Huawei is one of the largest technology companies in the world, as it owns a host of technologies that are pioneers in their respective fields and made enabled the company to grow in the international market as well as among customers.
Huawei was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei and current CEO of the company. Initially, the company focused on manufacturing phone switches, later the company expanded its expertise in the field of telecommunication networks, providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprises inside and outside of the Chinese market.
Since its foundation, Huawei has made revolutionary achievements in the world of telecommunication as well as mobile technologies and became a tech giant with over 194,000 employees (as of December 2019).
According to the information, Huawei has deployed its products and services in more than 170 countries and overtook other competitors a long ago. In the smartphone business, Huawei overtook Apple in 2018 and became a close competitor to South Korea’s Samsung before hitting with COVID-19 and the U.S. sanctions.
Aside from these milestones, there’s one interesting fact that you should know about the name of this company. Recently, Guo Ping, Huawei’s rotating chairman gave an interview and spotted some light on the origin of Huawei’s name.
Guo said that in the 1980s, companies were popularly named “Hua X” but generally the last word should be an open accent, such as Huada and Huafa, while Huawei’s “wei” is an accent. So, Ren Zhengfei has a long time, he was dissatisfied with this name.
However, Guo revealed that he joined the company to find a place to stay and he didn’t concern with the name. He certainly, at that time, didn’t expect that Huawei will become such as massive firm.
While being asked on the topic, Gu answered that he joined Huawei in 1988, knowing the information of every shareholder, and he can say responsibly that 100% of Huawei’s shares are in the hands of current and former employees.
With regards to the chip issue, Guo stated that there are difficulties but there’ll be a solution that will come within Huawei and hopes to return within a business perspective with the United States.
“We still have to rely on globalization to solve the chip. No matter what, we will never give up the idea of globalization. No matter how sanctions and blockades are, we will insist on globalization. When there is a surplus of global chips, someone will come to us. Buying chips, I think there will be this era.” said Ren Zhengfei.
Canada to ban Huawei from 5G: Report
Huawei has been under a lot of difficulties for the last three years due to U.S. sanctions, which have led to bans on its network equipment in different markets. However, despite various processes, Canada has now also shown its direction on this matter to ban Huawei from 5G development in the country.
According to the report coming from Reuters, Canada is planning to ban Huawei from its 5G network gear installation program citing national security risks without showing any of them.
The country is following the path of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group including five countries including the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
“We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Ottawa. “Providers who already have this equipment installed will be required to cease its use and remove it under the plans we’re announcing today.”
Aside from this, the Canadian government has also laid down a deadline for carriers and network companies to remove their network 5G equipment by the year 2024. On the other hand, companies that use 4G equipment from Huawei will be required to remove the gear until 2027.
In 2018, Canada announce to review of the ongoing Huawei matter to adapt its network gear. Last, in 2018, Huawei’s Chief Financial Official is detailed Vancouver Airport.
regarding this matter, Alykhan Velshi, Vice President of corporate affairs for Huawei in Canada said with Canadian Broadcasting Corp that the company is still waiting to hear what sort of national security threats they think Huawei poses.
Adding to this, Velshi said, Huawei is completely operational in Canada and there are over 1500 employees in the country, most of them conduct research and development. Other than these, Huaewi continues to sell new products in the market.
Throughout the entire discussion, Huawei has been targeted by the different governments over political means but no one has not shown any sort of evidence against the Chinese tech firm.
Huawei registers ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark
On May 18, 2022, Huawei registered the ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark in China. This trademark application has document version 47543398 and the trademark has not been published yet. According to the information, Trademark Office held that the goods designated for use by the opposed trademark were Class 1 “silicones”.
The ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark class belongs to the same category as “unprocessed plastics; plasticizers” that were approved for use in trademarks such as “Huawei Zhixuan” cited earlier by the opponent. or similar goods.
In further terms, the opposed trademark completely contains the distinctive identification part of the trademark cited by the opponent, “Huawei”, and does not form a new meaning with an obvious difference. If it is used concurrently, consumers will be misunderstood.
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Huawei AppGallery facing a severe issue: Report
Huawei AppGallery is a new generation of an app distribution platform for Huawei devices and the Chinese tech maker is working on improving its productivity for smartphone owners. However, recently a severe issue has been reported on Huawei AppGallery that allows downloading paid apps for free of cost.
According to the input coming from 9to5Google, an Android developer has found an issue in Huawei AppGallery that doesn’t have any special protection feature for the paid applications. This could lead to easy exploitation and enables to obtain the download link for premium apps without even paying for them.
In simple words, it could cause a loss to the developer but the report also mentions that this issue has been reported to Huawei. However, there’s no clear guideline or response that has been received on this matter.
Huawei AppGallery is a smart solution that allows developers to create a new user experience for the consumers. The platform is supported by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, which enables various APIs in applications.
Huawei AppGallery serves under the top three app marketplace globally and brings a whole range of global and local apps including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.
AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 5.4 million developers across the globe, and in 2021 the total app distributions from AppGallery reached 432 billion times.