At the 17th Huawei Global Analyst Conference, Wang Yanmin, president of Huawei Consumer Business, announced that Huawei's number of HMS developers has increased 15% to 1.4 million. In February this year, there were 1.3 million registered developers announced by Huawei.
Huawei's HMS takes time and effort for development, Google Mobile Services (GMS) cannot use it. At last year's developer conference, the company introduced Huawei's HMS to replace Google's GMS service. In addition, Huawei announced at the launch conference of the Huawei P40 series in March this year that the P40 series will use its own HMS service and AppGallery application storage. This is the first time that the company has fully used its own services on its flagship smartphone.
Huawei's HMS is reportedly available in over 170 countries worldwide and has over 400 million active users per month. Although Huawei wants to use GMS services, this seems hopeless in the short term. In the future, HMS will assume great responsibility for Huawei's terminal ecology.
It appears that the US is not going to lift Huawei's ban so quickly. In fact, it stiffens the ban. In its recent announcement, the U.S. government said that any company that uses U.S. technology must obtain a U.S. license before working for Huawei. This means that TSMC companies behind Huawei's Kirin chips cannot accept orders from Huawei.
Huawei, on the other hand, is looking for viable alternatives, and so far it is not doing badly. The recent U.S. restriction shows that Huawei is not falling, as the U.S. government had hoped. A recent report claims that Huawei has placed $ 700 million in large orders with TSMC. It also works closely with SMIC (a Chinese chip maker). These should keep the company going until it gets a viable alternative.