Huawei HMS platform replaces common Google apps and services on Huawei phones, such as Gmail, Maps, cloud storage, and so on. Third-party developers may also use HMS’s tools and services to create their applications. Huawei HMS seeks to do for its community what Google does for consumers and developers in the Android ecosystem as a whole. HMS Core is divided into two parts: a user-facing component and a developer-facing component. HMS Core is a set of APIs, SDKs, and services that developers can use to build and enhance apps.
HMS provides several services aimed at replacing GMS from the user’s perspective. The Huawei App Gallery, an alternative to the crucial Google Play Store, is the most critical of them all. The following is a list of all of HMS’s key services.
- Huawei ID: A Huawei ID is the first and most important prerequisite for using HMS. Huawei ID, including Apple ID and Google accounts, allows users to customize their Huawei devices. Contacts, messages, Wi-Fi passwords, and other personal information are synced to their Huawei ID.
- Huawei Mobile Cloud: Huawei Mobile Cloud operates in tandem with Huawei ID to provide users with centralized access to all of their smartphone data. It’s basically where you keep backups of items like photographs, videos, addresses, schedules, notes, and more. User users get up to 5GB of cloud storage for free, after which they can upgrade to 2TB of storage.
Huawei’s in application purchase service enables users to make in-app purchases and accept payments inside the app. Users can buy a range of virtual products directly from their app, including one-time virtual products and subscriptions.
On Huawei and Honor tablets, the Huawei AppGallery replaces the Google Play Store. Huawei has spent more than a billion dollars developing applications for the AppGallery, which has 530 million monthly active users, according to the company. People are unsure how Huawei came up with these figures or if they are accurate. So far, no third-party research agency has verified Huawei’s claims, so those figures should be taken with a grain of salt. AppGallery has been around for quite some time. However, it also lacks a large number of popular games, placing it in direct competition with the Google Play Store and even Apple’s App Store.