At the recent launch event for the Huawei P40 Series the company also announced the latest developments for its Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem and apps.
5G continues to be at the heart of Huawei’s strategy, and the company is inviting developers to collaborate with Huawei in its effort to expand its ecosystem, and deliver richer experiences to its customers through its AppGallery.
The HUAWEI P40 Series of 5G phones will come pre-installed with AppGallery, Huawei's official app marketplace, and the world's third largest distribution platform.
"Huawei remains committed to the development of our chipset-device-cloud capabilities, and we hope to join hands with global developer and partners to speed up the development of HMS ecosystem,” explained Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG. “Together, we will create better smart experiences that make the full use of 5G technology for the benefit of consumers.”
Huawei is currently expanding the volume of, what it is calling, “high-quality entertainment content” on its HMS platforms. And Huawei has partnered with the BBC to introduce a BBC News category on Huawei Video, with future plans to offer high-quality TV shows and documentaries by BBC Studio.
As well as the BCC, Huawei is also working with other content providers including ZDF, Filmin, Megogo, Rakuten and more, to offer a rich selection of international and local video content to consumers.
Elsewhere, Huawei Music now boasts partnerships with Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and more, with the company offering a large library of music that can be streamed on its service.
Data restoration and multiple device synchronisation are now also supported, ensuring important data on multiple Huawei devices using the same HUAWEI ID can be synchronised in real time. And, following in Apple’s footsteps, the company’s new "Find My Phone" feature in Huawei Mobile Cloud will be launched alongside the P40 series.
AppGallery currently provides 18 categories of global and local apps covering news, social network, video, music, entertainment and games, including the leading search service provider Qwant, and the mobile game Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall, which can be downloaded on AppGallery starting April 3rd.