Huawei is partnering with publisher News UK to offer Huawei handset users instant access to news services on their Huawei devices. News UK’s three flagship apps – The Times, The Sun and talkSPORT – are launching on Huawei AppGallery this week.
News content from The Times and The Sun will display in Huawei Assistant's waterfall-style newsfeed, which will allow for infinite scrolling and immersive browsing, and bring more exposure and reading to News UK. talkSPORT's sports games voice broadcast service will launch within SmartCare, presenting real-time sports games information and live streaming. The services are being delivered via Huawei’s Ability Gallery platform, which supports developers and companies with automated services for intelligent content distribution.
To access the apps, users swipe right from their home screen to bring up the Instant Access icons where they will be redirected to The Times, The Sun and talkSPORT apps. For The Times and The Sun apps, users have access to articles covered in the newspaper on a daily basis, as well as online articles pushed to the newsfeed on the screen with the Instant Access icons. Via the talkSPORT app, users can listen to their favourite shows on the move 24/7, catch-up on anything they may have missed and see the weekly radio schedule.
“I think this is a really good long-term partnership we can have with Huawei,” said News UK chief technology officer, Christina Scott. “I feel there’s a lot more innovation we can do to drive forward amazing customer experiences on these devices.”