Turkish telecommunications company Turkcell has signed an agreement with Huawei to use Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). The Turkish company will use Huawei’s ecosystem to provide services to its customers. According to NTV, Huawei’s Turkey CBG manager Seth Wang and Turkcell’s general manager Murat Erkan confirmed the partnership at a press conference on strategic mobile ecosystem cooperation in Turkey.
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Turkish telecommunications company Turkcell also plans to sell 1 million phones with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) applications. As part of this partnership, Turkish Telecom has started integrating HMS into nearly 30 phone apps. These devices will be available in stores and online channels in early April.
Early last year, the US banned Huawei from dealing with American companies. While Huawei has viable and immediate alternatives to other aspects, Google Mobile Services seems irreplaceable. Nevertheless, it is interesting to note that Huawei’s smartphone sales for last year is quite good.
After the ban, Huawei released the Huawei Mate 30 Pro without GMS. This is the first Huawei phone to use HMS after the ban. Without GMS, Huawei Mate 30 Pro is equipped with HMS service and its AppGallery store to replace the Google Play store.
Huawei HMS 4.0 introduces Huawei Mobile Service Core (HMS Core), which provides basic services for applications on the device, such as maps, location, and security features. Huawei HMS integrates Huawei Mobile Services Core library, which aims to provide HMS developers with alternatives to GMS and libraries.