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The Honor 50 series seems set for global markets with Google Mobile Services support

The Honor 50. (Source: Honor)
The Honor 50. (Source: Honor)
The smartphone OEM Honor has confirmed it has secured Google Mobile Services for its premium mid-range 50-series devices. This is as strong a hint as any that the 2021 handsets are headed for an international launch soon, bringing their 108MP main cameras and 100W charging with them.

One of Honor's latest official tweets could be taken as a sign it is ready to launch more phones globally soon. It hints the OEM is in the early stages of this process, which involves "working with suppliers". In the meantime, the company has stated that the 50 series is now certified to run with Google Mobile Services.

This framework is found on most Android phones out of the box, and is often required to use stock Google apps, as well as those from the Play Store. Therefore, Honor may have alleviated a major concern consumers in many regions might have with buying its products.

In addition, Google's agreement to let Honor use its services again might be a good sign that it is not in line for the US trade embargo that affects its former parent Huawei. Therefore, the OEM might indeed be ready to rebuild its smartphone business worldwide, possbly starting with a launch for the vanilla 50 in Europe.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-12 (Update: 2021-10-12)