Huawei Mobile Services has 100m users outside China

The recent Huawei Developer Conference 2019 in Dongguan.
Updated 13 August 2019

Huawei Mobile Services has 100m users outside China

Huawei Mobile Services now boasts over 100 million users outside of China, it was announced at the recent Huawei Developer Conference 2019 in Dongguan.

In addition, an updated developer engagement program named “Shining-Star” was launched along with Huawei DigiX Labs that offers open capabilities for development and testing. The company announced the global launch of HMS-Core which provides 14 kits for more than 910,000 global developers. Besides, a new content partnership for Huawei video was introduced at HDC 2019.

“Intelligent connections are the future. Huawei Mobile Services provides a global platform, connecting more than 910,000 global developers and 100 million users outside of China,” said Jervis Su, vice president of mobile services, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“These connections make a real difference. With the Huawei Mobile Services portfolio, we have been able to show that there is real demand for a more intelligent solution. We are very proud to be able to announce a number of milestone successes for our portfolio.”

The new DigiX Labs are going to open in six regions in 2019, the first one in MENA will be located in Dubai. In these labs, developers and partners all across the world can test their service remotely, they can find all resources they need to develop the apps and services of the future.


Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.