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Huawei kept its Operating System plan top secret for a long time: Report

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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.

Huawei OS has been tested thousands of times but does not have a commercial release date yet

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.

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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.

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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.

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Although, Chengdong confirmed that Huawei could launch its OS by this fall for the domestic market but yet to confirm an actual date on this matter.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Canada to ban Huawei from 5G: Report

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Huawei has been under a lot of difficulties for the last three years due to U.S. sanctions, which have led to bans on its network equipment in different markets. However, despite various processes, Canada has now also shown its direction on this matter to ban Huawei from 5G development in the country.

According to the report coming from Reuters, Canada is planning to ban Huawei from its 5G network gear installation program citing national security risks without showing any of them.

The country is following the path of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group including five countries including the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

“We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Ottawa. “Providers who already have this equipment installed will be required to cease its use and remove it under the plans we’re announcing today.”

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Aside from this, the Canadian government has also laid down a deadline for carriers and network companies to remove their network 5G equipment by the year 2024. On the other hand, companies that use 4G equipment from Huawei will be required to remove the gear until 2027.

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Past:

In 2018, Canada announce to review of the ongoing Huawei matter to adapt its network gear. Last, in 2018, Huawei’s Chief Financial Official is detailed Vancouver Airport.

Huawei’s stand:

regarding this matter, Alykhan Velshi, Vice President of corporate affairs for Huawei in Canada said with Canadian Broadcasting Corp that the company is still waiting to hear what sort of national security threats they think Huawei poses.

Adding to this, Velshi said, Huawei is completely operational in Canada and there are over 1500 employees in the country, most of them conduct research and development. Other than these, Huaewi continues to sell new products in the market.

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Throughout the entire discussion, Huawei has been targeted by the different governments over political means but no one has not shown any sort of evidence against the Chinese tech firm.

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Huawei registers ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark

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On May 18, 2022, Huawei registered the ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark in China. This trademark application has document version 47543398 and the trademark has not been published yet. According to the information, Trademark Office held that the goods designated for use by the opposed trademark were Class 1 “silicones”.

The ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark class belongs to the same category as “unprocessed plastics; plasticizers” that were approved for use in trademarks such as “Huawei Zhixuan” cited earlier by the opponent. or similar goods.

In further terms, the opposed trademark completely contains the distinctive identification part of the trademark cited by the opponent, “Huawei”, and does not form a new meaning with an obvious difference. If it is used concurrently, consumers will be misunderstood.

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Huawei AppGallery facing a severe issue: Report

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Huawei AppGallery is a new generation of an app distribution platform for Huawei devices and the Chinese tech maker is working on improving its productivity for smartphone owners. However, recently a severe issue has been reported on Huawei AppGallery that allows downloading paid apps for free of cost.

According to the input coming from 9to5Google, an Android developer has found an issue in Huawei AppGallery that doesn’t have any special protection feature for the paid applications. This could lead to easy exploitation and enables to obtain the download link for premium apps without even paying for them.

In simple words, it could cause a loss to the developer but the report also mentions that this issue has been reported to Huawei. However, there’s no clear guideline or response that has been received on this matter.

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Huawei AppGallery:

Huawei AppGallery is a smart solution that allows developers to create a new user experience for the consumers. The platform is supported by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, which enables various APIs in applications.

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Huawei AppGallery serves under the top three app marketplace globally and brings a whole range of global and local apps including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.

AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 5.4 million developers across the globe, and in 2021 the total app distributions from AppGallery reached 432 billion times.

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