What’s the matter:
Amid the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the U.S. has imposed sanctions on Russia, which includes the prohibition of the important goods and sales of services as well as hardware components to Russian companies. Under this ban, Russian smartphone makers cannot sell new devices made with Google Mobile Services (GMS).
Previous reports suggested that BQ could be internally resting Huawei HarmonyOS operating system, which is a major development that could take place in the overseas market. On the flip side, Huawei has said that the company has not planned any HarmonyOS smartphone launch outside of the Chinese market at the moment.
Through a news statement published by a Chinese online news outlet, Huawei said HarmonyOS devices with pre-equipped software has reached over 220 million by the end of 2021. The firm wrote that the company is excited to see that everyone is nowadays interested in the HarmonyOS software. Still, there’s no plan to launch HarmonyOS equipped phone in the overseas market.
BQ CEO Vladimir Puznov told Gazta.Ru that new BQ phones will launch without Google Mobile Services (GMS). However, the already launched devices will continue to work as usual with Android services without any issues.
Puznov was the first person to inform that his company has been banned from using Android core services on BQ devices due to the US sanctions of export or re-export as well as the transfer of essential technologies originated from the U.S. or U.S. based technologies.
“We believe that this [license revocation] will affect the entire market, including foreign manufacturers. It is likely that all Google services in the Russian Federation will be turned off. No official information from Google has yet been received. We assume that this will happen as suddenly as the suspension of licensing,” concluded Puzanov.
Currently, Huawei has not taken any specific name on the list of available HarmonyOS global devices but in a statement to us, Huawei has also said the same current scenario for its global awaiters.
Therefore, the company had previously device to stick with EMUI software and launched EMUI 12 for global consumers. As of now, we’re unaware of any HarmonyOS global launch event but we’ll surely keep you updated with further developments.
Huawei won global Corporate Startup Star Award at CSS 2022
Huawei won the “Corporate Startup Star Award” and “China Corporate Startup Star Award” for the second year, at the Corporate Startup Stars Award Ceremony 2022 (CSS) in London, UK.
The CSS Award was launched in 2016 under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative, by Mind the Bridge in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). CSS award aims at recognizing the best companies worldwide in terms of open innovation and corporate-startup collaboration.
In total, 100 companies, located in every region of the world, have been recognized for their work: 50 as Global Corporate Startup Stars and 50 as Global Open Innovation Challengers.
“At Huawei, we are fully committed to open innovation. We’ve spent many efforts on different areas to support a collaborative and open environment by working with various partners: from incubating startups and SMEs to fostering joint industry solutions through our global OpenLabs, to encouraging the exchange of ideas on science and technology.” expressed Jeff Wang, President of the Public Affairs and Communications Dept at Huawei.
Alongside Huawei, there are other companies named in the CSS 2022 Top 50 Corporate Startup Stars.
These are AB InBev, Airbus, Allianz, AXA, Bayer, BNP Paribas, BMW Group, Bosch Group, BP, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler (Mercedes-Benz), Deutsche Telekom, Enel, Engie, EQT Partners, Philip Morris, Visa, Hyundai Motor, Iberdrola, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, LG Electronics, Merck KGaA, Mitsubishi, Munich Re, National Grid, Nestlé, Novartis, Orange, Ping An Insurance, GSK, Samsung, SAP, Saudi Aramco, Schneider Electric, Shell, Siemens, Société Générale, Sumitomo, Telefónica, Toyota Motor, Unilever, Volkswagen, Walmart, Xiaomi, and SoftBank Group.
Other than CSS, Huawei also won the “China Corporate Startup Star Award” as the top performer in the China region.
“Huawei has proven through different startup initiatives to stay resilient to industry changes and its willingness to explore new technologies. Spark Accelerator is helping early-stage companies in different innovation ecosystems with the technical and financial support they need to scale globally and connects them with promising partnership opportunities,” said Alberto Onetti, Chairman of Mind the Bridge.
Huawei Winter 2022 Launch event set on December 9 [Official]
December 7, 2022: Huawei has officially confirmed that the Winter 2022 product launch conference will happen on December 9 at 14:00 Beijing Time. Check the products and information mentioned below.
December 5, 2022:
Huawei could reschedule Winter 2022 Launch Event on December 9. It was postponed due to the passing away of a former Chinese leader. Initially, Huawei planned to hold this event on December 2. Yet, Huawei along with other Chinese firms chose to delay their programs.
The latest input comes from a well-known Weibo tipster, saying that Huawei has rescheduled the Winter 2022 launch event to December 9. At the event, Huawei will unveil a bunch of products including the Huawei Watch Buds, Nova 10 SE, Enjoy 50z, and Children’s Watch 5X.
Huawei Watch Buds:
It’s one of the most anticipated smartwatches on the planet as it continues to rumble on the internet as a viral gadget over the past week. Why? Because of the 2-in-1 mechanism of Huawei Watch Buds smartwatch.
The smartwatch has a regular smartwatch design but it also brings you a pair of wireless earphones inside. To unveil the earbuds, you need to open the display from the bottom side. This is quite an interesting design and we’re excited to see that on the launch stage.
Huawei Nova 10 SE:
This phone is already out in the global market but it is now ready to make an appearance among Chinese consumers. What’s interesting about this phone? Well, it offers a Nova 10 like design and a 108-megapixel main camera that could take powerful pictures in all types of environments.
The design of this phone is also polished and gives a new look entirely based on its premium aesthetics.
Huawei Enjoy 50Z:
The Enjoy 50Z is also a device that you may not want to miss. The phone brings a 50MP triple camera system including a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth of field sensor. Aside from the camera section, the 5000mAh battery of this phone is ready to bring a powerful backup.
Huawei Children Watch 5X:
Here’s another anticipated product that will excite young Huawei consumers because Huawei Children’s Watch 5X is about children. However, this time, Huawei is ready to launch the Children’s Watch with a double experience.
Talking Tom Time Rush launches on Huawei AppGallery
Talking Tom Time Rusha is a new runner game that allows you to enjoy adventures with your favorite character Tom, Angela, Hank, Ben, Ginger, and Becca.
Players can join Tom and his friends as they dive into a world to explore side unique paths and discover special surprises together.
Here are some of the key features of Talking Tom Time Rush:
- All of the friends are unlocked from the beginning
- Run through extraordinary worlds
- Find cross-roads, side paths, and surprises
- Try out special vehicles
- Boost your run with supersonic power-ups
- Collect cool new outfits
Interestingly, you can also speed up their chase by hopping on cool vehicles, like bikes or pirate ships, or use power-ups to boost their progress.
“The Talking Tom & Friends brand has been thrilling Huawei users with every new game introduced,” said Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Consumer Mobile Services Europe at Huawei. “Talking Tom Time Rush is no exception, and we expect dedicated Talking Tom & Friends players, fans of other runner games, and casual and arcade gamers to download the new game in their droves now that it’s available. But be careful… Once you start playing this game, it’s hard to stop!”
Open this link of AppGallery on your Huawei smartphone and download the Talking Tom Time Rush game. Open the app and start playing.