According to the latest report coming from Counterpoint Research, Huawei’s Kirin chipset maker subsidiary has now hit record low shares in the global mobile chipset market.
American chipset maker – MediaTek has topped the list with 39 percent of the market share. The chipset maker has used the power of its low-mid range chipset that helped the company to gather new shares in the mobile application processor segment.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm comes with 29 percent of the market share and maintained its position in the premium chipset segment. But there’s a flip side, due to the sale of high-end chipsets, Qualcomm has achieved a 44 percent share in terms of AP shipment revenue in Q2 2022.
The baseband chipset support for Qualcomm has been boasted by iPhone 14 series, as Apple intends to further get the new network chipset from the company.
HiSilicon has been known for the shipment of Kirin chipsets and they were largely used in Huawei devices only. With the implication of the new U.S. ban, the company has been banned from accessing new chipset printing permission via Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).
The chipset was printed via TSMC was Kirin 9000 with a 5nm process. After the ban, Huawei stockpiled Kirin 9000 chips and used them on several phones but the chipset inventory has been running out and the Chinese tech maker has already started using Qualcomm’s processors for all of the smartphone releases.
So, you can expect that the record low is the result of the past scenarios that happen with Huawei and caused Kirin chipset production in a negative manner.
Huawei is preparing a brand new smartwatch lineup
As of the first month of 2023, Huawei has a variety of smartwatches that are already launched among consumers but it seems like there’s one new unique smartwatch lineup that could soon make its debut.
According to the inputs, Huawei has listed a mysterious new smartwatch lineup on the Huawei Health app with model – AOD-H1. First, we thought of being the upcoming Huawei Watch GT 4 or Watch 4 Series but there’s no confirmation found on the Huawei Health app.
Then a founding revealed that it may not be one of those, instead, Huawei could plan a whole new smartwatch lineup with brand new features.
B19 is the consistent code name of all Huawei smartwatches, for example:
- SGA-B19 for BUDS
- AND-B19 for Cyber
- MIL-B19 for GT 3
- RUN-B19 for GT Runner
And this doesn’t include the mainstream lineup.
Huawei’s former subsidiary Honor has always used B39 and B19 Example: MUS-B19 corresponds to GS3, and HBE-B39 corresponds to MagicWatch.
So, AOD-H1 could be an Always on Display (AOD) dedicated smartwatch lineup? Probably, as the industry already has such smart wearables that support this display-oriented technology. However, there’s some room for high battery life and new display tech that could drive consumers’ attention, such as high resolution.
Or it could be a high-end outdoor smartwatch ready for a certain type of user. On the flip side, it may be a new smart band. Yes, possibly but not certain.
A new Huawei smartwatch (AOD-H1) is in the making pic.twitter.com/DybYyyRw3V
— Deng Li (@MrDengLi) February 6, 2023
Over the past year, Huawei has done a lot of experiments in the world of smartwatches such as Watch GT Cyber, which brings detachable dial functionality. The Huawei Watch Buds lets you store two wireless earbuds inside the watch face and you can flip it open just like an earbuds case to house those earphones.
Watch GT Runner is a prime example of fulfilling a specific type of consumer filled with lots of tracking exercises.
For now, there’s no official announcement available about the AOD-H1 but we’ll keep you posted.
Huawei Music launches on Apple App Store
Huawei has a few apps on Apple App Store including Huawei Health and recently, the phone maker has launched Huawei Music on this iPhone app distribution platform.
According to the listing, Huawei Music on Apple App Store is published by Huawei Software Technologies Co., Ltd. and it’s available for free. It’s good to see Huawei has brought in a new app on more devices.
This is a platform focusing on music interaction, making friends with songs, and letting musicians bring you to a good mood with warm singing.
Below you can check the listing of Apple Music,
1. A large number of music experts:
- Gather excellent music experts from the whole network, share the beauty of music with you, and bring you an auditory feast.
2. Song request interaction:
- Real-time interaction, order songs as much as you want, here, every thought can be seen, and every enthusiasm will be responded to.
3. Warm and heal:
- Heart-warming stories, and happy partners, this is a music exchange platform that lives on your mobile phone, accompanies you anytime, anywhere, and keeps you warm.
For your information, Huawei Music is already available on AppGallery and it comes pre-installed on Huawei devices. However, iPhone users now too have access to this amazing library of latest sound tracks.
January 2023 EMUI update expanding for Huawei Mate 40 Pro users
Last week, Huawei initiated January 2023 EMUI software update for Mate 40 Pro users in the global market with firmware version 126.96.36.1990. Other than Mate 40 Pro, the P40 Pro can also upgrade to the latest software.
According to the information, Huawei Mate 40 Pro users can install the January 2023 update to get the security improvements released recently by the tech maker.
We suggest you download this new update to improve your Mate 40 Pro’s security environment. You should know has released this update in batches and it may take some time to cover all of the devices.
Meanwhile, Huawei Mate 40 Pro users are currently running EMUI 12 update and they are now waiting for EMUI 13. But Huawei has not released a list of eligible devices, which is eagerly awaited.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro users can check for the new version via Settings > tap on System & updates. Then you need to follow the on-screen instructions to get the newest firmware.
Check below to see the full changelog.
This update improves system security with security patches.
- Integrates security patches released in January 2023 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei’s EMUI system updates, visit the Huawei official website: https://consumer.huawei.com/de/support/bulletin/2023/1/.
You should know that this update won’t erase your data but it’s recommended for you to make a backup of important data.
(source – Huaweiblog)