Huawei previously confirmed it has already speculated that sooner or later it’ll be restricted from using Android and Windows OS in its devices and started the development of its own ‘Operating System’, which revealed in a report that the company kept the development secret for a long period of time.
It’s started all being, seven years ago in a villa facing lake in Shenzhen, China, a small group of Huawei executives met Huawei founder Ren Zhenfei and held a meeting behind the closed door that lasted for several days, reported SCMP.
The mission of this meeting to found a way to surpass Google’s Android operating system related to the concern of relying on Android that could lead the company vulnerable to a US ban in the future and will prohibit the company from using US technologies.
The team of executives agreed on building a proprietary OS, as an alternative to Android, as the meeting was internally called “Lakeside talks” internally and access to the documents related to this discussion kept highly restricted, said a source familiar to this matter in the condition of anonymity.
Following this, a special OS team established under the guidance of executive Eric XU Zhijun, currently one of the three rotating chairmen for Huawei, and began to work on a new OS under tight secrecy.
To develop this OS, the company has created a special zone inside Huawei, with guards on the door. Only employees of the OS team can access the area with registered staff id’s. Moreover, team members had to leave their personal phones outside the area.
It was revealed that this project became an integral part of Huawei 2012 lab, which operates for the company’s innovation, research, and technology development. The most output from this project was kept out from public eyes, as well as its existence, which was only recently acknowledged by Huawei and came in the spotlight with Yu Chengdu’s recent announcement.
The urgency of launching the new OS generated after the US put restrictions on Huawei, and after that Google also suspended Huawei’s Android license, although, the company later resume its Android license to Huawei on 90 days reprieve.
A report recently revealed that Huawei has been actively testing this OS on its devices as well as its compatibility with the Android app, which is a bigger challenge in terms of creating a complete ecosystem. Also, Huawei is gearing this OS with extra security functions.
On August 2018, Huawei registered Hongmeng trademark at China’s Trademark Office of national intellectual property administration, that was approved on May 14, 2019, and expiry date of May 13, 2029.
We’ve also confirmed that Huawei has filed the “HongMeng” trademark applications in almost every possible intellectual property organizations around the globe but there’s no official announcement made regarding this trademark.
Huawei Sound X gets limited time price cut, starts at 1999 yuan
Huawei Sound X is a smart speaker that offers immersive sound for your ears and recently, Huawei began to offer a big price cut of up to 200 yuan (30 USD) on its initial version in China.
According to the price cut details, Huawei Sound X Gilt Theater Edition is priced at 2399 yuan, a limited-time discount of 100 yuan (15 USD). On the other hand, Huawei Sound X Interstellar Black Edition is priced at 1999 yuan, a limited-time discount of 200 yuan.
To note, this price cut will come into effect on February 3, 2023, for only 24 hours (one day). This is
According to the information, the Huawei Sound X series brings a gradient and transparent design, and the light setup moves with the sound. Huawei has jointly made this speaker with Devialet.
It features an 8-unit three-way acoustic architecture, and a theater-level immersive sound field. It supports HarmonyOS smart space perception and a distributed impact system.
Huawei Sound X Gold Theater Edition provides a theater sound field thanks to the Devialet, which can bring users an immersive experience like a golden theater. This version of Sound has HarmonyOS 3 operating system.
Ono the other hand, Huawei Sound X Gold Theater Edition boasts built-in one 3W high-frequency unit, four 5W intermediate frequency units, one 50W subwoofer unit and two passive radiator units.
Huawei Sound X Platinum Theater Edition can generate a sound experience similar to the concert hall. In addition, the Sound X Gilded Theater Edition has added a Hi-Classical Gilded Theater classical music section. The new HarmonyOS 3 supports convenient control experiences such as one-touch audio sharing, super device, and multi-device playback control.
This is an amazing opportunity for people in China, who want to grab this smart speaker and get it home.
Huawei will launch new data storage products on February 8
Huawei has officially confirmed that a launch event is set to unveil data storage products on February 8, 2023. The company has planned this unveiling to bring in new data storage solutions for the industry.
According to the information, the event is themed “Hyper-Convergence +” with a new strategy and Kunpeng Hyper-Convergence, app store, software, and supporting tools.
The event will be joined by Dr. Zhou Yuefeng, Vice President of Huawei and President of Data Storage Product Line, Xu Yulin, Vice President of Huawei Flash Storage, Liang Ye, Director of Huawei Hyper-Converged Storage Products, and Chen Jing, Director of Huawei Data Storage Product Customer Experience Department will bring you relevant information. Speech, and will announce “Huawei Blue Whale App Mall Ecological Sail”.
Check the full invitation (translated) of the Huawei data storage event on February 8, 2023.
“We sincerely invite you to participate in the “Huawei Hyper-Converged + Strategy and New Product Launch Conference”. This conference will be held online on February 8, 2023. We look forward to your arrival.
With the acceleration of the digital transformation of enterprises and the wide application of cutting-edge technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, edge computing, and intelligent manufacturing, hyper-converged infrastructure has evolved rapidly, moving from data centers to edges, from structured data to unstructured data, and from single General-purpose computing power is moving towards diversified computing power, which has become one of the mainstream construction models of data centers.
As a leader in the hyper-convergence market, Huawei has a deep insight into the development trend of the hyper-convergence industry and will release a series of new products such as the “Hyper-Convergence +” strategy and Kunpeng hyper-convergence, Blue Whale App Store, hyper-convergence software and supporting tools at this conference. , focusing on comprehensive upgrades in three aspects: ecology, experience, and business, truly helping partners build and make good use of hyper-convergence, and jointly promoting the prosperity and development of the industry.
“Beyond traditional integration, continuous evolution”, on February 8, 2023, we sincerely invite you to witness together!”
Huawei brings 5G to fishing boats
Recently, China Unicom Guangdong and the 5G Huawei “Digital Fishing Boat” project won the 2023 GSMA “5G Productivity Challenge Award” by installing 5G to fishing boats for various use cases.
This achievement includes efforts of the two companies to jointly create new 5G technologies, build a 5G operation ecosystem, and promote industrial digitalization through the “5G Fast City” while ensuring the growth of 5G applications.
David Pringle, a GSMA judge and a senior analyst at Pringle Media, pointed out: “On the more than 450 kilometers of coastline in Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province, 5G is completely changing the lives of fishermen, allowing them to keep abreast of weather conditions, sell fish and other products when they go fishing. Stay connected with your family. Guangdong Unicom’s digital fishing boat system has provided services for more than 4,000 fishing boats, and it can also assist the local fishery administration to mitigate the impact of typhoons and combat illegal fishing operations.”
Guangdong Unicom and Huawei used China Unicom’s 5G private network PLUS product system to develop the 5G digital fishing boats system.
Using 5G, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and Beidou positioning technologies, it can realize all-weather dynamic monitoring of fishing boats’ offshore operations. Through the 5G MetaAAU ultra-large-scale antenna array, the system gives full play to the advantages of the large bandwidth of the 3.5G frequency band, and can still maintain the access capability of 60Mbps downlink and 2Mbps uplink in the 61km far sea range.
On the “digital fishing boat”, fishermen can not only watch the news, but also keep abreast of weather warnings and other information, and make high-definition video calls with their families. In the event of an emergency on the fishing boat, fishermen can call for help with one click through the app and get assistance in time. Fishermen can also use the app to link to major e-commerce platforms and sell seafood products across the country through e-commerce channels.
Guangdong Unicom plans to further promote the digital fishing boat system and provide related services for 40,000 to 50,000 fishing boats in Guangdong Province. At the same time, Guangdong Unicom and Huawei also plan to carry out innovative cooperation with industrial partners in the fields of offshore wind power, offshore pastures, and island tourism through the “5G Fast City”.