HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS) returns to MWC 2022, showcasing a range of innovative tools, capabilities, and experiences through HMS Core, HMS Apps, and Five HMS basic service engines, as well as the latest hardware innovations.
Held in Barcelona, Spain from 28 February to 3 March, Huawei announces HUAWEI Mobile Cloud for PC, AI Search for PC, AppGallery for PC, HUAWEI Assistant·TODAY for PC, Petal Search enhanced for AR Glasses, and HUAWEI Vision’s Somatosensory Game mode for the first time to global developers and consumers.
Huawei is also displaying the capabilities of several innovations first-hand, including HMS for PC powering the Smart Office experience, HUAWEI Ads, HMS Core Kits, Petal Search, Petal Maps, and more. These are showcased at the HMS Ecosystem Exhibition Area at the Huawei booth during MWC 2022.
HMS has solidified its position as top 3 mobile ecosystem in the world, with over 5.4 million registered developers and a growing user base of 730 million Huawei device users. Dedicated to providing easy-to-use development and function components for app developers, HMS Core actively opens a cross-platform ecosystem, supporting multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart screens and PCs.
Huawei Debuts New Cross-Platform Software Powering the Smart Office Experience
Huawei’s “1+8+N” vision is to create an All-Scenario Seamless AI Life experience for consumers and developers alike.
At MWC 2022, Huawei introduces the latest hardware, as well as several new smart solutions focused on Smart Office capabilities. This includes the launch of the latest flagship HUAWEI MateBook X Pro 2022, and as part of HMS for PC, PC versions of HUAWEI Mobile Cloud, AI Search, AppGallery and HUAWEI Assistant·TODAY.
HUAWEI Mobile Cloud for PC, available in 20+ countries and regions, enables cross-device and live-sync capabilities to users through a single login using HUAWEI ID. With features such as the card-based design and real-time data synchronisation across devices, users are able to quickly search and access recent files folders and even URL links. The secure storage capabilities use device-side and transmission encryption to ensure data security and integrity, ensuring only users have access to the data with the right credentials.
With HMS for PC, services such as AppGallery is now available on PC. Powered by HUAWEI Mobile Application Engine, and now available in Asia Pacific, Pakistan, Spain and Italy, PC users can now download mobile applications onto laptops through the AppGallery PC version, bringing a rich application ecosystem with elevated experience to users.
Furthermore, AI Search, enables users to browse local or network files with new-found precision and efficiency across devices through PC Manager on the HUAWEI MateBook Series. This enables users to quickly find files on devices, such as PC’s and connected phones. Intelligently displaying the search results by category, users can select the content they need at a glance.
Another nifty feature of HMS for PC is HUAWEI Assistant·TODAY. It lets users sync information across multiple devices. This powerful, personal, smart assistant can also be used to access real-time information with intelligent, customised recommendations, such as content from your favourite media outlet anywhere in the world, bringing improved efficiency across devices.
The cross-device experience is set to expand further with the launch of the Huawei’s first e-ink tablet, HUAWEI MatePad Paper at MWC 2022, with over 2 million diverse selections from leading content partners and publishers available through HUAWEI Books as part of HMS Ecosystem’s cross-platform experience.
Petal Search Provides an All-In-One Search Experience Beyond Your Phone
Working with partners across the globe, Petal Search brings search to the next level with the showcase of AR search at MWC 2022 through the AR Glasses, developed by industry partners and showcased for the very first time to conference attendees. With the AR Glasses, users are able to search for information through a combination of multimodal search capabilities, including visual, voice, and real-time translation with Petal Search.
For example, visitors to Barcelona who want to explore and learn more about the historical Sagrada Familia can use the multimodal search capabilities on the AR Glasses to identify the landmark and access encyclopaedic information in a language of their choice.
Petal Search further enhances the search experience with Nearby Life services, enabling users to quickly browse top locations and services within their vicinity, such as restaurants, shops, and services, as well book flights and hotels, all within the platform for maximum convenience.
Together with partners Groupon and Tiqets, Petal Search brings attractive coupons to MWC attendees from February 25th to March 6th in Barcelona. Users can enjoy a 20% discount on Groupon (using the code PETALMWC2022) and 8% off on Tiqets (using the code PETAL8OFF).
Petal Maps – A New Digital and Travel Ecosystem
With its leading technical capabilities and large user base, Petal Maps is bringing consumers and developers a brand-new digital travel and map service ecosystem. Petal Maps covers more than 160 countries/regions with over 20 million monthly active users and 260 million points of interaction (POI).
At MWC 2022, Petal Maps showcases the use of mobile phone hardware and intelligent algorithms to build accurate positioning capabilities, provides consumers with a premium, innovative navigation experience. With a full range of features and visuals, such as precise indoor and outdoor positioning, 3D architecture, Lane Guidance, Offline Maps, as well as multi-screen collaboration between users’ smartphones and watches, Petal Maps provides consumers with a premium, innovative navigation experience.
At the same time, Petal Maps Platform helps developers and businesses worldwide achieve commercial success by opening up its capabilities as well.
A One-Stop Platform for Global Developers
Huawei showcases many innovations that brings new experiences to developers and consumers alike at the MWC show floor this year. This is realised through strong support and close collaboration with our global developers, to continuously bring better and greater experiences for users all across the world.
As one of the leading developer service platforms, HUAWEI DEVELOPERS provides one-stop services for global developers, ranging from development and testing, to promotion, monetisation, and beyond.
HMS constantly fosters collaborative innovation with the developer community by offering a comprehensive toolbox. It includes some of Huawei’s most advanced development tools and capabilities through HMS Core 6, such as the AR Engine, 3D Modeling, and Audio Editor kit.
Through various initiatives, including HUAWEI Women Developers, HUAWEI Developer Academy, the HMS Apps Up innovation contest, and the Shining Star program, Huawei continually strives to build community, drive innovation, and find solutions hand-in-hand with its partners.
Furthermore, Huawei offers full-spectrum support for app developers, including HUAWEI AppGallery Connect, which provides extensive resources − from ideation, development, distribution, operation, and data analytics – to global developers.
In addition, HUAWEI Ads help developers to reach users through HUAWEI Mobile Services preinstalled on Huawei devices, such as AppGallery, Petal Search, HUAWEI Video and HUAWEI Music. This is made possible with HUAWEI Ads aggregating more than 36,000 third-party publishers and Supply-Side Platform (SSP) of HMS ecosystem worldwide.
Huawei Aims to Build an All-Connected Future
Through its latest hardware-software synergies and innovations displayed at MWC 2022 – Huawei continues to work closely with its partners and developers, focusing on its “1+8+N” vision to bring an All-Scenario Seamless AI Life experience to consumers globally. The synergies and innovations also further showcased with the global debut of HUAWEI Vision’s Somatosensory Games and high-quality home entertainment HUAWEI Video AiMax Cinema at the conference this year.
With its flourishing ecosystem, comprehensive resources, and cutting-edge technology, Huawei is committed to supporting developers by providing them with operational, distribution, marketing, and widespread business support, unlocking a plethora of experiences and opportunities for users all around the world.
Huawei aims to broaden its capabilities and build more fruitful, mutually value-added partnerships with developers to continue growing the HMS ecosystem globally. This includes expanding AppGallery, HMS Core, and its Five HMS basic service engines.