Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has shown its capability in the face of U.S. sanctions and empowered Huawei to stand up on its own feet in terms mobile software ecosystem.
But with its expansion, not only Huawei but other companies are not considering joining Huawei’s expanding software ecosystem. As recently, a Huawei staff member revealed that Meizu, a Chinese smartphone maker, will be using HMS Core in its smartphone and label them under the Huawei Mobile Services.
This is huge news and could be the founding stone of Chinese phone makers adopting Huawei’s own software services rather than going for Google’s. This could also bring us to see the adaptation of HarmonyOS in Meizu’s phone in the future but nothing is certain on this matter at the moment.
Currently, Meizu phones use Android services but using the HMS will allow it to serve China-exclusive services that are available on Huawei Video, music, and AppGallery.
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is a big load of developer and user services that comes in one package and under this, comes the HMS Core. HMS Core offers a rich set of device and cloud capabilities, which enables high and fast development for app developers.
The HMS Core provides basic services such as Huawei ID and payment for Huawei device users. After the integration of Huawei ID, the developer then can provide various services such as AppGallery, Cloud, and Health.
In addition, HMS Core provides developers apps with a multi of services called “Kits”. Last year at Huawei Developer Conference 2020, Huawei inducted 5 new kits in the HMS core environment, as of now, HMS Core has over 56 HMS Core kits in 7 different service categories.
In a single year, HMS Core’s latest version open capabilities have increased from 14 Kits to 56 Kits, while the number of APIs has jumped from 885 to 12,981 covering seven major areas, helping developers achieve innovation and simplify the development process.
With this increment, Huawei is ramping up its software API capabilities for features such as browsing, search, map, payment, advertisement, machine learning, AI, AR, VR, graphics, security, and more.
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Huawei registers ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark
On May 18, 2022, Huawei registered the ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark in China. This trademark application has document version 47543398 and the trademark has not been published yet. According to the information, Trademark Office held that the goods designated for use by the opposed trademark were Class 1 “silicones”.
The ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark class belongs to the same category as “unprocessed plastics; plasticizers” that were approved for use in trademarks such as “Huawei Zhixuan” cited earlier by the opponent. or similar goods.
In further terms, the opposed trademark completely contains the distinctive identification part of the trademark cited by the opponent, “Huawei”, and does not form a new meaning with an obvious difference. If it is used concurrently, consumers will be misunderstood.
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Huawei AppGallery facing a severe issue: Report
Huawei AppGallery is a new generation of an app distribution platform for Huawei devices and the Chinese tech maker is working on improving its productivity for smartphone owners. However, recently a severe issue has been reported on Huawei AppGallery that allows downloading paid apps for free of cost.
According to the input coming from 9to5Google, an Android developer has found an issue in Huawei AppGallery that doesn’t have any special protection feature for the paid applications. This could lead to easy exploitation and enables to obtain the download link for premium apps without even paying for them.
In simple words, it could cause a loss to the developer but the report also mentions that this issue has been reported to Huawei. However, there’s no clear guideline or response that has been received on this matter.
Huawei AppGallery is a smart solution that allows developers to create a new user experience for the consumers. The platform is supported by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, which enables various APIs in applications.
Huawei AppGallery serves under the top three app marketplace globally and brings a whole range of global and local apps including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.
AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 5.4 million developers across the globe, and in 2021 the total app distributions from AppGallery reached 432 billion times.
Huawei S-Tag launched with professional motion sensor
On May 18, 2022, Huawei unveiled its new activity tracker – Huawei S-Tag in the global market. The tracker comes with a professional motion sensor that detects perfect motion while being connected to your smart devices such as a smartwatch or smartphone.
The S-Tag comes with up to 14 running form metrics, it provides guidance for running, has a super compatible split design that weighs only 7.5 grams, and can drown into 50meter of water.
The S-Tag also has cycling metrics as well as fast charging support for better and faster connection with support devices. Huawei S-Tag availability may vary depending on the market.