On September 14, Huawei launched HarmonyOS Mine operating system and for the first time, this operating system is now used for the business expanding from a consumer perspective. On this occasion, the consumer software chief mentioned that people had doubts about HarmonyOS and now their perspective may change.
Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group AI and the smart full-scenario business department said that the launch of the HarmonyOS Mine operating system. This means the HarmonyOS ecosystem has taken a key step moving from consumers to business, opening a new space for HarmonyOS growth.
Wang also had his thoughts on the evolution of HarmonyOS and the post-release development. He said, after the launch of HarmonyOS, there were many doubts from the outside world whether HarmonyOS had changed its Android skin.
He exempted that questions like these are normal because the complexity of operating systems and chips is far exceeded any single point technology. Wang further revealed that the OS kick off its journey in 2016 and instead of being just a mobile OS, the company decided to build it for the internet of everything ecosystem.
The development is not simple and the entire process is not easy at all. However, Huawei has made significant progress in terms of distributing this new operating system. In just 3 months, HarmonyOS has acquired 100 million smartphone users, which is a huge milestone.
Coming to the developers, the company now has over 1.3 million registered HarmonyOS developers and over 1700 hardware partners in the industry.
Wang also put some light on the open-source nature of HarmonyOS. Last September, the Open Atom Open Source Foundation received the donation of OpenHarmony, the open-source code of HarmonyOS, and launched OpenHarmony 1.0 version.
In December 2020, Open Atom foundation created a HarmonyOS project group working committee. According to the information, Huawei remained one of the contributors to the open-source project and one of the leading users of the OpenHarmony source project. Moving on, the OpenHarmony 2.0 Canary version launched in June 2021, supporting a variety of smart devices.
HarmonyOS 2.0 rollout still remains inside China, and its global user of existing smartphones are currently waiting to install this new operating system. Meanwhile, for the Chinese devices, Huawei is moving to complete the rollout procedure and looking to finish it as soon as possible by conducting the new beta activity.
Huawei trademarks ‘Xingyao’ for dual ring camera and rear phone design
Huawei has recently filed a word trademark “Xingyao” and Xingyao Edition, which is internally categorized under the scientific instrument or device.
According to the information, the term Xingyao has been used during last year’s Huawei Nova 10 series lineup launch event. Because it phone’s camera design of the dual ring is called Xingyao and also uses such technology.
It’s expected that Xingyao trademark is a step toward brand protection. However, the trademark approval is currently pending, which may take some time. Huawei has various technologies and ideas that the company safe keep for various purposes.
Huawei mobile UV camera feature can tell you to protect face from the Sun
Recently, China’s intellectual property office published a patent with application number CN115700841A and it has the title “Detection Method and Electronic Equipment”, which was applied on August 31, 2021.
Looking into the technical details, this technology uses an ultraviolet camera and an RGB camera, which collect UV-mapped images and color tones respectively. Then it matches the first area in the recognized ultraviolet image to the color image to improve the user experience.
That’s not it, there’s a visual representation of the entire scenario that showcases the camera can catch ultraviolet images from different angles and combines the information to process inside a dedicated application.
The app then improves the accuracy of the input and provides a refined result and guidance for the user. This is similar to a makeup app, you just need to open the sunscreen app, then tap on the shutter button and then the camera will do the rest of the work.
Once proceed the Huawei UV camera feature will tell you about the facial statics and may also highlight the area that needs sunscreen to protect the face from harmful sun rays.
Such features are a breakthrough for the smartphone industry but it would require you to manually record the facial data. Also, it would require additional camera hardware alongside the selfie camera.
To be mentioned, it would be interesting if the tech could be included in the face lock and show the statics on the lock screen.
(Via – Mydrivers)
Mosquito killer lamps seller fined $294000 for using Huawei logo
Huawei is very active in protecting its rights of using the trademark and recently, a Chinese goods seller was caught selling mosquito killer lamps and earphones with Huawei Logo, afterward, it was fined 2 million ($294000) for trademark infringement.
China’s trademark office record shows Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen Zhiyuan Network Technology Co., Ltd. for unfair competition disputes.
Huawei believes that the products sold by Zhiyuan Company with the words “Huawei” infringed on its rights, and it should be liable for compensation.
Matter in core:
The documents made public by the Chinese patent office reveal that the plaintiff Huawei claimed that the names of the mosquito killer lamps and earphones sold by the defendant Zhiyuan Company in the online store were marked with the words “Huawei”, and prominently used the logo similar to the plaintiff’s trademark in the page picture, constituting trademark infringement.
The defendant also used words such as “official genuine Huawei general purpose” on some product pages to conduct false publicity, which constituted unfair competition. The defendant Tang, as a one-person shareholder of Zhiyuan Company, should bear joint and several liabilities.
The defendant Zhiyuan Company argued that the word “Huawei” did not appear in the title of the mosquito killer lamp product, and the plaintiff did not have any mosquito killer lamp products, so there was no possibility of confusing consumers by misidentifying the brand.
The model of the applicable phone marked on the title of the product is an industry practice, and there is no unfair competition. The defendant Tang argued that he was not the sole shareholder of Zhiyuan Company.
Meanwhile, the total sales volume of the 9 product links involved in the case exceeded 500,000 pieces, with a sales amount of more than 7.55 million yuan ($1.11 million).
The court decided that Zhiyuan Company copied and imitated the well-known trademark “Huawei” involved in the case on the sales page of mosquito killer lamps, which infringed the plaintiff’s right to exclusive use of the well-known trademark.
The prominent use of “Huawei” and other logos on the product pages and names of eight earphones violated the plaintiff’s right to exclusive use of registered trademarks. The aforementioned actions of Zhiyuan Company violated the principle of good faith and belonged to unlawful commercial publicity in a misleading manner and fair competition.
Hence court came to that defendant Zhiyuan Company when the alleged infringement occurred, could not clarify the company’s property and his personal property. In the end, the court ruled that Zhiyuan Company and Tang X (sole shareholder) should jointly compensate Huawei for economic losses of 2 million yuan ($294000) for using its copyrighted logo on mosquito killer.