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Huawei aims to install HarmonyOS in 200 million devices by 2021

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Huawei aims to install its HarmonyOS operating system in over 200 million devices and equipment to grow its ecosystem and bring this OS on the global platform.

Yang, Haisong, vice-president of the software department at Huawei’s consumer business group, said Huawei plans to produce 100 million units of its own devices and equipment powered by HarmonyOS in a year. While the company expects that the other half of the 200 million devices would come from third-party device manufacturers.

These comment from Yang, came at the sidelines of the ongoing Huawei Developers Conference (HDC) 2020, (reports ChinaDaily).

Last year, Huawei unveiled its first in-house HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS. Initially, HarmonyOS supported smart TVs and now with the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei added new platform support including smartwatches, in-car systems, as well as smart home products.

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Richard Yu, Huawei CEO of consumer business group said HarmonyOS will come in smartphone by early next year. Still, it’s not clear what percent of 200 million device aim will be covered by smartphones.

Moreover, Huawei is also partnering with third-party companies to increase the users of HarmonyOS. For that, the company has already partnered with leading Chinese home appliance manufacturers such as Midea Group, Joyoung, and Robam Appliances to promote HarmonyOS.

These companies’ products, including ovens and smoke exhaust ventilators, will be powered by HarmonyOS, and consumers can use Huawei’s smartphones to control these products.

Starting September 10, HarmonyOS beta SDK will open for devices with 128KB – 128MB RAM covering IoT devices such as smart TVs, wearables, cars, and more.

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Aside from IoT, Huawei will also open HarmonyOS 2.0 for device start from 128MB – 4GB RAM in April 2021 and later it’ll add the support for over 4GB RAM. This suggests the launch of smartphones and tablets running HarmonyOS in Early 2021, which was also confirmed by Richard during his opening Keynote.

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Huawei officially announced Watch GT 2 Petal Maps update

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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.

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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.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Petal Maps update

These features include:

  1. Pin unlock feature
  2. Features for outdoor training
  3. Adds Always on Display
  4. 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.

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Huawei Browser app 12.0.3 will bring simple homepage features

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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.

  1. Add a simplified homepage feature to customize your browser’s user experience.
  2. Create an interface preset and switch to make new layouts instantly.
  3. You can also access new video-related features
  4. 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

Huawei Browser as:

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  • 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

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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.

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Petal Maps:

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.

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