An executive from Huawei said on Thursday that the company is in the process of potentially launching its “Hongmeng” operating system to replace Android OS.
Andrew Williamson, vice president of Huawei’s public affairs and communications, said in an interview that the company will “presumably” trademark Hongmeng, which he said has likely been rolled out to a million devices in China, reported Reuters.
“Huawei is in the process of potentially launching a replacement,” Williamson said in Mexico City. “It’s not something Huawei wants. We’re very happy of being part of the Android family, but Hongmeng is being tested, mostly in China. I believe it is already being rolled out over a million devices. Presumably, we’ll be trying to put trademarks,”.
According to our report, Huawei has already filed trademark application around the globe through multiple intellectual property organizations and most of the filing has been done after the US restrictions on the company.
Back in March, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, publically accepted that the company has developed its own OS and will use it as a plan B if Huawei is prohibited from using Android or Windows.
Later on, he added. Huawei’s operating system could be ready by the fourth quarter of this year for the domestic market (Chinese) and a version for the global market in the first or the second quarter of 2020.
He forecast that if trade escalations between US-China convert into a full-scale trade war, Hongmeng would be ready to go “in months”.
“We’re not specifically asking anyone to lobby for us. They’re doing it by their own desire because, for many of them, Huawei is one of their major customers,” he said.
A well-known industry analyst has recently said that this OS won’t be directly applied to the flagship phones and expected to first come in low-end devices, so that the company can make it ready for the non-Chinese users, he also expected that it could meet a launch date in October but there’s no official confirmation available.
Huawei won first place in smart metro equipment 2022
Recently, China Unicom published a list of 4 massive competitors in the field of metro tech and solutions. Among the major tech makers, Huawei is the one to achieve the first rank in smart metro equipment 2022 with a quotation of 3.297 billion yuan.
Generally, China Unicom has engaged itself in Smart Metro Equipment Centralized Procurement. As per the procurement firm, the plan is to purchase 84,929 sets of intelligent and efficient metropolitan area networks and to expand the existing work.
On the other hand, this procurement of smart metro automation serves as the major target of the 5G bearer networks in 2022. Thus, China Unicom brought this smart metro 2022 equipment among four significant 5G operators: Huawei, ZTE, Fiberhome, and H3C.
The latest information also reveals that the quotations for ZTE, Fiberhome, and H3C were 3.176 billion yuan, 3.067 billion yuan, and 2.721 billion yuan, respectively.
This is not the first time that the smart metro is in the news headlines. Back in 2020, China Unicom initiated the last round of this procurement. In comparison to the past, Huawei has a bid share of more than 52%. Meanwhile, ZTE has a share of more than 25%. The leftover is in the area of Fiberhome and Xinhua.
Advantages of China Unicom smart metropolitan area network
The smart metropolitan area network mainly refers to the cloud DC communication area with SR+EVPN technology. The details describe that traditional metro network structures have faced numerous challenges for 5G services.
For instance, complex services, super high costs, difficulty in the execution of cloud networks, and more. As a result, China Unicom introduced a new smart metro equipment project with virtual techniques for the 5G demand in the world.
Here are some main benefits of the smart metropolitan area network (MAN):
- New networks area can well operate 5G integration for government, enterprise, and home brand services
- It will have a large capacity and advanced architecture
- The advanced MAN network can save a lot of space and power via converged bearer
- It can provide better-integrated capacity for cloud services
- The addition of a controller will greatly increase the speed of the services
Huawei has already worked for the country’s first 5G commercial site for the smart metropolitan area network. At that time, the network of the metropolitan area increased 10 times in comparison to the original product.
Besides, the cost of unit bandwidth was reduced to 75%. Hence, China Unicom believes that taking the help of Huawei Technologies will give a new boost to the overall activity.
Huawei will continuously solve survival problems: Chairman
On September 26, Huawei attended the opening ceremony of STW 2022. At this event, the new rotating chairman of the company – Xu Zhijun delivered a short speech. He described how Huawei needs to make efforts in the field of research and development to solve environmental and survival problems.
Xu Zhijun reports that for confronting the survival problems in an extreme environment and developing a fruitful future, Huawei must continue its research and open innovation. Although, the company is trying its level best to prepare itself for future challenges. Yet, it is necessary to concentrate well on the technical field.
Over the last decade, Huawei has funded more than 845 billion yuan [118 trillion USD] in research and development. Besides, it marked an expenditure of more than 20 billion yuan [2.81 billion USD] in basic research.
However, the Chinese manufacturer managed to establish 86 basic tech labs and 172 joint laboratories for innovation. But, it’s time to focus on the new emerging obstacles that could harm the growth and evolution of the company, if not prevented.
Some major challenges:
Xu believes that even after a lot of achievements, several hurdles are waiting ahead in this evolution journey:
- Firstly the carbon neutrality goal. Challenges like poor stability in energy generation, low conversion efficiency, high energy storage price, less security, and mismanagement are standing in the mid-way.
- Global computing power demand is facing 2-3 orders of magnitude in the next coming years. Supply Chain and other essential components require more enhancement.
- Users are expecting the 5.5G network to exhibit an increase of 5 times in the uplink and downlink rates. What kind of core technology will the 6G network need is still a big question for the company.
- Artificial Intelligence is still a topic of concern for many operators. Its security, interpretability, small samples, computing data, and more are not easy to handle.
And the list continues to a far distance. Though the company has come up with several things, there is still a lot to move on with. Xu says,
“We need to work together to fully release the productivity of all walks of life, give birth to new industries, new business forms, and new models, and promote the progress of the world.”
OpenHarmony 3.2 Beta 2 rolling out with three new improvements
Yesterday, OpenHarmony 3.2 Beta 3 version was released for the developers. The version is based on Beta 2 and comes with the following three improvements.
- Enhancement of basic capabilities of standard systems
- Standard system application development framework enhancement
- Enhanced distributed capabilities of traditional systems
Check the OpenHarmony 3.2 Beta 3 complete details below.
Enhancement of basic capabilities of standard systems:
Pan sensor provides motor priority management capability. Multi-mode input provides features such as mouse style and speed settings, enhancement of mouse reporting events, configuration sequences to launch applications, and keyboard and mouse traversal.
The Misc service adds basic module features such as clipboard, upload and download, screen lock, and input method framework.
The kernel subsystem adds memory pressure notification to AMS, recycling priority management to support resident system services, and recycling priority management to support basic capabilities such as distinguishing extension status.
DFX supports faultloggerd mixed JS/Native stack printing, hilog domain whitelist management and log statistics functions, enhanced hisysevent and hiappeventssh event capabilities, and optimized hidumper memory classification information.
The unit testing framework has added parameterized data-driven capabilities, the UI testing framework has added the interface of throwing and complex gestures such as two-finger pinch capabilities. Xdevice has added the ability to collect device DFX logs after task execution is completed.
Added support for ES2021 in strict mode, modular support, runtime debugging and tuning enhancements, bytecode hot reloading, cross-platform support, etc. when compiling and running.
The account service has added user identity authentication service. The authority service has added support for precise positioning or fuzzy positioning, and other capabilities have been enhanced and added privacy management service.
The media subsystem supports audio decoding, audio encoding, video decoding, video encoding native interface, supports playback audio and video synchronization and startup time optimization, supports video hardware encoding and decoding capabilities based on HDI codec interface, supports distributed audio, volume, equipment Status management, device monitoring and broadcasting functions, support for distributed camera preview, photography and video recording.
Standard system application development framework enhancements:
Added DLP for events and notifications, added support for sending notifications from subsystems.
Support webview copy and paste, support basic audio and video playback, support HTTPS two-way authentication, and other capabilities.
Meta-capacity has added permission verification and rectification, startup rules, quick repairs, and cards that can be divided and combined.
DeviceProfile adapts to the automatic synchronization strategy of distributed databases and completes the collection of information.
Package management has added support for thumbnails and preview extensions. Some features have added support for cropping configuration, fool-proofing mechanism, and preset application-specific capability management. The installation process supports the hap package without decompression and supports a quick repair mechanism.
System service management supports cross-device loading of system services, foundation process restart, and recovery mechanism, distributed component management supports multi-user cross-device calls, and migration framework supports single-instance Ability migration.
Enhanced distributed capabilities of standard systems
The distributed database supports cross-device and cross-application sharing, RDB supports remote query/database encryption features and supports applications avatars. KVDB supports backup recovery/conditional synchronization/device online priority and centralized synchronization of system data.