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.


Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Updated 19 August 2019

Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Al-Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in southern Oman has unveiled its new Luxe Mobile Camping Adventures. In collaboration with travel specialist Oman Expeditions, this offering is the first bespoke luxury mobile camping experience to take guests across the diverse terrain of the Dhofar province from the mountains to the desert to the sea. 

Set between a relaxing stay at the beachside resort in Salalah, the camping adventures offer tailored itineraries of varying lengths. Activities and camp locations allow guests to discover a wilderness of star-studded skies, vast deserts, rugged mountains and long, empty beaches. Southern Oman is said to be an uncharted destination and one of the only places where the true culture of old Arabia is still alive.

Drawing on the vast country knowledge and experience of Oman Expedition’s founder Sean Nelson, these new experiences weave in the rich, traditional heritage and magnificent natural environment of the region to create rare and memorable expeditions for resort guests while continuing to provide the luxury and comfort they desire. 

A former officer in the British Royal Marines and Royal Army of Oman’s Desert Regiment, Nelson has been nominated annually for the Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for Oman since 2012. A leading private travel specialist, he is renowned for his rich and varied experience of the country. Before setting up Oman Expeditions, Nelson founded Hud Hud Travels in 2006, Oman’s northern-based provider of professionally run private luxury camps and events. 

Traveling via luxury 4x4 vehicles, a sample itinerary would include two nights camping with three days of various activities. Guests may choose to venture deep into the most remote parts of the world’s largest sand desert to find peace and solitude amidst magnificent sweeping dunes reaching up to 200 meters in the Empty Quarter. For a seaside option, guests can camp on a stretch of wild and secluded beach along the Dhofar coastline where they will encounter an array of wildlife including spinner dolphins, green turtles and coastal bird life as well as swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water 30 meters from their tent. In the foothills of the Dhofar mountains, guests can step back in time on a trek with camels along the same ancient frankincense trading routes that these prized animals have been following for over 2,000 years.

Oman Expeditions also brings together Dhofar’s top local contacts from guides, drivers and chefs to camel herders, artisans and religious scholars to ensure clients have an enriching and authentic experience. In addition, expeditions are accompanied by members of the Mahrah, a tribe who have traveled along frankincense trading routes with their camels since the time of the Queen of Sheba.