It has designed a completely new operating system, a new app store … and now a new browser. Petal Maps aims to be the alternative to Google Maps, only that it will be installing natively on devices bearing the petal symbol. Faced with the inability to access Google services, Huawei needed to launch a browser to guide its users.
How to download Petal Maps on any Android
Although only available in the Gallery app, Huawei’s new store, we can access the application externally. In addition, it is only suitable for some terminals of the Chinese company, so they have not even launched it for all terminals. It is no less true that there are other options in the Play Store, but for those who want to try the Huawei app, this is the time.
Reviewing a bit above what this app offers, it is a browser that contains what is just and necessary. It has a simple interface, the maps are perfectly legible, they have real-time traffic thanks to TomTom data. Additionally, two favorite addresses can be set to assign to work and home, as well as including point-to-point voice navigation.
To download the app, we have to access this link to obtain the APK, where we will find the file to simply download and install it in the terminal. Can’t be done through the Gallery app, since the browser does not appear if the terminal is not from Huawei, so we can only choose the APK directly. It is not a stable version, so it may fail when trying to start the app.
Petal Maps vs Google Maps
How could it be otherwise, the reference to compare to Petal Maps it will always be Google Maps, of the most complete browsers for mobiles. In terms of design, we find some differences but nothing remarkable, since Petal Maps offers a simple but very similar to Google service, with everything you need for what a GPS navigator requires.
Petal Maps, as you might expect, starts with the basics: a standard layer with the map view and traffic overlay. On the contrary, today Google Maps has a standard, satellite or relief view, overlaying layers of public transport, bicycle, 3D view, Street View, COVID data and traffic data. With which, a lot of work remains at the service of Huawei ahead.