What is HMS Services (Huawie Mobile Services)?
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is Huawei’s alternative to Google Mobile Services (GMS) and contains apps and services that launch with devices as standard. This is a total new infrastructure for the users.
HMS consists of seven key services and HMS Core which also supports app production on the same platform. These are Huawei ID, Cloud, AppGallery, Themes, Huawei Video, Browser, Assistant. Huawei Quick Apps is the alternative to Google Instant Apps.
By now, you may know all about Huawei’s infamous US trade ban. The Chinese company cannot do business with most US companies, including Google, except on the basis of a restrictive temporary license that has been renewed several times since May 2019.
Given the circumstances, Huawei has not been able to launch new phones with Google Mobile Services (GMS) since last year. Because matter? Well, GMS is the heart and soul of most of the Android smartphones on the market. It includes many of Google apps, APIs and cloud-based services, such as Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube, Google Photos, Google Play Store, Google Chrome, and others.
Without Google Mobile Services, Huawei devices not only miss out on these essential Google products, but also lack a number of other famous and essential apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. Additionally, many other smaller apps depend on the infrastructure provided by Google via GMS.
Huawei’s only solution to combat the lack of GMS was to create its own competing platform: Huawei Mobile Services or HMS services.
HMS includes all essential apps which are main requirements of every customer now a days. These applications are following.
- Huawei AppGallery
- Huawei Browser
- Huawei Mobile Cloud
- Huawei Themes
- Huawei Music
- Huawei Video
- Huawei Reader
- Huawei Assistant
These applications are Available in over 170 countries / regions, including HMS apps, Huawei Browsers has completed over 200 million downloads, Huawei Cloud over 160 million and the Huawei Themes app over 70 million downloads.
Huawei is also expanding its Huawei Music with over 150 million downloads, Huawei Video with over 130 million, and the Huawei assistant with over 140 million downloads.
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and HMS apps incorporate Huawei’s chip, device and cloud capabilities and integrate a number of HMS Core (HMS) core services, tools and platforms for IDE development and testing.
According to the data shown by Huawei, HMS together with Huawei third-party applications and services forms an HMS ecosystem for 560 million (previously 570 million) of Huawei users worldwide with 1.3 million (previously 1.01) of registered developers.
Huawei Mobile Services and feature developers only need to integrate the HMS Software Development Kit to utilize Huawei’s open capabilities. This is best ever option for the developers.
Huawei has also officially opened fourteen HMS Core services, including nine core services and five growth services, to provide developers with an smart ecosystem with broad capabilities and fast access to the HMS ecosystem.