Huawei has confirmed that its smart virtual assistant, Huawei Assistant becomes the first virtual smartphone assistant to support an Esports ‘card’, providing the latest scores, results, and news of major gaming events, leagues, and tournaments from the globe.
Huawei Assistant is an AI-based one-stop tool that quickly helps users find services and information they need from one place at a single swipe of the phone’s home screen.
This new support for the Huawei Assistant comes under an exclusive partnership with live score app developer SofaScore to integrate its new Esports API into the Assistant.
According to the information, the esports market is growing rapidly across Europe, with goal revenues estimated to reach 1.1 billion USD and a global audience of 495 million viewers in the next three years.
SofaScore is now available on AppGallery, provides detailed sports data and analytics provided in real-time from sports events, leagues, and championships all over the world. It is available in over 30 languages and covers more than 20 disciplines with over 20 million monthly active users.
The new Esports function will provide Huawei smartphone users with all the information they need to keep up with the latest in three major leagues:
- CS: GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive);
- Dota 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2)
- LoL (League of Legends).
How to use the Esport on your Huawei Assistant:
Huawei Assistant users can use the Esports, by adding new Moments to the cards and subscribe to a specific card
Users can specifically mark the Esports games, teams, or topics they are interested in tracking, and the AI Tips function in Huawei Assistant will ensure they receive results and real-time alerts for these choices.
SofaScore will also provide links to live streams of games in the card feature, and these can be displayed on multiple platforms, depending on the league, game, category, or the owner of the tournament. Streams typically feature on major platforms⁴.
“Interest in Esports is booming and has now even accelerated in part thanks to many people spending more time at home. Players, enthusiasts, and occasional viewers are increasingly expecting being able to easily follow and watch Esports on their mobiles, particularly younger generations, many of whom are located in the Nordic countries and in Eastern and Central Europe,” commented Derek Yu, VP Huawei CEE & Nordic at Huawei Consumer BG. “By coming to this exclusive partnership with SofaScore, we are bringing the exciting world of Esports to Huawei smartphone users. They can now easily keep up with the latest action, scores and fixtures, through the virtual Assistant and in real time.”
Global Esports revenues will grow to $1.1 billion in 2020, a year-on-year growth of +15.7%, up from $950.6 million in 2019; Global Esports Market Report 2020; Newzoo
According to the data, SofaScore’s Esports card is available in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmal, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
Streams typically feature on major platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming, Huya, and Bilibili in China.
“SofaScore is all about providing the best user experience in following and enjoying sports. We go to great lengths to not only listen to our users but also to give them that extra mile. Our partnership with Huawei is a true testament to that philosophy. We’ve ventured into esports by providing the best possible experience for our current and new users. The results we’ve seen so far proves we are going in the right direction”, said Ivan Bešlić, COO at SofaScore
AppGallery is a smart and innovative ecosystem that allows developers to create unique experiences for consumers. Our unique HMS Core allows Apps to be integrated across different devices, delivering more convenience and a smoother experience – and this is part of our wider “1+8+N” strategy at Huawei.
With AppGallery, our vision is to make it an open, innovative app distribution platform that is accessible to consumers, and at the same time, strictly protects users’ privacy and security while providing them with a unique and smart experience.
Being one of the top three app marketplaces globally, AppGallery offers a wide variety of global and local Apps across 18 categories including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.
AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 530 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 2.3 million developers across the globe, and in 2020 the total downloads from AppGallery have reached 384.4 billion times.
Huawei and Beijing Unicom finishing commercialization of 64T64R MetaAAU
Huawei and Beijing Unicom are hyping up the process of commercialization of the new-generation 64T64R MetaAAU product. According to the reports, both parties are speedily working on the completion of the commercial pilot plan of the MateAAU project in the residential areas.
So far, Huawei noticed that the household regions in the nation consist of a huge number of 5G users. Besides, these residential areas have a high demand for 5G technologies and services. Hence, the company decided to deploy some of the best and most innovative infrastructures in these regions.
Huawei 64T74R MetaAAU
The 64T64R is the new product of the Huawei MetaAAU series. The technology mainly aims at achieving both excellent performances as well as consuming less energy. Further, it has an ultra-large-scale array of technology that eventually increases the range of channels. In comparison to last year, the 64T64R offers 64TRx channels over 32TRx.
Huawei and Beijing Unicom have wrapped up the deployment of 64T64R MetaAAU in several urban areas till now. Ultimately, these regions now have the Massive MIMO products, based on large bandwidth of 3.5GHz intermediate frequency. In the meantime, the cooperations find that the demand for 5G services is rapidly growing in the residential areas.
As a result, Huawei and Beijing started planning the deployment of the new-generation MetaAAU product in other areas to provide the users with an unlimited 5G experience. One must note that the new product offers a downlink rate of 100Mbps and provides high-quality network construction.
MetaAAU 64T64R will offer a better and wider 5G experience!
Describing the future plans and current intentions, the President of Huawei 5G Product Line – Peng Honghua said the following words:
“Since the birth of MetaAAU, we have been commercializing it with Beijing Unicom in different scenarios of the existing network. We will continue to work with Beijing Unicom to verify more scenarios and give full play to the value of Massive MIMO technology to operators.”
Samsung, LG Smart TV market share declines in Q2 2022, while Huawei still doing great
Huawei knows very well how to maintain the quality of the products with time and make it stand at the top in the market. And here is the proof, recently released information indicates that while the top vendors have received a major decline in the Smart TV global market share, Huawei is still doing great with its products.
So far, we acknowledged that the global market for electronic equipment has fallen in the past few months. Consequently, this made a huge impact on the sales of smart gadgets including handset models, tablets, computers, and smart screens.
Unfortunately, this decline in equipment sales has given a major jerk to some of the high-tech manufacturers. According to the latest information, Samsung and LG are constantly facing a gradual decrease in their Smart TV sale.
The first quarter of this year remained at a moderate level for both parties. Samsung was standing at 32.9 percent of the market share while LG gained 17.7 percent. Together, they had a market share of 50.6 percent. However, in the second quarter, the combined market shares directly went below 50 percent.
Thereafter comes the Sony cooperation ranking at the third position with a decrease of 35.8 percent on yearly basis. If we talk about the reasons, it’s undoubtedly the high cost and lower demands of Smart TV in the global market.
Huawei Smart TV market share is at a good point!
It’s not only the global market, but even Chinese merchandise has faced the same scenario in the case of smart screen sales. In comparison to the first half, the Chinese Smart TV market has decreased to 10.5 percent. Yet, there are some brands such as Huawei, Redmi, and Hisense’s Vidda that made a good stand in tough circumstances as well.
Although we didn’t grab the accurate sales of the company. Yet, as per the reports, Huawei Smart TV sales have increased in both – the Chinese and the global market. Huawei brings on such products that are not only affordable but also performance-oriented. Ultimately, this strategy makes its devices higher in demand among consumers.
August 2022 Google Play System Update brings new UI for Autofill and expands Material You for apps
Google has released the August 2022 Play System update for Android devices that comes with various new improvements and system optimizations as well as bug fixes. These updates are available for various Android products including phones, tablets, Android TV and Google TV devices, Android Auto enabled vehicles, wear OS devices, and Chrome OS devices.
According to the information, the August 2022 Google Play System update changes and improvements in the Android system have been released starting August 18, 2022. These system improvements will expand gradually.
Below you can check the complete August 2022 Play System Update changelog.
Google Play Store:
- Improvements to the Play-as-you-download feature to let gamers start playing mobile games while the app download continues to reduce waiting times.
- New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.
- Optimizations allow faster and more reliable download and installation.
- New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.
- Enhancements to Google Play Billing.
- Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.
- Various performance optimizations, bug fixes, and improvements to security, stability, and accessibility.
- [Phone] This release adds link groups to GoogleHelp to give users detailed help instructions from apps.
- [Phone] Adds support for Material 3 dynamic color in Android Help.
System Management & Diagnostics:
- [Phone] New settings screens provide better visibility into and control over the functionality of Google Play services on your device.
- [Phone] New UI for AutoFill.
- [Phone] Allows users to add new eMoney cards to Google Pay to pay on transit and in stores in Japan.
- New developer features for Google and third-party app developers to support Location & Context related developer services in their apps.
- Updates to system management services that improve security, and stability.