Huawei releases HMS Core 5.0

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Huawei has released HMS Core 5.0 in China. HMS Core v5.0.0.304 brings audio, video, image, graphics engine, computer graphics, and augmented reality. In addition, it also adds positioning services (supporting network positioning crowdsourcing) and fence management capabilities.

The most important functions of the new update are related to augmented reality. Huawei now has a proprietary system that allows the development of such applications on its devices. They will be able to use photos, videos and 3D graphics, as will AR systems from Google and Apple.

Also, the “fencing” functions, which can be used in automation, are very important. Through them you can set whether the phone is always unlocked when you get home. You can also set various functions for smart home devices. 

This does not mean that EMUI software integrates this feature now but developers will be able to publish apps with these capabilities based on Huawei APIs.

HMS (HUAWEI Mobile Services) is Huawei’s own service framework used to replace Google GMS services. HMS Core is a collection of Huawei cloud services and mobile service open capabilities. It is a platform that provides basic services for application development.

It aggregates Huawei terminal core-end-cloud capabilities, including a full set of open HMS Apps, HMS Core, HMS Capabilities, HMS Connect, and corresponding development and testing IDE tools.

If you’re a developer, HMS Core helps you enhance your app’s user experience by providing features such as push notifications, quick logins, in-app payments, machine learning, as well as map and game services.

HMS Core 5.0 Changelog

  • Add audio, video, graphics engine capabilities, and computer-generated graphics to the augmented reality engine and other service capabilities
  • Positioning services: support for crowdsourcing positioning and location function management capabilities (turning functions on or off when you arrive at a specific location)
  • Push services: support for LBS, contextual push notifications
  • Other optimizations within various services

Users can update to the latest version v5.0.0.304 from the last version v4.1.0.301 via Huawei AppGallery. It is a major update as it adds support for various media engines, location services, and also optimizes older features.

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