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Why Huawei EMUI 12 is not using Android 12?

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Last year, Google launched Android 12, the latest version of the Android operating system. Overall, it comes with various new features, and the Material Design got refreshed with the brand new Material You design library. There are also some changes that have been made in the performance and security side.

Following Android 12’s launch, there are many people that have asked for the base version of EMUI 12, Huawei’s new custom mobile software. According to some findings, it’s revealed that Huawei has chosen to keep this new EMUI version on Android 10. On the other hand, some consumers have concerns about why Huawei is not using the Android Open Source Project or the AOSP version of Android 12 to base EMUI 12.

For our beloved readers who don’t know, Huawei had to give up on Google services since May 2019 for new phones that launched after this timeline. Therefore, the new Huawei phone doesn’t come with pre-built Google apps.

So, why Huawei is not using Android 12 on EMUI 12? there are a few important aspects of this story that you should know about. Let’s dive in.

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It might be using:

Currently, Huawei has not specified the Android version on the official EMUI 12 listing. Therefore, we can not confirm whether the EMUI 12 doesn’t have Android 12 but it has been verified by YouTubers and the tech community that this EMUI version still has Android 10 in its core.

WFA certificate

Before a smartphone maker begins an OTA rollout, it must have to gather some important certifications including the WiFi certificate to push an over-the-air update package. Following these events, Huawei had to give up its membership after U.S. sanctions but the partnership has been re-established later in the coming year.

However, the latest software update EMUI update is seemingly rolling out as a regular OTA, not as a major software update.

GMS:

Although, new Huawei smartphones cannot prove Google apps pre-build on their phone but the old ones still have Google’s GMS certificates. This means, the old phones launched before and including the Huawei P30 series still run Android apps natively.

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It could be a matter that Huawei doesn’t want to touch any of the compatibility parts of the existing GMS services owners by installing the latest Android version, which is not officially supported by the phone maker.

Hence, the company is keeping it simple and providing a new look and feel for the consumers without sacrificing important services.

Shifting users on HarmonyOS:

Lastly, HarmonyOS. Yes, it’s a major topic of discussion and many users have been wondering when their devices will get a HarmonyOS upgrade? The answer is not known currently and officially. Still, we can expect that Huawei will plan to rollout the global version of HarmonyOS sooner or later. It might be the major concern why the Chinese tech maker has not been testing new Android versions since EMUI 10.0.

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Yash is a graduate of computer science and followed his way into journalism, he is interested in various subjects related to technologies and politics. Yash likes to listen classical songs and has a huge library of classical mixes.

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Huawei trademarks ‘Xingyao’ for dual ring camera and rear phone design

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Huawei has recently filed a word trademark “Xingyao” and Xingyao Edition, which is internally categorized under the scientific instrument or device.

According to the information, the term Xingyao has been used during last year’s Huawei Nova 10 series lineup launch event. Because it phone’s camera design of the dual ring is called Xingyao and also uses such technology.

It’s expected that Xingyao trademark is a step toward brand protection. However, the trademark approval is currently pending, which may take some time. Huawei has various technologies and ideas that the company safe keep for various purposes.

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Huawei mobile UV camera feature can tell you to protect face from the Sun

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Huawei has one of the best camera technologies in the smartphone industry but there’s a camera feature that has now appeared in the patent that could tell you to protect your face from the sun.

Recently, China’s intellectual property office published a patent with application number CN115700841A and it has the title “Detection Method and Electronic Equipment”, which was applied on August 31, 2021.

Looking into the technical details, this technology uses an ultraviolet camera and an RGB camera, which collect UV-mapped images and color tones respectively. Then it matches the first area in the recognized ultraviolet image to the color image to improve the user experience.

That’s not it, there’s a visual representation of the entire scenario that showcases the camera can catch ultraviolet images from different angles and combines the information to process inside a dedicated application.

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The app then improves the accuracy of the input and provides a refined result and guidance for the user. This is similar to a makeup app, you just need to open the sunscreen app, then tap on the shutter button and then the camera will do the rest of the work.

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Once proceed the Huawei UV camera feature will tell you about the facial statics and may also highlight the area that needs sunscreen to protect the face from harmful sun rays.

Such features are a breakthrough for the smartphone industry but it would require you to manually record the facial data. Also, it would require additional camera hardware alongside the selfie camera.

To be mentioned, it would be interesting if the tech could be included in the face lock and show the statics on the lock screen.

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Mosquito killer lamps seller fined $294000 for using Huawei logo

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Huawei is very active in protecting its rights of using the trademark and recently, a Chinese goods seller was caught selling mosquito killer lamps and earphones with Huawei Logo, afterward, it was fined 2 million ($294000) for trademark infringement.

China’s trademark office record shows Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen Zhiyuan Network Technology Co., Ltd. for unfair competition disputes.

Huawei believes that the products sold by Zhiyuan Company with the words “Huawei” infringed on its rights, and it should be liable for compensation.

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Matter in core:

The documents made public by the Chinese patent office reveal that the plaintiff Huawei claimed that the names of the mosquito killer lamps and earphones sold by the defendant Zhiyuan Company in the online store were marked with the words “Huawei”, and prominently used the logo similar to the plaintiff’s trademark in the page picture, constituting trademark infringement.

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The defendant also used words such as “official genuine Huawei general purpose” on some product pages to conduct false publicity, which constituted unfair competition. The defendant Tang, as a one-person shareholder of Zhiyuan Company, should bear joint and several liabilities.

The defendant Zhiyuan Company argued that the word “Huawei” did not appear in the title of the mosquito killer lamp product, and the plaintiff did not have any mosquito killer lamp products, so there was no possibility of confusing consumers by misidentifying the brand.

The model of the applicable phone marked on the title of the product is an industry practice, and there is no unfair competition. The defendant Tang argued that he was not the sole shareholder of Zhiyuan Company.

Meanwhile, the total sales volume of the 9 product links involved in the case exceeded 500,000 pieces, with a sales amount of more than 7.55 million yuan ($1.11 million).

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The court decided that Zhiyuan Company copied and imitated the well-known trademark “Huawei” involved in the case on the sales page of mosquito killer lamps, which infringed the plaintiff’s right to exclusive use of the well-known trademark.

The prominent use of “Huawei” and other logos on the product pages and names of eight earphones violated the plaintiff’s right to exclusive use of registered trademarks. The aforementioned actions of Zhiyuan Company violated the principle of good faith and belonged to unlawful commercial publicity in a misleading manner and fair competition.

Hence court came to that defendant Zhiyuan Company when the alleged infringement occurred, could not clarify the company’s property and his personal property. In the end, the court ruled that Zhiyuan Company and Tang X (sole shareholder) should jointly compensate Huawei for economic losses of 2 million yuan ($294000) for using its copyrighted logo on mosquito killer.

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