Huawei today announced new developments to the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem at the Huawei Mate 40 Series launch event, revealing advanced functionality of Petal Search, the launch of Petal Maps, Huawei Docs, and further levelling-up global Huawei users’ digital experience with other new updates.
Hardware and software integration to enhance the digital lifestyle experience
Huawei’s official search engine app, Petal Search is now available in over 170 countries and regions and supports over 50 languages, letting users instantly source the services or information they need.
Petal Search has the capability to search across more than 20 categories, including apps, news, videos, images, shopping, flights, and local business. It also develops and integrates various tools, such as weather, calculator, rate exchange and even paper query to help the user easily obtain daily-used information. With the new update, the search experience is now visually richer with search results presented in information cards as opposed to simple web links, for a more user-friendly experience.
Leveraging Huawei devices’ AI capabilities, Petal Search also allows users to search by taking photos or images through its visual search function. It recognises a wide range of objects including people, animals, and landmarks, and introduces new capabilities such as plants identification. For instance, the user can simply take a photo of a dish and Petal Search will provide the recipe. A voice search feature is also integrated into the app, supporting languages including English, Spanish, French, Arabic and more.
In addition, with the cooperation of with global and local partners, Petal Search is vigorously developing local life search services, to provide users with a rich location-based and scenario-based search experience. When users look-up local life content, Petal Search will provide users with high-quality, localised information, such as personalised recommendations of nearby restaurants, local attractions, and the latest shopping discounts in the area.
Petal Maps is Huawei’s new mapping and navigational tool, featuring positioning services, immersive map displays, place searches, driving navigation and favourite place lists in over 140 countries and regions. Petal Maps supports map displays in multiple languages, with voice notifications in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Mandarin.
Petal Maps is also equipped with cutting-edge functions to give a real-time transit update across many major cities globally, helping commuters better plan their routes.. Utilizing pioneering technologies such as Super GNSS and image recognition algorithms, Petal Maps further heightens the accuracy and present users the most efficient and least congested routes.
Owners of Huawei’s Mate 40 Series devices will also be able to use the Gesture Control feature to switch between the navigation view and map overview by simply using “air press” towards the screen with their palms. These smart interactions significantly enhance the ease of travel, as well as facilitate a safe driving experience.
Huawei Docs, available for Huawei Mate 40 Series users in more than 100 countries and regions, supports document viewing and editing across over 50 formats including PDF, PPT, and DOC. With real-time syncing enabled by cloud capabilities, Huawei Docs will let users seamlessly work on the same document on different devices logged into the same Huawei ID, enhancing the smart office experience.
A full suite of Huawei Mobile Services apps to complement digital living
A new upgrade on Find Device will enable users to locate their Huawei devices such as smartphones, watches, earphones, and glasses. Users can either play a ringtone remotely to help locate the devices or choose to lock and wipe their device information, protecting user privacy.
Huawei Themes introduced exclusive theme packs to enable deeper device personalisation. The first batch of packs includes themes of famous artists, classic literature, and the Ingenuity series Huawei selected.
Supported by 2 million global developers, the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem maintains a rapid growth. As one of the top 3 app marketplaces globally, AppGallery continues to bring together popular global and local apps to over 500 million monthly active users. Huawei Quick App has also reached a 260% year-on-year increase of monthly active users for its tap-to-use and installation-free experience.