Huawei and its phones have survived a long journey without Google Mobile Services. However, we cannot deny the fact, that it was quite tough for the company to face this challenge and make space in this Google and Android running world.
We are well aware of the services and benefits that Google provides to its Android users. So far, Huawei has also remained in this beneficial group in the initial days. Unfortunately, these benefits come to a shutdown in May 2019.
The Google absence story begins with the U.S. emperors who prohibited Huawei and some other Chinese manufacturers to enter the U.S. borders. Ultimately, this step has become a huge obstacle for the tech maker and has affected various fields including the chipset market.
Alongside the tech segments, the event also made Google pull its hands from Huawei sectors. As a result, after 2019, none of the Huawei devices exhibited any Google apps or services.
Although, some users were having vast technical knowledge and tried installing the Google apps and mobile services to their Huawei phones. Yet, Google has blocked such inappropriate pathways with the subsequent updates.
New leaps – HarmonyOS and AppGallery
The absence of Google Mobile Services means losing some prominent apps from your smartphone. For instance, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and most importantly – the Play Store. Hence, the absence of Google gave a loud blow to Huawei.
Consequently, the company started drowning in the smartphone market. The sales dropped extremely and users’ interest in Huawei phones started fading. But the company didn’t give up and made a leap on the surface with the HarmonyOS system.
After several efforts, Huawei launched the self-developed HarmonyOS operating system in August 2019. Originally, it was only covering IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Later on, it started making its way to Huawei smartphones.
More on this, the company introduced AppGallery, which became a safer alternative to Google Play Store. Although it has fewer apps than Play Store, some other AppGallery facilities excel from other app distribution platforms.
Thereafter, Huawei also introduced the EMUI operating system for its global users. Notably, EMUI is an Android-derived mobile operating system that is available in Huawei smartphones for the global market.
Huawei still trying to cope with the world
Even though numerous things were against Huawei, it managed and still trying to survive without Google. The latest and high-end technologies show how the company has taken Google’s absence as a challenge and come up with good enough outcomes.
However, difficulties continue to emerge in Huawei’s path. Though the decline has been slowed down, it has not halted, and the loss continues.
But the appreciating fact is Huawei well-managed and appeared as a strong contender in front of the robust challenges. If there was any other company in place of Huawei, it would have been turned into ashes. But this tech giant is quite headstrong to get defeated.
So yes, Huawei has survived a world without Google. The company has proven that it is capable of building up new and advanced solutions. But, it still has to work to gain back its fandom in the smartphone and chipset market.
Moreover, it would be worth seeing whether Google Mobile Services will take a U-turn for Huawei. Or will the company have to make new initiations for taking its place back in the market?
Huawei is preparing a brand new smartwatch lineup
As of the first month of 2023, Huawei has a variety of smartwatches that are already launched among consumers but it seems like there’s one new unique smartwatch lineup that could soon make its debut.
According to the inputs, Huawei has listed a mysterious new smartwatch lineup on the Huawei Health app with model – AOD-H1. First, we thought of being the upcoming Huawei Watch GT 4 or Watch 4 Series but there’s no confirmation found on the Huawei Health app.
Then a founding revealed that it may not be one of those, instead, Huawei could plan a whole new smartwatch lineup with brand new features.
B19 is the consistent code name of all Huawei smartwatches, for example:
- SGA-B19 for BUDS
- AND-B19 for Cyber
- MIL-B19 for GT 3
- RUN-B19 for GT Runner
And this doesn’t include the mainstream lineup.
Huawei’s former subsidiary Honor has always used B39 and B19 Example: MUS-B19 corresponds to GS3, and HBE-B39 corresponds to MagicWatch.
So, AOD-H1 could be an Always on Display (AOD) dedicated smartwatch lineup? Probably, as the industry already has such smart wearables that support this display-oriented technology. However, there’s some room for high battery life and new display tech that could drive consumers’ attention, such as high resolution.
Or it could be a high-end outdoor smartwatch ready for a certain type of user. On the flip side, it may be a new smart band. Yes, possibly but not certain.
A new Huawei smartwatch (AOD-H1) is in the making pic.twitter.com/DybYyyRw3V
— Deng Li (@MrDengLi) February 6, 2023
Over the past year, Huawei has done a lot of experiments in the world of smartwatches such as Watch GT Cyber, which brings detachable dial functionality. The Huawei Watch Buds lets you store two wireless earbuds inside the watch face and you can flip it open just like an earbuds case to house those earphones.
Watch GT Runner is a prime example of fulfilling a specific type of consumer filled with lots of tracking exercises.
For now, there’s no official announcement available about the AOD-H1 but we’ll keep you posted.
Huawei Music launches on Apple App Store
Huawei has a few apps on Apple App Store including Huawei Health and recently, the phone maker has launched Huawei Music on this iPhone app distribution platform.
According to the listing, Huawei Music on Apple App Store is published by Huawei Software Technologies Co., Ltd. and it’s available for free. It’s good to see Huawei has brought in a new app on more devices.
This is a platform focusing on music interaction, making friends with songs, and letting musicians bring you to a good mood with warm singing.
Below you can check the listing of Apple Music,
1. A large number of music experts:
- Gather excellent music experts from the whole network, share the beauty of music with you, and bring you an auditory feast.
2. Song request interaction:
- Real-time interaction, order songs as much as you want, here, every thought can be seen, and every enthusiasm will be responded to.
3. Warm and heal:
- Heart-warming stories, and happy partners, this is a music exchange platform that lives on your mobile phone, accompanies you anytime, anywhere, and keeps you warm.
For your information, Huawei Music is already available on AppGallery and it comes pre-installed on Huawei devices. However, iPhone users now too have access to this amazing library of latest sound tracks.
January 2023 EMUI update expanding for Huawei Mate 40 Pro users
Last week, Huawei initiated January 2023 EMUI software update for Mate 40 Pro users in the global market with firmware version 220.127.116.110. Other than Mate 40 Pro, the P40 Pro can also upgrade to the latest software.
According to the information, Huawei Mate 40 Pro users can install the January 2023 update to get the security improvements released recently by the tech maker.
We suggest you download this new update to improve your Mate 40 Pro’s security environment. You should know has released this update in batches and it may take some time to cover all of the devices.
Meanwhile, Huawei Mate 40 Pro users are currently running EMUI 12 update and they are now waiting for EMUI 13. But Huawei has not released a list of eligible devices, which is eagerly awaited.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro users can check for the new version via Settings > tap on System & updates. Then you need to follow the on-screen instructions to get the newest firmware.
Check below to see the full changelog.
This update improves system security with security patches.
- Integrates security patches released in January 2023 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei’s EMUI system updates, visit the Huawei official website: https://consumer.huawei.com/de/support/bulletin/2023/1/.
You should know that this update won’t erase your data but it’s recommended for you to make a backup of important data.
(source – Huaweiblog)