Huawei is introducing its mobile services ecosystem – Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) to local developers around the globe and now the company has reached India, in order to grow its alternative to the Google Mobile Services.
HMS is a set of applications and services from Huawei for its device ecosystem and to provide a smarter, faster and better seamless experience. And since Huawei cannot use Google Mobile Services (GMS), the company has decided to expand HMS throughout its global users.
According to ET, Huawei’s subbrand Honor held talks with the top 150 apps developers in India to encourage them to integrate HMS in their apps and upload it on AppGallery.
“We have our own HMS and are trying to build a mobile ecosystem. Most of the key apps such as navigation, payments, gaming and messaging will be ready by December end.” Charles Peng, CEO of Huawei and Honor India Consumer Business Group.
To encourage developers to publish their apps with the HMS platform, Huawei announced an 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.
“Huawei HQ is in touch with China developers and the India developer base will help us in India as well as regions like Europe. In every country, we will focus on bringing top 100-150 apps to customers through HMS,” Peng added.
Back in May, Huawei placed under the trade by the US and banned from using Google Mobile Services and pre-installing applications such as Gmail and others.
Android is open source and doesn’t require any licensing that’s why Huawei launched Mate 30 smartphones running the open-source version of Android and used HMS instead of Google Mobile Services.