Over the past 12 months, Ren Zhengfei – founder and CEO of the largest telecoms equipment maker sat down in many interviews. But in a recent one, Ren made a funny statement about competition with Google and Apple.
In an interview with Dragon, a magazine in China, Ren Zhengfei said the users have become accustomed to Android and iOS. While these OS have enjoyed massive sales around the globe. (reports SCMP)
“Huawei is a latecomer, so it would be very difficult to surpass the operating systems of Android and Apple. It might take a long period of time, but no more than 300 years,” he joked.
Last year, Huawei was placed into the U.S. Entity List, which prohibits it from doing business with US firms. Following the US decision, Huawei raced to developed or procure components that find not to use American technology.
“Huawei had ‘very friendly’ relationships with Google and Apple, and their development of 5G smartphones was helpful,” said Ren.
Ren also mentioned that HarmonyOS is not build to compete against Android but as a an option, if the company is not allowed to use it.
Launched in August last year, HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS is Huawei’s self-developed operating designed to provide a cross-device experience among the Huawei ecosystem.
Top officials from Huawei has stated previously that it’ll only use HarmonyOS in smartphones if the company cannot use Android. Otherwise, it’ll keep using it in its devices.
Huawei registers ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark
On May 18, 2022, Huawei registered the ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark in China. This trademark application has document version 47543398 and the trademark has not been published yet. According to the information, Trademark Office held that the goods designated for use by the opposed trademark were Class 1 “silicones”.
The ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark class belongs to the same category as “unprocessed plastics; plasticizers” that were approved for use in trademarks such as “Huawei Zhixuan” cited earlier by the opponent. or similar goods.
In further terms, the opposed trademark completely contains the distinctive identification part of the trademark cited by the opponent, “Huawei”, and does not form a new meaning with an obvious difference. If it is used concurrently, consumers will be misunderstood.
(via – ithome)
Huawei AppGallery facing a severe issue: Report
Huawei AppGallery is a new generation of an app distribution platform for Huawei devices and the Chinese tech maker is working on improving its productivity for smartphone owners. However, recently a severe issue has been reported on Huawei AppGallery that allows downloading paid apps for free of cost.
According to the input coming from 9to5Google, an Android developer has found an issue in Huawei AppGallery that doesn’t have any special protection feature for the paid applications. This could lead to easy exploitation and enables to obtain the download link for premium apps without even paying for them.
In simple words, it could cause a loss to the developer but the report also mentions that this issue has been reported to Huawei. However, there’s no clear guideline or response that has been received on this matter.
Huawei AppGallery is a smart solution that allows developers to create a new user experience for the consumers. The platform is supported by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, which enables various APIs in applications.
Huawei AppGallery serves under the top three app marketplace globally and brings a whole range of global and local apps including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.
AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 5.4 million developers across the globe, and in 2021 the total app distributions from AppGallery reached 432 billion times.
Huawei S-Tag launched with professional motion sensor
On May 18, 2022, Huawei unveiled its new activity tracker – Huawei S-Tag in the global market. The tracker comes with a professional motion sensor that detects perfect motion while being connected to your smart devices such as a smartwatch or smartphone.
The S-Tag comes with up to 14 running form metrics, it provides guidance for running, has a super compatible split design that weighs only 7.5 grams, and can drown into 50meter of water.
The S-Tag also has cycling metrics as well as fast charging support for better and faster connection with support devices. Huawei S-Tag availability may vary depending on the market.