Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei on Tuesday expressed that Huawei will survive the sanctions imposed by Donald Trump and expects a restart in ties with the U.S. upon arrival of the new president, Joe Biden.
In May 2019, the U.S. commerce department added, Huawei into the Entity List, which prohibits the company from purchasing U.S. technologies as well as software services. In 2020, the Trump administration further restricted Huawei from purchasing semiconductor products and canceled licenses for existing suppliers.
Last month, Joe Biden took charge of the White House and Ren expects that the new U.S. president could bring an improvement in ties between the two parties as well as businesses.
Ren said, Huawei remained committed to purchasing from U.S. companies and it’s mutually beneficial to restore Huawei’s access to U.S. goods.
Furthermore, he suggests that the restrictions on the Chinese tech giant would hurt U.S. suppliers because of Huawei’s buying capacity.
“We hope the new US administration would have an open policy for the benefit of American firms and the economic development of the United States,” said Ren. “We still hope that we can buy large volumes of American materials, components, and equipment so that we can all benefit from China’s growth.”
Ren gave this statement during his visit to the Chinese city of Taiyuan at an opening of a lab for technologies for automating coal production to increase safety in this business.
Huawei will not sell smartphone business:
According to the recent smartphone market reports, Huawei has seen a big drop in its smartphone sales and market share. In the fourth quarter of 2020, data from IDC shows that the company has slipped to number five from the number two spot among the top 5 smartphone makers.
Aside from this, Huawei’s domestic market is still steady and it could help the company to survive for a long time.
Amid these changes, reports also emerged that says Huawei would sell its P and Mate series flagships. At that time, Huawei has denied such reports and Ren also said that Huawei will keep its smartphone business in the market. (Via AFP)
“We have decided we absolutely will not sell off our consumer devices, our smartphone business,” he said.
Related to this, Huawei is preparing to launch a new foldable phone, the Huawei Mate X2 on February 22, and then the company has planned to release a new P-series flagship, P50 somewhere in March. These phones symbolize Huawei’s capabilities in the software, hardware, and camera sections.
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) exceeds 432 billion downloads on AppGallery
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is Huawei’s cloud-based app ecosystem, which is continuously growing and evolving with time. Now, the latest information reveals that the HMS app ecosystem has surpassed 432 billion downloads on AppGallery in the year 2021.
This is quite impressive growth of the HMS ecosystem. In the current scenario, the HMS app ecosystem has over 730 million monthly active users and 5.4 million registered developers. In 2021, Huawei has launched various new updates for AppGallery, Petal Search, Petal Maps, Huawei Music, and more for a better user experience.
Speaking about AppGallery, it is currently serving in more than 170 countries, with over 580 million users downloading apps and games each month. The Chinese tech giant is constantly working order to improve the HMS app ecosystem.
In 2022, Huawei will deliver a more innovative app experience to consumers and also looking forward to onboarding new partners. Furthermore, the company has plans to continue investing in its own products and services as well as improving the website and building our community.
As per the information, Huawei will make exciting announcements for Huawei Mobile Services this year. It is expected that the company will unveil a new version of some existing apps with the latest offerings.
Huawei Mobile Services:
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem’s app and service guide from AM to PM and provides you entertainment, discovery, and safe experience. The AppGallery offers premium apps, games, exclusive offers, and in-app activities.
With the Themes, you can enjoy the aesthetics of the all-new elegant and classic UI every time. While the Mobile Cloud keeps your data and photo safely in the cloud. On the other hand, Huawei Music provides a high-quality and all scenario music experience with a vast music catalog for streaming.
Huawei Celia Keyboard is testing new input language
Huawei Celia keyboard is testing a new app version that comes with new functionality such as the new Wubi Input. Currently, the app is under beta testing in China that comes with a new feature.
Huawei Celia Keyboard has new Wubi input, which is often abbreviated to simply Wubi or Wubi Xing, is a Chinese character input method primarily for inputting simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese text on a computer. Wubi should not be confused with the Wubihua method, which is a different input method that shares the categorization into five types of strokes.
There are four Wubi versions that are considered to be standard: Wubi 86, Wubi 98, Wubi 18030, and Wubi New-century (the 3rd-generation Version). The latter three can also be used to input traditional Chinese text, albeit in a more limited way. Wubi 86 is the most widely known and used shape-based Input Method for full letter keyboards in Mainland China.
Celia Keyboard is a free keyboard application developed by Huawei to improve the ease, accuracy, and enjoyment of your typing. It supports more than 170 languages and provides thousands of emojis, cool fonts, smiley faces, and four simple keyboard themes. With Celia Keyboard, you can not only type faster but spice up your messages with cool emojis.
Celia Keyboard is consist of two parts:
- Main App
(via – ithome)
Huawei officially announced Watch GT 2 Petal Maps update
Huawei Watch GT 2 is a prominent smartwatch that has created a huge amount of sales for the company. Recently, Huawei has officially announced that the Watch GT 2 now officially supports Petal Maps app services via software update.
Since December last year, Huawei has started to rollout a major software update for the Watch GT 2 smartwatch that comes with a range of new features including the Petal Maps app.
Designed and developed by Huawei, Petal Maps is a navigation service application for smart devices and is available in over 140 countries around the globe.
On the other hand, the app has seen a large growth in its existing growth from zero to millions of downloads in a year on AppGallery. Later with Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, the app became possible to install on smartwatches and worked with synchronization for different use cases.
Huawei Watch GT 2 series users can access the Petal Maps app from their applications section. However, you should know that the user interface will remain simple and let you help with distance, name, and directions to your destined place.
Still, it’s a major move made by Huawei for the Watch GT 2 consumers, as it will surely increase the overall productivity and use case of this popular smartwatch.
Aside from other features, Huawei is rolling out other new features that come with a number of benefits for the Watch GT users.
These features include:
- Pin unlock feature
- Features for outdoor training
- Adds Always on Display
- Better female cycle management
However, if you haven’t already, go check out the latest software update on your Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch and take the benefit of the latest software rollout features today via the instructions below.
Open the Huawei Health app, then tap on your smartwatch, open devices, and then click on firmware updates. Let the app check for the latest version and proceed to download if there’s any available.