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Huawei to enter in the PC industry with HarmonyOS 2.0, starting with domestic market

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HarmonyOS is the self-developed operating system from Huawei, which made its debut at the Huawei Developer Conference 2019 (HDC 2019). And it seems like, the Chinese tech giant may soon bring HarmonyOS to the Chinese PC industry.

According to a well know tipster from Weibo, Huawei likely to release the HarmonyOS 2.0 powered PCs in the domestic (Chinese) market powered by Kunpeng processors.

The tipster mentioned that several provinces, cities, and regions are cooperating with Huawei to establish its PC industry supply chain. This could play a potential role to bring Huawei in the PC market, starting with its own home ground.

At HDC 2019, Huawei shared the roadmap to upgrade HarmonyOS. With HarmonyOS 2.0 in 2020, Huawei is scheduled to release it for Domestic PC, Smartwatch/Bands, and Automotive/Car interfaces. The HarmonyOS will adopt more platforms until 2022.

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Huawei Kunpeng PC?

Huawei already sells its Kunpeng computing solutions for the enterprise customers, powered by Kunpeng chipset and its own Kunpeng motherboard.

In 2019, Huawei listed its first Desktop motherboard that’s developed based on the Kunpeng 920 Processor. The board is compatible with mainstream hardware such as memory, hard drives, and network interface card (NICs).

Kunpeng Desktop Board Specifications:

Processor – Kunpeng 920 processor with 4/8 cores & 2.6 GHz
Internal Storage – 6 SATA 3.0 hard drive interfaces, 2 M.2 SSD slots
Memory – 4 DDR4-2400 UDIMM slots, maximum capacity 64 GB
PCIe Expansion – 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4, and 1 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
Network Ports – 2 LOM NIC, supporting GE network ports or optical ports
USB – 4 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0

HDC 2020 for Consumers Business:

The Kungpeng processor and the motherboard are currently not made for consumer use and we’ll have to wait until the Huawei Developer Conference 2020 for Consumer Business.

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Currently, Huawei has not announced any dates for the HDC20 event but August likely to remain in the calendar for this event.

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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Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop producing new ones: Chairman

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During the Huawei Connect Event 2021, the Rotating Chairman Xu Zhijun and Huawei China Region President Lu Yon confront media on a specific question “about the sell of smartphone business due to certain issues”

Xu said that Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop making new smartphones. He further mentioned that Huawei’s phone market and phones are indeed facing deep challenges and 5G Huawei phones are difficult to purchase at the moment.

Even after these difficulties, Huawei will not give up or sell on its phone business and will work hard to bring back the prowess of consumer business on track in due course.

“Wait for a few years because at least you have to have a dream and an aim that will keep you motivated” expressed Xu.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro smartphone

Background Story:

In May 2019, Huawei was added to the U.S. Entity List, the list is officially designed to counter Huawei’s surge in both network and smartphone business. Thereafter, Huawei was unable to purchase the required components and software services to build new devices in both the ICT and consumer sectors.

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Aside from other crucial components, Huawei felt an immense shortage of chipset and Google proprietary software services. Even after these challenges, Huawei established its supply chain with different global suppliers. However, the U.S. expanded the reach of Entity List in 2020 and barred the company from printing new chipsets via chip makers such as TSMC.

This forced Huawei to drop manufacturing of its flagship chipset – Kirin by the end of 2020. Thereafter, Huawei consuming the chip stack that it has gather before the last round of sanctions.

During the launch of HarmonyOS on June 2, Huawei officially announced new devices with Qualcomm chipsets. Later on, the Huawei P50 Pro flagship was also unveiled with Qualcomm processors. Amid all of the issues, Huawei’s new phones also cannot access the 5G network, which has become a major lack of selling point for its smartphone despite all of the power-packed specifications.

Still, the company has decided to move further on this road and we’ll wait to see what Huawei can usher in the time of such difficulties.

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Will focus on building HarmonyOS and Euler operating system: Huawei

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On the sideline of the Huawei Connect 2021 conference, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman – Eric Xu took an interview with media personnel. The current Huawei head announced that the company will focus on building two of its operating system HarmonyOS and EulerOS.

HarmonyOS and Euler, both will be open source and the company will focus on building these two operating systems in the future. In terms of working terminology, HarmonyOS is used for smart devices, IoT, industrial use cases. On the other hand, Euler is designed for servers, edge computing, cloud, and more.

Xu also said that Euler is not new and was released in 2019. The opnEuler operating system was initially served with the Kunpeng platform and moving to become the futuristic infrastructure of the operating system.

EulerOS provides enhanced security, compatibility, and easy-to-use features along with high Reliability. It meets the increasing requirements of Linux OS in enterprise applications and provides a compelling choice of open IT platform for users.

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HarmonyOS:

Launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, HarmonyOS comes with distributed technology and is designed to work across different devices for a seamless cross-device user experience. Initially, the operating system only supported smart TVs.

At HDC 2020, the Chinese tech maker introduced the second version of this OS – HarmonyOS 2.0. This time, Huawei added new platform support including smartphones, tablets, smart wearables, IoT devices, In-car systems, home consumer devices, and more.

Huawei HarmonyOS operating system

However, the most interesting part of the HarmonyOS release comes in the form of smartphones adaptation. The smartphone version of this Huawei operating system debut on June 2, 2021.

Following the launch, the Chinese company began seeding it on the device. The roadmap is pretty huge consisting of over 100 models. As of September 23, 2021, Huawei has already installed HarmonyOS in 120 million smartphones.

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HarmonyOS and EulerOS are currently in their early phase but the progress made by these operating systems comes in the form of major successes in a short amount of time. Therefore, bringing them upwards and developing their complete ecosystem will surely bring a boost to Huawei’s business.

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Huawei introduce 11 major scenario-based solutions at Huawei Connect 2021

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On the second day of the Huawei Connect 2021 Event, the Chinese tech maker introduces 11 major scenario-based solutions for five business areas. The application scope mainly includes transportation, finance, energy, manufacturing, and some government sector.

Peng Zhongyang, Director of Huawei and President of Enterprise BG speaks out his view framing “Deepening Digital and Creating a Great Future Together”. He presents current industrial digital transformation from different perspectives.

Director Zhongyang said, the company is helping its consumers to embrace digitalization through deep cultivation of scenarios, models, and partners. However, it’s an iterative process, which is now becoming a main asset in the industry.

Related: Huawei Cloud UCS launched at 2021 Huawei Connect Event

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In order to present industrial deep cultivation, Huawei brings 11 major scenario-based solutions covering five business sectors. As I mentioned earlier, the solution will apply in the government, energy, finance, transportation, and the manufacturing industry.

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Let’s take a brief introduction of each sector-

Government and Public Sector: Three core solutions for network management, auxiliary operations, and zero-trust security has been released for this sector. The company is help and initiating projects for smart cities.

Energy Sector: This Chinese firm brings two solutions for this sector. They will be applicable to smart power plants and gas stations and will help in bringing green, low-carbon, safe, and efficient zero-carbon smart energy systems.

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Financial Sector: The Finacial Sector also gets two solutions for mobile payments to built a fully connected smart ecological finance system.

Transportation Sector: Smart airports, air traffic control, and united transportation are part of solutions designed to bring a convenient riding experience.

Manufacturing Sector: Smart car enterprise solutions are designed for the production industry. It’ll help manufactures in profitable production with higher safety measurements and time-saving techniques.

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Besides, Huawei is looking forwards to work with its partners and provide them all possible help in industrial practice. It wants to jointly solve the problems challenging the development.

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About Huawei Connect Event:

This event has started on 23rd September and will end on 25th September. It’s an online conference giving the viewers an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, experts, and the company’s business partners. The theme of this year is “Dive Deep Into Digital” providing insights about AI, cloud, 5G, and other ICT technologies.

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