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Are you receiving a huge 3 GB security update for your Honor 8X?

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Last month, Honor started rolling stable EMUI 10 update for Honor 8X but some of the smartphones that stayed on the EMUI 9.1 receiving a new update with an update size of over 3GB and it’s not the EMUI 10.

This new update for Honor 8X includes December 2019 security patch with fixes to 3 critical, 24 high and 1 medium level of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) found on Huawei/Honor smartphones.

Honor 8X getting EMUI versions 9.1.0.269 with 3.25GB. However, the same update, last month, rolled out with the same EMUI version but weighed only 129MB.

We reached the official about this update to find out whether it’s a mistake and they told us that the update size is correct.

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Currently, there are no additional changes mentioned in the changelog except the security patch but we’re sure that it’s is a pre software update required to install the EMUI 10/Android 10.

EMUI 10 in Europe and other countries:

Honor has not initiated EMUI 10/Android 10 rollout in the European country for any of its devices, which expected to begin next month.

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[Started for Beta Testers] Honor 8X starts receiving stable EMUI 10

Stable EMUI 10 for Honor 8X, 10, V10 and Huawei Nova 4 rolling in China

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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An Industrial bank joins Huawei openGauss database community

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A Chinese industrial bank has joined Huawei openGauss open-source database community as a company contributor. Industrial Bank will actively participate in open source openGauss source code contributions. The latest joining will ensure will help openGauss to improve its attributes for the financial industry.

It will also resolve issues such as DB4AI, resource pooling, and heterogeneous database compatibility. Simultaneously, the new member could also organize in-depth technical discussions and practical innovations with other community contributors to introduce new features for better business architecture, and help in the implementation of openGauss in the financial industry.

During Huawei Connect 2019, Huawei launched its own database management system “GaussDB” with the Mulan PSL v2. In 2020, Huawei made its open-source code “openGauss”.

According to Huawei, The openGauss kernel was derived from PostgreSQL and focused on building advanced features for architecture, transactions, and storage engines with performance optimization. It is deeply optimized for ARM architecture and retains compatibility with x86 architecture.

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Below you can check openGauss features:

  • Multi-core architecture for concurrency control, NUMA-aware storage engines, and SQL-Bypass (for intelligent path selection). openGauss delivers up to 1.5 million TPMC in the 128-cores scenario with 2 Kunpeng processors.
  • Quick failover with a recovery time objective (RTO) of less than 10s and whole stage data protection for security and reliability.
  • Intelligent parameter tuning, slow SQL diagnosis, multi-dimensional performance self-monitoring, and online SQL execution prediction for significantly simplified O&M.

Huawei is also an active contributor to open-source communities and projects. Developers from Huawei currently are holding more than 200 roles in major open-source communities, including TSC, PMC, PTL, Maintainer, and Committer. Huawei also has board member representatives for more than 10 open-source foundations and serves on many projects.

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Huawei is building its own semiconductor ecosystem: Report

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In the past year, Huawei ramped up efforts to explore the semiconductor world to build its own semiconductor ecosystem, reveals a new report.

Digitimes reports, Huawei is making a low-key entry into multiple semiconductor segments to build its own semiconductor ecosystem. In order to do so, Huawei is now making long-term agreements with equipment and materials suppliers from Taiwan. This is quite interesting development but there are no specific details revealed about the suppliers.

Ban and Progress:

In 2019, Huawei was added to U.S. Entity List, a program to ban the company. This restricts Huawei from accessing core U.S.-made technologies. The ban severely affected various businesses including telecom and smartphones.

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In 2020, the U.S. blocked Huawei’s reach for chipset and restricted the ability to print designs with companies such as TSMC. This led Huawei to drop manufacturing of new Kirin smartphone chipsets.

That’s not it, US regime also tightened curbs on the Chinese semiconductor industry. In October this year, major Chinese companies were banned by the Biden administration citing national security risks.

Huawei is Preparing:

Despite being attacked, Huawei is continuously ramping up research and development on various technologies. Huawei increased R&D spending to 142.7 billion yuan ($20.65 billion) last year, which is equal to 22.4% of its total revenue.

The Chinese tech maker is expanding partnerships with other home ground semiconductor players and building producing facilities in various areas including – Qingdao, Beijing, and Wuhan.

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It is a key base for developing silicon carbide chips, a type of power semiconductor that future cars will need in massive quantities.

On the flip side, Huawei is recruiting new global talent specialized in developing power semiconductors, in which, German chipmaker Infineon Technologies is the top player. Adding to this, Huawei is also looking for experts in central processing unit architecture.

Coming to China, Huawei is hiring processor chips, radio frequency components, and analog chips, as well as chip-packaging design and testing experts in Xi’an, Chengdu, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen.

A report from NikkeiAsia reveals that Huawei is focusing on breakthroughs and not the cost of the breakthrough itself.

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Currently, the aim is to progress in the production of core chips for telecom base stations, surveillance cameras, automotive applications, and smartphones as soon as possible. Huawei is also pursuing rebuilding its whole supply chain. This includes manufacturing, packaging, and stacking, as well as chipmaking materials and equipment.

Analysts:

However, Industry analysts have their own opinion on this matter.

“It’s almost impossible that a complete semiconductor supply chain could be built all by one country without foreign help. It may need some political negotiations after all,” said Bernstein Research’s Li.

Conclusion:

The question is when Huawei will complete its own chipset ecosystem. The answer to that question depends on time because it’s a crucial element in the research and development of any technology. As for now, none of this information has been confirmed by Huawei via official channels.

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Huawei Winter 2022 launch to reschedule on December 9

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Huawei could reschedule Winter 2022 Launch Event on December 9. It was postponed due to the passing away of a former Chinese leader. Initially, Huawei planned to hold this event on December 2. Yet, Huawei along with other Chinese firms chose to delay their programs.

The latest input comes from a well-known Weibo tipster, saying that Huawei has rescheduled the Winter 2022 launch event to December 9. At the event, Huawei will unveil a bunch of products including the Huawei Watch Buds, Nova 10 SE, Enjoy 50z, and Children’s Watch 5X.

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Huawei Watch Buds:

It’s one of the most anticipated smartwatches on the planet as it continues to rumble on the internet as a viral gadget over the past week. Why? Because of the 2-in-1 mechanism of Huawei Watch Buds smartwatch.

The smartwatch has a regular smartwatch design but it also brings you a pair of wireless earphones inside. To unveil the earbuds, you need to open the display from the bottom side. This is quite an interesting design and we’re excited to see that on the launch stage.

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Huawei Nova 10 SE:

This phone is already out in the global market but it is now ready to make an appearance among Chinese consumers. What’s interesting about this phone? Well, it offers a Nova 10 like design and a 108-megapixel main camera that could take powerful pictures in all types of environments.

The design of this phone is also polished and gives a new look entirely based on its premium aesthetics.

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Huawei Enjoy 50Z:

The Enjoy 50Z is also a device that you may not want to miss. The phone brings a 50MP triple camera system including a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth of field sensor. Aside from the camera section, the 5000mAh battery of this phone is ready to bring a powerful backup.

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Huawei Children Watch 5X:

Here’s another anticipated product that will excite young Huawei consumers because Huawei Children’s Watch 5X is about children. However, this time, Huawei is ready to launch the Children’s Watch with a double experience.

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