The latest research from Strategy Analytics (SA) shows the global smartphone market grew 2 percent annually breaking a straight decline that remained two years.
According to the data compiled by SA, Huawei has increased its smartphone business in the third quarter and sold 66.7 million smartphone units, with 18.2% shares and 29% annual growth. During the same timeline last year, Huawei sold 51.8 million units with a 14.4% market share.
To be noted the figures shown in the report includes the smartphone sales count of both Huawei and its subsidiary Honor.
Other than Huawei, Samsung stays on top with 78.2 million smartphone shipments, 21.3% market share and 8% annual growth. Apple comes third with 45.9 million units, 12.4% shares and an annual decline of 3%.
Moreover, Chinese smartphone companies including – Xiaomi, Oppo, and others are also facing a decline in annual growth.
In a domestic report from Canalys for Q3 2019, Huawei has grown 66% in the Chinese smartphone market and is the only smartphone maker to see business growth.
“During the quarter. Huawei once again surprised everyone and grew its global smartphone shipments” Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics,
“Huawei surged at home in China during the quarter, as the firm sought to offset regulatory uncertainty in other major regions such as North America and Western Europe,” he added.
Huawei AppGallery facing a severe issue: Report
Huawei AppGallery is a new generation of an app distribution platform for Huawei devices and the Chinese tech maker is working on improving its productivity for smartphone owners. However, recently a severe issue has been reported on Huawei AppGallery that allows downloading paid apps for free of cost.
According to the input coming from 9to5Google, an Android developer has found an issue in Huawei AppGallery that doesn’t have any special protection feature for the paid applications. This could lead to easy exploitation and enables to obtain the download link for premium apps without even paying for them.
In simple words, it could cause a loss to the developer but the report also mentions that this issue has been reported to Huawei. However, there’s no clear guideline or response that has been received on this matter.
Huawei AppGallery is a smart solution that allows developers to create a new user experience for the consumers. The platform is supported by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, which enables various APIs in applications.
Huawei AppGallery serves under the top three app marketplace globally and brings a whole range of global and local apps including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.
AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 5.4 million developers across the globe, and in 2021 the total app distributions from AppGallery reached 432 billion times.
Huawei S-Tag launched with professional motion sensor
On May 18, 2022, Huawei unveiled its new activity tracker – Huawei S-Tag in the global market. The tracker comes with a professional motion sensor that detects perfect motion while being connected to your smart devices such as a smartwatch or smartphone.
The S-Tag comes with up to 14 running form metrics, it provides guidance for running, has a super compatible split design that weighs only 7.5 grams, and can drown into 50meter of water.
The S-Tag also has cycling metrics as well as fast charging support for better and faster connection with support devices. Huawei S-Tag availability may vary depending on the market.
Huawei to promote AppGallery and GameCenter at Nordic Game event
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.
- 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.