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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 invest 35 Million Euros to find European Talent for Telecom

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Huawei announced to invest 35 million euros to cultivate European ICT Talent under its Seeds for the Future 2.0 program. The company’s executives made this big announcement at the Huawei European Innovation Day.

Furthermore, this Chinese tech firm intends to support this digital Europe program for five years. In addition, there will be a new talent expansion program and the Seeds for the Future Scholarship by Huawei to support the European ICT professionals.

The company sees digital talent as the key to digital transformation and economic growth. Thereby, offering possible help to the professionals and students to upskill their talents. In this line, it’s currently negotiating with other educational organizations.

Besides, it already helped numerous students while more are joining the program. Simultaneously, it’s also inviting them to be a part of TECH4ALL Guardian projects and contribute to developing digital talent.

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Lets’ check the main bulletins about the Huawei European ICT Talent development program-

Key Points:

  • About 500,000 ICT professionals will get the benefits in Europe under this program
  • Huawei will invest 2.5 million euros over the next year
  • Over 30,000 ICT professionals were already being trained by the company in Europe
  • The first Seeds for the Future 2.0 program was launched in July 2021
  • Huawei owns 147 ICT academies for developing ICT European talent
  • In addition, over 20,000 ICT certified professionals working with the company in the country
  • To date, more than 2,600 college students across the region received Huawei’s help.

Apart from this, the entire project has an achievement goal of five years. It means the company will continue to expand its activities in developing the latest for the next five years. The company also determines to keep its work continue until reaches the set aim.

Though it has participated in talent development initiatives in Europe for many years, it currently ventures are growing talent development ecosystem that supports universities and secondary schools.

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Counterpoint released Q3 2021 smartphone sales report, Huawei shows even performance

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On 28th October 2021, Counterpoint released Q3 2021 smartphone sales report evaluating the China smartphone market. Despite the US-Sanction, chip shortage, and lack of 5G RF components, Huawei shows even performance for this quarter.

In the last quarter, Vivo, OPPO, Xiaomi, Apple, and Huawei gained 23%, 21%, 17%, 14%, and 10% of the market while in 2021 Q3 has Vivo, OPPO, Honor, Xiaomi, and Apple on top five. However, the decline in the former smartphone market ruler is quite expected.

According to the Counterpoint smartphone sales report for Q3 2021, Huawei has a 77% of YoY drop, and an 18% QoQ drop with 13% of the market share. Meanwhile, the company recorded a 10% market share for Q2 2021 while a YoY decrease of 72%.

We can say, the company has a uniform performance with a slight increase in market shares concerning the current situation. There are some factors to be blamed among them 4G processor of the Huawei P50 lineup comes first.

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Although the only lacking of this smartphone is negligible seeing its flagship capacity, 5G was on demand during this quarter. Second is the delay in the launch of the Huawei Mate 50 smartphone, which can’t contribute to sales.

In addition, other vendors like Vivo, OPPO, Apple, and Xiaomi were successful to attract users with 5G network demands. It made the users give up on Huawei and enjoy 5G network with other brands. Yet, we hope for the company to regain its market in the upcoming time however, it’ll take a while.

Below you can check the tabular analysis of the Q3 2021 smartphone sales report of Counterpoint-

Counterpoint Q3 2021 report

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Counterpoint Report Highlights: Q3 2021 smartphone sales 

  • Smartphone sales accounted for 79% in China for Q3 2021
  • Smartphone sales in China increased by 3% at a monthly rate
  • The Year on Year market declined by 9%
  • The smartphone’s demands were relatively low 
  • 5G smartphones have become the mainstream offering in the country
  • Vivo conquers the entire market with 22% shares
  • Honor shows the fastest-growing rate and reached the third position
  • Apple recorded the maximum benefits with 48% of YoY growth
  • OPPO Reno 6, OPPO A55, and OPPO A93 contributed most in rising the company’s sale
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Huawei Mall starts public test for Beiang’s air purifier MINI

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The non-consumable air purifier MINI of Bianang goes for the public test activity on Huawei Mall. This model has various advantages over the previous generation products. It comes with a smaller seize and smarter functions to let the users give more benefits.

The company specifically designed this product to place in bedrooms as it produces reduces noises while working. Thereby, users can rest assured about their sleep. Let’s check the pricing and capabilities of this product-

Huawei Mall: Air Purifier Pricing

Huawei Mall is charging only 999 Yuan for this smart air purifier while its official price is rated as 1999 Yuan. In addition, there are lucky draw public activities on buying this machinery with the reward of 5 free orders. Furthermore, the air purifier will start shipping from November 5th for the first batch of Huawei Mall orders.

 Bianang’s Air Purifier MINI Specifications:

Starting with its carbon footprint, Bianang MINI Air Purifier only leaves 0.067M squares which is equivalent to A4 paper 0.062 squares. the machinery has a small and portable design that can be easily placed next to the aisle, sofa, and beds.

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Moving ahead to the working capabilities, it offers 32.2dB(A) sleep mode and works in silent. Additionally, it has smart upgrades, light sensing, human sensing, and AI voice control to provide easy controls and maintenance.

In this line, the purifier integrates a high-voltage electric field, electronic materials, aerodynamics, and other technologies. This arrangement generates a high-energy ion field of 20,000 volts to capture dust, purify, and disinfect.

Capabilities:

Compared with the traditional purifiers, this mini version doesn’t need a HEPA filter regularly instead relies on ion field purification. Besides, it has three light indicators of yellow, red, and green that respectively symbolize excellent, good, and poor air quality.

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Users can easily manage this product with their smartphones with the support of Huawei Smart Life App control. Additionally, it comes with a head swing angle, child lock switch, and wind speed wheel to set different modes according to the need.

(Source: CNMO)

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