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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.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Huawei trademarks ‘Xingyao’ for dual ring camera and rear phone design

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Huawei has recently filed a word trademark “Xingyao” and Xingyao Edition, which is internally categorized under the scientific instrument or device.

According to the information, the term Xingyao has been used during last year’s Huawei Nova 10 series lineup launch event. Because it phone’s camera design of the dual ring is called Xingyao and also uses such technology.

It’s expected that Xingyao trademark is a step toward brand protection. However, the trademark approval is currently pending, which may take some time. Huawei has various technologies and ideas that the company safe keep for various purposes.

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Huawei mobile UV camera feature can tell you to protect face from the Sun

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Huawei has one of the best camera technologies in the smartphone industry but there’s a camera feature that has now appeared in the patent that could tell you to protect your face from the sun.

Recently, China’s intellectual property office published a patent with application number CN115700841A and it has the title “Detection Method and Electronic Equipment”, which was applied on August 31, 2021.

Looking into the technical details, this technology uses an ultraviolet camera and an RGB camera, which collect UV-mapped images and color tones respectively. Then it matches the first area in the recognized ultraviolet image to the color image to improve the user experience.

That’s not it, there’s a visual representation of the entire scenario that showcases the camera can catch ultraviolet images from different angles and combines the information to process inside a dedicated application.

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Huawei camera face sun

The app then improves the accuracy of the input and provides a refined result and guidance for the user. This is similar to a makeup app, you just need to open the sunscreen app, then tap on the shutter button and then the camera will do the rest of the work.

Huawei camera face sun

Once proceed the Huawei UV camera feature will tell you about the facial statics and may also highlight the area that needs sunscreen to protect the face from harmful sun rays.

Such features are a breakthrough for the smartphone industry but it would require you to manually record the facial data. Also, it would require additional camera hardware alongside the selfie camera.

To be mentioned, it would be interesting if the tech could be included in the face lock and show the statics on the lock screen.

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Mosquito killer lamps seller fined $294000 for using Huawei logo

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Huawei is very active in protecting its rights of using the trademark and recently, a Chinese goods seller was caught selling mosquito killer lamps and earphones with Huawei Logo, afterward, it was fined 2 million ($294000) for trademark infringement.

China’s trademark office record shows Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen Zhiyuan Network Technology Co., Ltd. for unfair competition disputes.

Huawei believes that the products sold by Zhiyuan Company with the words “Huawei” infringed on its rights, and it should be liable for compensation.

Mosquito killer Huawei $294000

Matter in core:

The documents made public by the Chinese patent office reveal that the plaintiff Huawei claimed that the names of the mosquito killer lamps and earphones sold by the defendant Zhiyuan Company in the online store were marked with the words “Huawei”, and prominently used the logo similar to the plaintiff’s trademark in the page picture, constituting trademark infringement.

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Mosquito killer Huawei $294000

The defendant also used words such as “official genuine Huawei general purpose” on some product pages to conduct false publicity, which constituted unfair competition. The defendant Tang, as a one-person shareholder of Zhiyuan Company, should bear joint and several liabilities.

The defendant Zhiyuan Company argued that the word “Huawei” did not appear in the title of the mosquito killer lamp product, and the plaintiff did not have any mosquito killer lamp products, so there was no possibility of confusing consumers by misidentifying the brand.

The model of the applicable phone marked on the title of the product is an industry practice, and there is no unfair competition. The defendant Tang argued that he was not the sole shareholder of Zhiyuan Company.

Meanwhile, the total sales volume of the 9 product links involved in the case exceeded 500,000 pieces, with a sales amount of more than 7.55 million yuan ($1.11 million).

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The court decided that Zhiyuan Company copied and imitated the well-known trademark “Huawei” involved in the case on the sales page of mosquito killer lamps, which infringed the plaintiff’s right to exclusive use of the well-known trademark.

The prominent use of “Huawei” and other logos on the product pages and names of eight earphones violated the plaintiff’s right to exclusive use of registered trademarks. The aforementioned actions of Zhiyuan Company violated the principle of good faith and belonged to unlawful commercial publicity in a misleading manner and fair competition.

Hence court came to that defendant Zhiyuan Company when the alleged infringement occurred, could not clarify the company’s property and his personal property. In the end, the court ruled that Zhiyuan Company and Tang X (sole shareholder) should jointly compensate Huawei for economic losses of 2 million yuan ($294000) for using its copyrighted logo on mosquito killer.

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