Huawei is hosting the 18th HAS (Huawei Global Analyst Summit) under the theme”Building a fully connected intelligent world”. The process was started back in 2004 since then company has been getting it done successfully.
On this occasion, Huawei’s rotating chairman and current active chairman Xu Zhijun (Eric Xu) gave a speech about Huawei: Optimize industry mix and use industry resilience to meet external challenges. Despite the challenges, he believes that the company will return to normal soon and come up with a new strategy for the next year.
The authorities give their opinion about how the industry can work together to tackle the difficult times, achieve fruitful outcomes, and speed up the arrival of the intelligent world. The active chairman narrates the five major aspects for the future of the company’s
- Optimize the industry mix and enhance the resilience of the industry, especially the enhancement of software capabilities, strengthening of the investment in the weakly related industries of advanced technology, and the investment in the intelligent auto parts industry
- Promote the full play of 5G value, define 5.5G, and lead the continuous evolution of 5G
- User-centered to create a seamless intelligent experience across the scene
- Reduce energy consumption through technological innovation and realize a low-carbon society
- Strive to solve supply continuity
Optimize the industry mix and enhance the resilience of the industry:
The company is facing many difficulties after the US Sanction because it affects Huawei’s relationship with many major companies such as Google, which is a big concern for the company.
Looking at these conditions the development of industrial resilience for Huawei is the primary need.
Strengthen the Software capabilities: For a telecom and smart devices company, it’s very important to have reliable and versatile software. In this line, the company made a huge investment to Strengthen the Software capabilities.
The president said, for almost two years we are consistently working to develop programming competency and will continue to do so in future for the efficient productivity.
Strengthen the Investments in the weekly related industries of advanced technology: The advanced technology always comes up with new solutions, and still exploring more, which is certainly beyond our imagination.
For example, the optical technology invested by Huawei initially develop for communication. While exploring it was found that it can also be used for many other fields such as optical desktop displays, vehicle head-up displays, and lasers. Headlights, as well as fiber optic sensors.
To sum up, the company is aiming to explore the existing technologies to bring new opportunities to create an advanced scenario.
Investment in auto-part industries: The company will continue to increase investment in the smart auto parts industry, especially in autonomous driving software, which is in high demand for producing smart vehicles and an intelligent network.
Promote the full play of 5G value, define 5.5G, and lead the continuous evolution of 5G:
Over the past years, 5G technologies have been grown remarkably. It’s reported that about 140 plus 5G networks have been released across the globe, and the number of 5G users has reached 330 million.
5G has seen massive commercial rollouts, which are leading us to the smart era of digitalization. It has transformed user experience and advanced industrial development.
The company knows that 5G To C is needed to achieve 5G commercial success, which is how 5G meets the needs of consumers, and 5G To B, that is, how 5G meets the needs of all walks of life, and the two are developing in parallel. It’s expected to take a minimum of 3 to 5 years for new technology to normalize operations and reach maturity.
Huawei is planning to promote the major aspects of the network industry including high-reliability network connection, large uplink capacity, delay guarantee certainty, planning flexibility, construction, maintenance, and optimization of large-scale and small-scale networks of enterprises.
After four generations of wireless networking, the connection of people has essentially become a reality. Huawei hopes to explore the endless characteristics of 5G and 5.5G, and beyond.
User-centered to create a seamless intelligent experience across the scene:
The company is still overcoming the challenges that occur after the US ban against Huawei. Although, company’s smartphone business affects but the company’s aim to produce user-centered ecosystem hasn’t changed a bit.
Huawei is committed to developing user-centric, focusing on high-frequency application scenarios such as smart home, smart office, smart travel, sports and health, and audio-visual entertainment, and continues to create a full-scene, personalized, seamless experience.
To be mentioned, HarmonyOS is a distributed operating system for all scenarios. It was initially developed for IoT devices but the further planned to launch it for mobile systems as well. The company is planning to upgrade about 300 million Huawei devices on HarmonyOS within this year.
About the HMS, it became the world’s third-largest mobile application ecosystem. It was reported that 2.3 million developers across the globe have been registered including 300,000 overseas and more than 120,000 extended applications by the end of 2020.
Reduce energy consumption through technological innovation and realize a low-carbon society:
According to Mr. Xu, carbon peak and carbon neutrality both are exceedingly hot and becoming a worldwide concern.
He further added that Huawei actively supports and participates in the fight against climate change, and believes that this is a major battle related to the destiny of mankind.
The company’s greatest value is to help all walks of life continuously reduce energy consumption through technological innovation and strive to achieve a low-carbon society.
Strive to solve supply continuity:
In the event, president Eric Xu addressed the current major challenge of the company. He said, “I know that everyone is very concerned about this issue. After being sanctioned by the United States, can Huawei continue to live? How to solve the problem of Huawei’s supply?”
While addressing this problem he elaborates that everyone knows that the design and manufacturing process of semiconductor products is very complicated and requires very high R&D investment and capital expenditure.
The US sanction against the company not only harmed the relationship with other partners but also has a major impact on the supply chain. Different regions play different roles in the industrial chain according to their own advantages.
In this equation, the company is trying to build a self-sufficient local industrial chain in each region. According to Eric Xu, to put everything back and avoid some bigger crisis, the basic thing is to cooperatively build global trust and restore the global industrial chain fastly.
More than 400 industry analysts, financial analysts, industry opinion leaders, and the media take part in the conference. Simeteniously, analysts and media from all over the world also participated online. At the conference, president Xu Wenwei said:
“The development of human society will enter a new level. We hope that “production, learning, research, and use will unite to meet challenges in the world’s problems, and explore directions driven by the vision to make connections stronger and make calculations faster”
Huawei Petal One: An all in one package for Cloud, Music and Video 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.
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.
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.
Huawei Sound X 2021 launched with new design and powered by HarmonyOS
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google Play Store safety section will show new security information about apps
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.
Some of the highlights of these details are:
- Whether the app uses data encryption methods
- Whether it follows Families policy
- Whether the app has been independently validated against a global security standard.
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:
- Information collection – location, contacts, personal information (name, email, and other), financial information, and more.
- Where your data will be utilized in the app.
- More importantly, you will also be able to see, which data is optional or required to provide to the app.
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.
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.