On Wednesday, US president Donald Trump has signed new order to ban on doing business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei.
The US commerce department said it is adding Huawei Technologies and 70 affiliates to its so-called “Entity List” – a move that bans the telecom giant from buying parts and components from US companies without US government approval
To respond this action, Huawei called this order “unreasonable restrictions” on the US market and said it was willing to cooperate with the US government and come up with “effective measures to ensure product security”.
“Restricting Huawei from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger; instead, this will only serve to limit the US to inferior yet more expensive alternatives, leaving the US lagging behind in 5G deployment, and eventually harming the interests of US companies and consumers,” it said in a statement on Thursday.
“In addition, unreasonable restrictions will infringe upon Huawei’s rights and raise other serious legal issues,” the company added.
The US believes that telecom equipment made by Huawei Technologies could be used to spy on the country and is under control by the Chinese state government. On the other hand, Huawei has always denied these allegations and said their equipment has no such threats.
Huawei HMS Core 6 Launched: Supports Android, iOS, Windows and other operating system
At Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021), HMS Core 6 (Huawei Mobile Services Core) has launched. This is not just a regular release because it’s now open for cross-operating system functionality and an open-source behavior for different operating systems.
According to the company, Huawei HMS Core 6 has now opened 69 developer kits, 21,738 APIS in 7 different categories. The HMS Core also opened 13 new capabilities, 18 enhanced capabilities, and 13 cross-OS capabilities consisting of various operating systems including:
The new cross-device capability will allow HMS Core developers to launch apps and run them across these platforms and establish their interconnection accordingly.
That’s not it, the HMS Core 6 with these above mentioned cross-operating systems now supports various device platforms including:
- Smart TVs
- Smart Speaker
- Smart Glasses
- Smart Car and more
To make the development a bit easy, Huawei has opened HMS Core for third-party development frameworks such as React, Cordova, and more.
HMS Core 6:
The HMS Core focuses on key aspect areas of development – Graphics, Media, AI, App Services, and systems.
- Graphics: HMS Core 6 added 3D modeling services and enhanced many open capabilities such as AR Engine, graphics computing services, and graphics engine services.
- Media: based on the blessing of AI technology, Huawei has newly opened up video editing services (Video Editor Kit) and audio editing services (Audio Editor Kit) and can provide global services covering 70+ languages and support global calls.
- AI: Machine Learning Kit, as an open capability, has nearly 10,000 applications integrated with ML Kit, with more than 8.25 billion monthly calls, and it has now been extended to other operating system applications.
- App Services: HMS Core 6 has 13 new and enhanced open capabilities and 12 cross-OS capabilities.
- Systems: Huawei has opened up core connectivity and communication capabilities, including 9 capabilities, which are open to application developers through Wireless Kit and Network Kit.
HMS Core Growth:
Huawei’s Consumer Business Cloud Services President and Huawei Cloud CEO Zhang Ping’an said that the HMS ecosystem currently has 5.1 million developers, HMS Core’s global application integration increased by 81% to 173,000, and global developer revenue increased by 62%.
How to watch Huawei HDC 2021 [Livestream]
We’re just a few hours away from the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021), and you can watch the entire HDC 2021 Livestream on the platforms given below.
There will be a number of new software technologies that will unveil at the event, so don’t forget to tune in on time. If you want to know more about the HDC 2021 schedule and attendees, visit the article linked below or jump directly on the HDC 2021 Livestream that starts at 07:30 BST/08:30 CEST/14:30 CST.
HDC 2021 Schedule, Keynote, and more – Read here
Breaking: U.S. approved Billions USD worth licenses to Huawei
This is quite interesting news, the U.S. has granted billions of dollars worth of licenses to Huawei from November through April to get access to U.S.-made technologies while being listed under the U.S. Entity List.
According to the document released by the U.S. Congress and seen by Reuters, Huawei has received over 113 export licenses worth 61 billion US dollars were approved for suppliers to ship products. Alongside the Chinese tech giant, the U.S. has also approved, around 188 licenses (worth 42 billion dollars to the Chinese semiconductor maker – SMIC.
The data shows that Huawei’s ratio of license approval was around 69% of the overall request for approval that has been made, while SMIC got approval for 9 out of 10 license applications.
However, the entire process is a bit complicated and there are plenty of senators and politicians that have voted to retain strict restrictions on the Chinese tech maker.
Some of them have raised their doubts on the current U.S. president – Joe Biden on his low-level policy on Huawei and why it’s continues to get exceptions in terms of accessing technologies that could expand its business.
“It is just another example of President Biden not taking the economic and security threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party seriously,” said Republican Senator Marco Rubio.
U.S. Commerce Department Statement:
The Commerce Department has been the center of this entire matter since the beginning and imposed sanctions on Huawei. The commerce department said that the release of an “arbitrary snapshot” of license approvals “risks politicizing the licensing process and misrepresenting the national security determinations” made by the government.
Heart of the matter:
In May 2019, Huawei has been placed under the U.S. entity list, which bans the company from purchasing U.S.-made technologies such as important chipsets and so on. The company has also given up on making new chipsets due to the expansion of restrictions made by the U.S. government.
However, the information regarding the current licenses has not been disclosed but there are certain licenses that have been denied in the process.
Furthermore, a previous report reveals that Of the 113 licenses approved for Huawei after U.S. Entity List, 80 were for non-sensitive goods that only required a license because the recipient was blacklisted. For SMIC, the figure was 121 of 188.