Huawei has confirmed that its smart virtual assistant, Huawei Assistant becomes the first virtual smartphone assistant to support an Esports ‘card’, providing the latest scores, results, and news of major gaming events, leagues, and tournaments from the globe.
Huawei Assistant is an AI-based one-stop tool that quickly helps users find services and information they need from one place at a single swipe of the phone’s home screen.
This new support for the Huawei Assistant comes under an exclusive partnership with live score app developer SofaScore to integrate its new Esports API into the Assistant.
According to the information, the esports market is growing rapidly across Europe, with goal revenues estimated to reach 1.1 billion USD and a global audience of 495 million viewers in the next three years.
SofaScore is now available on AppGallery, provides detailed sports data and analytics provided in real-time from sports events, leagues, and championships all over the world. It is available in over 30 languages and covers more than 20 disciplines with over 20 million monthly active users.
The new Esports function will provide Huawei smartphone users with all the information they need to keep up with the latest in three major leagues:
- CS: GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive);
- Dota 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2)
- LoL (League of Legends).
How to use the Esport on your Huawei Assistant:
Huawei Assistant users can use the Esports, by adding new Moments to the cards and subscribe to a specific card
Users can specifically mark the Esports games, teams, or topics they are interested in tracking, and the AI Tips function in Huawei Assistant will ensure they receive results and real-time alerts for these choices.
SofaScore will also provide links to live streams of games in the card feature, and these can be displayed on multiple platforms, depending on the league, game, category, or the owner of the tournament. Streams typically feature on major platforms⁴.
“Interest in Esports is booming and has now even accelerated in part thanks to many people spending more time at home. Players, enthusiasts, and occasional viewers are increasingly expecting being able to easily follow and watch Esports on their mobiles, particularly younger generations, many of whom are located in the Nordic countries and in Eastern and Central Europe,” commented Derek Yu, VP Huawei CEE & Nordic at Huawei Consumer BG. “By coming to this exclusive partnership with SofaScore, we are bringing the exciting world of Esports to Huawei smartphone users. They can now easily keep up with the latest action, scores and fixtures, through the virtual Assistant and in real time.”
Global Esports revenues will grow to $1.1 billion in 2020, a year-on-year growth of +15.7%, up from $950.6 million in 2019; Global Esports Market Report 2020; Newzoo
According to the data, SofaScore’s Esports card is available in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmal, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
Streams typically feature on major platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming, Huya, and Bilibili in China.
“SofaScore is all about providing the best user experience in following and enjoying sports. We go to great lengths to not only listen to our users but also to give them that extra mile. Our partnership with Huawei is a true testament to that philosophy. We’ve ventured into esports by providing the best possible experience for our current and new users. The results we’ve seen so far proves we are going in the right direction”, said Ivan Bešlić, COO at SofaScore
AppGallery is a smart and innovative ecosystem that allows developers to create unique experiences for consumers. Our unique HMS Core allows Apps to be integrated across different devices, delivering more convenience and a smoother experience – and this is part of our wider “1+8+N” strategy at Huawei.
With AppGallery, our vision is to make it an open, innovative app distribution platform that is accessible to consumers, and at the same time, strictly protects users’ privacy and security while providing them with a unique and smart experience.
Being one of the top three app marketplaces globally, AppGallery offers a wide variety of global and local Apps across 18 categories including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.
AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 530 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 2.3 million developers across the globe, and in 2020 the total downloads from AppGallery have reached 384.4 billion times.
Huawei grabs first place among 100 advanced computing companies in China
Huawei grabs first place on the 2021 China Advanced Computing Enterprise Competitiveness Research Report and Top 100 List. Information reveals that the 2021 World Computing Conference concluded on September 31st under the theme “Calculating Future of All Things”.
At the event, China’s largest consulting firm CCID announced Huawei as the most advanced computing firm in China. The company fought for this place against the native companies with advanced computing technology, computing infrastructure, and computing services.
Computing Enterprise Competitiveness Research Report:
The report selects the company according to its hardware, core components, software, infrastructure, and services. In this line, about 300 plus leading companies have undergone a thorough analysis. It was based on their operating earnings, revenue growth rate, research and development capabilities, and progression.
The report describes that advanced computing is a general term for the company that is continually establishing new milestones with its computing capabilities. A development in computing industries will be presented by their computing power, algorithm, and calculation.
Advanced Computing will be the next trend in Industry:
According to CCID, while implementing the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, China will be one of the main suppliers of computing technologies ib the global market. . To date, many concepts such as E-level computing, intelligent computing, brain-like computing, and quantum computing are Industry’s main focus.
Huawei’s Advanced Computing Technology and Products:
Huawei holds advanced technology such as Kunpeng + Shengteng as the core and openEuler and openGauss as the basic software. Furthermore, it has 24 ecological innovation centers, over 9,600 solutions, and 700,000 plus developers in collaboration with more than 3,500 partners.
- Huawei Kunpeng Computing: launch in 2019, it provides full-stack capabilities to the industry based on basic hardware and software amenities. In 2020, Huawei launch the Kunpeng computing industry development white paper alongside eight Kunpeng solutions.
- Huawei AI Computing: MindSpore and MindX are one of its open-source ascend applications that require a few line code to implement. More than 360,000 developers and 100 academics are jointly working on it creating over 600 industry solutions.
At present, this Chinese tech giant holds a total of 1,493 Chinese patents related to computing technologies. Among them, 775 patents are approved by the Chinese Intellectual Property Database, meanwhile 315 patents by the European and US authorities.
Besides, it has over 120 industrial cloud innovation centers, 300 technology ecosystem partners, and 17,000 associated partners. Overall, Huawei has provided diversified computing power support for thousands of industries and will continue to keep the flow.
Google abused Android operating system position: Indian Antitrust Probe
Google is getting molded into anti trust probes around the globe. In the latest edition, India’s Antitrust Authority found that Google has abused the Android operating system’s top position in the country to curb its competitor in different ways.
Competition Commission of India (CCI) began this probe in 2019 and after the two-year timespan, the CCI found that Google reduced “the ability and incentive of device manufacturers to develop and sell device operating system on an alternative version of Android”.
In response to this probe, Google told Reuters that it’s complying with CCI and moving to prove the Android approach towards bringing more competition and innovation in the country.
However, it’s not the first anti trust probe against the U.S. tech maker. Recently, South Korea slapped Google with 176 million USD (207 billion Korean won) and abused Android by blocking its customization. Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said Google’s contract terms with device makers amounted to an abuse of its dominant market position that restricted competition in the mobile market.
A CCI member revealed this report is under review and Google will get another chance to defend its replies against the abuse of the Android operating system’s top position in the Indian market.
To be mentioned, around 62 tech top firms including Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, as well as smartphone makers – Samsung and Xiaomi participated in the CCI’s probe on Google.
Top Position led to Abuse:
According to a counterpoint research report, Android boots 98% of India’s 520 million smartphones. This is quite a big number to judge the expansion of Android in the Indian market.
The report reveals that Google has misused its market position to indirectly stop smartphone makers from installing an alternative of the Android mobile operating system and forced them to install Google App out of the box.
The probe has detailed 750 pages, showing Google’s strict policy of ‘mandatory pre-installation of Android apps, which is a direct violation of India’s completion law.
Play Store policies were “one-sided, ambiguous, vague, biased and arbitrary”, while Android has been “enjoying its dominant position” in licensable operating systems for smartphones and tablets since 2011, the report says.
There are more chapters that are left to unfold, and we’ll keep you posted on this story.
Huawei AI computing center solution won Global Smart Expo Gold Award
On 16th September, Huawei AI computing center solution won the Global AI Product Application Expo Product Gold Award. This product is selected for its excellent artificial intelligence computing capabilities and industry ability.
Huawei’s AI computing center mainly focused on urban infrastructure AI computing. It offers scientific research, digital economy, atlas series hardware, CANN computing architecture, and AI framework MindSpore. Besides, it works on the combined capabilities of MindX and ModelArts.
Huawei AI Computing Center Solution:
Huawei has built IRS public computing power service platform in Yanta District. It has strengthened the AI ecological innovation and sprouting new industries simultaneously. This single-center mainly works on four platforms that include-
- Application Innovation Incubation Platform
- Industry Aggregation Development Platform
- Scientific Research Innovation Platform
- Talent Training Platform
Furthermore, the company’s AI computing center is actively deploying in more than 20 cities in Mainland. In particular, the Wuhan center has been associated with over 40 businesses, 4 academies, and various research organizations. Plus, its main projects include-
- Xi’an Future Artificial Intelligence Computing Center
- Northwestern Polytechnical University’s Voice Model Project
- MindSpore Research Office
About AI and Big Data Expo:
The AI and Big Data Expo are one of the biggest artificial intelligence and big data-based conferences and displays. Each year, it elected high-tech solutions and technologies across the world. It provides a single platform for brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists, and start-ups to jointly explore and discuss the leading technologies.