Back in May 2019, the US government on the basis of false allegations of national security put sanctions on Huawei to destroy it. Due to this, American-based component manufacturing companies are restricted to supply the Chinese tech giant.
In 2020, after the restriction came into effect, Huawei started facing difficulties from buying core components to the production of new products. The previous largest smartphone maker is trying to recover but still going through hard times.
Recently, Yu Chengdong, Huawei’s consumer business CEO shared a post on Weibo In his post, he mentioned Trump’s government restrictions results in Huawei’s consumer business having a lot of trouble and not able to deliver products.
Related to this, Huawei’s flagship and high-end product market share is mainly given to Apple, while the low-end products in the Chinese smartphone market share is taken by smartphone makers including Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
Today, Yu again shared a post with the title “Falling on Huawei, Feeding on Apples” and started with the comment “In less than two years, the US imposed four rounds of sanctions on Huawei.
The Consumer business has faced extreme difficulties and cannot ship required products, which result that Huawei’s high-end product market share mainly acquired by Apple.
Furthermore, Yu explained that the overseas smartphone market share of Huawei was given to Apple, Samsung, and related companies. As we can see, Apple has recently released its latest financial report that shows that iPhone sales increased by 65.5% year-on-year, especially in China, which achieved an 87% year-on-year growth.
Also, third-party organizations such as IDC and Canalys recently published results of Q1 of 2021, which shows Samsung is on top, followed by Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo. However, Huawei is now out of the top 5.
Huawei’s financial report shows that in 2020, Huawei’s consumer business will have a revenue of 482.9 billion yuan in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 3.3%. It is worth mentioning that after the escalation of sanctions against Huawei last year, the consumer business had the greatest impact, and shipments of mobile phone products have fallen sharply.
Additionally, Huawei’s flagship stores have also begun introducing the automobile categories, and this year, Huawei announced that Huawei Smart Selection will officially sell Cyrus SF5 smart cars and already started to pre-sale on its official online store in China.
In regard to fallen Smartphone sales, Yu previously said that Huawei has been targeted by the U.S. many times, which has severely affected Huawei’s smartphone business.
After reconsidering, Huawei has decided to sell cars, which can make up for the decline caused by the impact on smartphone sales.
He said Huawei phones with high frequency, demand, and mass production have encountered huge difficulties. Although, the volume of smart electric vehicles is not as big as smartphones but the unit price and value are much higher. This will help the company to make gain profit in the lack of smartphone sales.
Huawei grabs first place among 100 advanced computing companies in China
Huawei grabs first place on the 2021 China Advanced Computing Enterprise Competitiveness Research Report and Top 100 List. Information reveals that the 2021 World Computing Conference concluded on September 31st under the theme “Calculating Future of All Things”.
At the event, China’s largest consulting firm CCID announced Huawei as the most advanced computing firm in China. The company fought for this place against the native companies with advanced computing technology, computing infrastructure, and computing services.
Computing Enterprise Competitiveness Research Report:
The report selects the company according to its hardware, core components, software, infrastructure, and services. In this line, about 300 plus leading companies have undergone a thorough analysis. It was based on their operating earnings, revenue growth rate, research and development capabilities, and progression.
The report describes that advanced computing is a general term for the company that is continually establishing new milestones with its computing capabilities. A development in computing industries will be presented by their computing power, algorithm, and calculation.
Advanced Computing will be the next trend in Industry:
According to CCID, while implementing the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, China will be one of the main suppliers of computing technologies ib the global market. . To date, many concepts such as E-level computing, intelligent computing, brain-like computing, and quantum computing are Industry’s main focus.
Huawei’s Advanced Computing Technology and Products:
Huawei holds advanced technology such as Kunpeng + Shengteng as the core and openEuler and openGauss as the basic software. Furthermore, it has 24 ecological innovation centers, over 9,600 solutions, and 700,000 plus developers in collaboration with more than 3,500 partners.
- Huawei Kunpeng Computing: launch in 2019, it provides full-stack capabilities to the industry based on basic hardware and software amenities. In 2020, Huawei launch the Kunpeng computing industry development white paper alongside eight Kunpeng solutions.
- Huawei AI Computing: MindSpore and MindX are one of its open-source ascend applications that require a few line code to implement. More than 360,000 developers and 100 academics are jointly working on it creating over 600 industry solutions.
At present, this Chinese tech giant holds a total of 1,493 Chinese patents related to computing technologies. Among them, 775 patents are approved by the Chinese Intellectual Property Database, meanwhile 315 patents by the European and US authorities.
Besides, it has over 120 industrial cloud innovation centers, 300 technology ecosystem partners, and 17,000 associated partners. Overall, Huawei has provided diversified computing power support for thousands of industries and will continue to keep the flow.
Google abused Android operating system position: Indian Antitrust Probe
Google is getting molded into anti trust probes around the globe. In the latest edition, India’s Antitrust Authority found that Google has abused the Android operating system’s top position in the country to curb its competitor in different ways.
Competition Commission of India (CCI) began this probe in 2019 and after the two-year timespan, the CCI found that Google reduced “the ability and incentive of device manufacturers to develop and sell device operating system on an alternative version of Android”.
In response to this probe, Google told Reuters that it’s complying with CCI and moving to prove the Android approach towards bringing more competition and innovation in the country.
However, it’s not the first anti trust probe against the U.S. tech maker. Recently, South Korea slapped Google with 176 million USD (207 billion Korean won) and abused Android by blocking its customization. Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said Google’s contract terms with device makers amounted to an abuse of its dominant market position that restricted competition in the mobile market.
A CCI member revealed this report is under review and Google will get another chance to defend its replies against the abuse of the Android operating system’s top position in the Indian market.
To be mentioned, around 62 tech top firms including Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, as well as smartphone makers – Samsung and Xiaomi participated in the CCI’s probe on Google.
Top Position led to Abuse:
According to a counterpoint research report, Android boots 98% of India’s 520 million smartphones. This is quite a big number to judge the expansion of Android in the Indian market.
The report reveals that Google has misused its market position to indirectly stop smartphone makers from installing an alternative of the Android mobile operating system and forced them to install Google App out of the box.
The probe has detailed 750 pages, showing Google’s strict policy of ‘mandatory pre-installation of Android apps, which is a direct violation of India’s completion law.
Play Store policies were “one-sided, ambiguous, vague, biased and arbitrary”, while Android has been “enjoying its dominant position” in licensable operating systems for smartphones and tablets since 2011, the report says.
There are more chapters that are left to unfold, and we’ll keep you posted on this story.
Huawei AI computing center solution won Global Smart Expo Gold Award
On 16th September, Huawei AI computing center solution won the Global AI Product Application Expo Product Gold Award. This product is selected for its excellent artificial intelligence computing capabilities and industry ability.
Huawei’s AI computing center mainly focused on urban infrastructure AI computing. It offers scientific research, digital economy, atlas series hardware, CANN computing architecture, and AI framework MindSpore. Besides, it works on the combined capabilities of MindX and ModelArts.
Huawei AI Computing Center Solution:
Huawei has built IRS public computing power service platform in Yanta District. It has strengthened the AI ecological innovation and sprouting new industries simultaneously. This single-center mainly works on four platforms that include-
- Application Innovation Incubation Platform
- Industry Aggregation Development Platform
- Scientific Research Innovation Platform
- Talent Training Platform
Furthermore, the company’s AI computing center is actively deploying in more than 20 cities in Mainland. In particular, the Wuhan center has been associated with over 40 businesses, 4 academies, and various research organizations. Plus, its main projects include-
- Xi’an Future Artificial Intelligence Computing Center
- Northwestern Polytechnical University’s Voice Model Project
- MindSpore Research Office
About AI and Big Data Expo:
The AI and Big Data Expo are one of the biggest artificial intelligence and big data-based conferences and displays. Each year, it elected high-tech solutions and technologies across the world. It provides a single platform for brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists, and start-ups to jointly explore and discuss the leading technologies.