Huawei’s Temporary General License has recently expired, this allowed the company to manage its existing customers in the U.S. alongside providing software updates for its smartphones.
So most of the users nowadays wondering, what will happen to them, will they continue to get the software updates for their phones or they’ll just have to stop using them? Well, we got something for ya.
Today Huawei confirmed to us that there is no impact on the existing devices. Therefore, Huawei and Honor phones that come with Google Play pre-installed will continue to receive software updates. Meanwhile, devices pre-equipped with HMS will receive the updates as well.
“Our customers can keep receiving software updates and services thanks to the strength of the open-source community and our own advanced R&D capabilities,” Said Huawei.
“For phones with Google Play installed out-of-the-box, all apps downloaded from Google Play and other Google apps will continue receiving updates. For phones that do not come with Google Play, new apps and updates can be managed through the pre-installed HUAWEI AppGallery,”
In the past months, Huawei has added new Huawei and Honor devices in its monthly and quarterly software updates bulletin. Almost every device in this section is launched with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) such as:
- Huawei P40 Series
- Huawei Mate 30 series
- Huawei Nova 7 series
- Honor 30 series
These devices not only launched in China but also in the global markets. What’s more surprising is that these phones continuously receiving security updates even without Google Play licensing or Google Mobile Services (GMS) apps.
For instance, today (August 18, 2020) we reported about the August 2020 security update rollout for the Huawei P40 series in Europe, which is not equipped with GMS and solely runs on HMS and AppGallery.
Furthermore, Huawei on twitter also shared the same reply that Huawei will continue to send new software updates for its smartphone users.
What’s your thought on this matter, let us know in the comments.
Hi there, thank you for your message. There is no impact on existing devices. We will continue to share security and software updates to our devices, as we always have. If you have any questions, please let us know via DM.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 17, 2020
Huawei will invest 35 Million Euros to find European Talent for Telecom
Huawei announced to invest 35 million euros to cultivate European ICT Talent under its Seeds for the Future 2.0 program. The company’s executives made this big announcement at the Huawei European Innovation Day.
Furthermore, this Chinese tech firm intends to support this digital Europe program for five years. In addition, there will be a new talent expansion program and the Seeds for the Future Scholarship by Huawei to support the European ICT professionals.
The company sees digital talent as the key to digital transformation and economic growth. Thereby, offering possible help to the professionals and students to upskill their talents. In this line, it’s currently negotiating with other educational organizations.
Besides, it already helped numerous students while more are joining the program. Simultaneously, it’s also inviting them to be a part of TECH4ALL Guardian projects and contribute to developing digital talent.
Lets’ check the main bulletins about the Huawei European ICT Talent development program-
- About 500,000 ICT professionals will get the benefits in Europe under this program
- Huawei will invest 2.5 million euros over the next year
- Over 30,000 ICT professionals were already being trained by the company in Europe
- The first Seeds for the Future 2.0 program was launched in July 2021
- Huawei owns 147 ICT academies for developing ICT European talent
- In addition, over 20,000 ICT certified professionals working with the company in the country
- To date, more than 2,600 college students across the region received Huawei’s help.
Apart from this, the entire project has an achievement goal of five years. It means the company will continue to expand its activities in developing the latest for the next five years. The company also determines to keep its work continue until reaches the set aim.
Though it has participated in talent development initiatives in Europe for many years, it currently ventures are growing talent development ecosystem that supports universities and secondary schools.
Counterpoint released Q3 2021 smartphone sales report, Huawei shows even performance
On 28th October 2021, Counterpoint released Q3 2021 smartphone sales report evaluating the China smartphone market. Despite the US-Sanction, chip shortage, and lack of 5G RF components, Huawei shows even performance for this quarter.
In the last quarter, Vivo, OPPO, Xiaomi, Apple, and Huawei gained 23%, 21%, 17%, 14%, and 10% of the market while in 2021 Q3 has Vivo, OPPO, Honor, Xiaomi, and Apple on top five. However, the decline in the former smartphone market ruler is quite expected.
According to the Counterpoint smartphone sales report for Q3 2021, Huawei has a 77% of YoY drop, and an 18% QoQ drop with 13% of the market share. Meanwhile, the company recorded a 10% market share for Q2 2021 while a YoY decrease of 72%.
We can say, the company has a uniform performance with a slight increase in market shares concerning the current situation. There are some factors to be blamed among them 4G processor of the Huawei P50 lineup comes first.
Although the only lacking of this smartphone is negligible seeing its flagship capacity, 5G was on demand during this quarter. Second is the delay in the launch of the Huawei Mate 50 smartphone, which can’t contribute to sales.
In addition, other vendors like Vivo, OPPO, Apple, and Xiaomi were successful to attract users with 5G network demands. It made the users give up on Huawei and enjoy 5G network with other brands. Yet, we hope for the company to regain its market in the upcoming time however, it’ll take a while.
Below you can check the tabular analysis of the Q3 2021 smartphone sales report of Counterpoint-
(Image Source Counterpoint)
Counterpoint Report Highlights: Q3 2021 smartphone sales
- Smartphone sales accounted for 79% in China for Q3 2021
- Smartphone sales in China increased by 3% at a monthly rate
- The Year on Year market declined by 9%
- The smartphone’s demands were relatively low
- 5G smartphones have become the mainstream offering in the country
- Vivo conquers the entire market with 22% shares
- Honor shows the fastest-growing rate and reached the third position
- Apple recorded the maximum benefits with 48% of YoY growth
- OPPO Reno 6, OPPO A55, and OPPO A93 contributed most in rising the company’s sale
Huawei Mall starts public test for Beiang’s air purifier MINI
The non-consumable air purifier MINI of Bianang goes for the public test activity on Huawei Mall. This model has various advantages over the previous generation products. It comes with a smaller seize and smarter functions to let the users give more benefits.
The company specifically designed this product to place in bedrooms as it produces reduces noises while working. Thereby, users can rest assured about their sleep. Let’s check the pricing and capabilities of this product-
Huawei Mall: Air Purifier Pricing
Huawei Mall is charging only 999 Yuan for this smart air purifier while its official price is rated as 1999 Yuan. In addition, there are lucky draw public activities on buying this machinery with the reward of 5 free orders. Furthermore, the air purifier will start shipping from November 5th for the first batch of Huawei Mall orders.
Bianang’s Air Purifier MINI Specifications:
Starting with its carbon footprint, Bianang MINI Air Purifier only leaves 0.067M squares which is equivalent to A4 paper 0.062 squares. the machinery has a small and portable design that can be easily placed next to the aisle, sofa, and beds.
Moving ahead to the working capabilities, it offers 32.2dB(A) sleep mode and works in silent. Additionally, it has smart upgrades, light sensing, human sensing, and AI voice control to provide easy controls and maintenance.
In this line, the purifier integrates a high-voltage electric field, electronic materials, aerodynamics, and other technologies. This arrangement generates a high-energy ion field of 20,000 volts to capture dust, purify, and disinfect.
Compared with the traditional purifiers, this mini version doesn’t need a HEPA filter regularly instead relies on ion field purification. Besides, it has three light indicators of yellow, red, and green that respectively symbolize excellent, good, and poor air quality.
Users can easily manage this product with their smartphones with the support of Huawei Smart Life App control. Additionally, it comes with a head swing angle, child lock switch, and wind speed wheel to set different modes according to the need.