Ever since Huawei was hit by the US trade ban, the Chinese company has been working around the clock to come up with a new alternative to Google Mobile Services.
New reports suggest that the Chinese phone maker is soon launching its own Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) as an alternative to Google Mobile Services (GMS). The new mobile suite will reportedly get its global debut at Huawei and Honor’s Barcelona launch event on February 24.
Also, several Chinese publications are reporting that Huawei is unveiling a European edition of the Honor View 30 series at its upcoming event and its believed that these variants will be the first to carry the HMS out-of-the-box.
The HMS suite has been under development for some time now and it was first released in China last year in December as a Beta version. It also launched with the Mate 30 Pro in countries such as Spain and Indonesia.
The availability of the HMS suite outside China is still very limited, however, with the upcoming European Honor event it may see a major push for the framework.
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The mobile suite includes services like Huawei ID, App Gallery, Themes, mobile cloud, and more. It’s also expected to launch with replacements for some essential Google apps for navigation, payments, gaming and messaging.
With the US government accusations getting tighter, Huawei faces a risk of losing its extension license within the country with recent reports stating that it’s been cut in half. This means that it has just 45 more days to be able to conduct business with select US firms.
The US-Huawei relations seem to be degrading further which is why the best move for the Chinese phone maker right now is to push the development of its own HMS suite faster so as to replace GMS support for current Huawei devices.
Huawei’s company executive previously boasted that they will not rely on Google even if the US ban is reversed, however, it also later said that an “open Android ecosystem” is still its first choice.
By the looks of things, its high time the firm launched its own fully-fledged operating system for its mobile products so as to counter the ongoing threat from US sanctions and also maintain a strong global presence.
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Author: Allan Bangirana
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spur Magazine. He is passionate about tech, games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.