Comparing with mobile apps, laptop applications are limited to few numbers. Although some developer provides alternatives, it can’t cover every category. For example, we have different options for WhatsApp, Facebook, and Telegram to use them on laptop and mobile. But every developer doesn’t provide compatibility for both.
In this regard, if you also want to use a mobile application on PCs or laptops before Window 11, Huawei Mobile App Engine will let you do so. Yes, the feature allows a user to install and run an Android application with a suitable interface.
Launched at Huawei smart office product launch conference, the feature comes pre-installed with Huawei MateBook 13s and 14s. Furthermore, the company started to send this feature on more laptops from the MateBook series. The rollout is scheduled in two batches.
Apart from Huawei laptops, users of other brands can also download this software. It’ll provide Android app compatibility and let you run mobile applications under a suitable interface. Below you can check all the related information to install this software on other laptops.
Installation of Huawei Mobile App Engine:
Initially, this feature rolled out for Huawei notebooks but some users have reported using it for other PCs. There are two installer packages that have leaked.
The first one is “MobileAppEngine_Setup_188.8.131.52”, which isn’t useable after installation and needs to update further. Besides, the second one is “MobileAppEngine_Setup_184.108.40.206”, which is much normal compare to the first one.
However, both versions are still under beta phase and needs further improvements. It means you might encounter bugs or general problems with the versions on other laptops.
(Huawei Mobile App Engine Installation Image)
Enable the Huawei App Engine:
The function provides no direct shortcut on the start menu or desktop after successful installation. To enable it, follow the below mention procedure.
- Go to “C:\Program Files\MobileAppEngine\qemu\windows-x86_64”
- Now you have to run the “MobileAppEngine .exe” file
- Once it successfully completes, you can see the app running interface same as Android virtualizers
Note- If you encounter any glitch here, check virtualization settings and disable the CPU virtualization.
After completing the process, you’ll enter the main interface of the virtual machine, but sometimes the user could not access it. In this case, Huawei AppGallery provides almost every app that can be used here. You can also check some screenshots of the interface and AppGallery.
(Main interface of entering the virtual machine)
What Can You Do After Successful Installation:
Huawei AppGallery offers a wide range of mobile applications from every category such as instant messaging, video-sharing platforms, games, education, health care, etc. From here you can download your favorite apps and enjoy them on your respective PCs.
After downloading your favorite applications, you can see the shortcuts on the start menu and desktop window. Now, you can easily use any mobile app on the laptop just by tapping on the shortcut button.
When you run an app, an adaptive Huawei mobile application engine running window will appear on the screen. Afterward, you can use the respective app. Furthermore, the adaptive window also supports the screen maximization option to provide you larger screen experience.
(Mobile App Running on full screen)
Apart from this, some applications are also held in between live streaming or due to network. However, it’s an occasional problem and it might happen because of beta versions. It’ll gradually resolve with the stable versions. Until then you can manage it by refreshing the window or restarting the app.
New Functions of Mobile App Engine:
On the touch-sensitive screen, it’s really easy to manage and control the apps. It also allows virtual buttons for easy control of the exciting games. Additionally, users can customize the virtual buttons that also support the use of auxiliary methods like a combo, smart casting, and sight.
(Mobile Gaming App Virtual Button Settings)
Moving ahead, there is also a virtual location feature that allows users to set virtual location and navigations marks for some apps such as WeChat. Besides, there are also some additional functions that include screenshots, screen recording, file assistant, screen rotating, pin, vibration/silent, additional setting, and so on.
However, the feature doesn’t support background apps same as smartphones. It means if you want to use another application, you need to close the first one. Meanwhile, in the main interface of the Huawei App Engine, there is no such restriction, as it supports the multi-application split-screen operation. Now it’s time to check few images for a complete understanding.
(Virtual location function)
(Huawei Mobile App
(Engine Additional Functions)
Huawei HMS Core 6 Launched: Supports Android, iOS, Windows and other operating system
At Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021), HMS Core 6 (Huawei Mobile Services Core) has launched. This is not just a regular release because it’s now open for cross-operating system functionality and an open-source behavior for different operating systems.
According to the company, Huawei HMS Core 6 has now opened 69 developer kits, 21,738 APIS in 7 different categories. The HMS Core also opened 13 new capabilities, 18 enhanced capabilities, and 13 cross-OS capabilities consisting of various operating systems including:
The new cross-device capability will allow HMS Core developers to launch apps and run them across these platforms and establish their interconnection accordingly.
That’s not it, the HMS Core 6 with these above mentioned cross-operating systems now supports various device platforms including:
- Smart TVs
- Smart Speaker
- Smart Glasses
- Smart Car and more
To make the development a bit easy, Huawei has opened HMS Core for third-party development frameworks such as React, Cordova, and more.
HMS Core 6:
The HMS Core focuses on key aspect areas of development – Graphics, Media, AI, App Services, and systems.
- Graphics: HMS Core 6 added 3D modeling services and enhanced many open capabilities such as AR Engine, graphics computing services, and graphics engine services.
- Media: based on the blessing of AI technology, Huawei has newly opened up video editing services (Video Editor Kit) and audio editing services (Audio Editor Kit) and can provide global services covering 70+ languages and support global calls.
- AI: Machine Learning Kit, as an open capability, has nearly 10,000 applications integrated with ML Kit, with more than 8.25 billion monthly calls, and it has now been extended to other operating system applications.
- App Services: HMS Core 6 has 13 new and enhanced open capabilities and 12 cross-OS capabilities.
- Systems: Huawei has opened up core connectivity and communication capabilities, including 9 capabilities, which are open to application developers through Wireless Kit and Network Kit.
HMS Core Growth:
Huawei’s Consumer Business Cloud Services President and Huawei Cloud CEO Zhang Ping’an said that the HMS ecosystem currently has 5.1 million developers, HMS Core’s global application integration increased by 81% to 173,000, and global developer revenue increased by 62%.
How to watch Huawei HDC 2021 [Livestream]
We’re just a few hours away from the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021), and you can watch the entire HDC 2021 Livestream on the platforms given below.
There will be a number of new software technologies that will unveil at the event, so don’t forget to tune in on time. If you want to know more about the HDC 2021 schedule and attendees, visit the article linked below or jump directly on the HDC 2021 Livestream that starts at 07:30 BST/08:30 CEST/14:30 CST.
HDC 2021 Schedule, Keynote, and more – Read here
Breaking: U.S. approved Billions USD worth licenses to Huawei
This is quite interesting news, the U.S. has granted billions of dollars worth of licenses to Huawei from November through April to get access to U.S.-made technologies while being listed under the U.S. Entity List.
According to the document released by the U.S. Congress and seen by Reuters, Huawei has received over 113 export licenses worth 61 billion US dollars were approved for suppliers to ship products. Alongside the Chinese tech giant, the U.S. has also approved, around 188 licenses (worth 42 billion dollars to the Chinese semiconductor maker – SMIC.
The data shows that Huawei’s ratio of license approval was around 69% of the overall request for approval that has been made, while SMIC got approval for 9 out of 10 license applications.
However, the entire process is a bit complicated and there are plenty of senators and politicians that have voted to retain strict restrictions on the Chinese tech maker.
Some of them have raised their doubts on the current U.S. president – Joe Biden on his low-level policy on Huawei and why it’s continues to get exceptions in terms of accessing technologies that could expand its business.
“It is just another example of President Biden not taking the economic and security threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party seriously,” said Republican Senator Marco Rubio.
U.S. Commerce Department Statement:
The Commerce Department has been the center of this entire matter since the beginning and imposed sanctions on Huawei. The commerce department said that the release of an “arbitrary snapshot” of license approvals “risks politicizing the licensing process and misrepresenting the national security determinations” made by the government.
Heart of the matter:
In May 2019, Huawei has been placed under the U.S. entity list, which bans the company from purchasing U.S.-made technologies such as important chipsets and so on. The company has also given up on making new chipsets due to the expansion of restrictions made by the U.S. government.
However, the information regarding the current licenses has not been disclosed but there are certain licenses that have been denied in the process.
Furthermore, a previous report reveals that Of the 113 licenses approved for Huawei after U.S. Entity List, 80 were for non-sensitive goods that only required a license because the recipient was blacklisted. For SMIC, the figure was 121 of 188.