Huawei is working on its own voice assistant that works outside of China, potentially pitting it against software produced by Google and Amazon.
In China, Huawei has its own voice assistant called Xiaoyi which operates in its smart speaker called the AI Cube and its smartphones. But it is only for the Chinese market.
Now the technology giant is working on a voice assistant that will work outside China.
“We are using our own in China, in (the) future we will also have our own outside of China,” Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, told CNBC in an exclusive interview.
“In the beginning, we are mainly using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa” for its AI Cube and smartphones, he said. “We need more time to build our AI (artificial intelligence) services … Later we will expand this outside of China.”
The CEO made clear that it will continue working in partnership with both Amazon and Google. However, any step outside China could put it in direct competition with the two U.S. tech giants, both of which have their voice assistants integrated with various hardware.
Yu did not say what language the voice assistant would use outside of China, nor when it would be available.
Voice is seen by consumer technology companies as a key way for users to interact with products, particularly “smart” internet-connected gadgets.
Many of the speakers on the market like the Amazon Echo or Huawei’s AI Cube are seen as a hub in the home that connects to appliances that can be controlled by voice.
Android turns purple from green
Android turned its social media accounts into purple color, rooming out from its traditional green. But why? Why does Google decide to switch from green to purple?
On August 10, Samsung launched its latest foldable devices on August 10, packed with the latest Android 12L. As a large screen device, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 promotes some new unique features derived from Android 12L such as the new multitasking taskbar.
This new taskbar has an app layout similar to a computer and allows you to access the recent apps in an instant to make multitasking an instant. It also supports gestures and could turn an app to full screen or shrink a full screen with ease.
With this launch, Samsung enabled purple as its default color instead of black and DPs to purple.
Since Samsung has been so far the biggest promoter of Android and a big player in the Android world. It’s obvious that Android will support Samsung in return for hiking up its sales volume and promoting its products.
In support, Android has changed covers and logos on Twitter and Facebook and also posted the following statement onboard.
“Android is goin’ Purple today. Shoutout to Samsung – big things coming. #SamsungUnpacked”
— Android (@Android) August 10, 2022
What does it show?
In the past few years, Samsung’s uprising has brought this Korean phone maker closer to Android and its integration for Google Mobile Services as well as new features have been dropped first in Samsung devices.
Hence, it has been so far, the first case user of the latest features powered by the Android ecosystem. On the b-side, Google also purchases new technologies through Samsung such as chipsets and display panels for pixel devices.
Is it temporary?
Yes, it’s temporary, Android will turn green as the day passes or when Google decided to wear back the traditional green.
Huawei MatePad Paper HarmonyOS update optimizes display effect
Huawei’s first e-ink paper tablet – the Huawei MatePad Paper tablet introduced to let you experience writing on paper in real aspects on it. And to give a fluent writing experience, Huawei recently released a new August 2022 HarmonyOS update for MatePad Paper, that optimizes the system software.
The latest August 2022 update for the Huawei MatePad Paper optimizes the display effect of some interfaces to improve text clarity, and also it added a virus scanning engine to enhance system security.
Although, the display optimization help to make text sharper and easier to read on screen. Update customer the text and display fount more likely to provide you an eye chatting experience.
This optimization is essential for the Huawei MatePad Paper table, as it uses no background light that directly affects to user’s eye in a dark environment. Also, the text is not show clear and visible to the users.
But thanks to the August 2022 update, its resolved all the user’s concerns and other issue related to display and fount clarity and visibility. We recommend you download and install it as soon as possible to experience new and better services.
Furthermore, the new HarmonyOS version for the Huawei MatePad Paper optimizes the user’s experience with some scenarios of notes, also it brings optimization for the default brightness of different lighting modes.
Below you can check the overall details regarding the update mentioned below:
- Huawei MatePad Paper HMW-W09
- New version number:
- HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52
- Running version:
- HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206
- Added virus scanning engine to enhance system security
- Optimization of the user’s experience of some scenarios of notes
- Optimize the display effect of some interfaces and improve text clarify
- Optimize the default brightness of different lighting modes
Huawei achieves 96th position in Annual Fortune Global 500 list
Huawei is one of the leading tech giants across the world. Several times, the company has flourished its name and fame on the global platform. With constant efforts and innovative techniques, Huawei has attained its place in the 2022 Fortune Global 500 list.
Recently, the business inspection cooperation – Fortune announced the 2022 Global list of companies that includes the top organizations of the world, including Huawei. The inspection firm is well-known to showcase the overall growth of companies around the globe.
Over the past few years, the pandemic has ruptured many sectors around the world. Consequently, there is a need to understand the growth of the digital economy on a global basis. Hence, Fortune has the responsibility of providing an accumulated and accurate report of sales and profits that has broken record levels in the year 2021.
Favorably, Huawei managed to secure its position among the top 100 companies in the Fortune Global 500 list. Approx 145 Chinese companies came under the list category. Among them, the Chinese manufacturer is standing at the 96th rank.
Speaking of the revenue details of Huawei, the company has slightly come down over the past year. It has fallen from 44th rank directly to 96th. Besides, the revenue has also decreased to 23.6 percent. But it does not mean that the company is playing at the loss.
A good profit of 88.2%
Alternatively, the Chinese tech maker has hyped its profit percent to 88.2. Well, that gets equal to 17.62 billion USD. Hence, we cannot say that the company has declined in any manner. Concerned with the tiny step back, Huawei knows how to tackle the obstacles on its way.
Moreover, we should not forget that the company is playing the lead role in the foldable smartphone market. Huawei is consistent regarding new upbringings in the market. And soon, the firm will be able to recover its loss with a good amount of profit.