Huawei finally unveiled the much anticipated and awaited HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system for the smartphone at an event on June 2. Since its introduction, it’s been a hot topic of discussion among smartphone consumers.
However, since its development and beta testing, many misunderstandings and confusion of HarmonyOS have been posted online. For example, this Huawei OS is a copy or replacement of Android. Eventually, the company denied this news numerous times.
But the main topic that empowers this controversial topic is that HarmonyOS 2.0 still able to run Android apps and HarmonyOS apps in the same system to provide a 2 in 1 operating system experience for users.
To reduce the confusion, a Chinese developer community posted an e-mail today received from Huawei’s President Office and issued by Eric Xu, the rotating chairman of Huawei entitled “Notice on Standardizing HarmonyOS Communication Caliber “.
Through this notice, Eric tried to answer, why HarmonyOS still able to run Android apps. Eric said:
“In order to protect the digital assets (Applications and services) of Huawei’s existing mobile phone and tablet users (designed for Android-based EMUI), Harmony 2.0 supports the existing Android applications on some devices equipped with this operating system”
Additionally, he mentioned, Huawei is continuously working to support global developers and creating a better environment for developers to create a better HarmonyOS ecosystem by providing better development tools as well as developer support.
However, there is also the L3-L5 version of branches, which is compatible with Android’s dual framework helps the system to run Android apps on HarmonyOS software.
Once a mature app ecosystem for HarmonyOS applications developed, Huawei will remove all AOSP related code, that empowers Android applications, and will bring a pure HarmonyOS ecosystem.
To date, Huawei has donated the source code of the HarmonyOS operating system to the Open Source Foundation twice in 2020 and 2021. Interested industry developers can use and develop apps according to their needs.
(Via – mydrivers)
Google abused Android operating system position: Indian Antitrust Probe
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.
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.
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.
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.
Huawei AI computing center solution won Global Smart Expo Gold Award
On 16th September, Huawei AI computing center solution won the Global AI Product Application Expo Product Gold Award. This product is selected for its excellent artificial intelligence computing capabilities and industry ability.
Huawei’s AI computing center mainly focused on urban infrastructure AI computing. It offers scientific research, digital economy, atlas series hardware, CANN computing architecture, and AI framework MindSpore. Besides, it works on the combined capabilities of MindX and ModelArts.
Huawei AI Computing Center Solution:
Huawei has built IRS public computing power service platform in Yanta District. It has strengthened the AI ecological innovation and sprouting new industries simultaneously. This single-center mainly works on four platforms that include-
- Application Innovation Incubation Platform
- Industry Aggregation Development Platform
- Scientific Research Innovation Platform
- Talent Training Platform
Furthermore, the company’s AI computing center is actively deploying in more than 20 cities in Mainland. In particular, the Wuhan center has been associated with over 40 businesses, 4 academies, and various research organizations. Plus, its main projects include-
- Xi’an Future Artificial Intelligence Computing Center
- Northwestern Polytechnical University’s Voice Model Project
- MindSpore Research Office
About AI and Big Data Expo:
The AI and Big Data Expo are one of the biggest artificial intelligence and big data-based conferences and displays. Each year, it elected high-tech solutions and technologies across the world. It provides a single platform for brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists, and start-ups to jointly explore and discuss the leading technologies.
Huawei and China Power Collaboration: Promote green, low-carbon and, energy industry
Huawei and China Power signed a strategic collaboration agreement to jointly work on the green, low-carbon, and energy industries. Both parties are determined to implement four revolutions under one cooperation.
This corporation will be a contribution from both companies in establishing low-carbon cities. Chairmen and directors of Huawei Digital Technology and China Electricity Board signed this in-depth. The authorities include
- He Xun, Chief Engineer, and Board Chairman State Power Investment New Energy
- Hou Jinlong, Huawei Senior VP, and President of Huawei Digital Energy Technology
- Fu Jinsong, Deputy Secretary, Vice President, and Acting Chairman of the Labor Union of China Electric Power
- Xing Qing, Vice President of Huawei Digital Energy Technology
Huawei and China Power Collaboration Contract:
Under this cooperation, both firms will share their respective resources, advanced technologies, and benefits. It further instructs to respect the decisions of both authorities, fair implementation of technologies, and equal rights.
Huawei and China Power will jointly work to derive new energy storage technology solutions, application cooperation, and intelligence. Additionally, the collaboration area includes
- Photovoltaic solution application cooperation
- Comprehensive smart energy application cooperation
- County-wide promotion of distributed rooftop photovoltaic cooperation
- International business cooperation and other multi-platform strategic cooperation models
- Accelerate transformation and development
- promote energy revolution
China Power’s Strategic Development:
China power has shown new developments in its power storage, green power supply, distributed energy, green power trading, province development, geothermal energy, and other new routes.
Furthermore, it also has advanced funding, well-structured management, and trained employees to help in building a large platform for green and low-carbon transformation and development.
Huawei Digital Energy’s Resource:
Where China Power has a well-structured and hardware resource, Huawei Digital Energy offers integrating digital technology and power electronics technology. It also provides smart energy services mainly concerning users’ requirements.
The two parties are looking forward to working with each other and shard the benefits of their expertise. Moreover, they will jointly resolve the challenges in the development of new productions, economic development, and realizes low-carbon cities.