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Honor will work with Huawei to provide software updates and hardware maintenance for old smartphone users

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After the 2021 Qualcomm Technology and Cooperation Summit, Zhao Ming, CEO of Honor smartphones said a few things regarding the concerns of the old Honor smartphones and what will happen to them after Honor’s separation from Huawei.

He said that Honor will cooperate with Huawei in terms of providing software support for old Honor smartphone users, including product patches, upgrades, software maintenance, and hardware maintenance.

This explains that Honor will continue to provide software support as well as launching new phones under existing smartphone lineups under independent management.

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It’s with mentioning that, Honor’s account and cloud services will be operated and shifted to Honor’s new independent servers. Zhao believes that Honor will choose a more suitable third-party company to cooperate with in the future, which can provide compatibility with various agreements and plans that are suitable for Honor.

These third-party companies also include the Huawei HiLink agreement, Huawei Cloud, etc as well other third-party suppliers of services.

He was also asked about the current condition of Honor’s share in the global smartphone market, said that Honor will no longer limit itself. The previous report suggests that Honor’s smartphone share has been hit after the partition with Huawei and gradually reduce to the lowest in recent months.

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On the question of using HarmonyOS, Zhao replied that Honor is free to use any operating system for its smartphones but Android is still our first choice. However, he also mentioned that with the future development of HarmonyOS, it’s still in our box of choices.

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Huawei Sound X 2021 launched with new design and powered by HarmonyOS

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Huawei has launched its latest smart speaker – Huawei Sound X 2021. This new speaker comes with an elegant design and colorful lights that provide an ergonomic appearance while listening to music.

Huawei Sound X 2021 is inspired by electronic tubes and pays tribute to the classic tube amplifiers. The smart speaker has a 360-degree all-metal soundhole, 3D curved surface seamless technology, highlighting the high-end quality design.

Huawei Sound X 2021 comes with a 175.6mm diameter, 224mm height, and 3140g of weight. Similar to its processor, the Huawei Sound X comes in interstellar black.

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48 full-color LED lights surround 360-degree, creating 7+1 kinds of magical lighting effects. The indicator light shows Guidance connection, voice response, status indication, music dynamic effect, light wallpaper, etc.

The new generation of Huawei Sound X is the first three-way smart speaker jointly designed by Devalet. The speaker unit has one 4.75 inch woofer, four 1.5 inch full-range speakers, one 1.25 inch tweeter, and two passive radiators.

Huawei Sound X 2021 comes with a 6 microphone ring array with a design that supports volume increase and decrease buttons, microphone button, play and pause keys as well as a light control button placed on the center top of the device.

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The high, mid, and woofer unit sound independently, allowing the three-tone level to be distinct, bringing the bass sound and deep, the midrange is warm and clear, and the treble is bright and transparent.

Huawei Sound X 2021 is the world’s first smart speaker equipped with HarmonyOS 2. HarmonyOS doesn’t need to patch a 3rd party app to connect with the corresponding app, use the super device feature and fetch audio directly from PC or the smartphone.

Huawei Sound X 2021 HarmonyOS

With HM OS 2 support, the Huawei smart screen can be used to build a home theater with one click. The easy voice interaction allows you to integrate into the world of the Internet of Everything.

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Huawei Sound X 2021 Price and Availability:

Huawei Sound X 2021 is priced at 2199 yuan. It’s already opened for pre-sale in China and the first sale is targeted for August 12 in China.

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Google Play Store safety section will show new security information about apps

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Google Play Store is bringing a new safety section, which will provide Android users features and accessibility to apps security, user permissions, and data it collects before downloading the app on a device.

According to Google, all of the Google Play Store apps will be required to share information in the safety section. Developers don’t need to panic, because Google also announced that developers will be given time to make these changes in their application sections.

So, let’s jump to more information regarding the Google Play Store safety section.

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How will it look?

You will now be able to see the new summary section on the app’s store listing page. The section will describe all of the data that the corresponding app collects from your device.

Google Play Store Safety Section Information

Some of the highlights of these details are:

  1. Whether the app uses data encryption methods
  2. Whether it follows Families policy
  3. Whether the app has been independently validated against a global security standard.

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Check details of the data collected by the app:

You will also have the power to view more information regarding the data that’s collected by the app and why you should grant permission.

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Such examples for these are:

  1. Information collection  – location, contacts, personal information (name, email, and other), financial information, and more.
  2. Where your data will be utilized in the app.
  3. More importantly, you will also be able to see, which data is optional or required to provide to the app.

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Furthermore, the developers will have to mention whether the app uses any of the user data for research purposes.

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Design could change:

Google confirmed that the design of the safety section may change as the features may receive further optimization with continued development.

Deadline for Developers to declare the information:

The new Google Play Store safety section will launch for the app in the first quarter of 2022.

To prepare for the listing, developers can submit information on Google Play Console for review from October this year. However, interested developers can start early if they want to.

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Google Play Store Safety Section Deadline

Also, the last date for developers to meet the deadline to submit the app privacy details will be in April 2022. Without the approved section, the app won’t be submitted on Play Store.

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Huawei is the top mobile base station equipment supplier in global market: TrendForce

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A world-leading market intelligence provider – TrendForce released the global market share analysis report of suppliers of base station equipment. The report discloses that more than 70% of the market is covered by Chinese and European suppliers.

The top three base station equipment providers are China-based Huawei with the share accounting for 30%, Sweden-based Ericsson with 23% shared and the third one is Finland-based Nokia with 20% market shares.

The noticeable point is amid US sanctions, Huawei still leads the global market share and continues its leadership. In reasons behind these growing shares are the product cost and high demand from the Chinese market.

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Furthermore, the fourth position is secured by Samsung in the global mobile base station share report. Also, Samsung is getting benefits of low costs and successful 5G commercialization efforts and achieved a share of 19.5% from last year’s 9%.

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Key to Huawei’s market share leadership:

The Trendforce reports suggest that by the end of 2020, the count of 5G users has exceeded 160 million in China that accounted for 89% of the global 5G network users.

Until July 2021, the three major mobile network operators in China, including China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, have established 916,000 5G base stations in China, which comprise 70% of the global total.

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To be mentioned, the above figures don’t only point out the impressive growth of the Chinese telecom market but it is also the key to Huawei’s leadership in the base station market for nearly two years.

(Source: Trendforce)

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