COVID-19 Contact Tracking Application For Google-Free Phones From Huawei

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China-based technology giant Huawei has released a new COVID-19 contact tracking application called HMS Core Contact Shield for its smartphones that lack Google Mobile Services due to the US government sanctions.

many other countries, including Turkey, have developed their own contact tracking application to take control of an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus-19 Covidien. One of these is the Hayat Eve Sığar application, which is available in our country. As the outbreak still continues, we may continue to see new software of this type in the coming days.

As we previously reported, Apple and Google have partnered with healthcare organizations to develop a system based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to help reduce and control the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Many countries, have developed their own contact tracking application to control the outbreak

Apple and Google started providing this service to both iPhone and Android users with the updates they released. But the question (n) is: What about Huawei devices that are disconnected from Google due to US bans? Most models still have Google Mobile Services, but Chinese brand new phones can’t take advantage of Google’s apps and services.

Huawei has released a new COVID-19 contact tracking application called HMS Core Contact Shield for models that do not use Google services as a solution to this problem. The software, which focuses on user privacy and security, sends instantly changing identification numbers to the devices around each device. Users are automatically notified if they come into contact with a COVID-19 patient. In this sense, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) takes a similar approach to other contact tracking applications.

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Based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, HMS Core has a similar approach to other contact tracking applications.

However, the application called HMS Core Contact Shield requires the consent of the person to access the health data of people with COVID-19. Huawei has announced that the application will be uninstalled automatically when the pandemic ends. It is not clear whether users’ sensitive information such as their credentials, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses or location histories will be stored.


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