After HarmonyOS, Huawei to unveil its own mapping service ‘Map Kit’ | HT Tech

After HarmonyOS, Huawei to unveil its own mapping service ‘Map Kit’

Huawei’s Map Kit will offer developers a street navigation system including real-time traffic.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 18 2019, 16:43 IST
Huawei Map Kit to launch soon.
Huawei Map Kit to launch soon. (REUTERS)

In a bid to challenge Google Maps, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is planning to unveil its own mapping service known as Map Kit.

Map Kit would offer developers a street navigation system as well as a way to show users real-time traffic conditions. It would support augmented-reality mapping and would not be for direct consumer use, The Verge on Saturday quoted a Huawei executive as saying.

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In addition, the Map Kit would offer real-time traffic conditions and lane change recognition features. The service is also said to be available in 40 languages and tipped to launch in October.

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Last week, the Chinese tech giant unveiled HarmonyOS - referred to as HongmengOS in China - which is aimed at reducing the company's reliance on Google-developed Android OS.

Focused on improved cross-platform working, Harmony OS would work across a wide range of devices including smart speakers, automobiles, computers, smart watches, wireless earbuds apart from smartphones and tablets.

 

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First Published Date: 18 Aug, 16:40 IST
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