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Google abused Android operating system position: Indian Antitrust Probe

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Google is getting molded into anti trust probes around the globe. In the latest edition, India’s Antitrust Authority found that Google has abused the Android operating system’s top position in the country to curb its competitor in different ways.

Competition Commission of India (CCI) began this probe in 2019 and after the two-year timespan, the CCI found that Google reduced “the ability and incentive of device manufacturers to develop and sell device operating system on an alternative version of Android”. 

In response to this probe, Google told Reuters that it’s complying with CCI and moving to prove the Android approach towards bringing more competition and innovation in the country.

However, it’s not the first anti trust probe against the U.S. tech maker. Recently, South Korea slapped Google with 176 million USD (207 billion Korean won) and abused Android by blocking its customization. Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said Google’s contract terms with device makers amounted to an abuse of its dominant market position that restricted competition in the mobile market.

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A CCI member revealed this report is under review and Google will get another chance to defend its replies against the abuse of the Android operating system’s top position in the Indian market.

To be mentioned, around 62 tech top firms including Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, as well as smartphone makers – Samsung and Xiaomi participated in the CCI’s probe on Google.

Top Position led to Abuse:

According to a counterpoint research report, Android boots 98% of India’s 520 million smartphones. This is quite a big number to judge the expansion of Android in the Indian market.

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The report reveals that Google has misused its market position to indirectly stop smartphone makers from installing an alternative of the Android mobile operating system and forced them to install Google App out of the box.

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The probe has detailed 750 pages, showing Google’s strict policy of ‘mandatory pre-installation of Android apps, which is a direct violation of India’s completion law.

Play Store policies were “one-sided, ambiguous, vague, biased and arbitrary”, while Android has been “enjoying its dominant position” in licensable operating systems for smartphones and tablets since 2011, the report says.

There are more chapters that are left to unfold, and we’ll keep you posted on this story.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei MatePad Paper HarmonyOS update optimizes display effect

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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.

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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.

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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:

Adapted models:

  • Huawei MatePad Paper HMW-W09

Version

  • New version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.1.0.155
  • Running version:
    • HarmonyOS 2.1.0.143

Changelog

  • Security
    • Added virus scanning engine to enhance system security
  • Optimization
    • 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

(Source: Huawei)

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Huawei achieves 96th position in Annual Fortune Global 500 list

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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.

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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.

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Huawei Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro and RS gets certified ahead of launch

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Recently, Huawei received certificate for three new models – BNE-AL00, DCO-AL00, and CET-AL00. These phones are identified as the upcoming Huawei Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design.

Certificate from TENAA reveals that the Huawei Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS are equipped with only 4G LTE connectivity and there’s no sign of 5G at the moment. These phones are powered by HarmonyOS operating system and more likely it’ll be the HarmonyOS 3.0.

Aside from this information, there’s no clue of any other details on the specifications. However, a previous report reveals that the phone lineup will have a new six-blade lens with a variable aperture controls the light more effectively and also to safe keep the image sensor hardware.

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With this tech, Huawei is aiming to provide better brightness in images and background blur in portrait shots. This is quite an awesome improvement to know about and we’ll keep on looking forward to what the variable aperture will bring for the consumers when the device will officially lands in public.

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Yes, we are aware that Huawei wants to continue its dominance over the camera world and this tech will surely help the firm to achieve its primary aim.

Past leaks reveal that the Huawei Mate 50 series consist of three models – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. The phone maker has brought in these models with a new Snapdragon chipset from Qualcomm.

It’s also suggested that the Mate 50 will have a flat panel with a center hole punch design. While the Mate 50 Pro along with Mate 50 RS will equip a curved edge panel and a notch to house the face id and other face cameras as well as sensors.

Currently, Huawei has not confirmed the launch date but it’s expected that the Huawei Mate 50 series will debut on September 7.

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