Recently, Huawei Consumer BG CEO, Richard Yu said the company will introduce HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS to many platforms including smartphones, and now a new media report revealed some more information on this matter.
Huawei is poised to speed up the launch of its HarmonyOS operating system for its smartphones by the end of this year due to the US temporary license expired recently. (reports Chinese state media Global Times).
In May 2019, U.S. Entity List banned Huawei from accessing Google Mobile Services (GMS) for its smartphones. After that, the company launched Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and shifted EMUI mobile skin to the open-source Android.
Following the announcement of temporary license expiration, Huawei smartphone users were concerned about their software updates and the company confirmed to us that there’ll be “no halt” in software update rollout for existing smartphones with or without Google Play.
Meanwhile, Huawei’s growth in China remains robust and helped the company to achieve its dream of becoming the world’s biggest smartphone maker in the second quarter of this year.
Also, the Huawei smartphones used in the domestic market will have no impact on the recent changes made in the U.S. company’s policies towards it.
“Huawei has been developing its own version of an operating system (EMUI) based on the Android system since the launch of Mate 20, with its basic structures evolving to be drastically different from those of Google. As the system is not dependent on Android, it is not a big deal whether Huawei devices receive updates or not,” Ma Jihua, a veteran industry analyst and close follower of Huawei, told the Global Times.
Huawei is set to launch its next flagship – Huawei Mate 40 series around September, as this lineup, will be equipped with EMUI 11 and HMS instead of GMS.
The analyst suggests that the lack of GMS likely to affect its sale for upcoming Huawei devices in overseas markets. Therefore, Huawei should concentrate more on its home ground where its sales are booming.
Ma also predicted that Huawei could launch the smartphone version of HarmonyOS as soon as the end of 2020 to take advantage of expanding the Chinese 5G network.
“Due to the rapid development of the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem, Huawei may soon launch a smartphone equipped with its proprietary HarmonyOS” Wrote Global Times.
This is a pretty big claim to make but we cannot deny the fact that the Chinese tech giant has the ability to forge ahead in the face of rising hurdles from the U.S. and it won’t be easy.
According to Ma, the HarmonyOS is massive in terms of Internet of Things (IoT) applications but Huawei has to face a challenge to create a new app ecosystem for smartphones.
Currently, Huawei has shown no official signs of unveiling HarmonyOS for its smartphones, while more chapters on this story may unfold at Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020. At this event, Huawei will launch a new update of HarmonyOS 1, introduced last year and the EMUI 11.
We’ll keep you posted.
Huawei open its largest sports health science laboratory in Dongguan
At the Huawei Developer Conference 2021, the company announced its sports health science laboratory is now officially open. The laboratory is located near Songshan Lake Park in Dongguan. In addition, it’s the science largest laboratory built by the company.
According to the information, it has constructed incorporation with the State Sports General Administration Information Center and the State Sports General Administration Science Research Institute. Yesterday, the company officially inaugurated it.
Senior Technical Director at Huawei Technologies, Hua Huang stated that, in this laboratory, we’ll work to bring the talents and technology including hardware, software, data, and algorithms together. The aim is to construct an innovative platform that’ll bring consumers better sports and health experience.
Here you can check some clicks of the science laboratory-
Huawei Health Science Laboratory:
As you can see, the laboratory is designed with high-tech equipment that monitors a player’s real-time physique and moments. Thus how it observes the requirement and also suggests proper guidance to perform better in this kind of situation.
Furthermore, the laboratory is divided into two areas- experimental and evaluation. Among them, the experimental area mainly observes the reliability and testing of wearable products while the other one performance a professional evaluation of sports health.
On the other hand, the company also expanding its health wearables with new innovative technologies. Yesterday, it also unveiled the Watch GT3 series with a chic design and sparkling features.
Huawei Watch GT3: succeeder of Legend Series
The Huawei Watch GT3 comes with two watch cases 42mm and 46mm AMOLED Color touch-sensitive display. Luckily it’s landed in the global market first instead of the native market. It has five beautiful strap colors of black, brown, stainless steel, white and light gold.
Alongside the sensors, it has hundred of sport modes, health monitoring features, BT, and GPS support. In terms of battery, the 42mm version has a 7-day battery life meanwhile the 46mm version provides 14 days of battery backup. (Read Here)
Huawei Smart Selection Leqi electric scooter starts Public Testing on Huawei Mall
Huawei has selected a new electric scooter that supports HarmonyOS ecology for testing on its online display mall. Users who want to contribute to this public testing can purchase this Leqi Smart Electric Scooter through Vmall with an additional discount.
To be mentioned, the public test products are ready to be shipped models after the consumer’s feedback for minor changes. The scooter is made of automotive-grade integrated die-casting aluminum technology to retain its durability. Lrt’s discuss its function and highlights in detail-
This electric scooter equipped a 350W high-power motor, to maintain a 630W maximum output. In addition, its climbing gradient is 15% for 75Kg of weight with the maximum speed limit of 25km/h for this scooter.
Moving ahead, it packs a 18650 type ternary lithium battery of 10.4Ah. It comes with unique energy recovery technology and provides a long ride of about 40km. Besides the inbuilt smart gyroscope and ambient light sensors are responsible for intelligent attitude detection, anti-flying, and intelligent speed regulation functions.
Furthermore, the scooter mechanism has passed multiple durability and endurance tests to ensure the flawless insanity of the products. In particular, the test includes-
- 2000kg+ static pressure test
- 300mm+ drop test
- 500h+ fatigue test
- Waterproof level reaches IPX7
It’s a common function for the products from Huawei Smart Selection. Being a HiLink product this scooter offers quick conception, Bluetooth module and HarmonyOS connect support. It allows a user to control this device within a range of 0.5 meters. Additionally, it supports smart lighting effects and Huawei Smart Life App.
Huawei Mall: Electric Scooter Public Test
The “Leqi Smart Electric Scooter” is available for the public test until 4th November 2021 on Huawei Mall. This product has a rated price of 2499 Yuan, while available at the test price of 2,199 Yuan. After the last date, this offer might be invalid, so if you also want to take part in this, I recommend you soon visit the Vmall store.
Huawei Skyline Data Card 2000GB per month plan starts 130 yuan only
The double 11 event is offering pre-booking discount for the Huawei Skyline Data Card plan and giving you chance to enjoy an ultra-fast network everywhere. No matter where you stay most, office, home, dormitories, or runways, enjoy this uninterrupted network around you.
The company has offered a big annual discount of 120 Yuan to let you avail of maximum benefits. Apart from this, buyers are also receiving discounts for the standard and monthly packages. The monthly package is 99 yuan, and the annual package is 599 yuan.
The data plan card this jointly operated by Tiantong and China Unicom but only has a single-use. It means, it doesn’t offer other communication methods such as voice calls and SMS, however, users will be able of enjoying bufferless data service.
Huawei Skyline Data Card plan
The Huawei router is priced at 299 Yuan, meanwhile, the package is only available for pre-order at present. Buyers can also choose between two color options- black and white. As of now, you can check the available deposit and discount list below.
- Standard package: 100 yuan deposit to 130 yuan
- Monthly package: 100 yuan deposit to 130 yuan
- Annual package: 100 yuan deposit to 220 yuan
About Huawei Skyline Data Card:
This Router X Skyline data card has entered in the online stores on 29th June with a monthly data offering of 2000GB and an additional 5GB data package. This portable mobile network card has adopted a slim design and has easy operational methods.
To be more detailed, it offers plug a Nano-SIM card and a 2-step configuration method. It comes with a unique QR code for providing a separate identification and an ultra-high network speed.
In addition, it supports automatic switching when the network is disconnected. Besides, it performs well in synchronization with the Huawei WiFi 3. However, you can not buy this data card separately, and it’s only compatible with Huawei devices.