By ET Bureau - February 25, 2020 3 Mins Read
Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) hosted the Product and Strategy Virtual launch in Barcelona, Spain, during which it announced a series of new 5G products and strategy, as well as the latest progress of Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and HUAWEI AppGallery.
With the opening up of HMS Core, Huawei provides the means for developers to fast-track the integration of HMS Core into their apps. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: “As we escalate our All-scenario Seamless AI Life strategy, we are also accelerating the development of our HMS all-scenario ecosystem. Working collaboratively with developers, we will ensure that consumers will be provided with user experiences of the highest quality as we march towards 5G proliferation.”
Safe, rich and global app experiences
HUAWEI AppGallery is Huawei’s official app distribution platform. With a nine-year track record of app aggregation and development, HUAWEI AppGallery is one of the world’s top three application store, serving over 600 million Huawei device users in over 170 countries/regions with a rich curation of global and local apps. In 2019, HUAWEI AppGallery had more than 400 million monthly active users around the world, contributing to 210 billion downloads over course of the year. As Huawei rolls out localization services in additional markets, the HUAWEI AppGallery will bring even more popular, innovative and trusted apps to Huawei device users around the world.
HUAWEI AppGallery also offers Quick Apps, an innovative category of installation-free apps that are always available on demand. At present, there are over 1,700 Quick Apps available on the HUAWEI AppGallery.
HMS goes globally
The new HUAWEI Mate Xs launched is a testament to Huawei’s commitment to HMS. It comes preloaded with a series of HMS apps that are optimized for the novel form factor, including HUAWEI AppGallery, HUAWEI Assistant, HUAWEI Video and more.
Supporting more than 30 languages and serving more than 180 million monthly active users around the world, HUAWEI Assistant provides tailored content to users according to their location, local time and weather. Swiping right from home screen, the widget can currently provide live updates for more than 150 sporting events and stock markets.
HUAWEI Video is a video platform that offers a rich curation of video-on-demand content. Currently, Huawei partners with Universal Studios, Sony, BBC and Disney to offer high quality global and localized content to over 160 million monthly active users worldwide.
Powering seamless connectivity, HMS plays a critical role in accelerating the realization of Huawei’s “1+8+N” All-scenario Seamless AI Life strategy. Developers are welcome to be part of this ecosystem, and together with Huawei, cultivate an intelligent ecosystem that empowers global consumers in the 5G era.
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