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Huawei Mobile Services (HMS): Everything you need to know

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Updated on February 25, 2020:

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is a big effort to create a whole new ecosystem of apps, cloud services, and developer community that we are going to explore in detail below.

What is Huawei Mobile Services (HMS)?

HMS is a set of applications and services providing many advanced features like Huawei ID, push notifications, payments and other services from Huawei for its device ecosystem. And to deliver a smarter, faster and better seamless experience. Since Huawei cannot use Google Mobile Services (GMS), the company has decided to expand HMS throughout its global users.

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HMS includes the following apps and services:

  • Huawei AppGallery
  • Huawei Browser
  • Huawei Mobile Cloud
  • Huawei Themes
  • Huawei Music
  • Huawei Video
  • Huawei Reader
  • Huawei Assistant and more

Available in more than 170+ countries/Regions the HMS apps including, Huawei Browers has completed over 200 million downloads, Huawei Cloud over 160 million and Huawei Themes app over 70 million downloads.

Huawei is also expanding its Huawei Music with over 150 million downloads, Huawei Video with over 130 million and the Huawei assistant with over 140 million downloads.

Huawei AppGallery:

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According to Huawei, the Huawei Mate 30 series comes pre-installed with Huawei AppGallery an official application distribution platform. Since its global launch in April 2018, AppGallery has been serving more than 400 million global monthly active users in more than 170 countries and regions.

The company also informed that the accumulated downloads have reached 180 billion within a year and the number of overseas apps released on Huawei App Gallery is increasing as more developers join the HMS ecosystem.

The AppGallery also provides recommendations to Mate 30 series users according to their location and country selection. Intelligent recommendations include local and nearby apps, popular local apps for an enhanced experience.

Huawei Browser:

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Huawei Browser is a secure and easy-to-use mobile browser, providing Internet browsing experience, search service and complete privacy protection for the users. Currently, there are more than 200 million monthly active users worldwide.

Huawei Mobile Cloud:

Huawei Mobile Cloud protects data security from account authentication, data transmission, and data storage. It can securely store important data such as photos, videos, and contacts, and realize multi-end data synchronization to help users manage data safely and conveniently. The amount of monthly active users has reached 160 million globally.

Huawei Themes:

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Through the versatile lock screen, personalized icons and tens of thousands of online themes, Huawei Themes brings a different experience to users around the world with a colorful and versatile design. The global monthly active users exceed 70 million.

Huawei Music:

Users can listen to high-definition music through Huawei Music, and enjoy a wide range of music content and apps such as tens of millions of music libraries, popular song lists, audiobook channels, HiFi zones anytime and anywhere.

Users can easily follow the music trend and experience a richer audio experience. At present, Huawei Music has served more than 70 countries and regions, with more than 150 million monthly active users worldwide.

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Huawei Video:

Huawei Video, together with Youku, Mango TV, Sohu.com, Jetsen Huashi Wangju, HUACE FILM&TV, Sony, Disney, and other global partners, bring consumers the ultimate audio and video experience.

With a large number of high-quality contents, users can not only enjoy the popular broadcast of Youku and Mango TV, as well as tens of thousands of Hollywood and Chinese movies, art, humanities, knowledge and education, and other special content, enjoying a rich video experience across the world.

At present, Huawei Video has been launched in China, Italy, Spain and other places, with more than 130 million monthly active users.

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Huawei Reader:

Huawei Reader has cooperated with dozens of partners in the Chinese market, including IReader Technology, Dianzhong Technology, Ali Literature, and China Literature, which has provided users with more than 1 million copies of high-quality content, covering classic publications, bestsellers, and other categories. Huawei Reader will also be launched globally, creating a digital reading platform to give users a richer reading experience.

Huawei Assistant:

Huawei Assistant will be launched online together with the Huawei Mate 30 series. Users can simply swipe to the -1 screen to have quick access to various services, as well as global search, situational intelligence, news hotspots and other smart service cards to provide them with rich service.

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The news hotspot information service covers 30 languages in 82 countries and regions and provides intelligent reminders of 117 important event information and more than 150 stock market information.

For Developers:

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 560 million (previously 570 million) Huawei users across the globe with 1.3 million (previously 1.01) registered developers.

Developers of HMS Core capabilities and services only need to integrate the HMS Software Development Kit in order to use Huawei’s open capabilities.

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Huawei has also officially opened 14 HMS Core services, including 9 basic services and 5 growth services, to provide developers with an intelligent Ecosystem with Open Capabilities and quick access to HMS Ecosystem.

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Huawei will continuously solve survival problems: Chairman

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On September 26, Huawei attended the opening ceremony of STW 2022. At this event, the new rotating chairman of the company – Xu Zhijun delivered a short speech. He described how Huawei needs to make efforts in the field of research and development to solve environmental and survival problems.

Xu Zhijun reports that for confronting the survival problems in an extreme environment and developing a fruitful future, Huawei must continue its research and open innovation. Although, the company is trying its level best to prepare itself for future challenges. Yet, it is necessary to concentrate well on the technical field.

Over the last decade, Huawei has funded more than 845 billion yuan [118 trillion USD] in research and development. Besides, it marked an expenditure of more than 20 billion yuan [2.81 billion USD] in basic research.

However, the Chinese manufacturer managed to establish 86 basic tech labs and 172 joint laboratories for innovation. But, it’s time to focus on the new emerging obstacles that could harm the growth and evolution of the company, if not prevented.

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Some major challenges:

Xu believes that even after a lot of achievements, several hurdles are waiting ahead in this evolution journey:

  • Firstly the carbon neutrality goal. Challenges like poor stability in energy generation, low conversion efficiency, high energy storage price, less security, and mismanagement are standing in the mid-way.
  • Global computing power demand is facing 2-3 orders of magnitude in the next coming years. Supply Chain and other essential components require more enhancement.
  • Users are expecting the 5.5G network to exhibit an increase of 5 times in the uplink and downlink rates. What kind of core technology will the 6G network need is still a big question for the company.
  • Artificial Intelligence is still a topic of concern for many operators. Its security, interpretability, small samples, computing data, and more are not easy to handle.

And the list continues to a far distance. Though the company has come up with several things, there is still a lot to move on with. Xu says,

“We need to work together to fully release the productivity of all walks of life, give birth to new industries, new business forms, and new models, and promote the progress of the world.”

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OpenHarmony 3.2 Beta 2 rolling out with three new improvements

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Yesterday, OpenHarmony 3.2 Beta 3 version was released for the developers. The version is based on Beta 2 and comes with the following three improvements.

  • Enhancement of basic capabilities of standard systems
  • Standard system application development framework enhancement
  • Enhanced distributed capabilities of traditional systems

Check the OpenHarmony 3.2 Beta 3 complete details below.

OpenHarmony 3.2 Beta 3

Enhancement of basic capabilities of standard systems:

Pan sensor provides motor priority management capability. Multi-mode input provides features such as mouse style and speed settings, enhancement of mouse reporting events, configuration sequences to launch applications, and keyboard and mouse traversal.

The Misc service adds basic module features such as clipboard, upload and download, screen lock, and input method framework.

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The kernel subsystem adds memory pressure notification to AMS, recycling priority management to support resident system services, and recycling priority management to support basic capabilities such as distinguishing extension status.

DFX supports faultloggerd mixed JS/Native stack printing, hilog domain whitelist management and log statistics functions, enhanced hisysevent and hiappeventssh event capabilities, and optimized hidumper memory classification information.

The unit testing framework has added parameterized data-driven capabilities, the UI testing framework has added the interface of throwing and complex gestures such as two-finger pinch capabilities. Xdevice has added the ability to collect device DFX logs after task execution is completed.

Added support for ES2021 in strict mode, modular support, runtime debugging and tuning enhancements, bytecode hot reloading, cross-platform support, etc. when compiling and running.

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The account service has added user identity authentication service. The authority service has added support for precise positioning or fuzzy positioning, and other capabilities have been enhanced and added privacy management service.

The media subsystem supports audio decoding, audio encoding, video decoding, video encoding native interface, supports playback audio and video synchronization and startup time optimization, supports video hardware encoding and decoding capabilities based on HDI codec interface, supports distributed audio, volume, equipment Status management, device monitoring and broadcasting functions, support for distributed camera preview, photography and video recording.

Standard system application development framework enhancements:

Added DLP for events and notifications, added support for sending notifications from subsystems.

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Support webview copy and paste, support basic audio and video playback, support HTTPS two-way authentication, and other capabilities.

Meta-capacity has added permission verification and rectification, startup rules, quick repairs, and cards that can be divided and combined.

Enhanced ArkUI component capabilities, enhanced resource and media query capabilities, optimized memory and performance, DFX capabilities, and enhanced toolchain capabilities.

DeviceProfile adapts to the automatic synchronization strategy of distributed databases and completes the collection of information.

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Package management has added support for thumbnails and preview extensions. Some features have added support for cropping configuration, fool-proofing mechanism, and preset application-specific capability management. The installation process supports the hap package without decompression and supports a quick repair mechanism.

System service management supports cross-device loading of system services, foundation process restart, and recovery mechanism, distributed component management supports multi-user cross-device calls, and migration framework supports single-instance Ability migration.

Enhanced distributed capabilities of standard systems

The distributed database supports cross-device and cross-application sharing, RDB supports remote query/database encryption features and supports applications avatars. KVDB supports backup recovery/conditional synchronization/device online priority and centralized synchronization of system data.

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Huawei and other companies certified for 100W fast charging power

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Huawei 100W fast charging power

Today, Huawei and some other tech manufacturers have gained fast charging certificates with a certified power of 100W. Apart from the smartphone devices, the certificates have approached some other charging equipment as well.

So far, we only heard that the general charging power of the new technology at the moment is 40W and it will gradually come to the count of 65W. However, the fast-charging certified power for Huawei and other partners is dynamically 100W.

Aside from smartphones, a few fast-charging chips, and charging products have also obtained these certificates. This is a good sign and indicates that soon consumers will experience an advanced way of powering up their devices.

Fast Charging: New Addition to the Technology field

Fast Charging is a new topic in the world of technology. Recently, the China Communications Standard Association and Telecom Terminal Industry jointly conducted a huge fast charging achievement conference in Beijing.

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At this event, the cooperation released the first batch of fast charging certificates for 11 high-end products. These products consist of 4 terminals, 5 adapters, and 2 chipsets from 6 companies including Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

As a major part of this event, all four tech giants also delivered a short speech on how this unified fast charging will bring a safer and more secure environment for consumers. Thereafter, the cooperations began the certificate distribution procedure.

Huawei 100W fast charging power

New Charging Technology will take time to adapt!

The Chairman of the Telecommunications Terminal Industry Association – Shi Xiaoguang mentioned that the sudden change in the traditional charging technology can give rise to several problems. For instance interoperability issues in interfaces, protocols, cables, and more.

Consequently, these issues will not only harm the user experience but will also risk security. Hence, to maintain the charging ecosystem, the Telecom Association will continue to integrate with China Communications firm to promote and expand the fast charging technology in the field of technical application.

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In this manner, the objective of bringing an efficient and universal charging technology to users will be fulfilled.

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