The US Justice Department has filed a number of criminal charges against Huawei Technologies and its former CFO, Meng Wanzhou. The charges are bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology.
“For years, Chinese firms have broken our export laws and undermined sanctions, often using US financial systems to facilitate their illegal activities. This will end,” said US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, BBC reported.
Both Huawei and Meng Wanzhou deny the allegations.
In a statement, Huawei rejected the charges, saying it didn’t commit “any of the asserted violations” and that it “is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms Meng”.
It said the allegations were already the subject of a settled civil suit, in which a jury found “neither damages nor willful and malicious conduct on the trade secret claim”.
Huawei’s former CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada last month at the request of the US for allegedly evading sanctions on Iran.
Here are the charges?
- Huawei misled the US and a global bank about its relationship with two subsidiaries, Huawei Device USA and Skycom Tech, to conduct business with Iran.
- Huawei stole technology from T Mobile used to test smartphone durability, as well as obstructing justice and committing wire fraud. The T-Mobile tech, known as Tappy, mimicked human fingers to test phones.
In all, the US has laid 23 charges against the company.
“These charges lay bare Huawei’s alleged blatant disregard for the laws of our country and standard global business practices,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Mr. Wray said companies like Huawei “pose a dual threat to both our economic and national security”.
Huawei NEXT IMAGE 2021 Awards winners announced with 10000 USD reward
On January 24, 2022, Huawei has announced the winners of its annual smartphone photography contest – Huawei NEXT IMAGE 2021 Awards. For your information, there are over 70 contestants have been selected to win at the 2021 HUAWEI NEXT IMAGE Awards this year.
Most surprisingly, the contest has seen more than 1 million entries from over 100 countries around the globe within the 139 days of the competition. These numbers are huge and show the enthusiasm of Huawei smartphone consumers ready to capture new scenarios each day.
There are a total of three entries that have been awarded the “Photography of the Year” title and received 10,000 USD in cash prizes for their photographs taken with Huawei phones.
These three top photographs and photographers are:
- Generations by Hungarian photographer Attila Tompa
- Hometown feast by Chinese photographer Zhang Wei
- I am a father now by Czech photographer Zdeněk Dvořák
Let’s talk a little about the first winner and what the judge saw in this picture.
“The people pictured in the photo are my mother-in-law and my daughter. In this moment, where their faces were illuminated by light and shadow, I was very touched. The lives of two generations are intertwined here, showing that love and family have never been changed by the times.” said the photographer.
The warm moment between a grandparent and her grandchild not only moved the photographer but moved me too. This photo freezes it in time, making me feel as if I can’t bear to disturb the quiet, tender moment.” — Lin Haiyin, 2020 NEXT-IMAGE Awards Photographer of the Year.
Huawei NEXT IMAGE 2021 awards details:
The 2021 Huawei Next IMAGE awards received submissions across ten categories including:
- Ultra wide-angle
- Super Macro
- Story creator
Among these, 27 winners will receive a NEXT-IMAGE Creative fund of $1000 USD and the rest of 30 winners will be welcomed with a Huawei Watch 3 smartwatch.
Huawei NEXT IMAGE Competition:
This photography competition initially began in 2017 and rapidly continues to gain popularity among Huawei smartphone users as it runs through the fifth year mark.
Check Huawei’s new wireless charging tech idea for earphones
Headphones come in different sizes categories including Huawei FreeBuds, FreeLance, and traditional wired ones but all of these play a major role to improve your music listening experience through their handy size and portability that fits perfectly in your pocket. Specifically, talk about the ones with wireless capabilities, these allow users to take the device out and put them on the ears without worrying to manage the cable.
The out and use functionality is driven by small batteries that allow you to run the earphones for specific hours. Therefore a recharge is a must to perform the task and here we’re talking about a new earphone charging technology that Huawei has just patented in China.
Huawei has published new wireless charging earphones for smartphones that have publication number CN113973245A and it’s called Wireless Charging Device and Headphones Charging System.
Talking about the description, Huawei has brought in this earphones wireless charging technology through the Chinese patent office. Meanwhile, its description reveals that the earphones can automatically detect the earbuds.
Wireless Charging Earphones Patent:
The patent technology includes earbuds with two ear bag and a head beam connected to two earpieces. The ear bag has a case, a touchpad, a receiving coil, and a circuit board. The touch is connected to the rear side of the case, and the receiving coil is located on the side of the pad facing inwards of the case.
The touchpad and the receiving coil are connected to the circuit board respectively. The entire system is designed to perform inductive charging with a wireless device close to the touchpad.
Talking about the touchpad, it includes a first substrate and a plurality of touch units the conductive layer covers the first substrate to form the touch units. On the other hand, the plurality of touch units is arranged at sufficient space and connected with wires. Additionally, each touch unit is provided with a subtle gap, the area of the hollow gap in one-touch unit occupies 20%-80% of the area of the unit.
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Huawei HMS Core 22.214.171.1247 rolling out [January 2022]
Update: HMS Core 126.96.36.1997
Huawei has released a new version of the HMS Core plugging app for smartphone users – HMS Core 188.8.131.527. If this update is available for your smartphone or previous one, we recommend you to update as soon as possible. You can also download the Huawei HMS Core 184.108.40.2067 version from our download page (here).
January 18, 2022: HMS Core 220.127.116.117
Huawei has recently published a new version of the Huawei Mobile Services Core – HMS Core 18.104.22.1687. According to the information, the company has already pushed versions 311 and 312 for the consumers.
As mentioned in the changelog, Huawei HMS Core 22.214.171.1247 boasted the same Huawei ID security for your login credentials. This update also improved the performance of the systme services to bring a new user experience. However, we expect many such updates coming our way in the future that we will look forward to.
Huawei Mobile Services Core or HMS Core is a set of services including:
- Huawei ID Login
- Push Notifications
- In app purchases
These are an essential part of any software ecosystem and are required to define by the software makers. The company pushes the latest app updates, so these services run without bugs and issues.
The use case of HMS Core will help you to take benefits of various Huawei phone services such as Huawei Cloud, Health, and others. If you want to download the latest HMS Core 126.96.36.1997 version – Please visit our dedicated app page here.
Android 12 support:
Following version 188.8.131.52, Huawei has added Android 12 support for the HMS Core plugin in smartphones that will further increase HMS Core reach for smartphone users that want to use Huawei watches and other devices on Android devices.