Huawei is determined to emancipate itself from its American partners, Microsoft and Google. During the presentation of the Mate 40, the Chinese group lifted the veil on its in-house alternative to Microsoft Office and Google Docs. These new services are now integrated into EMUI 11, the Android overlay developed by Huawei.
This Thursday, October 22, Huawei announced the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro +. During the conference, the Chinese firm also revealed the Freebuds Studio, an audio headset intended to compete with Bose and Sony, Petal Maps, an alternative mapping service from Google Maps and Petal Search, its own search engine “available in over 170 countries and regions”And compatible with “More than 50 languages including French, Dutch, German and English.”
Deprived of an Android license, Huawei no longer has the right to integrate Google's services and applications into its new smartphones. For semancipate from Google tools, the Chinese group is urgently developing alternatives for its suite of applications, Huawei Mobile Services (HMS).
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Huawei Docs, the Chinese alternative to Office and Google Docs
Among the other new features of HMS, we find Huawei docs. This office suite includes word processing software, PDF editor, presentation software, and spreadsheet software. According to Huawei, the following “allows viewing and editing of documents in over 50 formats including PDF, PPT and DOC ”.
Ultimately, Huawei Docs stands out as a solid alternative to Microsoft Office, the office suite that includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google Docs, Google's word processor. In synchronizing their documents with Huawei Drive, the Chinese alternative of Google Drive, and their Huawei ID, users can also edit their documents via multiple devices simultaneously.
Huawei Docs will be available to all users of a Mate 40 series smartphone in more than 100 countries. Unsurprisingly, Huawei Docs and all alternatives developed by Huawei for EMUI will be integrated into Harmony OS, the group's mobile operating system. According to the latest news, Huawei will deploy the stable version of the mobile OS in the course of 2021.