More debuts of Huawei Mobile Services-integrated apps in the AppGallery store, new services, successful hardware launches, and a proprietary operating system – 2021 has been a very exciting year for Huawei.
The ecosystem of services and applications remains the true “heart and bloodstream” of smartphones, tablets, and connected devices. A tech giant like Huawei has succeeded in creating such an environment, and 2021 and the company’s future plans only confirm this.
Huawei Mobile Services – what is it?
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is a set of Huawei services that make using a smartphone and tablet easier. They are available on any Huawei device and form a single, coherent ecosystem. It is a viable alternative to third-party solutions. The key to the Huawei ecosystem is the Huawei ID, a unique account that allows you to access all Huawei services on any of the brand’s devices. Access to what specifically? For example, to: Huawei Cloud, Themes, Browser or the Huawei AppGallery app store offering access to over 141,000 apps integrated with HMS. Each month, the store is used by more than 550 million active users worldwide. In the AppGallery we can find 1700 Polish applications and in total 34 thousand applications available for Polish users. The number of apps available on the AppGallery is only growing and the AppGallery is constantly evolving.
AppGallery in 2021 – a new look
Huawei started the year with a major redesign of its AppGallery app store. The store’s redesigned interface has become even more intuitive, helped by feed-style navigation, visually consistent section tabs, and a new way of displaying the games section, which has been moved to a separate tab, making it easier to access for gamers interested in the topic.
After the changes it was even faster to find the thematic categories of interest and to get to the new applications. The new AppGallery interface has also brought a change in the exposure of two popular sections – Gifts and Campaigns. In the new version the sections have received a form of cards and have been placed in the upper part of the main screen.
Invasion of new apps
Behind the changes in appearance came a wave of new apps and applications supporting HMS. The company kept in mind those who use banking services. Mobile applications of banks:PKO BP, Millennium, mBank, Credit Agricole, Noble Bank, Getin and Alior have been integrated with Huawei Mobile Services. The introduced changes mean that the users of the latest Huawei smartphones based on HMS can benefit from the functionalities offered by the applications, including Blik mobile payments.
This year AppGallery has prepared something for the fans of films and series – the following have made their debut on Huawei devices Polsat Box Go and Polsat Goapplications offering a huge database of series, movies and online TV. In addition, the HMS has integrated the application Player with video-on-demand services and Internet TV.
Shopping apps and platforms offering various types of promotions remain among the most popular applications in the AppGallery. The ending year brought a debut of a mobile application integrated with HMS Answear, which belongs to one of the most popular internet stores Answear.com. Also shopping application Goodieapp of the H&Mapp SMYK with articles for children, as well as a shopping application aggregating promotional newspapers and catalogs, Moja Gazetkahave become part of the HMS ecosystem.
In recent months, home delivery food has become an everyday occurrence, so Bolt Food, one of the most popular take-out food ordering applications in Europe, has also been integrated with Huawei Mobile Services. Just like Bolt Driver, an app for drivers who want to start working for Bolt. This would not have been possible if the continuous development of Map Petal, a mapping and navigation system developed by Huawei. In recent months, Map Petal has undergone evolutions, becoming an increasingly practical tool for drivers and not only them.
However, the regularly developed Petal search engineThe best way for phones and tablets with HMS to search the Internet for information, tips, interesting videos, pictures and applications.
Good hardware and innovative HarmonyOS 2
Good software is essential, but it is not worth much without equally good hardware. Huawei’s HMS-based devices include smartphones from the Mate 40, P40 and Mate 30 series, the Y6p, Y5p and P smart 2021 models and the Mate Xs foldable smartphone. However, Huawei went a step further this year, creating an update to its proprietary operating system – we are talking about HarmonyOS 2. In Poland, Huawei’s own operating system is supported by two devices: the MatePad 11 tablet and Watch 3 series smartwatches. We had a chance to test both pieces of hardware and Huawei’s new system worked perfectly in them, improving the functionality of both novelties.
HarmonyOS 2 makes it easier to use the equipment in question, among other things. The system combines devices into a single Super Device, integrating their hardware and resources. The system combines devices into a single Super Device, integrating the hardware and resources of these devices. It can run on devices that have no more than 128 KB of RAM.
As of September 12, the number of HarmonyOS 2 users exceeded 100 million worldwide, including China. The future of the tech giant’s system promises to be interesting, with more than 1,000 hardware vendors and 300 application and service providers involved in HarmonyOS development, and the number of developers working on Huawei’s new ecosystem has exceeded 1.3 million, a tenfold increase from last year. – HarmonyOS will become the base system in the era of the Internet of Things, thanks to the great commitment of our partners with whom we are jointly building this open ecosystem, said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, summarizing further ambitious plans of the company.