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Huawei 2019 Annual Report: Global sales increases 19%, Net profit 22%, 240 million smartphone shipment

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Huawei today released its 2019 annual report, showing a solid business performance and robust year to year growth.

Huawei’s global sales revenue in 2019 rounded off at CNY858.8 billion, up 19.1% year-on-year; its net profit reached CNY62.7 billion; and its cash flow from operating activities topped CNY91.4 billion, up 22.4% year-on-year.

Huawei invested 15.3% of its 2019 revenue – or CNY131.7 billion – back into R&D. Its total R&D spend over the past decade now exceeds CNY600 billion.

“2019 was an extraordinary year for Huawei,” said Eric Xu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman. “Despite enormous outside pressure, our team forged ahead with a singular focus on creating value for our customers. We worked hard to earn their respect and trust, as well as that of our partners around the globe. The business remains solid.”

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Carrier Business:

Huawei’s carrier business has also expanded further in 2019 and is used in over 50 countries and regions. In 2019, sales revenue from Huawei’s carrier business reached CNY296.7 billion, up 3.8% year-on-year.

Enterprise Business:

Huawei’s enterprise business continues to grow in terms of digital transformation. Globally, more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei.

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Under its enterprise solutions, the company offers the world’s fastest AI processor, the Ascend 910, and the AI training cluster Atlas 900.

In 2019, sales revenue from Huawei’s enterprise business reached CNY89.7 billion, up 8.6% year-on-year.

Consumer Business:

Finally, the consumer business has seen robust growth, with a total of 240 million smartphones shipped throughout the year.

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The company reports further progress in developing the Seamless AI Life ecosystem across all scenarios and devices, including personal computers, tablets, wearables, and smart screens. In 2019, sales revenue from Huawei’s consumer business reached CNY467.3 billion, up 34% year-on-year.

“The external environment will only get more complicated going forward,” Xu cautioned. “We need to keep enhancing the competitiveness of our products and services, promoting open innovation, and creating greater value for our customers and society at large. This is the only way we can seize the historic opportunities presented by the digital and intelligent transformation of industries, and maintain robust growth in the long run.”

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Petal One: An all in one package for Cloud, Music and Video services

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On July 29, at the flagship product launch conference, Huawei launched Petal One, an all-in-one subscription package for Huawei Cloud, video, and music services.

The Petal One integrates 3 premium services at relatively less costly compared to individual purchases. This service is similar to what Apple offers under the Apple One subscription bundle.

This all-in-one package includes Huawei Cloud Space Premium Package with 200GB capacity, Huawei Super Music VIP, and Huawei Video Gold Member & Partner Zone VIP membership.

What services Petal One includes:

The premium music service in Petal One has millions of libraries with all kinds of audio and music, while the premium video subscription offers high-quality video programs and movies. Meanwhile, the 200GB of Cloud storage can be shared between 5 family members.

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Huawei Petal One

People with Petal One can cancel their membership anytime. Currently, Petal One only comes under monthly subscription, though Huawei could offer lengthy plans such as quarterly or half-yearly in the future.

To be mentioned, Petal One provides a multi-scenario membership service and can be supported on multiple devices including mobile phones, tablets smart wearables, and smart screens.

Huawei Cloud service

The Huawei Cloud service offers a safe place to store your crucial data. It takes automatic backup of the whole device that can be restored anytime very conveniently.

Talking about privacy, this service is completely secure and has a ‘Time Machine’ feature that can help you manage all your data in a single place. Furthermore, all this data can be synchronized on multiple devices to manage it over different smartphones and tablets.

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Price and Availability:

As per the Huawei Member Center app, the Petal One will be available for early buyers from August 28 to August 30. While full access to this service will be opened from September 1. The starting price for the Petal One bundle is 79 yuan (12 USD) for a monthly subscription.

It’ll be interesting to see whether this package will enter on the global market. We’ll keep you posted on further updates.

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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.

Huawei Sound X 2021

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Google Play Store Safety Section Information further details

 

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

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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