just around the corner. Presumably, it will take place in early summer. The lineup will include at least two models: the base Honor 50 and the top-end Honor 50 Pro.