Huawei Developer Day 2021: Huawei Records US$21 Billion Revenue Across Consumer Goods In H1 2021
Updated: Sep 3, 2021
On Huawei Developer Day 2021, Huawei announced a US$21 billion (approximately S$28.25 billion) revenue across all categories in consumer business for the first half of the year. The company experienced rapid growth with its 8+N products as Huawei's True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones achieved a 111% revenue increase, while the revenue of wearables went up by 91%. The revenue of Huawei PCs and Internet of Things (IoT) products rose by 27% and 19%, respectively.
Huawei AppGallery similarly performed well during H1 2021 as it continued to be the third-largest mobile app store in the world, recording over 550 million monthly active users, more than 4.5 million registered developers and over 141,000 apps integrated with HMS Core. Currently, more than 90% of the top apps in Singapore are available on Huawei AppGallery.
When it comes to handsets, Sun Peiyuan, Huawei's Head of Ecosystem Development in Singapore, said that the company will launch various smartphones in the next year and that by 2022, Huawei's handset shipments will "return to the world-leading numbers of previous years".
Huawei also promoted its global app contest called AppsUp 2021 that will provide a US$15,000 (approximately S$20,150) cash prize apiece to the two developer teams behind the most innovative and practical apps in the competition. The contest is open to mobile app developers, students, hobbyists and professionals who either have an app on Huawei AppGallery or a new idea for one. The apps must be integrated with HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) Core or other open capabilities offered by Huawei.
AppsUp2021 is a part of Huawei’s efforts to work closely with developers in order to increasingly strengthen the Huawei ecosystem. Interested applicants must sign up for the contest before 5 September 2021. To find out more, you can visit this page.
The company enumerated its various resources for developers such as the new HMS Core 6.0. Godwin Wong, Senior Developer for Huawei Mobile Services, explained the benefits of using HMS Core.
"HMS Core provides mobile developers with cheap device cloud software capabilities, over seven key domains such as app services, graphics and media. HMS Core is designed to work with (the) Android operating system and provide training resources for the developer to kickstart their HMS Core journey," said Wong.
HMS Core 6.0 offers over 50 capabilities that can help developers achieve more efficient development, faster growth and flexible app monetisation. Huawei similarly improved its array of consumer cloud products to provide developers with access to co-marketing solutions that can boost their app's visibility on Huawei AppGallery and on Petal Search — the company's search engine service.
This year, Huawei also opened DIGIX Lab in Singapore, investing S$53 million in the lab's establishment. The facility serves as an innovation centre that aims to stimulate business growth and collaboration among mobile app developers in the Asia Pacific region. Huawei International's Chief Executive Officer Foo Fang Yong specified the tools that developers can find in DIGIX Lab.
"Equipped with AR, VR, AI, HMS Core kits and other open technological capabilities, the lab is designed to support developers of all levels throughout their mobile app development journey, aiming to provide a space for developers to meet and get hands-on experience on the full range of HMS developer resources," said Foo.
Written by Sophia Lopez
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