It was recently reported that Huawei’s consumer business group chief – Yu Chengdong AKA Richard Yu will work as the head of Huawei Cloud and Computing BG, which will be officially announced in February 2021.
Meanwhile, Huawei internally announced that Richard Yu AKA Yu Chengdong, who’s currently serving as CEO of Consumer BG will be appointed as new President of Cloud and AI BG, director of Cloud & AI BG administrative management team. On the other hand, Hou Jinlong present President of Cloud and Computing BG will be the Chairman of Digital Energy.
Till now, this is the rarest thing happening in the history of Huawei that three major businesses will now be managed by one official.
Now, what are the main intention of Huawei behind this decision? Let’s talk about this matter in this article.
What is the current status of Huawei Cloud?
Since 2017, Huawei established its Cloud and computing BG, which has been currently in a state of big but not strong. It is reported that Huawei’s cloud and computing BG includes three parts: Cloud BU, computing product line (servers, etc.), and storage and machine vision product line. But this is one of the businesses that Huawei will focus on moving forward.
However, the Huawei executives’ goal of catching up with Ali Cloud in three years has long passed the time limit. Now, Huawei is expected that after the cloud and computing BG is handed over to Yu Chengdong, there may be new breakthroughs.
Huawei’s definition of the cloud and computing BG organization is the goal is to be responsible for the competitiveness and commercial success of the Huawei cloud and computing industry, and to undertake R&D, marking, ecological, technical sales, consulting as well as integration enabling services in the cloud and computing industry responsibility. To Build an ecosystem around Kunpeng, Shengteng, Huawei Cloud, as well as become the foundation of the digital world.
The current situation of Huawei, the revenue of cloud and computing BG is still not very satisfactory. Since the establishment of the cloud business unit, Huawei has never announced the specific revenue of this business in the financial report, but only mentioned the growth of the business in the semi-annual report for the first half of 2020.
Although Huawei’s entry into the game is not too early, it has achieved fruitful results under a series of measures. According to a report by the research institute Canalys, China’s cloud infrastructure services totaled US$4.3 billion in the second quarter of 2020, a year-on-year increase of 70%.
Huawei Cloud ranked second with a market share of 15.5% (behind Alibaba Cloud), a year-on-year increase of 259.6%. In the fast-developing cloud business track, Huawei Cloud is driving at super high speeds in recent years
Ren Zhengfei pointed out that Huawei’s corporate business said we must focus on strategic priorities, continue to subtract, shrink corporate business as a battle line, and carefully figure out how to make a combat model. “We must do something, not do something, and not do everything.”
Under various backgrounds, it is not difficult to see that Huawei is ready to start adjustments on Huawei Cloud in order to seek greater breakthroughs, and Yu Chengdong’s personnel adjustments are clearly to achieve greater ambitions and better development of Huawei Cloud.
Ren Zhengfei’s, Huawei CEO says after the miracle of consumer BG, whether Yu Chengdong can continue to replicate this success in cloud and computing BG will face no small internal and external tests.
However, Richard likely to also keep the command of the consumer business group but an official clearance on this matter is yet to come.
The purpose behind the personnel adjustment?
Insiders of Huawei said that the purpose of Huawei’s personnel adjustment is to strengthen the collaboration between the mobile phone-based end and cloud computing, further improve internal operation efficiency, further integrate core capabilities, strengthen Internet business layout, and promote a complete ecosystem development.
Huawei Cloud has previously supported consumer BG business at the business level and provided cloud services for Huawei mobile phone users, but the organizational structure is two sets of teams. Now Yu Chengdong is in charge of cloud and mobile phones, which can theoretically promote cloud integration better.
In this regard, industry insiders also said that Huawei’s chess game is constantly being adjusted, and this time the changes are bolder and the purpose is more obvious that is to continuously eliminate barriers, integrate to create new growth poles, and coordinate cloud and end to occupy new consumption scenarios. ”
It is worth noting that Yu Chengdong is also in charge of the car BU business. The car is regarded as another smart terminal with the most imaginative space after smartphones. By stringing these services together, Huawei can find that the “cloud service” is the base that will carry the HMS, Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS), consumer cloud services, and smart car cloud services to form a closed loop of ecosystem + business.
Some media also analyzed from a series of Huawei’s layouts that Huawei Hongmeng focuses on the Internet of Everything, which is a bonus to IoT. The future direction of Huawei Cloud will support this strategic route, providing infrastructure for apps in the Internet of Everything direction. The ticket is in the cloud, and the decisive victory lies in the application ecosystem.
“In the future, with the blessing of 5G, the manufacturing industry will become intelligent and the Internet of Things will require a lot of IT facilities. Obviously, new outlets have emerged. In the future, it is very likely that Alibaba Cloud will lead the development of the Internet field in China, and Huawei Cloud will lead The two strongest IT facilities required for manufacturing and AIoT.” Many industry insiders also have this judgment.
How far can Yu Chengdong lead Huawei Cloud?
As we all know is that Yu Chengdong is a member of Huawei. Since joining Huawei in 1993, Yu Chengdong has served successively as president of the wireless product line, president of the European region, president of strategy and marketing, chairman of the terminal company, and CEO of consumer BG. Under his leadership, Huawei’s wireless and terminal departments have achieved Larger grades.
In particular, Huawei’s consumer business has achieved rapid development under the leadership of Yu Chengdong and has become the largest revenue contribution department among operator BG, enterprise BG, cloud and AI BG, and consumer BG.
Despite the high pressure of the US ban in the past two years, Huawei’s consumer business has still delivered satisfactory results. Huawei’s 2019 financial report shows that in 2019, consumer business revenue was 467.3 billion yuan, accounting for 54.4% of total revenue, a year-on-year increase of 34%, and smartphone shipments exceeded 240 million units. In the first half of 2020, Huawei achieved a sales revenue of 454 billion yuan and a consumer business revenue of 255.8 billion yuan.
Under the leadership of Yu Chengdong, Huawei mobile phones surpassed many strong opponents. In the second quarter of 2020, the global market share of Huawei mobile phones surpassed Samsung for the first time, ranking first in the global market for the first time. Also fulfilled his long-cherished wish for many years.
This time, Yu Chengdong has taken the command to serve as the president of cloud business and computing BG, which will also strengthen the collaboration of BG’s internal business.
At the same time, Yu Chengdong’s experience in Huawei’s consumer business, especially experienced in building consumer cloud services, and end-cloud collaboration capabilities, will help the development of Huawei’s cloud business and take it to the next level while keeping the smartphone business.
Huawei Nova 9 officially launched in the global market
On October 21, 2021, Huawei has launched the Nova 9 smartphone for global consumers. This is the first global launch of any new Huawei smartphone since the Mate 40 series, which was unveiled last year and it’ll be available to purchase in most of the European countries.
The Huawei Nova 9 for the global consumer is available in two color options – Starry Blue and Black. The phone starts at 499 euros and it’s available to pre-order from today onwards. There are a few things to note that the black version of this phone will be available from November 2nd, 2021 and the Starry Blue version will be open for sale from 11 November. However, the availability may vary.
At 499 Euros, you’ll get the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage version of Huawei nova 9 in different markets.
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Huawei Nova 9:
Huawei Nova 9 sports a 6.57-inch OLED display with FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, center hole-punch design, and curved edges, and a new display fingerprint for a more convenient screen unlock.
The Nova 9 has a 50MP quad-camera system consisting of a 50 RYYB main camera, f/1.9 aperture + 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP depth of field camera, f/2.4 aperture, 2 MP macro camera, f/2.4 aperture
The front side of this phone brings a 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) selfie camera. Both of these cameras are packed with different types of camera modes and photo enhancing features for you to take the most out of the camera specifications.
This phone measures 160mm x 73.7mm x 7.77mm and 175g. In terms of battery, it has a 4300mAh battery along with a 66W super fast charge and USB Type-C input. The Nova 9 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor for faster task executions but it only has a 4G LTE model. Interestingly, the phone comes with EMUI 12 operating system.
Huawei opens new flagship store in Vienna
Aside from its worldwide product availability, Huawei has established a new flagship store in Vienna, Austria. The smartphone maker is localizing its device availability and flagship services in Austria by taking its capital and largest city as one of the company’s bases.
According to the information, Huawei inaugurated the Vienna flagship store on 20th October. It’s located in the Kerntenstrasse which is one of Europe’s most prestigious stroller routes. The company chooses the center of Vienna for realizing the seamless interconnection between products and people.
Speaking of Vienna, it’s the 6th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union and is widely popular for its expensive utilities and lifestyle. It must be the reason for the Chinese firm to increase the popularity and sales of its goods. The company seems to be confident about the positive response from the residents.
Below you can check the few clicks of the Vienna flagship store of Huawei-
Huawei Flagship Store:
The simplistic yet elegant design of the store is clearly visible in the images. This two-story emporium has artistic indoors with a chic design and spacious look. Moving ahead, the latest flagship and its signature products including smartphones, tablets, laptops, speakers, and displays are portraited inside the store.
Furthermore, many locals of the city join the opening ceremony in a massive number. However, the reports show that people have one more place where they can often check-in in Austria. Besides, the flagship store will be taking care of sales, after-sales, and product experience services.
On the other hand, the Chinese online flagship stores started to provide express delivery to the consumers. At present, the city includes Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, which has the quickest delivery time record of about a half-hour.
Apple opposing Huawei MatePod trademark, applied for new headphones
Recently, Huawei has published a new trademark opposition decision document that contains the relevant info about the Huawei MatePod trademark which is being opposed by Apple. It’s another trademark dispute of the smartphone maker with the other companies.
As per the information extracted from the document, the China base form has previously applied for the Huawei MatePod trademark name. It includes 9 kinds of international classifications under headphones electronic chips.
However, the US-based phone maker believes that its headphone collections- AirPods, EarPods are knowingly forged by the Chinese firm. Thus, it’s strictly opposed to using this name in practice. The company doesn’t want its customers to get confused.
The Chinese State Intellectual Property Office announced its verdict in favor of Huawei and grant the Huawei MatePod trademark name after giving a satisfactory clarification to Apple.
Although, the intellectual believes that the cited trademark (Apple accessories) and opposed trademark (Huawei MatePod) share the same functionality, marketing, and belong to the same industry. Still, the English latter composition, pronunciation, and overall appearance of both trademarks are easily recognizable.
Hence, there is no clashing scenario, so it won’t cause any confusion to the consumer of both companies. Moreover, the opponent’s claim of imitating the names hasn’t adequate facts, so the intellectuals are granting permission to Huawei.
Huawei Trademark Dispute:
Sony and Huawei: The Japanese company files a lawsuit against the Huawei Watch GT series in the UK IPO office. The reason was its famous racing game series Gran Turismo’ which is generally abbreviated as GT. However, the China-based firm isn’t easy to give up its famous smartwatch series label.
Xiaomi and Huawei: The Chinese Intellectual Property Database previously published a case dispute regarding Xiaomi’s “MiService” and Huawei’s “MyService” trademark. Containing almost similar pronunciation, and text style, Xiaomi’s trademark has been rejected.