Recently, we’ve seen variations in Huawei’s announcement regarding its self-developed operating system, the OS that expected to replace Android in its device ecosystem but now it seems like the company is trying to hide something away from us on this matter.
And to know the matter, you must have to understand its base, that’s why we’ll start from the beginning and don’t forget to note the points.
March 10, 2019, Yu Chengdong AKA Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group admitted for the first in an interview with German newspaper ‘Welt’ and revealed that the company has prepared its Android alternative.
“We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these systems, we would be prepared. That’s our plan B. But of course, we prefer to work with the ecosystems of Google and Microsoft” Told Yu.
Note: He said, the company has prepared OS but he also mentioned that the company will look forward to work with Google and Microsft.
May 15, 2019, the US Commerce Department added Huawei in the ‘Entity List’, which bars the company from buying component and software from the US firms including the stoppage of Android services such as Google Play.
May 20, 2019, the Commerce Department provided Huawei a temporary relief from trade restriction to manage its existing customers, which will end on August 19 and expected to be expanded. This 90 days reprieve allowed Google to keep serving Huawei until this timeframe.
May 21, 2019, Yu in an interview with CNBC told Huawei’s operating system could be ready by the fourth quarter of this year, with a version for its markets outside of China available in either the first or second quarter of 2020.
“Today, Huawei, we are still committed to Microsoft Windows and Google Android. But if we cannot use that, Huawei will prepare the plan B to use our own OS,” said Yu.
Note: He mentioned the ‘expected’ timeline of the release, but why he mentioned it if the company is yet to decided to develop it?
July 4, 2019, Huawei Founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, said Huawei’s OS will also be suitable for IoT and Autonomous Driving.
Below is the translated statement of Ren Zhengfei said during an interview with Frech magazine Le Point.
“The operating system will have a processing latency of less than 5 milliseconds and the control is precise, which makes this system perfect to be adapted for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Autonomous Driving. For example, We are building this OS to make it possible to interconnect all devices synchronously, this is how we can project ourselves towards a smart society” said Ren.
Note: Ren didn’t say “Only For IoT” devices.
We haven’t decided whether to develop Hongmeng into a smartphone OS yet,” Liang said. He added, however, this position may change if the US completely bars Huawei from access to Android.
Note: He clearly said that the company ‘currently’ has no plans to develop OS for smartphones.
As you can see, the statement posted above is not from any of normal spokespersons and came from top Huawei officials that sound different from each other in the same matter. As it makes hard to believe who’s the right one.
Above all of these things, it’s time to look at some legal facts which the company may delay but cannot deny.
On May 14, Huawei filed trademark applications for “Hongmeng” at multiple global intellectual property organizations, that are now publically available to see and all of them indicate that the OS will be used for a series of different devices including smartphone, tablets, computers, wearables, IoT, and more.
Moreover, reports from internal sources indicate that Huawei is developing a new OS for its smartphones since 2012 in high secrecy, and a tester revealed that the company is testing new software, though it may not want to accept it publically.
Is this because the company again wants to concentrate on Android rather than its own OS or wants to surprise the consumers with an announcement at the next month’s HDC event or something else?
We are closely following this subject and will continue to keep you informed about the latest development in this story but we would also like to hear your thoughts on this matter, what do you think going on under the hood and is the company really planning to launch the new OS or planning to with stick with Android for a long time?
Huawei and Partners explore digital technologies for innovative education system
Huawei has recently conducted the TECH4ALL Innovative Education Global Online summit. The conduction of this program mainly aims at the exploration of digital technologies that can serve as benefits and can help in the transformation of the education system into a more innovative and inclusive manner.
According to UNESCO, Technology can play a vital role in transforming and giving a new life to the education system. However, the fact lies in the point that the utilization of the tech parts must be in such a way that it can provide public digital learning content, and platforms and can change the old teaching methodologies.
Three ways to transform the Education system
The CMO of Huawei ICT infrastructure -Kevin Zhang describes how technology will give routes for three creations that can contribute well to the education system. She said the following words regarding the three key factors:
“Technology truly has the power to transform education for everyone. We are doing this in three ways: connecting schools, promoting digital skills, and supporting STEAM curriculum.”
So far, Huawei has put forth several efforts for an innovative education system. The company has developed and supported numerous Technology-enabled Open Schools for All (TeOSS). This is a three-year project that is approached as a benefit for the students as well as teachers in the African nations.
Thereafter, Huawei learned that connecting schools, boosting digital literacy, and providing educational institutes with digital devices could work as a key priority in bringing the transformation. As a result, the Chinese tech giant started initiating this phase.
Consequently, the company made the successful completion of the DigiSchool project in Kenya. Huawei has connected more than 13 schools at a time, benefitting 6000 students. On the other hand, the company assured that no child should leave behind in this project.
Expanding its roots to more regions, Huawei further brought the DigiTruck project to France. Ultimately, this initiative helped in addressing the literacy issue. Aside, it provided free training in digital skills, targeted unemployed people, and continued theme skills development.
To bring a good education system in the time ahead, Huawei and other partners are constantly making efforts. Moreover, they are exploring new technologies that can help in this matter in a positive way.
Huawei Hyperfusion business revenue exceeds 1.1 billion USD in H1 2022
The Hyperfusion business of Huawei is back on trend and has scored a good amount in its revenue. As per the latest information, the business server has quickly recovered from its traditional status and has exceeded revenue of 8 billion yuan [1.17 billion USD] in the first half of the year 2022.
You might be wondering where this new term ‘Hyperfusion’ has appeared. Well, Hyperfusion business server is the subsidiary institute of Huawei. The Chinese manufacturer has completely adopted the cooperation in September 2021.
Thereafter, in November 2021, the firm turned around from Huawei to handle things independently. Alternatively, it integrates and works on several technological concepts. For instance, industrial engineering design services, Internet of things technology research and development, and more.
According to the latest information, the business operators jointly held the first hyperfusion partner conference in Zhengzhou, today. Various companies such as Advanced Digital Communications, Beiming Software, Zhouyou Yunzhi, and Guangzhou Yaoheng have attended this event.
The officials of Huawei Hyperfusion business have organized the event for celebrating the success of the excellent revenue. Appreciating the deeds, the operators said that Hyperfusion has committed to becoming the world’s leading provider of computing services.
Hyperfusion recovered rapidly in the first half of 2022
Consequently, the Chairman and CEO of Hyperfusion – Liu Hongyun has expressed his satisfaction with the recovery of the business. Liu said the business has recovered quite rapidly in the first half of this year. It was capable of making more than 10 billion yuan [1.47 billion USD] orders and revenue of 8 billion yuan [1.17 billion USD].
Together, these efforts brought the company to the third rank in China, in terms of market share. Additionally, it has also gained more than 2000 superfusion employees and 5000 partners.
Liu believes that by relying upon the ecological concept of win-win cooperation, the Hyperfusion business will be able to create a great value creation platform.
Huawei Kirin maker’s market share declines, while Kirin 9000 runs out of stock
Huawei HiSilicon and Kirin 9000 are one of the best processors among different kinds of SoCs. So far, these chipsets provide the best performance and efficient functioning of the device. But seems like, the market value for the respective chipsets isn’t going in the same way as they were before.
That says the report of CINNO Research which showcases the China smartphone SoC shipments in the first half of 2022. Alternatively, the share market for the processors has gone down to 16.9 percent this year, with a sale of 134 million units.
According to this report, the Chinese tech giant has attained a huge decline in the market share of Huawei HiSilicon and Kirin 9000 processors. Going with the status, HiSilicon received a decrement of 81.5 percent on the yearly basis, which is the largest year-on-year decline.
In comparison to the previous year, the shipment of Huawei HiSilicon has fallen from 21.4 million to just 4 million units. On the other hand, the Kirin 9000 chipsets are no longer available for an unlimited period. Although the company hasn’t emitted any word on this subject till now, we are waiting to see the return of the king of Huawei processors.
MediaTek and Qualcomm are still at the top!
In this outcome, MediaTek and Qualcomm again managed to remain in the top two positions. As per the information, MediaTek gained 42.1 percent of its share market profit with 56.6 million shipments. Following the lead, Qualcomm scored about 35.3 percent of success with the shipment of 47.4 million units.
Thereafter comes Apple with a 16.3 percent increase, ranking at the third position. Despite several challenges, Huawei HiSilicon possibly made its place in the top five smartphone SoC vendors ranking. Yet, we cannot forget that among the top five brands, HiSilicon is the one to obtain share decline.
This time, the SoC market has been affected in overall aspects. But, Huawei has to make some powerful strategies to step back in the market with the same superiority and magic in its processor. Since there are already several competitors waiting outside the door.