As a result, Huawei has not been able to launch new phones that include Google Mobile Services – called the GMS – since last year. Google services are the basis of most Android smartphones, it includes dozens of Google applications, and API and services that rely on cloud storage, such as: Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube, Google Play, Chrome and others.
Without Google services, the new Huawei phones not only miss these essential products from Google, but also a number of other common applications such as: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and others. In addition, many other applications depend on the infrastructure provided by Google through GMS.
The only solution for Huawei to overcome this crisis was to create a competition platform of its own, and indeed the company launched what is known as (Huawei Mobile Services) Huawei Mobile Services or HMS. It is supposed to work with the new phones that it announced – namely: Honor 9X Pro, AndHuawei Mate XS, AndHonor View 30 Pro When you reach the market.
So, what does the Huawei HMS service platform include, and what does it mean when purchasing a new Huawei or Honor phone?
First, what are (Huawei mobile services)?
HMS is a platform from Huawei that replaces Google applications and its popular services such as: Gmail, maps, cloud storage, etc. on Huawei and Honor phones. The HMS platform also provides developers with the tools and services needed to create their own apps.
Huawei’s mobile services have been around for years, but Huawei has restarted and expanded the platform after the US embargo, which has prevented it from providing Google services on its phones.
The Huawei service platform is available in the global versions of the phones: Honor 9X Pro, View 30 Pro, and the Mate XS foldable phone, with AppGallery Previously installed. These are the phones the company launched after the US ban. It is also available along with Google services on many other Huawei models launched before the ban.
Huawei says: “The platform already has over 570 million monthly active users, and its AppGallery app gallery is available in more than 170 countries.” It is expected to be supported by all future Huawei phones, including the P40 series, which is expected to be announced soon. Even if Huawei could somehow gain access to Google services again in the future, it is very likely that the company will continue to develop and enhance the platform on its devices.
What does Huawei HMS service platform include?
The platform offers a set of services aimed at replacing Google services, the most important of which is: AppGallery, which is an alternative to the most important Google store. Below is a list of all the basic services it provides:
1- Huawei ID account:
The first and most important requirement for using the platform is (Huawei account) Huawei IDJust like: (Apple account) Apple ID, or Google account, which allows you to customize your phone the way you want it, and sync your personal data so that you can access it from any Huawei device you use.
2- AppGallery Store:
Solve AppGallery Google App Store on Huawei and Honor phones. Huawei has invested more than a billion dollars to create applications for the store, and according to the company has already managed to attract 400 million users per month.
Huawei currently divides apps into 18 different categories including: news, social media, entertainment, games, and more. Currently, you can find popular apps like Snapchat, TikTok, Deezer, Amazon, Amazon Prime Videos, Booking.com, The Financial Times, BBC News and much more. It also includes some of the most popular mobile games.
Unfortunately, applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Netflix, Messenger, and many others are still missing from the Huawei App Store. However there are reports that it will arrive at the store soon. Also, all Google applications are not available, and it is possible that these applications are not available on Huawei phones until the American ban is lifted provided that Google agrees to publish them in the competing application store from Huawei.
Huawei says: “If users cannot find an app on AppGallery, they can provide the required app name to the wishlist, and once that app is available, the user who sent it will be notified via the wishlist.
A notable feature in AppGallery is a feature called (Quick Apps) – similar to Google Apps known as Instant Apps – that includes a new type of application free of installation, and provides good user experience and powerful features, in addition to consuming very little memory, but It works like the original apps.
3- Huawei Cloud for Mobile Devices:
It works (Huawei cloud for mobile devices) Huawei Mobile Cloud In conjunction with a Huawei account to allow you to access all your device data at any time. It also allows you to back up your data to a secure cloud that prevents data loss in case your phone is lost, and also allows you to easily transfer your data to a new device anytime, anywhere.
You can get up to 5GB of cloud storage for free, after which you can purchase additional storage capacity of 2TB.
4- Huawei Assistant:
Available now (Huawei Assistant) Huawei Assistant In AppGallery for new device models that work with EMUI 10.0 or later. It replaces the Google Assistant in Android phones.
Huawei Assistant is characterized by the ease of searching for information and providing instant access to applications and services, and also supports the SmartCare feature that provides access to content cards for financial and sports markets, covering 150 sports events and more than 150 stock markets.
5- Huawei Themes features:
You’ll also find tens of thousands of themes, fonts, icons, screen locks and stylish screen backgrounds to customize the look of your phone as you like.
6- Huawei Music:
It is Huawei’s music streaming service, and although Huawei has not announced much about it yet, it may not be available on all of its devices globally at the moment, but The official page of the service She indicates that it will include music from famous artists like any other music streaming app. The music will also be divided according to different genres, moods, regions and more.
The service also supports the radio feature, and Party Mode also allows users to play the same track simultaneously on their phones for a shared listening experience.
7- Huawei Video Streaming Service:
Available Video broadcasting service From Huawei on Honor and Huawei devices running the fifth version of the EMUI user interface or any higher version. Currently, the service is only available to those who have Huawei accounts registered in Italy or Spain. The service provides a selection of movies, series, short videos, sports videos and documentaries.
8- Huawei Browser:
Huawei HMS services also include A web browser It comes with a built-in newsfeed, shortcuts to your favorite websites, and supports dark mode for ease of use. Huawei also says it offers a safe and high-quality browsing experience that ensures comprehensive protection of privacy.