According to some users, “HMS Service” (Huawei Mobile Services) is available in the latest Huawei Sports Health App test version. This means that the HMS ecosystem is on its way and will probably be arriving soon. Recall that Huawei has said that it does not need to replace Android, just Google Mobile Service (GMS). To this end, HMS could be a viable alternative to GMS. Nevertheless, the process of HMS development is far from easy.
Huawei has funding and incentives for eco developers to cover maps, music, videos, emails and other fields. HMS was originally launched during the Huawei Developers Conference in 2019. It was opened to foreign developers in October 2019 – providing access for developers outside China. Huawei Mobile, Huawei Watch and Huawei Health App on Huawei Bands will be able to access the Huawei Map Kit. HMS is Huawei’s suite of applications and services for its device ecosystem. It is designed to provide a smarter, faster and seamless experience for users around the world.
Huawei Mobile Service (HMS) applications and services
- AppGallery (Huawei App Store)
- Browser (Huawei Browser)
- Mobile Cloud (Huawei Mobile Cloud)
- Themes (Huawei Theme)
- Music (Huawei Music)
- Video (Huawei Video)
- Reader (Huawei Reader)
- Assistant and more (Huawei Assistant, etc.)
HMS applications are available in more than 170 countries and Huawei Browers has over 200 million downloads. Huawei Cloud has more than 160 million downloads while Huawei Themes has more than 70 million downloads. Huawei Music exceeds 150 million downloads while Huawei videos and assistant exceeds 130 million and 140 million downloads respectively.
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According to Huawei, the Huawei Mate 30 series comes with Huawei AppGallery. Since its launch in April 2018, Huawei AppGallery is available for more than 390 million monthly active users in more than 170 countries and regions around the world.
Huawei also said that as more developers are joining the HMS ecosystem. The cumulative downloads have reached 180 billion in one year. In addition, the number of foreign apps on Huawei App Gallery is also increasing.
Huawei AppGallery also provides recommendations for Mate30 users based on their location and country selection. Smart recommendations include local and nearby apps, and popular native apps to enhance the experience.
In addition, Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and HMS applications integrate Huawei’s chips, devices, and cloud computing capabilities. As of now, HMS ecosystem is available for 570 million Huawei users and 1.01 million registered developers worldwide. Developers of HMS Core features and services can use Huawei’s open features simply by integrating the HMS software development kit.
In addition, Huawei officially has 14 HMS core capabilities, including 9 basic services and 5 growth services. This provides developers with an intelligent, open and fast access to the HMS ecosystem.