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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 Music launches on Apple App Store

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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.

Huawei Music Apple App Store

Below you can check the listing of Apple Music,

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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.

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January 2023 EMUI update expanding for Huawei Mate 40 Pro users

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Last week, Huawei initiated January 2023 EMUI software update for Mate 40 Pro users in the global market with firmware version 12.0.0.300. 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.

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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.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Security:

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  • 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)

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New update adds 10 minutes auto shutdown for Huawei Share

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Last month, we reported that Huawei Share will get a new feature upgrade and now, it’s finally rolling out for Huawei smartphones and tablets running the HarmonyOS operating system in China. The latest addition is unique as it auto shutdown Huawei Share after 10 minutes.

According to the information, turning on the switch makes your device visible to nearby devices so you can receive files. The switch turns off automatically after 10 minutes, but you can still send files.

Once enabled, Huawei Share will be visible to nearby devices for 10 minutes (reverse countdown). However, it was previously, only a simple switch, which remained enabled until you turn it off manually. Aside from the countdown and automatic switch-off, Huawei has not added any additional capability in Huawei Share.

Huawei Share 10 minutes auto shutdown

Huawei Share lets you share files with nearby Huawei devices, this feature utilizes WiFi to transfer data fast and efficiently. It works across different platforms including smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

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To use Huawei share, the user needs to open the control panel and tap on Huawei Share on the receiving end. Now, choose the file to send, and from the sharing option, select Huawei Share, as it will automatically appear on top of the pop-up menu. The transmission only requires you to accept the one-time accept request to share files.

Availability:

Currently, the latest 10 minutes auto shutdown feature for Huawei Share is only available for devices in China. However, it may also roll out for the global models but we don’t have any confirmation on this matter.

Check for updates:

Huawei devices with Chinese firmware need to open Settings > then tap on System & updates, move to Software updates > and CHECK FOR UPDATES. The phone will take a few minutes to complete the download procedure and restart the device. Make sure you follow the on-screen instructions accurately to conduct the installation.

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