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



HMS Core

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)


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


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


  • 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


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


  • FIDO
  • Safety Detect
  • LocalAuthentication Engine
  • DataSecurity Engine


  • 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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After Apple, Samsung wants to follow Huawei for Satellite Communication feature



Huawei Satellite communication Samsung

Huawei and its satellite communication feature are tremendously trending around the world. Apple has also used this feature in iPhone 14 series. And it looks like, it’s time for Samsung to copy Huawei regarding satellite communication features.

Huawei technologies have always been a surprise to the world. Whether it is a new imaging system or design-oriented features, the company has served users with some awesome and eye-catching gadgets and attributes.

If we talk about the recent edition, the Chinese manufacturer has initiated a satellite communication feature with Mate 50 series. Following the lead, Apple also jumped on the ground and brought the respective part in its latest release (iPhone 14).

Ultimately, the two giant tech makers made the satellite subject quite popular in the market. And as a famous tech player, Samsung doesn’t want to remain behind in this race and is also planning to follow the same satellite communication path as Huawei.


Huawei Satellite communication Samsung

Samsung – A new member in satellite connectivity!

According to the newest information, the Korean company might introduce satellite connectivity functions to its high-profile Galaxy smartphones. Though Samsung is just planning for the moment, we can’t say how much time it will take to bring the feature to the surface.

On the other hand, the information also suggests that Samsung could turn its face to another satellite connectivity provider rather than Globalstar. Since Apple has already shaken its hands with Globalstar for receiving 85% of its current and future network capacity. Hence, it doesn’t seem like there is any space left for Samsung.

Yet, other satellite connectivity providers could help Samsung in this aspect. As per the reports, the company can take help from Starlink services to implement the satellite features on its handset products. But confirmation from the company side still awaits.

Speaking of the satellite communication feature, Apple has such techniques that can send a short SOS message in just 15 seconds. However, the condition is that the function is only applicable under a clear sky. Otherwise, it can take more than minutes. Overall, we can say that Huawei scored much better in this subject than others.


(source – Phonearena)

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Satellite Communication for Huawei Mate 50 series starts testing



Huawei Mate 50 satellite public beta

Are you looking to purchase the Huawei Mate 50 smartphone? If yes, then here is a piece of great news for you. The company has opened the public beta recruitment of satellite communication for the dynamic Huawei Mate 50 series.

In the huge family of Huawei smartphones, the Mate 50 models are the first one that exhibits satellite-oriented features. To bring these features to the doorsteps of Mate 50 users, Huawei has opened the public beta recruitment of satellite communication.

Recently, Huawei shared a post on its official Weibo channel. On diving into the depths, we found that the post carries information regarding the satellite communication public beta. Besides, it also escorts a video describing the steps for the signup process.

The post reads that the Beidou Satellite feature will be recruiting public testing and verification from September 21st. Users of the Huawei Mate 50 series can apply by using the My Huawei app.


Huawei Mate 50 satellite public beta

How to signup for the satellite communication public beta?

To access this feature on your Mate 50 smartphone, open the My Huawei app. Select the Beidou Public test section on the application’s homepage. Now tap on the Sign-up button and fill up all the mandatory details. Once done, click on submit option.

On the successful submission of the details, you will receive a review page. Further, you can click on the Download Experience to install the satellite communication features and use them.

To send and utilize satellite messages, users will require the Changlian app. Open the application and select the Beidou satellite message service number. Next, click on the New Message tab, and select the recipient where you want to send it.

Another significant piece of information is that you can experience 30 free messages every month. Moreover, the new 30 messages balance will reset at 24:00 on the last day of every month. So don’t miss this opportunity and enroll yourself in this beneficial public beta.


Huawei Mate 50 satellite public beta

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Open-Source Technology will play vital role in future: Huawei



Huawei Open-Source Technology

Huawei is hyping up its efforts to meet the new digital technology era. In doing so, the company is introducing several solutions that can help every operator to indulge in this beneficial procedure. Apart from these solutions, Huawei also believes that Open-Source Technology will play a worthwhile role in a sustainable future.

The Chinese manufacturer recently appeared at the Open Source Summit Europe event. At this event, the chief strategy officer of Huawei – Bryan Che said the following statement about the usage and advantages of Open-Source Technology:

“Open-Source Technology can play an important role in tackling the climate emergency by offering greater opportunities for collaboration and shared learning on key issues. We need the creativity and applications of open-source technology to solve big issues.” said Che

Bryan Che also assured us that open-source research can be a real change in the world of cloud operations, services, and devices. Consequently, the respective tech facilities will bring new advancements in the fields of global sustainability.


Huawei Open-Source Technology

Open-Source and Sustainability

So far, Huawei is serving in the open-source project since 2010. The company has also donated its efforts to Gitee which is the largest open-source software repository in China. To date, the Chinese manufacturer is the 10th largest contributor to GitHub.

Another indicative project to which Huawei has contributed is OpenHarmony. The company has granted the code of the open-source operating system to the OpenAtom Foundation of China.

Till now, the company has made its presence in numerous collaborative projects to enhance open-source security. Even at present, the Chinese tech maker is focusing on some new techniques that aim to bring some crucial modifications to the security practices around the open-source community.

Huawei believes that Open-Source solutions will help in bridging the gap between the global economy. Besides, this solution will mainly focus on sustainable growth. Hence, every individual will remain at an advantage with this technology.



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