Microsoft has been preparing for the next-generation Windows operating system – Windows 11. This major upgrade in Windows OS is expected to come with major changes including a fresh design for its marquee Start Menu, Taskbar, and another aspect of the user interface.
The general release of this new version is expected to come in the fourth quarter of this year, and users are eagerly waiting to experience the changes and optimizations.
In the meantime, a leak coming to Theverge has completely revealed the upcoming Windows 11 User Interface (UI), showing a major UI overhaul and clearly reflects on the Start Menu, color scheme, wallpaper, file explorer and more.
The start menu has been the central focus of this new version, as it now has been shifted in the center bottom of the taskbar along with the redesigned look.
Adding to this, the Start button icon and the menu have also shown great changes. From the design side, we can see that the Start button icon and the app arrangement in the menu, everything seems new.
Still, users are free to shift the start menu back at the left corner as we are already using it in Windows 10. It includes pinned apps, recent files, recommended, and quickly shut down or restart without Live Tiles.
Also, Windows 11 comes with the dark mode, which makes the entire operations more convenient to use in dark environment. The Microsft has made the Start menu more refine in comparison to Windows 10.
One more major change that can be easily noticeable is slightly curved corners throughout Windows 11. It can be seen in the context menus, apps backgrounds, File Explorer and pop-up menus.
Well, there is still more time remains for the official rollout, so these changes just serve as an appetizer. And, these leaked teasers are from the early version of Windows 11, so a few changes can be noticed once this version comes out.
New Added Icon:
Speaking of the newly added icon present in the taskbar of this early version of Windows 11, it provides quick access to the weather information, stock information, Europa league, and trending news.
All the Widgets are finely arranged on the black background alongside the time slot. It provides one glance view for quick information, there could be more features that may be added in the future.
This new version of the Windows operating system has impressive new snap controls for the maximize buttons. These new controls are eliminating the need for cascade windows and side-by-side functions.
Adding to this, it also allows a window to arrange them in the different sections of the desktop in different sizes.
There is no noticeable change appeared in the Windows Store with the initial appearances but there might be something cooking big with upcoming releases.
Previously, the CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella announced to introduced “unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators” with Windows.
Microsoft is renewing its Windows store that will allow developers to offer any Windows application that includes browsers such as Chrome or Firefox, and third-party commerce platforms.
According to the information, the new Windows 11 comes with a similar setup process to the Windows 10 and provides a ready-to-use experience.
Kirin Maker: Huawei will support HiSilicon for its chipset journey
At Huawei Connect 2021, Eric Xu, Rotating Chairman of the company said in an interview with the media that HiSilicon, the Kirin chipmaker, is only a chip design department. He also mentioned that Huawei has no profit requirement from HiSilicon.
However, the Huawei chief also mentioned that the company will continue to support and raise its chip designing subsidiary and will also allow outstanding talents to join the company to prepare it for future ventures.
Xu further expressed that Huawei is currently aiming to survive in harsh conditions and we are now in a process of survival. Under this process, different companies have different choices and a large number of companies will choose to give and lay off employees. On the other hand, Huawei has its own approach.
Huawei wants to survive all of the outcomes and challenges. Therefore, it may face many technical outages and problems that need to be resolved, which requires top talents to overcome the difficulties.
So we are now spreading out hands and collecting the world’s top talents to join Huawei, and helps it solve as well as improve our overall strength in the survival process. This will all lead towards our prime goal.
Xu concluded its remarks by saying that our approach in this difficult time is different from other companies and we hope that Huawei achieves this path.
This is not the first time when the Huawei chief has come up with such remarks regarding the Kirin maker – HiSilicon. Back in April, during the Huawei Analyst Summit, Eric reiterated the same statement on the ground.
In June, HiSilicon started recruiting new talents that could further enhance the competitiveness of the company in various technologies and put the recruitment in the following categories:
The recruitment is currently underway and seemingly continues to move forward in this way.
(Via – Phonix Tech)
After Three Years: Huawei CFO finally returns China, dealt with U.S. [Updated]
Update – Huawei Statement:
Huawei has shared a statement on this matter, check it below
“United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou have reached a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in a case bringing federal charges against Ms. Meng for bank and wire fraud. In 2018, Ms. Meng was arrested in Canada in connection with the U.S. charges, and since that time, she has been living in Canada while a Canadian court considers the United States’ request for Ms. Meng’s extradition. Zuckerman Spaeder partner William W. Taylor, III, one of the lawyers who represents Ms. Meng, issued the following statement:
“I’m very pleased that Sabrina Meng and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) and it has been approved by Judge Donnelly. Under the terms of this agreement, Ms. Meng will not be prosecuted further in the United States, and the extradition proceedings in Canada will be terminated. She has not pleaded guilty and we fully expect the indictment will be dismissed with prejudice after fourteen months. Now, she will be free to return home to be with her family.”
Back in 2018, Meng Wanzhou, CFO (Chief Financial Officer) at Huawei arrested at Vancouver, Canada airport. And after nearly three years, Huawei CFO returns to China following a deal with the U.S. on the matter of alleged bank fraud.
According to Reuters, Meng and the U.S. prosecutors signed an agreement to end the bank fraud case. Following this settlement, it’s become possible for Huawei CFO to return to China years after a tight relationship between the U.S. and China.
Just after spreading the news of a settlement between Huawei CFO and the U.S. prosecutors, China released two Canadian citizens, which were jailed around two years back following the Huawei official’s arrest, stated by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
To be mentioned, Beijing (China) has denied that there’s no connection between the arrest of Canadian citizens and Huawei Meng. Meanwhile, the PM of Canada said that the country will be incredibly happy to know, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are on a plane and they’re coming home.
Huawei Meng release: Behind the scene!
The report reveals that the Huawei CFO and the US prosecutors’ settlement process had begun earlier yesterday (Friday), in which the official joined the hearing by video conferencing in Brooklyn USA courtroom. The judge accepted the prosecution agreement related to fraud charges.
Going forward, the British Columbia Supreme Court of Canada, led by Justice Heather Holmes, passed the petition of withdrawal of the extradition order. John Gibb-Carsley, the attorney who was involved in the case, confirmed that it’s the “final chapter” of the case.
Moment: Before leaving for China, Meng Wanzhou thanked Holmes, outside the Vancouver courthouse, the Crown, and Canada for “upholding the rule of law.”
At the same time, Canada’s Justice Department issued a formal statement after the hearing to confirm Meng was free to leave the country.
Three years earlier:
On a U.S. warrant, Huawei Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport and charged with bank and wire fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC in 2013 about the company’s telecommunications equipment business dealings in Iran.
Since December 2018, Huawei CFO’s case has been connected to “the Michaels” when the policemen of Canada arrested her at the Vancouver airport on a U.S. warrant. Following this, China arrested two Canadian men and the story has continued since then.
New programming language will launch for Huawei HarmonyOS and EulerOS
On September 25, Huwaei launched its brand new operating system – OpenEuler that is designed for digital infrastructure. That’s not it, Huawei has something more to reveal on this matter that is related to the development of both EulerOS and HarmonyOS.
Deng Taihua, Vice President and President of Huawei Computing Product Line was interviewed by the Chinese media. During the interview, Deng revealed that OpenEuler and OpenHarmony projects share the same capabilities and ecosystem interoperability.
EulerOS and HarmonyOS:
Den mentioned that the core technologies of these two operating systems are shared. In the future, these two OS will further strengthen their core areas including security, programming languages, device driver frameworks, and distributed soft buses. In terms of ecosystem interoperability, the system of these two realizes application, device, developers as well as university ecosystem.
New Huawei Programming Language:
Deng said Huawei will launch a new research programming language CJ for HarmonyOS and EulerOS application development. However, the official didn’t reveal any further details on this matter.
Earlier this year, Huawei filed a registration name patent for “Cangjie Language” and it’s classified under 42 international categories for design and research. This trademark is expected to be for the programming language of Huawei.
According to the information, the patent was officially filed in February and its status is currently pending. Similarly, Huawei has also applied for a trademark “Cangjie” as the keyword found by Huawei and also for Huawei Cangjie.
Last September, some Weibo users rumored that Huawei was developing its own programming language, named “Cangjie”. Also, this development is underway for a long time and it’s expected that some specific details will be announced in 2021.
Huawei’s Rotating Chairman – Eric Xu said HarmonyOS and Euler, both will be open source and the company will focus on building these two operating systems in the future.
In terms of working terminology, HarmonyOS is used for smart devices, IoT, industrial use cases. On the other hand, Euler is designed for servers, edge computing, cloud, and more.
(via – Tech Sina)