When they ask me for advice on which smartphone, tablet or computer to buy, among the features that I suggest to take more into consideration there is always the ecosystem on which they are based: namely the set of services and software features that the devices in question they are able to offer users, to facilitate their lives. If you take a few minutes of your free time, I can explain the Huawei ecosystem, what it is, and how it works?
Huawei responded to those decisions by launching Huawei Mobile Services. A set of solutions that includes an app and game store ( HUAWEI AppGallery ). A series of services such as HUAWEI Music for music and HUAWEI Video for streaming video content. An ID to synchronize your data in the cloud and access all the company’s services ( HUAWEI ID ) and various software solutions.
Such as the HUAWEI browser to surf online from smartphones and tablets. HUAWEI Phone Clone, a software that allows you to transfer data (including photos, videos, contacts, and messages) from one phone to another in seconds and wirelessly. To find out more. I recommend you take a look at the insights I have dedicated to Huawei Mobile Services and to HUAWEI AppGallery.
These services are accompanied by Huawei devices. Including the recent smartphones of the P40 family, the MatePad Pro tablet, the MateBook X Pro, MateBook 13 and 14 laptops, the FreeBuds family wireless earphones, and the Watch GT series smartwatches. Which they can cooperate with each other in various very Smart modes.
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you can control your smartphone from your tablet or computer, exchange data between devices by simply touching them or with a drag-and-drop, and listen to music from your smartwatch without taking your smartphone with you: but we will talk more about this in the next chapters of the guide. Read on to learn more.
Among the companies that have been able to embrace this philosophy to the fullest. There is definitely Huawei, which with its devices. Software and services have constituted a real ecosystem capable of simplifying the life of users on multiple occasions when there is a need to transfer files or information between devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers. When you don’t want to use different passwords to access online services to listen to music, watch movies, or backup your data: When you go for a run and want to listen to music without carrying your smartphone, and the list could go on and on.
How do you say? I intrigued you with my speech, and, now, would you like to know more about what the Huawei ecosystem is and how it works? No problem: if you take a few minutes of your precious time, I can show you some practical examples of how the devices, software, and services of the well-known Asian company work together to increase user productivity (and fun!). I bet you will be pleasantly surprised and that you will also learn some things about the potential of your devices that you did not know!
What is the Huawei ecosystem
Before explaining how the Huawei ecosystem works, it seems right to illustrate the components from which it is formed.
Well, as already mentioned in the opening of the post. An ecosystem is composed of hardware devices (e.g., smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and notebooks). Software and online services that cooperate to offer the user a series of functions that would otherwise require the installation and configuration. Often cumbersome, of multiple third-party solutions (with results not as effective and efficient).
Huawei’s ecosystem had strengthened significantly since 2019 when the U.S. government applied some restrictions to the Chinese company that prevented it from integrating Google services into its devices.
Huawei responded to those decisions by launching Huawei Mobile Services. A set of solutions that includes an app and game store ( HUAWEI AppGallery ). A series of services such as HUAWEI Music for music and HUAWEI Video for streaming video content, an ID to synchronize your data in the cloud, and access all the company’s services ( HUAWEI ID ) and various software solutions. Such as the HUAWEI browser to surf online from smartphones and tablets, and HUAWEI Phone Clone, a software that allows you to transfer data (including photos, videos, contacts, and messages) from one phone to another in seconds and wirelessly. To find out more, I recommend you take a look at the insights. I have dedicated to Huawei Mobile Services and to HUAWEI AppGallery.
These services are accompanied by Huawei devices. Including the recent smartphones of the P40 family, the MatePad Pro tablet, the MateBook X Pro, MateBook 13, and 14 laptops. The FreeBuds family wireless earphones and the Watch GT series smartwatches. Which they can cooperate with each other in various very Smart modes.
For example, you can control your smartphone from your tablet or computer. Exchange data between devices by simply touching them or with a drag-and-drop and listen to music from your smartwatch without taking your smartphone with you. But we will talk more about this in the next chapters of the guide. Read on to learn more.
How to use the Huawei ecosystem
Without the due “presentations” of the Huawei ecosystem. I would say that the time has come to find out. In concrete terms, how it works, giving you some practical examples of its potential.
Devices and functions
The functions of the Huawei ecosystem that guarantee the greatest impact – with a guaranteed “WOW effect” – are certainly those related to HUAWEI Share. A system for connecting Huawei’s smartphones, notebooks, and tablets in a truly surprising way.
HUAWEI Share is supported by a wide range of recent Huawei devices. Such as the P40 family smartphones. The notepad Pro tablet and the MateBook X Pro. MateBook 13 and 14 laptops ( here you can find the complete list) and allows you to access many functions interesting.
With Multi-screen Collaboration, it is possible to project the smartphone screen on the notebook or tablet. Control the phone from the latter and exchange files between devices with a simple drag-and-drop (i.e., with a simple drag of the elements to be transferred).
To take advantage of Multi-screen Collaboration. You need to activate NFC, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth on the devices to be connected. After which you have to continue in a different way depending on the device in use.
To connect a smartphone to a Huawei laptop. You must start the PC Manager software on the computer (it is pre-installed. Otherwise, you can download it for free from the Huawei website by visiting the page relating to your notebook, e.g., Huawei MateBook X Pro ). After which you must select the item. My phone is located at the bottom right, press on the Multi-screen Collaboration option, and answer in the affirmative that appears on the phone.
In this way
A real-time reproduction of what is happening on the smartphone screen will appear on the display of the notebook. The possibility of controlling the latter with the touchpad and the computer keyboard. It will also be possible to transfer files from the phone to the computer by opening the Gallery app or File manager on the virtual screen of the smartphone and dragging them to the laptop desktop. In the same way, it will be possible to do a reverse drag. Again, copy-paste notes between the two devices.
With the Sharing notes and Recent documents functions. Both accessible from PC Manager. You can also view the list of notes and recent documents open on your devices. Very comfortable, isn’t it? But it’s not over here!
Documents, photos, and videos can also be shared between smartphones and computers using the OneHop system, which works independently of Multi-screen Collaboration. All you need to do is select. On your smartphone, the files to be copied to the PC. Place the phone on the computer, and in a few moments, the transfer of information takes place automatically.
By shaking the smartphone and resting it on the notebook, you can start a recording of the computer screen (max 60 seconds), which will be saved directly on the phone. Ready to be shared in case of need (e.g., to receive assistance via WhatsApp or other systems messaging).
To connect a smartphone to a Huawei tablet. You must instead call the notification area on the latter. Press the icon relating to the Multi-screen Collaboration and respond in the affirmative to the notice that appears on the phone.
In this way, a real-time reproduction of what is happening on the smartphone screen will appear on the tablet display, with the possibility of controlling the latter and transferring files in a very simple way (by dragging the elements of interest from the box with the screen of the smartphone towards the home screen of the tablet).
For more information on Huawei Share and its many potentials. Consult the official Huawei website.
Another example of Smart interaction between Huawei devices is the one concerning the true wireless headsets FreeBuds 3i. FreeBuds 3 and FreeBuds Lite: the latter, in fact, can be paired with the smartphone in a much simpler way than it happens with the classic Bluetooth headsets.
By opening the FreeBuds case near a Huawei smartphone. A warning will appear on the latter that will allow you to establish a connection with the earphones with a simple tap.
Subsequent matches will be automatic, and, therefore, FreeBuds will always be ready for use.
The same goes for Huawei smartwatches: by combining FreeBuds with a smartwatch like Watch GT2 or Watch GT2e. So, you can go for a run leaving the smartphone at home and listen to the music loaded directly on the watch.
Analyzed the most interesting use scenarios of the Huawei ecosystem. I would say to switch to services, which allow you to access a wide range of digital content using a single identifier, HUAWEI ID, which can be easily created from any device of the company Chinese (both during the initial configuration of the same and later, acting from the settings).
First of all, by creating a HUAWEI ID, you automatically have access to HUAWEI Mobile Cloud. A space to create online backups of Gallery, Contacts, Browsers, etc. and through which to synchronize their data with other devices.
Among the services
That can be accessed through HUAWEI ID; there are also those dedicated to entertainment. Such as HUAWEI Music. A streaming music service with over 50 million songs and 1.2 million albums available. And HUAWEI Video, for access films, TV series, and documentaries in high definition. In exchange for small monthly subscriptions (often anticipated by free trial periods without any obligation to renew and with the possibility of canceling at any time).
HUAWEI AppGallery deserves a separate discussion. Prize draws and rewards.
You can access the services of the Huawei ecosystem from all the company’s latest devices. For more information on this. So, take a look at my tutorials on what HMS is and how they work and how HUAWEI AppGallery works.
Promo Huawei for your summer
Suppose you are interested in purchasing Huawei devices. Please note that from 15/06 to 31/08 2020, the Huawei promo is active for your summer. Thanks to this, you can receive various benefits: Huawei services and bonuses offered by the commercial partners of the company.
For example, by purchasing Huawei P40 Pro +, Huawei P40 Pro, or Huawei P40 Pro +. You can have the Huawei Mini Speaker and the Huawei FreeBuds 3i true wireless earphones plus discounts and bonuses from the USA. So, HYPE and Alitalia, three months free subscription on HUAWEI Video. 50GB of extra space on HUAWEI Cloud and six months free subscription on HUAWEI Music.
However, Huawei MatePad Pro there are discounts and bonuses from USA, HYPE, and Alitalia, three months of free subscription on HUAWEI Video. 50GB of extra space on HUAWEI Cloud and six months of free subscription on HUAWEI Music.
Smartphone paired with the Huawei Mini Speaker and the Huawei FreeBuds 3i true wireless earphones. With additional discounts and bonuses from Burger King and Satispay. Three months free subscription on HUAWEI Videos. 50GB of extra space on HUAWEI Cloud and six months free subscription on HUAWEI Music.
The discounts and bonuses
From Burger King and Satispay plus the three months free subscription on HUAWEI Video. The 50GB of extra space on HUAWEI Cloud. The six months free subscription on HUAWEI Music is also included with the purchase of a MatePad T8.
By purchasing, however, Huawei Smart S. Huawei Y6p or Huawei Y5p, you can get bonuses from Burger King and AliExpress. Three months of free subscription on HUAWEI Video. 50GB of extra space on HUAWEI Cloud and six months of free subscription on HUAWEI Music.
The promo also involves Huawei’s assistance, with a 20% discount on spare parts, a 40% discount for a change of smartphone look, and a surprise for all customers.
For more information, I advise you to consult the official website of the Huawei campaign for your summer.