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.


Tire business poised for growth in Saudi Arabia despite COVID-19

Updated 23 September 2020

Tire business poised for growth in Saudi Arabia despite COVID-19

Despite the still raging COVID-19 pandemic, the tire business is poised to come back stronger than before as people become even more reliant on their vehicles to get to their destination while ensuring minimum exposure risk level. This was one of the highlights of the first virtual meetup hosted by Bridgestone Middle East, which expressed optimism about future market prospects in Saudi Arabia post-pandemic with the gradual easing of restrictions and people continuing to observe social distancing as they move around.

During the meeting, Stefano Sanchini, regional managing director for Bridgestone Middle East, and Berna Akinci, head of marketing for Bridgestone Middle East, discussed the economic repercussions of the pandemic on the automotive sector and the tires industry, following the temporary closures of businesses, impacting jobs as well as people staying more at home to avoid getting infected by the virus.

While economic impact has hit the pockets of vehicle owners in the Middle East, Sachini and Akinci emphasized that road safety must not be compromised to save on money when it comes to replacing tires and should be considered as a necessity.

They also took the opportunity to update the participants on the latest trends in the regional market, which has been rapidly catching up with the digitization of almost all sectors, including the emergence of new mobility ecosystems.

During the talk, speakers identified safety as a priority when buying tires. Buyers should consider purchasing only quality tires as it affects the braking distance, the handling, and grip while driving.

The drop in the demand for tires during the height of the lockdown affected sales, however, the trend is moving upwards again as restrictions have eased in some parts of the region. In this regard, Bridgestone has been looking on ways to enrich its brand offerings to add value to customers.

The company further emphasized the importance of going digital for the industry to reach out and meet the needs of its customers, especially in the Middle East, where there is a high rate of usage of digital devices. 

The value of data management as the new fuel for mobility has also been talked about during the meetup.