Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Richard Yu recently gave an interview in Chinese media and shared information on the current progress of HarmonyOS AKA HongmengOS and the impact of U.S. sanctions on the mobile business.
Richard said the impact of U.S. sanctions is mainly affecting Huawei’s mobile business and now, new phones cannot launch without the Android app ecosystem, GMS (Google Mobile Services).
But Huawei has started to build its own ecosystem and work on it, including Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and the HongmengOS. Huawei has invested over 100 million US dollars to build HongmengOS and the user experience has improved compared to before.
“Now, it can reach 70-80 percent level of Android and it is improving every day, week, and month,” said Richard.
Previously, Richard Yu denied the report of HarmonyOS being launch in smartphone by this year but said it could be possible the year 2021. Meanwhile, Huawei is using the open-source Android as a base of its EMUI mobile skin. A number of Huawei officials have said that Huawei likely to continue using Android as long it’s open source.
At Huawei Developer Conference 2020, Huawei will unveil a new update for the HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS. According to reports the company likely to add more platforms such as PC, tablets, and wearable devices in HarmonyOS profile. At the event, Huawei will also launch EMUI 11 based on Android 11.
We’ll keep you posted with further updates.
Huawei officially announced Watch GT 2 Petal Maps update
Huawei Watch GT 2 is a prominent smartwatch that has created a huge amount of sales for the company. Recently, Huawei has officially announced that the Watch GT 2 now officially supports Petal Maps app services via software update.
Since December last year, Huawei has started to rollout a major software update for the Watch GT 2 smartwatch that comes with a range of new features including the Petal Maps app.
Designed and developed by Huawei, Petal Maps is a navigation service application for smart devices and is available in over 140 countries around the globe.
On the other hand, the app has seen a large growth in its existing growth from zero to millions of downloads in a year on AppGallery. Later with Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, the app became possible to install on smartwatches and worked with synchronization for different use cases.
Huawei Watch GT 2 series users can access the Petal Maps app from their applications section. However, you should know that the user interface will remain simple and let you help with distance, name, and directions to your destined place.
Still, it’s a major move made by Huawei for the Watch GT 2 consumers, as it will surely increase the overall productivity and use case of this popular smartwatch.
Aside from other features, Huawei is rolling out other new features that come with a number of benefits for the Watch GT users.
These features include:
- Pin unlock feature
- Features for outdoor training
- Adds Always on Display
- Better female cycle management
However, if you haven’t already, go check out the latest software update on your Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch and take the benefit of the latest software rollout features today via the instructions below.
Open the Huawei Health app, then tap on your smartwatch, open devices, and then click on firmware updates. Let the app check for the latest version and proceed to download if there’s any available.
Huawei Browser app 12.0.3 will bring simple homepage features
Huawei browser has been the main software for the smartphone for a long time. And now, the company has announced to bring a new simple homepage for the app soon with Huawei Browser 12.0.3 version.
According to the information, Huawei has added a simple webpage starting Browser version 12.0.3 and it’ll launch soon to upgrade for the consumer’s user experience. Additionally, the feature may also let you customize your default Huawei webpage to your own preference.
For more information, you can perform the following tasks with this.
- Add a simplified homepage feature to customize your browser’s user experience.
- Create an interface preset and switch to make new layouts instantly.
- You can also access new video-related features
- There are also new services added to this app to bring it more convenient while navigating through.
Currently, Huawei has not revealed any specific date to launch Huawei Browser version 12.0.3 but we can expect it to unveil soon.
Huawei Browser as:
- Search – Search instantly through the search bar.
- Ultra-fast speed – Access fast web browsing through HUAWEI Browser’s brand new engine.
- Night mode – Effectively reduce blue light to protect your eyes.
- Private browsing – Keep your browsing activities and history private. Saved passwords – Conveniently save your passwords for fast access to all of your favorite services.
- Save Password – Conveniently save your passwords for fast access to all of your favorite services.
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Huawei Petal Maps to launch soon in China
It’s reported that Huawei will soon launch the Petal Maps application in China. The company has not announced this information through official channels but we can wait for a confirmation as soon as it makes available.
The Huawei Petal Maps China launch information is coming from Ma Xiaoqiang, VP of Huawei’s Consumer Business Asia Pacific Region, showed the Petal map on the Huawei P50 Pocket flip foldable phone screen, but he was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
However, a Weibo user confirmed this news further that the company may soon launch the mobile version of Petal Maps for China.
Petal Maps lets you explore the world around you in new ways. Available in over 140 countries and regions. The app not only lets you get your current location, browse the map, search for places, and your favorite but also displays real-time traffic conditions, events and other traffic conditions.