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Huawei Mobile Services Core (HMS Core): Replacement of Google’s developer libraries, here’s everything you need to know

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HMS Core is a collection of tools made for Huawei’s partners and app developers to create unique, new experiences that tap into the full hardware and software capabilities Huawei devices have on offer.

By integrating HMS into their apps with HMS Core, developers can quickly deploy Huawei’s on-device capabilities such as HiAI, distributed technology, and camera features on their apps and provide quality experiences to end-users.

Huawei devices exclusively with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and its “Core Kits” aims to deliver the alternatives of GMS and libraries for HMS developers.

(We’ve already explored Huawei Mobile Services in a separate article which you can check here)

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As of now, the HMS Core 5.0 has opened capabilities that increased 14 kits to 56 kits, while the number of APIs has jumped from 885 to 12981 covering seven major areas, helping developers achieve new innovation and simplify the development process.

Compared to this, at the beginning of 2020, Huawei had 24 HMS Core kits, 55 services, and 997 APIs. Including services such as In-app purchases (IAP), Account Login and Game services, Push notifications, Analytics, Monetization, Maps, Location, and more.

Below you can check, HMS Core Kits in detail.

HMS Core Kits:

App Services:

  • App Services
  • Account Kit
  • Ads Kit
  • Analytics Kit
  • App Linking
  • Awareness Kit
  • Drive Kit
  • Dynamic Tag Manager
  • Game Service
  • Health Kit
  • Identity Kit
  • In-App Purchases
  • Location Kit
  • Map Kit
  • Push Kit
  • Quick App
  • Scan Kit
  • Search Kit
  • Site Kit
  • Wallet Kit

AI:

  • ML Kit
  • HUAWEI HiAI Foundation
  • HUAWEI HiAI Engine
  • HUAWEI HiAI Service

Media

  • Audio Engine
  • Audio Kit
  • Camera Engine
  • Image Kit
  • Panorama Kit
  • Video Engine
  • Video Kit
  • WisePlay DRM

Smart Device:

  • CaaS Engine
  • Cast Engine
  • DeviceVirtualization Engine
  • OneHop Engine
  • Share Engine
  • Wear Engine

Graphics:

  • Accelerate Kit
  • AR Engine
  • Computer Graphics Kit
  • GameTurbo Engine
  • Scene Kit

Security

  • FIDO
  • Safety Detect
  • LocalAuthentication Engine
  • DataSecurity Engine

System:

  • hQUIC Kit
  • Nearby Service
  • Network Kit New
  • Wireless Kit

Developer Tools:

  • Reality Studio
  • Theme Studio
  • Graphic Profiler
  • HMS Core ToolKit
  • Quick App IDE

Some of the HMS Kits in detailed view:

Account Kit:

Huawei Account Kit provides developers with simple, secure, and quick sign-in and authorization functions. It allows users to access the products and services in the Huawei consumer cloud as well as personal information through mobile phones, tablets, PCs, or wearable devices.

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Map Kit:

The Huawei Map Kit is a set of APIs that can be called to develop maps for Android. Developers can use this SDK to easily add map-related functions to Android apps.

Location Kit:

The Location Kit uses a hybrid positioning mode that combines GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and base station. It enables the app to obtain user locations quickly and accurately.

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Huawei Location Kit combines the GPS, Wi-Fi, and base station locations to help app developers quickly obtain precise user locations, build up global positioning capabilities, and reach a wide range of users around the globe.

Push Kit:

Huawei Push Kit is a messaging service provided by Huawei for developers. It establishes a communication channel between the cloud and devices. By using Huawei Push Kit, developers can send the latest messages to users.

This helps developers maintain closer ties with users and increases user awareness and activity. The following figure shows the process of sending messages from the cloud to a device.

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Drive Kit:

HMS Drive Kit allows developers to create apps that use the Huawei Cloud drive. Huawei Cloud drive provides cloud storage for the apps. The files generated during the app users will be stored in the cloud drive.

Users can also download and sync files stored in the cloud drive, including photos, videos, and documents. Also, the Huawei Cloud drive provides comprehensive security protection for various types of data, enabling users to manage data securely and conveniently.

Currently, the core capabilities of Huawei Drive Kit allow to upload and download files, as well as query and monitor cloud files.

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Ads Kit:

Huawei Ads Kit supports developers in monetizing traffic on Huawei devices, facilitates advertising platforms and advertisers to track ads personalization, and provides advertising identifier capabilities.

In-App Purchase (IAP) Kit:

Huawei’s In-App Purchases (IAP) service developers to offer in-app purchases and facilitate in-app payment. Users can purchase a variety of products or services, including common virtual products and subscriptions, directly within the app.

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The IAP service provides the Product Management System (PMS) for managing the prices and languages of game and app products in multiple countries.

Analytics Kit:

Huawei Analytics predefines a large number of analytics models to help developers clearly understand user behavior and gain in-depth insights into users, products, and content. As such, developers carry out data-driven operations and make strategic decisions about app marketing and product optimization.

HMS and Strategy:

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) as well as HMS apps, incorporates Huawei’s chip, device and cloud capabilities and integrates a set of HMS core services (HMS Core), tools, and platforms for IDE development and testing.

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According to the data shown by Huawei, HMS together with Huawei third-party applications and services forms an HMS Ecosystem for 570 million Huawei users across the globe with 1.3 million registered developers.

According to the previous data related to HMS Core, the HMS Core developer system is growing at a fast pace around the globe and as of March 2020, the global Monthly Active Users (MAU) reached 650 million, with an increase of 25% year-on-year (YoY).

Registered global developers grew up to 1.4 million, an increase of over 115% on year. While the number of uploaded apps featuring HMS Core increased over 60,000 YoY.

By July 2020, the Huawei HMS ecosystem is growing rapidly, reaching 700 million global Huawei device users, with a year-on-year growth of 32%. On the other hand, Huawei developers worldwide reached 1.6 million up 76% on year growth.

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Huawei offers global developers a one-stop, highly efficient operation service through AppGallery Connect, which includes 68 services – an increase of 27 services since HDC 2019. The number of apps using AGC increased by 90%.

Huawei Mobile Services has set up 6 regional centers, 7 DigiX labs, with local tech experts and operation staff, to provide services for local developers and partners. Huawei empowers developers in every region to innovate and offers full support to help them bring their local innovations to the global stage, allowing the HMS ecosystem to flourish at the same time.

To encourage developers to publish their apps with HMS platform, Huawei has increased its investment to $1 billion under the developer program called the “Shining Star 2.0”. This program also aims to cover the development, growth, and marketing funds needed.

With this set of apps, services, and developer support, Huawei is ready to expand the ground of Huawei Mobile Services for global users.

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John started his early career as a game developer, after working four years for an indie company, he stepped into Android development and became an Android enthusiast, which made him start Huaweicentral.com. John loves animals and usually takes part in activities related to animal rights and welfare.

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Huawei Earbuds tech could measure SpO2 and heart rate through ear

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Huawei is the first company to launch a SpO2 blood oxygen monitoring feature in smart bands and smartwatches and it also has one of the most accurate heart rate trackings but do you know that Huawei also has a tech patent for earbuds that could measure both of these right inside your ear?

An internal patent reveals that new Huawei earbuds tech could measure SpO2 blood oxygen and heart rate from within a user’s ears. Blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) is a useful indicator of a person’s health. It represents the percentage of hemoglobin in the blood that contains oxygen.

Details of the patent:

An embodiment of the present application provides an earphone, including an ear bag and a detection sensor disposed of in the ear bag, and the detection sensor is used to detect blood oxygen saturation and heart rate.

The ear bag includes a first contact part and a second contact part. When the earphone is worn on the ear, the first contact part contacts the inner bottom surface of the concha cavity of the ear, and the second contact part contacts the inner surface of the tragus of the ear.

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A detection sensor is provided on at least one of the first contact parts and the second contact part where the ear bag is in contact with the skin of the ear, which can reduce the transmission distance between the detection sensor and the skin, and effectively improve the detection sensor’s ability to detect blood oxygen saturation and the accuracy of health indicator detection such as heart rate detection.

Moreover, the contact between the first contact part and the second contact part and the tragus and the concha cavity is relatively stable, and the earphone has good stability even in an active scene, which can further improve the detection accuracy.

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Is this possible?

Yes, it’s the first question that triggers among the readers but after surfing through the web, there are a number of detailed articles that may help you to learn about optical heart rate sensor that is possible in earbuds (link) and In-ear SpO2 (link).

So the answer is yes, it’s possible to measure these two readings but we can’t confirm whether Huawei is planning to launch earbuds or wearables with this new patent. However, we do want to see it in action.

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How good is Huawei Nova 10 Pro 100W turbo charging?

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Huawei Nova 10 Pro is a gigantic member of the Nova family. The device comes into existence with several exciting features that can level up the user experience. However, the most reflecting technology of Huawei Nova 10 Pro is its 100W turbo-charging.

Yes, the company has done some amazing work with the Nova 10 Pro charging segments. Although, the devices hold several features to explore. Yet, turbo-charging is something that has drawn my attention a lot.

I think the battery is a very crucial part of a device. While purchasing a new gadget, users often check the battery specifications and its charging abilities. And why not, it is something that will power up our device and will keep it reliable in the time ahead.

Remember, a good battery and excellent charging functions can stretch the phone’s life to a long duration. It’s not us, but Huawei also understands this phrase. Hence, it equipped the latest Huawei Nova 10 Pro with a 100W turbo-charging facility.

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100W turbo-charging – how does it work?

The Huawei 100W turbo-charging experience is worth praising. When I tried this technique for the first time, the results were surprising.

Ultimately, when you enable the turbocharging feature, it begins adapting the battery’s abilities. After plugging in the charger, the power suddenly jumps to 87W. After 3 minutes of super-fast charging, the power drops to 57W.

At this range, it continues to charge the device and slowly falls to 30W. Thereafter, it begins the background charging for 2-3 minutes with 26W power. Within or less than 10 minutes, the high-tech charging power up your device completely.

Huawei Nova 10 Pro 100W charging

100W Turbo-Charging – good or bad?

Every technology has pros and cons. And so it follows on the charging as well. The turbo-charging may get affected by environmental factors. For instance, the temperature of your room, humidity, and more.

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However, when we tried the turbo-charging effect under the ambient temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, the result was quite interesting.

  • At 18.50 – 53% of charging
  • At 18:53 – reaches 67%
  • At 19:00 – 89% of the charging
  • At 19:03 – 100% battery

Consequently, we can say that it takes 18-23 minutes to charge the device from 0 to 100 percent.

Notably, the battery capacity of Nova 10 Pro is only 4500mAh. In that aspect, turbo-charging operates in a very good manner. Moreover, it gradually increases and decreases the power level, so that your device may not get affected.

So far, Huawei has brought this technology with Nova 9 Pro smartphone. And now it’s playing wonders for users. With a 100W fast charger that offers turbo-charging, the device is good to go in your hands.

Any new charging technology is coming?

Well in recent times, we grabbed Huawei under a universal charging tech headline. As per the previous info, Huawei and some other companies have come across the table to find a universal solution for fast-charging adapters.

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The new technique known as UFSC fusion (Universal Fast Charging Specification) will improve the charging facility. Further, it will contribute to the fast-charging ecosystem. It’s a simple way to unite different adapters with a revolutionary mechanism.

It’s believed, Huawei is doing great in terms of battery capacity. Even when the battery has low facilities, it is capable of boosting the entire functioning of the device. Well, a user most probably requires a phone that can survive for longer hours even when the battery is at a minimum percent. And the turbo-charging is perfectly offering these services.

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After Huawei and Apple, Samsung to bring Satellite Communication

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Huawei and its satellite communication are once again in the headlines. After Apple, it looks like Samsung is planning to follow Huawei and implement satellite communication technology on its flagship gadgets.

Satellite Communication technology is gradually becoming a trend in the market. In recent times, we come across several tech makers that are trying to adopt the respective feature for their devices or operating systems.

After Huawei, satellite communication enlisted Apple, Google (Android 14), and now Samsung. While Apple has already offered the benefits of satellite features with iPhone 14 series, Google and Samsung are in the preparation phase.

The latest information reveals that Samsung has associated with Iridium cooperation and is finalizing the satellite communication development for its next flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S23 series.

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In our previous reports, we mentioned that Samsung is looking for a satellite connectivity provider other than Globalstar. This was so because Apple already merged with Globalstar for satellite features.

Thus, Samsung decided to take different steps in this tech concept. Eventually, it seems like the Korean tech maker has found the right companion to proceed with the new technology.

Samsung and Iridium

Speaking of the Iridium group, the cooperation utilizes the 66 low-orbit communication satellites. This framework offers effective voice and data communication services for users without any network hindrances.

On the flip side, the info states that Samsung has been working on satellite communication technology for the past two years. In the meantime, the company was dealing with antenna challenges as to how to make it a compact and power-efficient element.

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Consequently, just like Huawei and Apple, Samsung’s main objective is to provide its users with immersive voice, messages, and image transmission facilities. And who knows, we could find the satellite tech with Galaxy S23 in the first quarter of 2023.

Satellite Communication – A long race!

Huawei is the first company to bring satellite communication features with the dynamic Mate 50 series. Ultimately, the feature is capable of relieving communication services even in low-area networks.

Thus, a user with Huawei Mate 50 smartphone can conduct calls, send a 19-20 characters text, scan a code 8-10 times, and generate trajectory maps and locations.

On the other hand, Huawei is making the corresponding feature more useful with the Mate 60. Yes, the internal tweaks suggest that the new version of this technology will enable two-way communications, sending voice messages, and making short voice calls as well.

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It won’t be wrong to say that when it comes to technology and innovation, Huawei remains one step ahead.

Know More: Huawei Mate 60 may launch new Satellite Communication Features

Apple iPhone 14 series – SOS feature

Following Huawei, Apple also launched the iPhone 14 series with satellite features. It has implemented the Emergency SOS feature which combines with the software and connects antennas directly to the satellite.

As a result, this mechanism starts messaging functions with emergency services. Being an iPhone 14 user, you can use the feature under low-network or Wi-Fi coverage.

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Android 14 is also on the list!

Yes, Android 14 has also appeared in the satellite communication headlines. The information states that Google is also making efforts and could initiate satellite features on the next coming Android version.

In the time ahead, we could see many competitors in this tech field. But it would be worth seeing which manufacturer will remain in the first position regarding satellite communication.

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