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Contact measurement: Google offers tests through Play services, something painful for Huawei

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Google is beginning to deliver its interfaces for contact measurement through a smartphone, with which the coronavirus must be contained.



Google and Apple are working on contact measurement interfaces for their smartphone operating systems, which application developers can access. The background to the story is the virus commonly known as Corona, which is still turning the world upside down. Now Google has started to provide a first test version of its new interfaces for the Android operating system, from which Huawei, as one of the largest smartphone manufacturers, is partially excluded.

Because the problem is that Google is bringing the new software through playback services to users’ Android devices. Only the newer Huawei smartphones no longer have the necessary Google services available. So if you go for a Huawei P40, even if you are interested, you may not be able to participate in the contact measurement, which is supposed to help contain the coronavirus.

The Corona app is under development

Google and Apple make their interfaces available to the health authorities, in Germany RKI, SAP and Deutsche Telekom are working on a Corona application. The two smartphone market leaders help with their interfaces for rapid application diffusion and cross-border deployment. “The main task of the Corona application is that citizens who have had contact with someone infected with Corona are informed of this contact as quickly as possible. This allows the affected person to be isolated in a timely manner and the chains of infection are interrupted “.

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