Huawei’s Play Store Competitor is Now Available Across the Globe

To uphold its position in the market, the Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched the full release of its HMS Core 4.0 globally. For those who don’t know, this Core is basically a collection of tools designed to help prospective developers produce applications for Huawei’s AppGallery.

The collection comes with IDE tools for development and testing, HMS Connect, HMS Capabilities, open HMS Apps, and HMS Core. Developers have been waiting for these features since Huawei first announced its in-house operating system and AppGallery. Hence, we will see a massive increase in the number of applications produced since around 1.3 million developers have already signed up, and over 50,000 applications have been integrated into the Core.

The services provided by HMS Core 4.0 includes:

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  • Machine learning services
  • Text awareness services
  • Code scanning services
  • Short-range communication services
  • Panoramic services
  • Unified services
  • Sports health services
  • Dynamic tag manager services
  • Online fast authentication service
  • Location services
  • Security detection services
  • Fast application services
  • Digital rights services
  • User identification services

Currently, the Huawei AppGallery has more than 400m monthly users, even though most of these are from the Company’s local market, the numbers are promising. For now, the numbers will most likely not concern Apple and Google, however, tables might turn in the future because of Huawei’s undeniable reach.

Apart from this, Huawei has also announced the implementation of a new strategy for its consumer devices that will offer a “seamless AI experience” using the “1+8+N” approach. Based on this, the smartphone (1) will be at the center, while the related Huawei devices like wearables, tablets, and PCs (8) will be in the middle bridging products like televisions, appliances and even cars (N).



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