Huawei has become a serious player in consumer electronics, recently overtaking Apple as the world’s second-largest smartphone maker. It has been growing in other areas such as laptops and smartwatches, and it recently announced a smart speaker called the AI Cube.
Now, Huawei is working on augmented reality (AR) smart glasses which could debut in the next one or two years, potentially pitting it in a race against Apple, which is reportedly working on a similar product of its own.
AR is a technology that sees virtual three-dimensional images overlaid onto the real world. It’s a similar principle as smartphone game apps that let users see digital objects through the screens on their phones that appear to be within the scene captured on their screen.
The company already has augmented reality apps on its latest Mate 20 Pro smartphone.
But Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, told CNBC that AR glasses are in the works which could take the experience to the next level. These would be wearable spectacles that allow people to experience AR.
“With this AR, you can have AR glasses working with phone, maybe you can watch more of a large area,” Yu said.
“In the beginning, you may feel AR … is nothing. But in the future you will see more and more the value of that,” he added.
Yu said the company will bring more augmented reality experiences to the smartphone first, so users become accustomed to it before the company releases the glasses.
“The next one to two years I think the industry will commercialize, even for Huawei. We will bring a better user experience product,” Yu said.
Wearable smart glasses are a technology that has not really taken off among consumers. Google Glass, one of the first versions of this product, didn’t catch on. Microsoft has a product called HoloLens that uses augmented reality, but it’s marketed to business users.
But it appears there’s a renewed interest in the concept among major consumer electronics companies. Market research firm IDC expects just over 200,000 AR headsets to be shipped this year, rising to over 21.59 million in 2022.
“AR headset growth may seem muted, but it’s still very early days in this market,” Tom Mainelli, vice president of devices and AR/VR at IDC, said in a report published in September.
Here are all of the Huawei logo and their stories
Huawei has been the star performer of China, it’s known as the revolutionize various fields of technology, especially in Telecommunication. Aside from its work in tech, Huawei is also known for its logo, which is known widely among consumers and industry partners.
However, the current logo wasn’t the only logo that Huawei had since the start. According to the information, the Chinese tech company has started its journey in the industry with another logo after the start.
The logo has its own story, so let’s get into it.
The current version of the Huawei brand logo was adopted in 2018, and before that, the logo has been changed two times.
Huawei was founded in 1987, and the company has been devoted to Chinese countryman enthusiasm. Therefore, the founding members along with Ren want to name the company depending on the devotion to people.
Based on this, the first logo was designed and brought forth. The initial design has 15 red lights and it means “Rising sun and the sunrise in the east”. Later, the logo was being compared with the logo of Shell petroleum.
The first logo also has the label “Huawei Technologies”, written in black letters.
In 2006, the management decided to carry a major change in the logo and changed 15 red lights into 8 plums with round petals, to form the shape of a chrysanthemum, which is a flowering plant native to East Asia.
In the second version of the logo, the company removed “Technologies” from the brand label and kept only “HUAWEI” to be precise, and adopted a more western look.
The new petal look has its own meaning, according to Huawei, it means we always insist on starting everything from customer needs, insisting on people-oriented, and treating our diversified employees as the core asset of the company.”
Why changed 15 red lights to 8 petals?
Although there are is no official confirmation available on this matter but there are some following roundups available online:
- When Huawei first started its business, it had 15 founding employees. Later, some people left one after another, and in 2006 there were only 8 left, that is, 15 changed to 8.
- Huawei is a communications manufacturer and cannot do without a “twisted pair.” The commonly used “twisted pair” has 8 cores, which correspond exactly to 8 petals.
- Huawei worked 15 hours a day at the beginning of its business, but it was shortened to 8 hours later, which means 15 changes to 8. (This is obviously a bit of a joke.)
- After turning into 8 petals, it is more like Ren Zhengfei’s “Fei”.
In 2018, Huawei unveiled the third-gen logo, which is simple and plain excluding style from font and gradient from the petals.
Xiaomi and Huawei invested in a battery supplier company
According to some Chinese media sources, Xiaomi and Huawei are strategically planning to invest in Weilan, a battery supplier from Weilai, China. This supplier of semi-solid batteries has a project of value at 5 billion yuan and the total investment will account for around 500 million yuan, which is a huge amount.
Back in August, Huawei, Xiaomi, and another Chinese company have signed an agreement to invest in Weilan battery supplier and Xiaomi has now entered the delivery stage.
On January 7, Weilan launched a 150-degree semi-solid battery pack. The information shows that Weilan is focusing on the development and production of hybrid solid-liquid electrolyte lithium-ion batteries and all-solid-state lithium batteries.
It is the only industrialization platform for solid-state battery technology in the Clean Energy Laboratory of the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Beijing. This facility has 3 production bases in Fangshan, Beijing, Liyang, Jiangsu, and Huzhou, Zhejiang.
By March 2021, Xiaomi Group announced to build a car and planning to spend around 10 billion USD to enter this business field. This Chinese tech maker has also confirmed that it’ll launch a new car in the first half of 2024, which is not far away but it would be interesting to see what kind of technology it would bring.
On the other hand, Huawei has already helped industry partners in the Auto business to build new cars with its whole car smart solutions and announced that it will not manufacture any car whatsoever.
(via – Sina Finance)
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November 25, 2021: Original Story
In the past month, big tech maker has been under shortage of power that led them to issues such as downtime for big social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp. Now, there is another platform that has been added to this queue as Telegram goes down.
Today, I’ve faced an issue with my Telegram on PC, and on Mobile as I wasn’t able to send or receive messages for minutes. When I quit the app to resolve, the app has removed all of my login credentials and I had to log back them again.
Although, the problem has been partially resolved but the glitches are still there because there are random shutdowns and delays in sending messages that keep occurring continuously since the entire scenario happened lately this day.
Currently, Telegram has not issued any statement on this matter but we’ll keep you posted.
[BREAKING] Telegram is down. pic.twitter.com/KBOMgdqGk2
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