On July 9, 2021, Huawei Music and Universal Music Group China (“Universal Music China”) announced that they have reached a copyright cooperation agreement. Universal Music’s massive high-quality music library will be launched on Huawei Music. It also marks the first time that the two parties have reached authorized cooperation in mainland China.
Huawei Music has obtained the authorization of Universal Music’s massive genuine high-quality music library, which will bring more audio-visual choices to users. And Universal Music will also use Huawei Music’s full-scene ecosystem capabilities to reach more end users.
With this cooperation, users can listen to the high-quality music content of well-known artists under Universal Music in a variety of scenarios through different Huawei devices such as mobile phones, watches, speakers, earphones, smart screens, and in-cars.
Universal Music and Huawei Music:
“This cooperation between Huawei and Universal Music is an important milestone in building a full-scenario audio ecosystem. The two parties will use this cooperation to accelerate the development of high-quality content. Innovation in distribution and experience, together to explore greater business value.” said Zhang Pingan, Senior Vice President of Huawei, CEO of Huawei Cloud, President of Consumer Cloud Services
“I am very pleased that Universal Music China and Huawei Music have reached the first copyright authorization cooperation. The cooperation between the two parties not only means that the massive high-quality content of Universal Music will reach the vast number of Huawei users, and it will focus on the Huawei smart device ecosystem. There are even more opportunities for in-depth exploration. We look forward to working with the Huawei Music team to promote model innovation, enhance service experience, and create a successful partnership.” said Wu Jialun, Managing Director of Universal Music China
“In recent years, Huawei Music has built multiple application scenarios around the three categories of people, cars and home to make audio content and services faster. , To reach more life scenarios of users more intelligently, and to help partners realize the intelligent distribution of high-quality content”. said Wei Wu, general manager of the music and image business department of Huawei’s consumer business cloud service.
For example, with the one-touch transmission feature of the smart devices to make good music continuous in the mobile phone, speaker, and watch.
While running, the music played on the mobile phone can be connected to the Huawei watch to play it, which can easily achieve continuous music, side-by-side music.
Listen while running using the surround sound field formed by Huawei’s smart screen and Sound series speakers, the living room can be transformed into a music concert scene in seconds.
While driving, you can rely on the ability of Huawei Music’s unified account to allow music to flow seamlessly on your mobile phone and onboard smart screen. Create a comfortable music space in the car.
Mutual cooperation for strengthening content and services:
Huawei Music and Universal Music teams will jointly develop customized playlists based on different scenarios. By recommending suitable music to the right people, the universal music genre and rich music library will be accurate Recommend to different audiences.
HUAWEI FreeBuds4 wireless headset, after the headset is connected to the mobile phone, Huawei Music can automatically identify the headset model, and adapt the new product features to customize the exclusive playlist, further taking advantage of the headset’s surging bass performance.
In the future, Huawei Music will continue to actively explore in the VR field, and generate more VR music through the VR audio and video platform so that users can enjoy the immersive audio-visual experience brought by the internationally renowned symphony orchestra without leaving home.
This year, Huawei proposed a cloud-cloud synergy strategy based on the device cloud and Huawei Cloud to provide developers and partners with a unified service and experience.
As an amplifier for partners’ audio content and services, Huawei Music uses the Audio Connect audio capability platform to provide Partners including Universal Music have built Huawei’s full-scene ecological distribution capabilities of one-point access + global distribution + full-end distribution.
Not only allows high-quality music to quickly reach 210 million Huawei Music monthly active users in 170+ countries and regions but also accelerates the connection of 730 million Huawei device users worldwide through cross-device + full-scene distribution.
U.S. is confused over Honor – Ban or Not
After banning Huawei, the U.S. government is now aiming at Honor. The US agencies have recently conducted a meeting to discuss whether to add the former subsidiary of Huawei to the US entity list or not. The meeting seems to soon turn into an argument due to the lack of agreement among the members.
A report from The Washington Post reveals, there are apparently four security organizations that are presenting their perspective on this matter. The Pentagon and Energy Department wants the authorities to black-listed Honor in the market. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department and State Department are strictly against this vote.
In 2019, the Trump administration banned Huawei in suspicion of being a security threat to the nation. Afterward, the US companies withdrew their supply and left Huawei to struggle alone. However, taking it as an opportunity the company started to polish its technologies and making its own empire. Still, there is a long way to cover.
On the other hand, the Chinese firm never accepted the false blame and always opposes them. Furthermore, the Huawei authorities claim all the charges of the US Federal Ministry groundless.
Last December, Huawei sold its subsidiary to a group of Chinese businesses. Thereafter, Honor regained its supply chain including chipsets, Google Mobile Services as well as other partnerships with global tech makers.
Why the US wants to Blacklist Honor:
There is no clear statement why the US wants to ban Honor. The company is no longer part of Huawei and become an independent firm last year. Moving ahead, it doesn’t have a strong position in 5G networking devices manufacturing, which causes any security threat in the country and causes a ban like it did with Huawei.
However, if the company is anyhow banned in the US, it’ll surely bring devastating outcomes. It might lead the owners to give up on the company as it’ll directly cut the supplies from the biggest market. But first, the US has to clear its confusion to ban Honor or not. If yes, then why?
Chip makers to boost 5G RF component production, could help Huawei to bring back 5G phones
The 5G RF (radio frequency) components are a big concern for Huawei as it’s forced to launch its flagship with 4G network access. Launched on July 29 this year, the Huawei P50 series packs a sumptuous camera system, software capabilities, and design. However, the smartphone lacks a 5G communication network.
As reported previously, core 5G components use radiofrequency waves divided into Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW). Among them, the smartphone makers prefer BAW, whose market is mainly ruled by US chipmakers that are restricted to sell 5G chips to Huawei due to US-Sanctions.
Furthermore, a recent report shows that like other markets, the chip industry has its own working flow. It includes manufactories, packaging, and testing plants to supply 5G RF components. Now the chip foundries are working to expand their business relations and planed of producing more 5G smartphone chips. The positive side of this news is that Huawei could also get access to 5G RF components to bring its 5G smartphones.
Chip Market Status in China:
According to the report, Vanchip Technologies which is a sub-foundry of MediaTek is seeking to work with GaAs. The two parties are accelerating their production to meet the 5G demands across the mainland.
Moving ahead, Qualcomm also contacted Wenmao that will responsible for G sub-6GHz power amplifier (PA). Adding to this, another Chinese supplier Hongjie Technology will provide Qualcomm the advanced 6-inch wafers.
In this line, Qualcomm also extending the RF collaboration on 5G RF front-end products with GlobalFoundries (GF). The collaboration includes sub-6 GHz and cutting-edge mmWave technology to unlock everyday 5G access.
Global Chip Market Status:
The United States and Japan are monopolizing the global chip market at present. The fabless manufacturers including Qualcomm, Qorvo, and Skyworks are planning to work together.
Besides, the other manufactures such as ASE, Amkor, and Changjiang Electronics Technology have ramp-up system-in-package (SiP) and antenna packaging (AiP) integration in their products.
Honor of Kings announce 120Hz support, Huawei Nova 9 come with 90Hz
Huawei Nova 9 will unveil on September 23rd offering four different solid colors- Blue, Violet, Green, and Black. The Nova 9 lineup comes with a 120Hz refresh rate display and features a 300Hz touch sampling rate for maximized touch interactions.
Along with the launch, the Nova 9 will also become one of the unique devices with 90Hz refresh rate support Honor of King game. According to the official information, the next Honor of Kings S25 will also launch on September 23. In this regard, this game expands the new 120 Hz game mode support for more devices for Xiaomi, Black Shark. realme, and others. (check the list below).
Meanwhile, the yet-to-launch Huawei Nova 9 along with Lenovo Xiaoxin Pad Pro 12.6 will support 90 Hz game mode. However, Huawei Nova 9 originally supports a 120 Hz screen rate, and the 300 Hz touch sampling rate providing a 10-bit color depth.
Meanwhile, the upcoming Huawei Nova 9 along with a Lenovo tablet will support the 90Hz refresh rate. However, it’s interesting that Huawei Nova 9 gets a different variation of the game with a high-performance refresh rate for faster gameplay.
Device List for 120 Hz Support:
- iQOO: iQOO 8 and 8 Pro
- Vivo: Vivo X70 Pro+
- Redmi: Redmi K40 Pro
- Xiaomi: Xiaomi 11 Ultra and 11 Pro
- Tencent: Tencent ROG phone 3, ROG phone 5, Red Magic 6, and 6 Pro
- Black Shark: Black Shark 4, 4 Pro, 4S, 4S Pro, and Black Shark 4 Oversea Version
- realme: realme GT, and GT Neo2
Note: The players of the listed devices can find the switch button for high frame rate mode in the setting interface to enable this function.
Honor of Kings:
Also known as Glory of Kings, it’s a Chinese multiplayer battle arena launched by Tencent games. It was launched in October 2015 and counts among the world’s most popular and one of the highest-grossing games of all time.
Moreover, the official information shows, the next’s season of the game will be updated on 23rd September from 0:00-7:30. The website will be taken down for the changes by the time.