We recently reported that Huawei is testing its operating system on Mate 30 flagship and now we have the potential improvement Huawei is making in its operating System.
Huawei has recently been recruiting internal testers in China to test its software in the name of ‘new features software’ testing, as one of the testers has contacted Huaweicentral.com and revealed some of the key feature details of that software on condition of anonymity.
The tester explained that the operating system seems different from EMUI (based on Android) and due to the fact taking pictures or video of the system is highly prohibited the rest of the pieces of information can be seen below.
UI Experience and a few Changes:
Phone Activation UI: Added new awake animation and customization options.
Support for Always on Display (AOD): Custom AOD including widgets, message reminder, new lock screen (looks very good).
UI: Redesigned icons, more animation, faster and smooth transition, new notification panel with changes, the search bar is also big.
Message Reminder: New reminder mode added in the settings.
Ringtones: A different calling alert.
Camera: Interface is more concise and easy to understand, although, only a few controls added to camera compared to Huawei P30 camera app.
The tester also noted that Changes made in the functionality of this software (OS) gives a fresh feeling, as there are a few small details that have different animation effects.
Most importantly, apart from the looks of the user interface, some of the features and UI elements were missing and some were not intractable (clickable) to test, which could possibly mean that the software is still under development or the company doesn’t want to reveal all of its functionalities.
Moreover, the tester refused to comment about the testing device and there no further details added in this description.
For now, the rest of the information is enough to show that the new software is not for the EMUI, which led us to only one option and you know what we’re talking about.
It’s also being said that Huawei is planning to launch its operating system alongside Mate 30 flagship but there’s no confirmation because the company is still looking forward to coming up with Android OS instead of its self-developed OS.
Back in March, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, accepted for the first time that the company has developed its own operating system in case Huawei is restricted from using Android or Windows.
In May, the US Commerce Department added Huawei into the trade blacklist and imposed restrictions from buying components and software from U.S. firms.
Following the blacklisting, Google also suspended its business with Huawei and canceled sharing hardware, software, and its services except for the ones with open source license.
Later on, the US eased its restriction on Huawei and provided a temporary license for 90 days to manage the business with its existing users. The US Commerce Department said it will evaluate whether to continue the exemptions beyond 90 days.
This new exemption on Huawei allows Google to send software updates to Huawei phones including monthly security patches for the above-mentioned timespan.
In the same month, Huawei filed trademark applications for “Hongmeng” at global intellectual property organizations in multiple categories including Operating System.
Yu again speculated the launch date to CNBC, that Huawei’s operating system could be ready by the fourth quarter of this year and a version for the global market in the first or the second quarter of 2020 but still there’s no date available for the OS.
On June, at the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan, U.S. President Donald Trump announced to ease trade restriction for Huawei to resume purchasing technologies from the US firms.
Huawei is looking forward for the commerce department’s approval to resume using Android and the company said if they can’t use it they’ll go with their self developed OS.
Huawei is really giving up on Europe?
Huawei is quitting Europe?
No, Huawei is not giving up on Europe.
Huawei is about to relocate its workforce and business operations from different European headquarters to a single, effective and better place.
Following the U.S. sanctions, Huawei saw reduced consumer business globally. However, the report also mentions network business, which has also reduced since then.
Reducing the workforce and relocating to an active and more responsive office would help the Chinese company to save money and time. Also, it’ll help Huawei to focus on markets with active demand instead of the ones where its shares have declined severely.
These were the key points of the story and now, let’s dive into the report.
A giant report composed by Politico featuring various Huawei internal officers and executives on how the company is reducing its activity across Europe.
There’s an explanation of how CFO Meng Wanzhou’s case, the current Russia-Ukraine war, and the recession causing mayhem for the Chinese tech maker.
According to the information, Huawei currently divides Europe into two markets: Western Europe, run from Düsseldorf; and Eastern Europe and the Nordics, with a top executive based in Warsaw.
Interestingly, it indicates that Huawei is planning to move all of its operations and headquarters to Dusseldorf.
A Huawei Europe spokesperson said that this restricting will help to bring more synergies within the whole European business operation. It will also bring more value directly to Huawei’s customers in Europe.
As for now, Huawei has around 12000 employees and the spokesperson confirmed that these people will work efficiently and stable for the company.
Instead of Europe, Huawei will give up on the market part of the Five Eye. It’s a security group consisting of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These countries either banned Huawei or restricted the firm from participating in government or private network contracts.
Still, Huawei is selling consumer products such as smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and other devices.
To clarify Huawei owns various businesses including consumer and corporate. Hence, Huawei runs these two different businesses in different markets based on its dominance in that area.
The report mostly targets Huawei’s corporate business and its reduction after the U.S. ban. However, it doesn’t spotlight the consumer business that much.
Yes, Huawei is focusing more on its home ground because of Huawei’s popularity in the market. Therefore, leaving the rebound movement won’t make sense.
Huawei’s Future in Europe:
The report contains a lot to read, if you are interested then we encourage you to do so. Similar to the above, we think that the restructuring of the office and workforce will allow Huawei to work efficiently and effectively with less spending.
So, Huawei will continue to operate in Europe and bring on consumer devices such as tablets, smartwatches, earphones, and computer devices to global consumers.
Germany refuses to ban Huawei: Report
U.S. is chasing Huawei for a long time and Germany is one of the key market that the U.S. government pursued as well but it seems like this European giant has refused to ban the Chinese telecom maker.
According to Reuters, Germany doesn’t want to follow US in banning Huawei as well as its network equipment. Germany’s Economy Ministry spokesperson said that we may take an approach to take such actions in case by case basis instead of vanishing Huawei.
Last week, U.S. banned the important and approval of purchase for Huawei and ZTE made network equipment. The US blames that Huawei equipment could cause nation security risk, while the company has denied such allegations.
An internal paper reveals that Germany could increase scrutiny of all telecom equipment to improve the national security.
It also mentions, 2020’s legislation, which sets new rules to scrutinize telecom equipment makers including Huawei. It also enables German government to completely ban or suspend telecom gear maker’s participation in all type of bids.
The paper consist of 104 page strategy of how Germany should ban or not use components, transportation, water and other products made by companies outside of Germany.
A Huawei spokesperson also gave a statement.
“Secure use of networks is independent of a provider’s country of origin and can only be ensured by means of global standards in international cooperation between industry and regulatory authorities,” Huawei said.
On the other hand, U.S. continue to blame Huawei and want Germany to block it. Representative Michal McCaul told U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee that Germany is jeopardizing its own national security and Europe with its decision on Huawei.
For now, it’s clear that Germany doens’t want to ban Huawei from its network infrastructure but it’s causing panic in U.S. government.
Huawei and other tech makers introduced new rule for app shaking issues
Huawei and some other tech giants have jointly released a new rule that can help with app-shaking issues. Alongside the solution, the new rule will also improve the user experience with the third-party applications on the device.
To those who are unaware, app shake is a very convenient feature to use. With a simple shaking gesture on your phone, you can launch any app and start using it without touching the home screen. All you have to do is allow some settings for the particular app.
So far, the App shake function remained at the top of the feature section. It has provided a rich experience to consumers and has enhanced the way of using an application on a smart gadget.
Although in addition to many positive roles of the respective function, there are some negative points as well. Sometimes, the shake function becomes too sensitive for a few third-party apps. As a result, the apps get open even at a slight jerk or movement.
Moreover, it automatically leads to the advertisement page. Thus, users often get disturbed by such activities on their handsets due to the app-shaking function.
A solution to App Shaking Issue
To end the app-shaking issues Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, Alibaba, the China Academy of Information and Technology and many other companies come together and formulated a new rule.
This rule comes under the “App User Rights Protection Evaluation Specification Part 7: Deception, Misleading and Compulsive Behaviour” (T/TAF 078.7-2022)
According to this rule, tech makers will make amendments to phone manufacturing. Consequently, the shaking function will be timed for 15m/s2. Meanwhile, the rotation angle of the screen should be at least 35 degrees. The shaking action should only take place for 3 seconds.
The rule officially came into existence on November 25, 2022. Apart from these tweaks, there aren’t many details about the respective rule and its specifications. However, how the new segments will use and run users’ data and security aspects is still to question to answer.
Let’s see what new changes will the giant manufacturers will bring in their devices in the time ahead.