What is Huawei Mobile Services or HMS?




in this article we are talking about huawei hms serives Due to a U.S. government ban, Huawei cannot cooperate with most U.S. companies, including Google, unless there is a temporary limited license that has already been renewed several times. Given these circumstances, the Chinese corporation cannot launch new devices with Google Mobile Services (GMS) since last year.


GMS is the main component of most Android smartphones. It includes dozens of Google applications, APIs and cloud services such as Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube, Google Photos, Google Play Store, Google Chrome and others. Without this technology, Huawei devices not only were left without the main products from Google, but also could not work with a number of other popular applications, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. In addition, many other programs depend on the infrastructure of Google Mobile Services.


Huawei's only solution to combat the lack of GMS was to create a competing platform - Huawei Mobile Services or HMS. With the global launch of Honor 9X Pro , Huawei Mate XS and Honor View 30 Prothe company officially introduced its replacement to Google services. So, what exactly does HMS contain and what does this mean for future owners of Huawei / Honor devices.


What is Huawei Mobile Services or HMS?

Many people may not understand why Huawei's OS has not been used on mobile phones. Isn't Huawei unable to use Google's system? Actually not, here we need to distinguish between the Android system and its built in services. What we usually say about the Android system is the "Android Open Source Project" (AOSP for short). This project has open source features, that is, anyone can get the system's source code, modify it, learn it, and even redistribute it.

Huawei launched HMS services.

Since it is to replace GMS, HMS naturally also includes two parts, one is a user oriented application, and the other is the core background service. The idea is also roughly the same with Android independent updates, while providing a consistent experience across devices.

In addition to the AppGallery (application market) instead of the Google Play application store, Huawei provides developers with a variety of APIs (application program interfaces), including Account Kit (Account Kit), Location Kit (Location Kit), Map Kit (Map Kit), Drive Kit and more.

It even includes In-App Purchases and Ads Kit. The former is equivalent to Google Play in-app billing. For application developers, this is the most important of all APIs. Through it, developers' applications can achieve profitability. The latter is the second profit channel in this ecosystem. Developers can use it to protect user privacy, but also to provide personalized advertising and accurately track advertising performance. These kits will become a replacement for GMS Core, providing convenience to developers and allowing users to have the right experience without the "Google Family Bucket".





Earlier reports said that when Google Maps could not be used, Huawei found the mapping company TomTom and signed a strategic agreement to allow Huawei smartphones to use TomTom's mapping, transportation and navigation software. TomTom used to provide data support for Apple 's mapping software. This is also the solution Huawei is looking to replace Google Maps.

TomTom is a Dutch company whose main business is maps, navigation and GPS equipment What Huawei needs to do now is how to persuade developers to use HMS as a new choice, regard it as the same ecological core as GMS Core and iOS Core, and migrate from GMS Core. Yu Chengdong announced the $ 1 billion "Yao Xing" plan at Huawei's terminal product and strategy conference to attract and call on global developers to develop HMS Core apps.



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