TEKNOKU.me – The United States government’s policy that forbids Huawei to buy software and hardware components from US-based companies, makes Huawei quite inconvenient.
Because this policy makes Huawei unable to use Google’s core services, including Google Maps, Chrome, and YouTube on its Android smartphones.
Because of this, Huawei took a video streaming service provider Dailymotion as a substitute for YouTube on its Android mobile phone, for users in the European region.
This collaboration with Dailymotion will focus on developing the Huawei Video platform (Huawei’s entertainment service), which includes content such as films and serials.
According to the official Dailymotion blog, video technology developed by them will be used in the Huawei Video application. Huawei users in Europe can also access content on Dailymotion, as well as access to monetize videos.
“We are proud to collaborate with Huawei so that our content catalog can reach a wider audience,” writes Chief Content Officer of Dailymotion, Stéphane Godin.
Dailymotion currently has around 250 million active users worldwide.
Dailymotion is also used by a number of well-known media groups in the world, such as Le Monde, l’Equipe, BeIN SPORTS, JPI Media, Marie Claire, and the NBA G League.
In addition, Dailymotion also produces videos to be distributed to media outlets that do not produce their own content, such as MSN, Bing, and Orange.
Huawei itself has not yet explained more about its cooperation with Dailymotion.
Earlier in January, Huawei also worked with TomTom to work on digital map services, instead of Google Maps on its Android phone.
Through the agreement, Huawei will be able to use TomTom’s map, traffic information, and navigation services to develop applications on its smartphones.