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BBVA banking app now available to download on all Huawei devices via AppGallery, powered by Huawei Mobile Services

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The BBVA ‘app’ is now available for all Huawei devices, for both who runs on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) or uses Google Mobile Services (GMS). The good relationship between the Huawei team and BBVA has made this agreement possible.

The incorporation of HMS into the BBVA ‘app’ allows elements related to maps, geolocation, and the sending of notifications to clients, among others, to work correctly and more. All Huawei users can enjoy their advantages.

With this development and integration of HMS into the BBVA ‘app’, we make the more than 800 functionalities that our application offers available to Huawei customers said Raul Navarrete, head of the BBVA Spain Mobile Channel.

Additionally, he mentioned that we plan to continue working together to provide the best solutions to our customers. Moreover, Huawei’s AppGallery has already become the third most important in the market worldwide. While the BBVA ‘app’ is available in the Finance category and it can be now downloaded and installed on all Huawei segments.

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Regarding this integration, Ramiro Larragan, Marketing Director of Huawei in Spain stated that the finance and banking-related services are one most demanding by our users and always it been the company’s priority. So, we are very proud to announce the addition of such an important and prominent ‘app’ to our app store (AppGallery).

The integration of the BBVA ‘app’ with HMS Core services is a milestone for us and for our users, who will continue to enjoy a range of quality applications and services ”, added Ramiro Larragan

Strengthening services for clients:

According to a data report by Huawei, in 2020, its HMS services have increased to 700 million users. In addition, only in Europe, they have grown by 33% compared to 2019, reaching a total of 90 million users as compared to 68 million in 2019.

Huawei AppGallery was launched globally in 2018 and available in more than 170 countries. As of now, it has more than 2.3 million developers worldwide and a community of 530 million monthly active users. Of the total of this figure, 42 million correspond to the European market, which has represented a growth of more than 61.5% compared to the previous year.

With this agreement, BBVA joins the number of applications present on Huawei’s platform whose growth has notably increased in recent months and which currently amounts to a total of 120,000 ‘apps’ integrated into HMS Core, that is, those that integrate all of Huawei’s hardware and software capabilities.

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About BBVA app:

The BBVA Mobile Banking App has already been named a ‘Leader’ by Javelin Strategy & Research in its Mobile Banking Scorecard six times in a row. Still, it is getting better day by day!

Features:

Better Navigation: The new main navigation bar allows you to quickly access the most used features from all key areas of the app easily from the bottom of most screens. And when navigating through your accounts, the new quick action bars will allow you to manage your accounts and customize features in fewer taps.

Transaction Details: See more clearly how a transaction has impacted your available balance with improved details for posted and pending transactions. It also added a warning badge to let you know if a transaction has been posted against insufficient funds.

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Find Features Fast: Use the search feature to tell us what you’d like to do. Use your voice or start typing for predictive search results to get answers faster.

Alongside this, it also helps you manage your money in an efficient way:

  • It has Financial Tools to track your spending and create budgets
  • Save time paying bills by setting up AutoPay
  • Deposit checks using the simple, fast, and convenient Mobile Deposit
  • Sign up to receive notifications anytime we detect suspicious activity on your debit card
  • Apply for new BBVA accounts right from the mobile banking app in minutes
  • Pre-login QuickView

How to enable this app:

Existing Mobile Banking or Online Banking users just need to download the app, sign-in with their existing username and password, and start using it.

Existing bank customers without a username or password can enroll for Mobile Banking directly from the app by using their valid BBVA product.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei is really giving up on Europe?

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So, there are reports circulating over the Internet that Huawei is giving up on Europe. Yeah, there are various aspects behind this topic and we’ll tell you the long story short.

Huawei is quitting Europe?

No, Huawei is not giving up on Europe.

What’s happening:

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Huawei is about to relocate its workforce and business operations from different European headquarters to a single, effective and better place.

Why?

Following the U.S. sanctions, Huawei saw reduced consumer business globally. However, the report also mentions network business, which has also reduced since then.

Reducing the workforce and relocating to an active and more responsive office would help the Chinese company to save money and time. Also, it’ll help Huawei to focus on markets with active demand instead of the ones where its shares have declined severely.

These were the key points of the story and now, let’s dive into the report.

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Full Story:

A giant report composed by Politico featuring various Huawei internal officers and executives on how the company is reducing its activity across Europe.

It also mentions Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei’s past speech over some words including survival and working hard. These were already heard before.

There’s an explanation of how CFO Meng Wanzhou’s case, the current Russia-Ukraine war, and the recession causing mayhem for the Chinese tech maker.

According to the information, Huawei currently divides Europe into two markets: Western Europe, run from Düsseldorf; and Eastern Europe and the Nordics, with a top executive based in Warsaw.

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Interestingly, it indicates that Huawei is planning to move all of its operations and headquarters to Dusseldorf.

A Huawei Europe spokesperson said that this restricting will help to bring more synergies within the whole European business operation. It will also bring more value directly to Huawei’s customers in Europe.

As for now, Huawei has around 12000 employees and the spokesperson confirmed that these people will work efficiently and stable for the company.

Instead of Europe, Huawei will give up on the market part of the Five Eye. It’s a security group consisting of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These countries either banned Huawei or restricted the firm from participating in government or private network contracts.

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Still, Huawei is selling consumer products such as smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and other devices.

Mixing up:

To clarify Huawei owns various businesses including consumer and corporate. Hence, Huawei runs these two different businesses in different markets based on its dominance in that area.

The report mostly targets Huawei’s corporate business and its reduction after the U.S. ban. However, it doesn’t spotlight the consumer business that much.

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China:

Yes, Huawei is focusing more on its home ground because of Huawei’s popularity in the market. Therefore, leaving the rebound movement won’t make sense.

Huawei’s Future in Europe:

The report contains a lot to read, if you are interested then we encourage you to do so. Similar to the above, we think that the restructuring of the office and workforce will allow Huawei to work efficiently and effectively with less spending.

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So, Huawei will continue to operate in Europe and bring on consumer devices such as tablets, smartwatches, earphones, and computer devices to global consumers.

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Germany refuses to ban Huawei: Report

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U.S. is chasing Huawei for a long time and Germany is one of the key market that the U.S. government pursued as well but it seems like this European giant has refused to ban the Chinese telecom maker.

According to Reuters, Germany doesn’t want to follow US in banning Huawei as well as its network equipment. Germany’s Economy Ministry spokesperson said that we may take an approach to take such actions in case by case basis instead of vanishing Huawei.

Last week, U.S. banned the important and approval of purchase for Huawei and ZTE made network equipment. The US blames that Huawei equipment could cause nation security risk, while the company has denied such allegations.

Scrutiny:

An internal paper reveals that Germany could increase scrutiny of all telecom equipment to improve the national security.

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It also mentions, 2020’s legislation, which sets new rules to scrutinize telecom equipment makers including Huawei. It also enables German government to completely ban or suspend telecom gear maker’s participation in all type of bids.

The paper consist of 104 page strategy of how Germany should ban or not use components, transportation, water and other products made by companies outside of Germany.

A Huawei spokesperson also gave a statement.

“Secure use of networks is independent of a provider’s country of origin and can only be ensured by means of global standards in international cooperation between industry and regulatory authorities,” Huawei said.

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On the other hand, U.S. continue to blame Huawei and want Germany to block it. Representative Michal McCaul told U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee that Germany is jeopardizing its own national security and Europe with its decision on Huawei.

For now, it’s clear that Germany doens’t want to ban Huawei from its network infrastructure but it’s causing panic in U.S. government.

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Huawei and other tech makers introduced new rule for app shaking issues

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Huawei app shaking issues rule

Huawei and some other tech giants have jointly released a new rule that can help with app-shaking issues. Alongside the solution, the new rule will also improve the user experience with the third-party applications on the device.

To those who are unaware, app shake is a very convenient feature to use. With a simple shaking gesture on your phone, you can launch any app and start using it without touching the home screen. All you have to do is allow some settings for the particular app.

App-Shaking Issue

So far, the App shake function remained at the top of the feature section. It has provided a rich experience to consumers and has enhanced the way of using an application on a smart gadget.

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Although in addition to many positive roles of the respective function, there are some negative points as well. Sometimes, the shake function becomes too sensitive for a few third-party apps. As a result, the apps get open even at a slight jerk or movement.

Moreover, it automatically leads to the advertisement page. Thus, users often get disturbed by such activities on their handsets due to the app-shaking function.

A solution to App Shaking Issue

To end the app-shaking issues Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, Alibaba, the China Academy of Information and Technology and many other companies come together and formulated a new rule.

This rule comes under the “App User Rights Protection Evaluation Specification Part 7: Deception, Misleading and Compulsive Behaviour” (T/TAF 078.7-2022)

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According to this rule, tech makers will make amendments to phone manufacturing. Consequently, the shaking function will be timed for 15m/s2. Meanwhile, the rotation angle of the screen should be at least 35 degrees. The shaking action should only take place for 3 seconds.

The rule officially came into existence on November 25, 2022. Apart from these tweaks, there aren’t many details about the respective rule and its specifications. However, how the new segments will use and run users’ data and security aspects is still to question to answer.

Let’s see what new changes will the giant manufacturers will bring in their devices in the time ahead.

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