In the middle of this year, Google suddenly stopped offering GMS to Huawei in an attempt to “brick” Huawei’s smartphones sold overseas, but to no avail. Adversity China not only maintains high-speed development for mobile phones, but also finds an alternative to Google.
On December 24th Charles Peng, head of Huawei’s Consumer Business in India, told India’s Economic Times that Huawei had established HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) and that key functions such as navigation and payment would be available immediately. Forbes thinks it’s Huawei’s war book for Google: I’m going to replace you soon.
Meanwhile, the Observer noted that Huawei’s HMS, which includes a mail service, opened its domestic test on December 23.
In May, Google responded to a call by the U.S. government for a “physical list” to ban GMS services to Huawei phones. In other words, phones sold by Huawei in overseas markets cannot be used by Google Mail, Youtube, Google Pay, Google Cloud and Google Navigation services under the original setup. In response, Citibank had argued that Huawei’s handsets amounted to being “paralyzed” and that its overseas market share would be cut.
But Charles Peng revealed yesterday that “we have our own HMS and are trying to build a mobile ecosystem, and most of HMS’s key applications, such as navigation, payment, gaming and messaging, will soon be online … Consumers don’t see the difference between HMS and GMS, we focus on working with developers to deliver a good customer experience. We are working to resolve this issue. “
The Economic Times originally reported that Huawei’s HMS would be launched as soon as the end of December, but the changes were made.
On December 23, the day before Huawei’s interview with Indian media, Huawei’s HMS had already launched a public test in China.
This crowd test task released 2 applications to be tested, one is Huawei Mobile Service, the other is HMS Core Test, this version of HMS to repair some of the known problems, improve some performance experience; Services are provided with a higher quality and stability. As for HMS Core Test is an app installation and download mini-app market model that combines six HMS basic services.
Huawei has launched its own eco-service HMS as a result of Google’s GMS service’s continued closure to China, according to published by Huawei, and as of August 2019, HMS Eco-growth was rapid, with more than 1.01 million registered developers worldwide and more than 450,000 applications connected to HMS Core.
Yesterday Huawei also said it was in talks with India’s top 150 App developers to invite them to HMS and offer subsidies of up to $17,000 each.
Huawei’s ability to grow in the face of adversity is evident. In May, the U.S. government put Huawei’s “list of entities” out of effect. Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s founder and CEO, pointed out that Huawei had not been harmed by the “physical list” and was prepared to “list never withdraw”.
In the face of Google’s ban, Mr Ren said at the end of November that Huawei could still become the world’s largest smartphone brand even if it was cut off from Google’s software and applications. Huawei’s launch of HMS will once again free itfrom the outside shackles. Forbes thinks it’s Huawei’s war book for Google: I’m going to replace you soon.
It is worth mentioning that HMS’s accumulated ecological resources will also nourish Huawei’s self-developed cross-platform operating system HarmonyOS, which also means that if HMS can be popularized as soon as possible, it will accelerate the incubation of HarmonyOS, the domestic mobile operating system will usher in a real outbreak.