Last year, at Huawei Developer Conference 2020, Huawei announced the 11th iteration of EMUI – EMUI 11. This new EMUI version brings a number of new features as well as system improvements that help to improve the user experience.
After the announcement, Huawei announced EMUI 11 beta for flagship smartphones including P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro tablet. The company later expanded the beta program to more devices followed the stable release.
As of now, EMUI 11 has covered around 37 devices in China. On the other hand, the Chinese tech giant has laid out its plan to send EMUI 11 for the global users of its smartphones throughout the first quarter of 2021.
Amid the “yet to receive EMUI 11” discussion, Huawei has already planned to reveal a new version of its mobile software and it’s being said that this could be the last EMUI build.
According to a Weibo tipster – DigitalChatStation, the last EMUI version, EMUI 11.1 is tentatively scheduled to launch in March 2021 and it’ll come with HarmonyOS Kernel as the default kernel.
Since the launch of Huawei P20, every year Huawei introduces the flagship P-series smartphones with a step version of EMUI, such as EMUI 8.1, 9.1, and 10.1. This year, the launch of EMUI 11.1 will happen with the upcoming Huawei P50 and it’s expected to unveil in March.
After the rollout of EMUI 11.1, Huawei will no longer develop the new version of EMUI and will rollout software systems based on HarmonyOS. Therefore, the EMUI 11.1 will be the founding stone of the HarmonyOS in the smartphone ecosystem.
Currently, Huawei has not revealed its plans for the HarmonyOS rollout for existing smartphones but we’ll likely get a look into this matter post-EMUI 11.1 launch.
First launched at HDC 2019, HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) build upon the foundation of distributed technology that enables the software to establish cross-device connections and provide a seamless user experience.
In December 2020, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta and rolled it out for the eligible devices. The company has also planned to launch the first HarmonyOS powered smartphone this year.
Moreover, Huawei has big plans for 2021 and the company is working to create a seamless interconnected device user experience with the help of its HarmonyOS. The company aimed to install HarmonyOS in over 300-400 million devices, these include various smart products such as smartphones, in-car systems, IoT devices as well as home appliances.
(Source – Weibo)
Huawei takes Sunshine Computers to court for infringement
On 22nd September, a trademark infringement case between Huawei Technologies and Sunshine Computers comes to light. The civil court made the first instance judgment and announce the decision in Huawei’s favor.
According to the information, plaintiff Huawei takes the defendant Sunshine computers to court for infringement of its exclusive rights. The plaintiff claimed that its trademark is been used without the company’s concerns.
Huawei claims that Sunshine Computer Technology conspicuously used the company registered trademark “Huawei” without taking consent. Moving ahead, both parties are related to the same field and provides likewise kinds of services.
As the company didn’t approve the defendant to use the trademark, it’s infringing on the exclusive right to use this cited trademark.
Coming to the defendant’s part, it explains that the placement supplies were provided by the Huawei Loudi Company. Furthermore, the decoration was all completed by Huawei. Besides, the defendant also applied a counterclaim in court.
First Instance Verdict:
Department of Economic Damage of Guangdong announces this verdict. The court didn’t found any exact prove like an agreement or any written deal between both parties. Therefore, Sunshine Computer Technology is proven to uses the trademark with official permission.
The court instructed the defendant to instantly stopped using the plaintiff’s trademarks without his consult. Moreover, to reflects on the action defendant has to pay the compensation amount of 5,000 Yuan.
About Sunshine Computers:
Linked with computer-related parts and marketing this branch belongs to Sunshine Computer Technology Business Departmentinvoalved in this case. As per the data, it locates in Loudi City of Hunan province China.
50 Irish students will get Huawei scholarship worth €5,000 in Ireland
Huawei initiates a scholarship program for Irish students under its seeds for the Future 2021 activity. A total of 50 Irish students would be provided with a chance to avail themselves of scholar benefits and be a part of Huawei activities.
Luke McDonnell who is a senior communications manager at Huawei Ireland, sees this campaign for cultivating and rewarding future talents. He commented, the company is determined of empowering ICT technologies in Ireland, furthermore, it’s also encouraging the students to polish their skills and knowledge.
According to the news, Ireland is the first country in western Europe to receive this scholarship initiative. The company is hosting this program since 2015 in different countries, now it selects Ireland.
Moving ahead, the company has provided a pleasant capital of 250,000 in academic privileges. Selected top 50 students will be granted €5,000 each in this criteria. Participants have to complete an online course in a week that will start on 18th October and concluded on 26th October.
- Selected students will receive virtual Huawei campuses tours
- Opportunity to explore smart cities, AI, cloud computing, 5G and, IoT
- Guidance from Huawei senior engineers or guest speakers
- Huawei flagship store in Shenzhen visit
- Insights on modern Chinese business culture
- Coaching to learn Mandarin and calligraphy
Besides, the offered course will be based on STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’ll help them to develop their understanding of the ICT industry and know about Chinese culture.
Additionally, participants will also get a chance to be a part of Huawei’s Tech4Good project in team activities. It’ll let them know about the technical solutions for social and environmental problems. Moreover, it’ll the last chance to present their view encapsulated in a project to get the eligibility for the school.
- All undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ireland can apply for the scholarship
- The deadline for registration until 14 October on Thursday
- Applicants have to send their CV along with a short video about their interest
- Submission Address- firstname.lastname@example.org
- The course will start on 18th October
Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop producing new ones: Chairman
During the Huawei Connect Event 2021, the Rotating Chairman Xu Zhijun and Huawei China Region President Lu Yon confront media on a specific question “about the sell of smartphone business due to certain issues”
Xu said that Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop making new smartphones. He further mentioned that Huawei’s phone market and phones are indeed facing deep challenges and 5G Huawei phones are difficult to purchase at the moment.
Even after these difficulties, Huawei will not give up or sell on its phone business and will work hard to bring back the prowess of consumer business on track in due course.
“Wait for a few years because at least you have to have a dream and an aim that will keep you motivated” expressed Xu.
In May 2019, Huawei was added to the U.S. Entity List, the list is officially designed to counter Huawei’s surge in both network and smartphone business. Thereafter, Huawei was unable to purchase the required components and software services to build new devices in both the ICT and consumer sectors.
Aside from other crucial components, Huawei felt an immense shortage of chipset and Google proprietary software services. Even after these challenges, Huawei established its supply chain with different global suppliers. However, the U.S. expanded the reach of Entity List in 2020 and barred the company from printing new chipsets via chip makers such as TSMC.
This forced Huawei to drop manufacturing of its flagship chipset – Kirin by the end of 2020. Thereafter, Huawei consuming the chip stack that it has gather before the last round of sanctions.
During the launch of HarmonyOS on June 2, Huawei officially announced new devices with Qualcomm chipsets. Later on, the Huawei P50 Pro flagship was also unveiled with Qualcomm processors. Amid all of the issues, Huawei’s new phones also cannot access the 5G network, which has become a major lack of selling point for its smartphone despite all of the power-packed specifications.
Still, the company has decided to move further on this road and we’ll wait to see what Huawei can usher in the time of such difficulties.