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

With the launch of Huawei Mate 30 Series and introduced Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) running on the devices, which is Huawei’s bet to reform its smartphone services.

And today, we are here to explore HMS in detail.

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.

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 Huawei assistant with over 140 million downloads.

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 390 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 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 570 million Huawei users across the globe with 1.01 million 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.

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.

Huawei Map Kit, which was originally introduced during the Huawei Developer Conference 2019, will be available for overseas developers after October 2019, providing map capability options to developers outside China. Huawei Health App on Huawei mobiles, Huawei watch and Huawei band will have access to the Huawei Map Kit.

DigiX Innovation Studio will further expand throughout the globe, with eight DigiX Labs in 6 main regions. They are going to provide great supports to global developer’s innovation, including device testing, experience of capability development and tool etc.

To encourage developers to publish their apps with HMS platform, Huawei has increased its investment to $1 billion under the developer program called the “Shining Star”. This program also aims to cover the development, growth and marketing funds needed.

With this set of apps, services, and developer support, Huawei Mate 30 series is ready to expand the ground of Huawei Mobile Services for the global users.



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