Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is officially the world’s 3rd largest mobile ecosystem after the Google Mobile Services (GMS) and the Apple mobile suite for IOS. This is after Huawei’s release of its 2020 growth report that indicates statistics at 2.3million developers with 120,000 extended applications available on Huawei’s App Gallery store.
According to its 2020 data report, Huawei’s mobile suite growth is attributed to its fueled open source Harmony OS that has successfully engaged more than 20 hardware sellers and 280 application partners in the construction of a new open-source mobile ecosystem.
In 2020, the company confirmed that over 300 million devices will be using Harmony OS by late 2021. The operating system will be used on wearable devices, smartphones, smart home appliances, among others. On Mobile, the Huawei P50 is expected to be the first Smartphone to launch with a full Huawei Management Services (HMS) suite and Harmony OS ditching the Android trend that was affected by US sanctions on Huawei.
Under the Huawei Mobile Services suite, the Huawei App Gallery stands out as the official application store with several free and paid applications available for smartphone users. Unlike the Android Google Playstore, App Gallery can be used without a user necessarily logging in, instead, every Huawei smartphone comes pre-installed with the store to facilitate fast and secure downloads.
As a matter of fact, the growth of Huawei’s mobile suite can be attributed to its position as one of the world’s top 3 smartphone brands behind Samsung and shifting positions with Apple. And by late 2021 when more smartphones with Harmony OS are launched, the suite will eventually grow popular as a new breed of mobile devices will be available other than the usual Android and IOS legion.