On January 21, 2022, Huawei has launched NFC contactless payment with Huawei HMS phones in Europe. These beneficiaries users will include Huawei P50, which will be from January 26, in the European markets.
Partnership with Curve:
Huawei has partnered with Curve to bring the contactless payment service for Huawei smartphones in Europe. Curve is a financial app, which combines all of your debit, credit, and loyalty cards into one, easy to use smart card to make Curve Pay to make payments by phone using the NFC feature and works as a digital wallet.
The upcoming Huawei P50 will bring the latest benefit from Curve and Curve Pay, which uses NFC technology to enable contactless payments. In addition to Huawei P50, the Curve Pay feature will also work with Huawei Nova 9 and other HMS-powered smartphones in Europe.
According to the information, Huawei users will now have one unified digital wallet for all cards with access to cashback options from hundreds of popular brands and a 360 view of all spending with insights, budget, and control settings, all available in numerous currencies.
The new launch covers most of the European markets regardless of the bank type. These markets include:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
In addition to these features, Huawei customers will also be able to access fair exchange with no free of charge.
“Huawei users can now pay by phone, it’s as simple as that. We now have a proven, easy to use and highly functional mobile payment solution, which is bank and card agnostic, making it ideal for our consumers, dispersed in so many different countries in Europe” said Derek Yu, President of Central Eastern Europe, Nordic and Canada Region. “This is particularly great news for HUAWEI P50 Series users who will be able to access the app and immediately start making use of their smartphone to make NFC-enabled contactless payments”.
Unlike other mobile wallets, should Huawei users decide they have paid via the wrong card, they can move past payments from one account to another through Curve’s ‘Go Back In Time’ feature. Plus, the Curve app features an ‘anti-embarrassment’ mode which will automatically switch cards if the selected card is declined.
All Huawei users in Europe can now download Curve on the AppGallery and enter the world of NFC-enabled contactless mobile phone payments.
As a welcome offer, Curve and Huawei will be offering new users 1% cashback on almost any payment for 30 days across Europe and 5% cashback from all purchases on Huawei’s online stores in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the UK.
“We’re on a mission to simplify people’s financial lives and launching Curve Pay for Huawei customers allows us to help even more people, across Europe, do just that. Everybody should be able to access smart payment solutions and we’re proud to support more people with contactless payments, rewards, and ultimately, simplicity and convenience,” said Shachar Bialick, Founder and CEO of Curve.
Huawei Kirin and HarmonyOS appears in Chinese study syllabus
According to the inputs coming from Weibo, Huawei Kirin, HarmonyOS operating system and other self-developed Huawei technologies appeared in the study test syllabus question book.
A picture shared online shows questions that have carried out an inventory of the product names of China’s most influential technology companies. And said that these product names are very distinctive, including the mobile chipset “Kirin”, the operating system “HarmonyOS”, the server chip “Kunpeng” and more.
The latest appearance of these popular technologies is the result of the people behind the development that put countless hours to bring them into reality.
U.S. wants to cut Qualcomm supplies to Huawei
The U.S. wants to impose further restrictions on Huawei to completely cut off the supply chains including the goods from Qualcomm and Intel. We could just call it the latest addition to the U.S. administration’s obsession with Huawei.
Reuters reports that the U.S. Government under Joe Biden has come up with a new policy of denial to sell items to Huawei. The list of denial now goes beyond 5G to cover products for 4G, WiFi 6, WiFi 7, A.I., and high-performance cloud computing and cloud items.
A person familiar with the matter revealed that the Biden administration wants to tighten its grip on Huawei and the reversing the approval of 4G chip technology transfer. However, these chips were also approved under the early office of Biden himself.
Back in 2019, the former U.S. president ordered to put Huawei into the so-called Entity List, which bans other companies from selling their goods to Huawei. This led to massive outages in Huawei’s supply chain, as the intent was to empty Huawei from all of its tech access.
So, It lost Google mobile services, 5G chipset, and other crucial components used in telecom products. These sanctions didn’t have effect immediately but the U.S. government staged them to check the impact on the Chinese tech maker.
Qualcomm and intel are one of these companies that were approved to ship their chip to Huawei. Thereafter, Huawei continues to use Qualcomm chips in its all products whether its flagship, mid-range, or tablet device. Therefore, the U.S. likely come upfront to cut Qualcomm and Intel from Huawei.
For the time being, reports are colliding that the latest decision has been made, while a few suggest that the decision is under discussion. Either way, it’s a decision made by a government sitting in a fantasy land and licking a fantasy popsicle.
Why not? The U.S. banned Huawei out of nowhere, and the U.S. government puts a ban on Huawei every year to showcase in the name of protecting U.S. citizens, while it’s just a matter of some headlines that come after such a step.
The U.S. administration thinks that attacking Huawei means attacking China, while the U.S. continues to ship a large number of technologies to many big Chinese smartphone makers. Would, the U.S. also consider cutting ties with them as well, it won’t be a matter of national security.
Truth be told, Huawei is the only company that dominated both the network and smartphone market, and there’s an old saying “When you can’t beat the odds change the game”. Odds have always been in favor of Huawei but the U.S. is continuously changing the game since 2019. But the question is, for how long?
Many Huawei technologies are hard to surpass: Huawei CEO
Huawei Consumer Business CEO, Yu Chengdong is filled with a lot of enthusiasm and he is the man behind the success of Huawei smartphones, as he said many of the company’s technologies are hard to surpass by other firms.
In a recent documentary, Yu Chengdong revealed that Huawei has many technologies that many of Huawei technologies are at the forefront of the entire industry. It is difficult for others to surpass Huawei and its technologies.
For example, Yu mentioned, Kunlun Glass, which is launched with Huawei Mate 50 series and comes with 10 times more durability than an OLED panel.
There’s also a mention of the satellite communication feature and it is developed by a team of people with an average age of 30 years. Huawei is the first to launch such technology in the smartphone industry and make it a success in first use.
XMAGE is also a tech that Yu emphasized as a major change in Huawei smartphones. The phone maker brings a new revolution in mobile photography, as is clearly visible in the Mate 50 lineup.
Previously, Yu Chengdong said that “the difficulty ten years ago was that no one recognized or knew Huawei’s brand, but today, ten years later, we have accumulated a lot of core technologies and core capabilities.” Yu Chengdong emphasized that innovative technologies are hard-won, However, Huawei will not be afraid of challenges, insist on investing in research and development, keep climbing, and continue to lead the industry forward.”
He further revealed the moment he was proud of the smartphone, recalling that Mate 7 achieved great commercial success, in the beginning, Huawei had no expectations about its sale but it was purchased by people all over China.
(via – Mydriver)