HarmonyOS ecosystem has now exceeded over 700 hardware partners, which is a new milestone for Huawei. Recently, the smart hardware brands that support Huawei HiLink and work on the HarmonyOS system have been upgraded to the HarmonyOS Connect.
Huawei is welcoming third-party smart device providers to join HarmonyOS Connect. So that they can successfully launch new products on Huawei Mall. To be mentioned, the company is working with the partners to develop the HarmonyOS system for other devices since April last year.
HarmonyOS has microkernel-based architecture, rich libraries, and high-performance IPC technology aren’t restricted to any platform. The Super Device feature brings and an all scenario one-stop solution between multiple devices. The three main characteristics can define as follows-
- Different devices in the same language
- Hardware mutual assistance to form a super device
- Services flow across various device
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In May this year, Yang Haisong- Vice-President of Huawei Consumer Business AI announced the HarmonyOS Connect to support and sell the products of the ecological partners.
Next month in June, the company silently launch the HarmonyOS Connect Zone on Huawei Mall with various products powered by HarmonyOS. From home appliances to digital cameras, all equipment runs on the Huawei system.
Besides, the company has set a target of 300 million installations including 100 million third-party devices to complete by the next year.
To date, HarmonyOS has been installed on over 50 million smartphones in China and the company is continuously increasing the speed of old smartphone upgrades. Thereafter, Huawei is looking to feed HarmonyOS in as much as devices possible.
(Source – Huawei)
Orange Pi OS launched, based on Huawei HarmonyOS
Orange Pi OS is an open source operating system for Orange Pi. The Orange Pi OS empowers Orange Pi series development boards, keyboard PCs, and other PCs. It can run Android, Windows, and Linux apps.
What is Orange PI:
Orange Pi helps run different applications, uses other operating systems and behaves like Android. To enable users to try various projects in the system.
Orange Pi OS with open-source HarmonyOS:
The software brings compatibility and multi-terminal device support built with penHarmony as the primary technical route and combined with Linux technology.
It supports multiple CPU architectures with good compatibility, better hardware and software ecosystem, security, customizations, high efficiency, and low power consumption.
For example, it could be installed on tablets, handheld terminals, smart TVs, smart wearables, CCTVs, payment systems, self-service terminals, and more. Therefore, it could be used for various fields of interest such as office, entertainment, production, logistics, education, security, and others.
Below you can check some of the other key features of this operating system:
Easy to maintain: Support for automated installation and remote maintenance management, integrated graphical management and maintenance tools, including system monitor, device manager, etc., support for the expansion of maintenance screen functions, making system maintenance more convenient.
Security: The system is based on identity identification, access control, data protection, and vulnerability monitoring, and strengthens defense in all aspects such as trusted computing, data confidentiality, secure start-up, and application signature to protect user applications and data security.
Reliable: Based on a stable kernel version, the kernel parameters and system components are tuned to optimize the performance of system start-up, memory usage, and other aspects, and support redundant configuration of components to ensure system stability and reliability.
Two other versions:
There are two other versions of the Orange Pi OS, the first is based on Android and the second one is based on Arch Linux distribution.
(source – OrangePi)
US banned new equipments made by Huawei
It’s been a long time since the US administration is making accusations against Huawei and banned it as a national security threat. But there’s a new addition to this story.
According to Reuters, US federal communication on Friday said to adopt final rules and banned the sale or import of new equipment made by Huawei citing “an unacceptable risk” to U.S national security.
Other than Huawei, the US fed accused and stopped sales from China’s surveillance equipment maker Dahua Tech, Hikvision, and telecom firm Hytera communication.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said these rules are an important part of the US’s ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications. However, Jessica didn’t cite any evidence of espionage.
So far, Huawei has not commented on this decision but the company has been continuously denying posing a security risk to the U.S.
FCC proposed such a ban on equipment and devices in a list of companies proposed last year. However, it’s derived from Entity List.
In 2019, the former U.S. president, Donald Trump announced the Entity List. It targets tech giants such as Huawei from getting key U.S. technologies to build new products such as smartphones or network equipment.
In the following year, FCC designated Huawei as a national security threat alongside ZTE. The US ordered to the removal of Huawei from the country’s network infrastructure. On the hand, the commission has passed a bill to provide 1.8 billion USD in assistance for service providers to remove Huawei-made gears.
Still, U.S. carriers need more funds than the actual one that was announced by the FCC. The subsidy will only cover around 20-40% of the equipment, while they’ll have to pay the rest of the price from their own funds.
The new ban on Huawei and other Chinese companies may create some headlines for the U.S. in the name of national security. Yet, the US is not showing any evidence of how Huawei poses national security.
Download Huawei Petal Search app (126.96.36.1991)
Petal Search is an amazing app and it continues to fill shoes as an all-in-one app compared to the Google app. Here we are completing a rundown of Huawei Petal Search features and how you can download the latest version 188.8.131.521.
The story of Petal Search started as a search engine but Huawei quickly added a lot of new features to this all in one mobile app. Beginning with the home screen, the app brings you a search bar with the ability to search via text input, voice, and image.
You have some categories for quick searches such as Top Apps, News, Sports, and Trending. That’s not it, the home page will offer you the latest news feed from different publications.
Once you tap on the nearby tab, there’s a whole lot you can see in there ready for you to explore. Yeah, this page is dedicated to services related to nearby places. These include top eating destinations, accommodations, shopping, beauty & salon, Toys & games, finance, transport, education, and health care.
Furthermore, you can search nearby places related to these categories via text or voice queries.
Petal Search makes it easy for you to search for what you want with features such as the camera. Yes, there’s a camera feature that will let you visually search on any on-view object for shopping, identity, translation, or bar code.
Petal Search is exceeding some bars, isn’t it?
Aside from these amazing accessibilities in a single app, Petal Search gets you an inbuilt shop. Yeah, the app also lets you shop for your favorite items and there’s a featured section that will tell you about the top offers on products.
Huawei is sending a new 184.108.40.2061 app update for the Petal Search app that comes with landscape view support for mobile and tablet user interface. It also has new customization options for the homepage.
Furthermore, the Petal Search 220.127.116.111 brings you optimizations as well as a multi-feature button called – On-Screen Lens.
Below you can download the latest version.
- Download Huawei Petal Search 18.104.22.1681 (Link)