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

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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 to promote AppGallery and GameCenter at Nordic Game event

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Huawei is preparing to present itself during the Nordic Game, an expo, and conference dedicated to the Nordic and Central Eastern Europe gaming industry. The event will take place at the Slagthuset venue in Malmo, Sweden, from May 17 to May 2.

The core idea behind Huawei’s participation at the event is to showcase how AppGallery and Huawei’s growing gaming hub – GameCenter can deliver a new opportunity to expand game developers’ user base. The event will also be a platform for experts to discuss from simple integration processes to how to promote your game on Huawei platforms with accurate listings.

Since Gaming has been one of the rapidly growing areas and one of the most successful categories on AppGallery, with some of the world’s leading content developers in the sector now reaching the platform’s 580 million global monthly active users (45 million in Europe, + 7% year over year growth) with new and existing gaming apps.

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Activities:

  • Dr. Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Consumer Mobile Services at Huawei will be part of the conference roster, providing a presentation on effective ways to market games on AppGallery, featuring some real success cases of popular game companies.
  • Huawei will also welcome on stage Outfit7, a global game developer behind the award-winning series of Talking Tom & Friends and its much anticipated RPG Mythic Legends, to outline their experiences of working with AppGallery since joining the platform.
  • At its booth (10B) Huawei’s dedicated team will provide visiting developers with insight into growth opportunities, the benefits of the Huawei Ads scheme for gaming, and details on how Huawei facilitates straightforward technical integration for developers.
  • Huawei is also the sponsor of the Best Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen award category as part of the Nordic Game Awards (19 May at 18:00 CEST).

“We are very excited to be part of the Nordic Game community once again. We understand how developers, caught up in their passion for their art, can sometimes get a reality check when it proves difficult to acquire and retain gaming customers. We listened to them, and provided an easy, reasonably low effort solution which capitalizes in a new untapped channel to reach a tens-of-millions high-value active user market,” said Dr. Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Consumer Mobile Services Europe at Huawei.

“We have prepared this event with those game developers in mind and we, therefore, invite and welcome new and existing developer partners to talk to our experts and get a deeper understanding of how we can work together to grow their businesses,” he added.

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How to watch Huawei Flagship Product Launch 2022

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Huawei is hosting Huawei Flagship Product Launch 2022 on May 18, 2022. Interested viewers can watch this event live through online channels at 14:00 CET (1:00 PM – the UK, 2 PM Germany, 8 PM Singapore, 4 PM UAE).

At the Huawei Flagship Product Launch Conference 2022, the Chinese tech maker will unveil the latest technologies and devices including Huawei Mate Xs 2 and Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro smartwatch.

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Both of these devices are marquee in their own category, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 brings a better version of the Huawei Mate Xs launched a few years ago. On the other hand, the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro showcases luxury and power on your wrist.

There’s more that’s coming at the launch event, and we’ll keep you posted on this matter.

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26000 graduates have joined Huawei in the past two years

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Today, at the Ministry of Education conference, Zeng Weisheng, director of the University Research and Talent Development Department of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., pointed out that in the past ten years, as a high-tech enterprise, they strongly feel In China, higher education has been greatly improved in terms of talent supply and talent quality.

Huawei has a huge demand for talents, especially top talents. In the past two years alone, about 26,000 outstanding fresh graduates have joined Huawei, of which more than 300 are ‘genius boys‘ as Huawei defines that term.

Zeng Weisheng said that these people have played a full role in key business areas, driving innovation in technical theory, architecture and software.

Zeng Weisheng further emphasized that due to the rapid iteration of digital technology, it is necessary to keep pace with the industry in classroom teaching, internship practice, and enterprises are urgently required to participate in talent training.

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Under the guidance of the Ministry of Education, Huawei has actively contributed technologies accumulated over the years in the ICT industry and launched school-enterprise cooperation in 2013 to bridge the “last mile” of talent training.

Huawei’s “Genius Boys” program was initiated by Huawei founder – Ren Zhengfei to attract top talents, with the highest annual salary of 2.01 million yuan (311 thousand USD).

As of July 2019, Ren Zhengfei issued a “Notice on the Implementation of Annual Salary Management for Some Top Students in 2019”, saying that to win the future technology and business war, we must first use top salary to attract top students. Huawei will recruit 20 to 30 “genius boys” from all over the world, and the number will increase year by year.

(via – ithome)

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