People related to the matter told FT that a final decision on Huawei’s future role in the UK will be taken at the National Security Council on Tuesday. However, no final decisions had been taken, but government officials admit that ministers’ options are limited.
The UK government is under intense pressure from the US including President Donald Trump who alleges that Huawei poses a security risk and could undermine UK-US intelligence sharing.
Head of MI5, Andrew Parker, and the GCHQ, have advised officials that any security risks can be handled, setting Huawei’s role is limited to “non-core” parts of British mobile network.
The US keeps lobbying the UK to ban Huawei from 5G. On the other hand, Boris Johnson repeatedly asked the US of alternative of the Chinese tech giant.
To make a final call, the NSC will be asked to consider two options: Total ban on Huawei or allowing Huawei into the non-core parts of the 5G infrastructure development.
For your information, Non-core equipment refers to the antennas and base stations installed on rooftops, which are considered less vulnerable than core servers and systems where customers’ information is processed.
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) exceeds 432 billion downloads on AppGallery
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is Huawei’s cloud-based app ecosystem, which is continuously growing and evolving with time. Now, the latest information reveals that the HMS app ecosystem has surpassed 432 billion downloads on AppGallery in the year 2021.
This is quite impressive growth of the HMS ecosystem. In the current scenario, the HMS app ecosystem has over 730 million monthly active users and 5.4 million registered developers. In 2021, Huawei has launched various new updates for AppGallery, Petal Search, Petal Maps, Huawei Music, and more for a better user experience.
Speaking about AppGallery, it is currently serving in more than 170 countries, with over 580 million users downloading apps and games each month. The Chinese tech giant is constantly working order to improve the HMS app ecosystem.
In 2022, Huawei will deliver a more innovative app experience to consumers and also looking forward to onboarding new partners. Furthermore, the company has plans to continue investing in its own products and services as well as improving the website and building our community.
As per the information, Huawei will make exciting announcements for Huawei Mobile Services this year. It is expected that the company will unveil a new version of some existing apps with the latest offerings.
Huawei Mobile Services:
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem’s app and service guide from AM to PM and provides you entertainment, discovery, and safe experience. The AppGallery offers premium apps, games, exclusive offers, and in-app activities.
With the Themes, you can enjoy the aesthetics of the all-new elegant and classic UI every time. While the Mobile Cloud keeps your data and photo safely in the cloud. On the other hand, Huawei Music provides a high-quality and all scenario music experience with a vast music catalog for streaming.
Huawei Celia Keyboard is testing new input language
Huawei Celia keyboard is testing a new app version that comes with new functionality such as the new Wubi Input. Currently, the app is under beta testing in China that comes with a new feature.
Huawei Celia Keyboard has new Wubi input, which is often abbreviated to simply Wubi or Wubi Xing, is a Chinese character input method primarily for inputting simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese text on a computer. Wubi should not be confused with the Wubihua method, which is a different input method that shares the categorization into five types of strokes.
There are four Wubi versions that are considered to be standard: Wubi 86, Wubi 98, Wubi 18030, and Wubi New-century (the 3rd-generation Version). The latter three can also be used to input traditional Chinese text, albeit in a more limited way. Wubi 86 is the most widely known and used shape-based Input Method for full letter keyboards in Mainland China.
Celia Keyboard is a free keyboard application developed by Huawei to improve the ease, accuracy, and enjoyment of your typing. It supports more than 170 languages and provides thousands of emojis, cool fonts, smiley faces, and four simple keyboard themes. With Celia Keyboard, you can not only type faster but spice up your messages with cool emojis.
Celia Keyboard is consist of two parts:
- Main App
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Huawei officially announced Watch GT 2 Petal Maps update
Huawei Watch GT 2 is a prominent smartwatch that has created a huge amount of sales for the company. Recently, Huawei has officially announced that the Watch GT 2 now officially supports Petal Maps app services via software update.
Since December last year, Huawei has started to rollout a major software update for the Watch GT 2 smartwatch that comes with a range of new features including the Petal Maps app.
Designed and developed by Huawei, Petal Maps is a navigation service application for smart devices and is available in over 140 countries around the globe.
On the other hand, the app has seen a large growth in its existing growth from zero to millions of downloads in a year on AppGallery. Later with Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, the app became possible to install on smartwatches and worked with synchronization for different use cases.
Huawei Watch GT 2 series users can access the Petal Maps app from their applications section. However, you should know that the user interface will remain simple and let you help with distance, name, and directions to your destined place.
Still, it’s a major move made by Huawei for the Watch GT 2 consumers, as it will surely increase the overall productivity and use case of this popular smartwatch.
Aside from other features, Huawei is rolling out other new features that come with a number of benefits for the Watch GT users.
These features include:
- Pin unlock feature
- Features for outdoor training
- Adds Always on Display
- Better female cycle management
However, if you haven’t already, go check out the latest software update on your Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch and take the benefit of the latest software rollout features today via the instructions below.
Open the Huawei Health app, then tap on your smartwatch, open devices, and then click on firmware updates. Let the app check for the latest version and proceed to download if there’s any available.