In order to stay in the smartphone business, after the ban by the U.S., Huawei launched its own system, Harmony OS. Just like Google Mobile Services (GMS), Huawei also had to launch Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). Currently, a few Huawei devices already use HMS. However, we are yet to see any smartphone with the Harmony OS.
One of the dangers of allowing Huawei to launch its own system is the possibility of it rising up to the occasion and competing with Google. This is already happening as new reports suggest that a non-Huawei device will use HMS soon.
According to a staff member of Huawei Akiba Ziluo, Meizu will access Huawei’s HMS Core service capabilities. In other words, Meizu devices will provide support for users who integrate HMS Core through Huawei Mobile Service.
On June 22 last year, the Chinese manufacturer unveiled HMS Core 5. Furthermore, on July 7th last year, Huawei also officially announced HMS Core 5.0 for global developers. However, the company officially released this system globally on September 10th.
HMS Core 5.0 capability opening covers seven areas, including App Services, Graphics, Media, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Device, Security, and System.
HMS Not The Same As HarmonyOS
It’s worth noting that Huawei’s HMS and HarmonyOS are not the same. While HarmonyOS is an operating system, HMS is a service within the system. HMS is primarily a replacement for Google’s GMS, but now it’s happily better than before. Developers can use this to allow users to use Huawei search, Huawei Figure, Huawei Vena, Huawei Video, Huawei App Market, and even Huawei account service.