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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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Orange Pi OS launched, based on Huawei HarmonyOS

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Orange Pi has launched Orange Pi OS based on the open source Huawei HarmonyOS version. Actually, there are three versions of Orange Pi OS in total but we’ll focus on the OpenHarmony-based software.

Orange Pi OS is an open source operating system for Orange Pi. The Orange Pi OS empowers Orange Pi series development boards, keyboard PCs, and other PCs. It can run Android, Windows, and Linux apps.

What is Orange PI:

Orange Pi helps run different applications, uses other operating systems and behaves like Android. To enable users to try various projects in the system.

Orange Pi OS with open-source HarmonyOS:

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The software brings compatibility and multi-terminal device support built with penHarmony as the primary technical route and combined with Linux technology.

It supports multiple CPU architectures with good compatibility, better hardware and software ecosystem, security, customizations, high efficiency, and low power consumption.

For example, it could be installed on tablets, handheld terminals, smart TVs, smart wearables, CCTVs, payment systems, self-service terminals, and more. Therefore, it could be used for various fields of interest such as office, entertainment, production, logistics, education, security, and others.

Below you can check some of the other key features of this operating system:

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Easy to maintain: Support for automated installation and remote maintenance management, integrated graphical management and maintenance tools, including system monitor, device manager, etc., support for the expansion of maintenance screen functions, making system maintenance more convenient.

Security: The system is based on identity identification, access control, data protection, and vulnerability monitoring, and strengthens defense in all aspects such as trusted computing, data confidentiality, secure start-up, and application signature to protect user applications and data security.

Reliable: Based on a stable kernel version, the kernel parameters and system components are tuned to optimize the performance of system start-up, memory usage, and other aspects, and support redundant configuration of components to ensure system stability and reliability.

Two other versions:

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There are two other versions of the Orange Pi OS, the first is based on Android and the second one is based on Arch Linux distribution.

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US banned new equipments made by Huawei

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It’s been a long time since the US administration is making accusations against Huawei and banned it as a national security threat. But there’s a new addition to this story.

According to Reuters, US federal communication on Friday said to adopt final rules and banned the sale or import of new equipment made by Huawei citing “an unacceptable risk” to U.S national security.

Other than Huawei, the US fed accused and stopped sales from China’s surveillance equipment maker Dahua Tech, Hikvision, and telecom firm Hytera communication.

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said these rules are an important part of the US’s ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications. However, Jessica didn’t cite any evidence of espionage.

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So far, Huawei has not commented on this decision but the company has been continuously denying posing a security risk to the U.S.

Background:

FCC proposed such a ban on equipment and devices in a list of companies proposed last year. However, it’s derived from Entity List.

In 2019, the former U.S. president, Donald Trump announced the Entity List. It targets tech giants such as Huawei from getting key U.S. technologies to build new products such as smartphones or network equipment.

In the following year, FCC designated Huawei as a national security threat alongside ZTE. The US ordered to the removal of Huawei from the country’s network infrastructure. On the hand, the commission has passed a bill to provide 1.8 billion USD in assistance for service providers to remove Huawei-made gears.

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Still, U.S. carriers need more funds than the actual one that was announced by the FCC. The subsidy will only cover around 20-40% of the equipment, while they’ll have to pay the rest of the price from their own funds.

The new ban on Huawei and other Chinese companies may create some headlines for the U.S. in the name of national security. Yet, the US is not showing any evidence of how Huawei poses national security.

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Download Huawei Petal Search app (12.0.7.711)

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Petal Search is an amazing app and it continues to fill shoes as an all-in-one app compared to the Google app. Here we are completing a rundown of Huawei Petal Search features and how you can download the latest version 12.0.7.711.

Home screen:

The story of Petal Search started as a search engine but Huawei quickly added a lot of new features to this all in one mobile app. Beginning with the home screen, the app brings you a search bar with the ability to search via text input, voice, and image.

You have some categories for quick searches such as Top Apps, News, Sports, and Trending. That’s not it, the home page will offer you the latest news feed from different publications.

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Nearby:

Once you tap on the nearby tab, there’s a whole lot you can see in there ready for you to explore. Yeah, this page is dedicated to services related to nearby places. These include top eating destinations, accommodations, shopping, beauty & salon, Toys & games, finance, transport, education, and health care.

Furthermore, you can search nearby places related to these categories via text or voice queries.

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Camera:

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Petal Search makes it easy for you to search for what you want with features such as the camera. Yes, there’s a camera feature that will let you visually search on any on-view object for shopping, identity, translation, or bar code.

Petal Search is exceeding some bars, isn’t it?

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Shopping:

Aside from these amazing accessibilities in a single app, Petal Search gets you an inbuilt shop. Yeah, the app also lets you shop for your favorite items and there’s a featured section that will tell you about the top offers on products.

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Latest Version:

Huawei is sending a new 12.0.7.711 app update for the Petal Search app that comes with landscape view support for mobile and tablet user interface. It also has new customization options for the homepage.

Furthermore, the Petal Search 12.0.7.711 brings you optimizations as well as a multi-feature button called – On-Screen Lens.

Below you can download the latest version.

  • Download Huawei Petal Search 12.0.7.711 (Link)

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