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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), a Replacement for Google Mobile Services

Huawei announced that in the future Huawei devices will use Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) as an ecosystem and application. This ecosystem service for Huawei devices has long been developed. However, it is only focused on the Chinese domestic market where Google Mobile Services is indeed blocked by the local government.

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS)
Huawei Mobile Services (Source:

Now, Huawei decided to expand the field. Developers are now allowed to collaborate with Huawei in efforts to expand the HMS ecosystem. Huawei projected HMS as a replacement for Google Mobile Services. So what is HMS?

What is Huawei Mobile Services (HMS)?

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS)
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) (Source:

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) are applications and services from Huawei for the device ecosystem that provide a smarter, faster and smoother experience. The platform is claimed to be rethinking digital lifestyles and providing smarter, faster and better digital AI living experiences to users around the world.

One of the services from HMS is Huawei AppGallery. Similar to the Google Play Store, in this AppGallery consumers can search for and download various applications as well as games. Since its global launch in April 2018, AppGallery has served more than 300 million active users per month in 170 countries and territories. The accumulated downloads have reached 180 million in a year and the number of applications launched on Huawei AppGallery has increased as more developers join the HMS Ecosystem.

In order to attract more users, Huawei provides exclusive content and prizes, special game events, competitions, prize draws, and special awards for AppGallery users. For gamers, this application can enhance the gaming experience with the latest game titles, which have been optimized to play faster, smoother and longer on Huawei phones.

Huawei AppGallery
Huawei AppGallery (Source: AddresSeek)

Huawei AppGallery is a global and local application. It provides smart recommendations for users, tailored to the user's location and country choice. Smart recommendations include local and fastest apps, popular local apps, and the best version of each app based on phone type.

On HMS, there are also Huawei Browser, Huawei Mobile Cloud, Huawei Themes, Huawei Music, Huawei Video, Huawei Reader, and Huawei Assistant.

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Ecosystem

To realize a rich HMS ecosystem, Huawei continues to provide users with a faster, smarter and smoother digital AI experience. Currently, HMS Ecosystem has attracted 1.01 million registered developers worldwide.

Huawei Ecosystem
Huawei Ecosystem

To invite the best local applications in Southeast Asia, including in Indonesia, into the Huawei AppGallery and also to convince business partners to believe in this business collaboration, Huawei will hold a Huawei Developer Day (HDD) in Singapore next week.

This event will gather well-known developers from Southeast Asia and Indonesia, to ensure local consumers in each country will have a smooth experience when using a Huawei smartphone.

According to Lo Khing Seng, Huawei Mobile Services mission is to be a bridge between content creation partners, supporting them to provide a smart experience with Huawei smartphones.

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