Huawei, Huawei, Huawei … There is too much information about this Chinese brand lately. This is due to the fact that a very great interest is riveted to the company against the background of the imposed sanctions. Everyone is interested in how she will cope with a difficult situation. And what a sin to conceal – many are simply wondering how such a large company will crumble and go bankrupt. If you understand that her business is not only smartphones, without which she somehow existed for 20 years, then the worries about her somehow go away by themselves. Nevertheless, every news about how the company gets out of a difficult situation step by step is of interest. Now, for example, there is information about how Huawei was able to promote their services. There are even numbers.
Huawei is trying as best he can, but is it possible?
Does HMS have a future
Huawei is the company hardest hit by the U.S.-China trade war. It can no longer ship new smartphones with a certified version Android that supports all of the search giant's services. The company is using the AOSP version Android and has replaced GMS (Google Mobile Services) with its own mobile service Huawei (HMS). It currently Huawei claims to have over 1.5 million registered developers with an increase of 115 percent year over year.
You can believe it, because there is no Google in the Chinese market, but there are more than a billion people who love it very much Huawei. With this in mind, many developers will want to grab a piece of this pie. And if we consider that mobile services Huawei are striving to develop all over the world, then mining becomes even more tasty.
According to Tang Donghui, vice president of Huawei Consumer Business Group, developer registrations have skyrocketed in Huawei Mobile Services in recent months.
In addition, the number of monthly active users of terminal cloud services Huawei has reached 650 million. With 66.7% year-on-year growth, the number of HMS Core-related apps in AppGallery now surpasses 60,000.
What can be downloaded from AppGallery
AppGallery on new smartphones (and tablets) Huawei and Honor is a direct replacement for the Google Play Store. While the numbers look impressive, AppGallery is still missing the best apps for Android. Despite this, Huawei managed to replace some important ones. Even in Russia, there is an increase in the number of such applications. So, recently, all Yandex applications and many bank clients appeared in the smartphones of the Chinese company. There are also State Services and Telegram. Other instant messengers can also be found in AppGallery, or simply downloaded as an APK and installed on your smartphone in one click. This can be done with WhatsApp.
There is a lot to download from the app store Huawei.
While Huawei is the third largest smartphone brand in the world, AppGallery is now the third largest app market in the world. However, given the number of such stores and their seriousness, such an achievement is not something outstanding.
Huawei claims that AppGallery is now available in over 170 countries worldwide. On the other hand, it looks like the company is developing HarmonyOS as an alternative to Google Android and iOS.
Is it possible to do without Google apps
Since Google apps are banned in China anyway, the absence of GMS will not affect the company's operations in its home country. In fact, this is her salvation. If Google worked in China, the company would not have survived. Last year Huawei announced its plan to invest $ 1.5 billion to boost developer signups.
She also set up a $ 1 billion fund for the Shining Star program. This fund will be used to provide a broader range of HMS applications.
The Huawei Mate 30 series, powered by Android 10, is the first smartphone equipped with HMS. It was the first smartphone released after the entry into force of the ban on working Huawei with Google and other companies. The recently released flagships of the Huawei P40 series also do not work with the Google Play store.
Google is having a hard time without Google, even with AppGallery.
How Huawei releases Google-enabled phones
Along with new smartphones, Huawei also relaunches old smartphones that work with Google services. This allows for a smooth transition, although many users are already a little tired of the constant re-release of last year's smartphones at a lower price. Sometime the time will come and Huawei will no longer be able to use this loophole, but so far the idea is working successfully. Let me remind you that if a smartphone is certified before the ban came into force, it can be released further and work with Google, regardless of which case it was packed in and what it was named. The main thing is that nothing fundamentally changes inside.
The latest decision from the US made life Huawei even more difficult. The company can no longer work with companies that use American hardware and software. TSMC, which makes Kirin chipsets for Huawei, has stopped accepting new orders. This is really a problem. However, orders taken prior to the introduction of the new rule must be honored.