$1 Billion: Huawei’s Fund For Developing its Own Operating Software

  • The company was recently blacklisted from doing business in USA
  • Huawei is offering up to $ 17,000 to app developers for getting their app(s) published on Huawei Mobile Service
  • Android by Google is one of the most used OS’ in the world

China-based Huawei and its subsidiary Honor have started approaching app developers based in India to get apps developed for the Huawei Mobile Service (HMS). It is to be noted here that Huawei was blacklisted by US based software and hardware suppliers earlier this year. OS (operating software) part makes one of the critical parts for making a product like smartphone, tablet or laptop famous.

The company, in an conversation with PTI, revealed that it is in talks with more than 150 apps in India. Interestingly, the likes of Gaana, Make my trip among others, have already made their apps live on HMS.

From left to right: Jamie Davies of Telecoms.com, Bob Cai, Jerry Wang, Tim Watkins and Adam Mynott of Huawei jointly open Huawei 5G Innovation & Experience Center

Not charging but paying app developers

It is a known fact that a lot of US-based mobile operating companies usually charge app developers, who upload their apps, on these operating platforms. However, Huawei and Honor are offering up to $ 17,000 to app developers who are getting their app(s) published on Huawei Mobile Service.

Charles Peng, CEO, Huawei and Honor India, told PTI that the company has already made announcements to pay app developers for publishing apps in Huawei’s app gallery. He also noted that those doing it without publishing on the Google Mobile Service (GMS) will be eligible for additional incentives. The company also informed that additional incentives will also be applied if the apps are integrated into HMS.

As a matter of fact, the company is offering an incentive of up to $ 20,000 on integration of apps with HMS. Huawei has started retailing smartphones without GMS. These smartphones include access to Gmail, Youtube and Google Drive.

5G innovation and experience centre in London

Huawei, had recently launched its 5G innovation and experience centre in London. The company has noted that this innovation and experience centre is aimed to promote greater collaboration between businesses and innovators in the development of 5G ecosystems.

“With the opening of our 5G Innovation and Experience Centre in London we, as a leader of 5G, are taking another important step. What we have opened today will enable true collaboration amongst UK businesses and technologists and showcase the huge potential of 5G applications for both the private and business sectors,”noted Jerry Wang, CEO of Huawei UK.

Huawei’s Q3 2019 results reported more than 60 signed commercial contracts for 5G with global carriers, including all major operators in the UK.