Huawei has announced that it will fully open its core technologies, including its software and hardware capabilities, to developers and partners. Huawei intends to open up its software services, such as navigation, search, payment, advertising kits, and hardware capabilities, including an augmented reality map, communication tools, as well as security tools.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, called on developers and partners to work with the company to “together build a fully connected intelligent ecosystem,” with new applications in different categories.
“Developers can benefit from whatever resources we have … we are dedicated to bringing the work of Chinese developers to consumers around the world, hoping to see more of TikTok in the future, so we can bring them to the market. overseas market, ”said Richard Yu, speaking through a translator at Huawei’s 2020 developer conference.
A roadmap that starts with Harmony OS
“At the same time, Huawei has the ambition to help foreign developers to serve Chinese consumers. We would like to be the bridge between the two ”.
The director also presented the contours of its operating system Harmony OS, considered to be the replacement for the Android mobile operating system. Features of what has been dubbed Harmony OS 2.0 include upgrades to the operating system’s existing distributed capabilities, including software bus, data management, and security.
The company has announced that Harmony OS 2.0 will be officially open source software, so developers will have access to emulators, SDK packages, and IDE tools.
Richard Yu explained how his open-source project roadmap will be launched in stages, starting with Harmony OS 2.0 to open up to 128KB-128MB devices, such as smart TVs, portable devices and cars, then to 128MB to 4GB devices in April 2021, and to devices over 4GB in October 2021.
The company added that the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta mobile for smartphones will first be released to Chinese developers in late 2020, with hopes of seeing the operating system running on smartphones from next year.
EMUI 11 interface
At the same time, Huawei announced the release of EMUI 11 with “always on” display options, an updated gallery app interface, improved multi-window support, as well as improved privacy features.
The group clarified that the EMUI 11 beta program will soon be available for the P40 and Mate 30 devices, with the intention of expanding beta eligibility to Honor 30 and Nova 7 devices at a later date.
In addition, the Chinese tech giant announced that improvements to its HiLink ecosystem will be made in five areas – connection, interaction, solution provider and authentication – which the company says will enable devices across the internet to objects from different brands and manufacturers to easily connect and be managed and controlled in a transparent manner.
New product series
On the security side, Richard Yu assured that privacy and security have “always been the top priority for Huawei.” TEE [pour Trusted Execution Environment, NDLR] HarmonyOS has received the highest security certification in the industry, which is the common EAL5 + criterion, ”he said. “We have deployed 15 data centers around the world, with four-level encryption to protect your privacy and the security of your data. Huawei has a robust security mechanism in place to ensure that app authorization is properly checked and all of your data is safe.
At its conference, Huawei also unveiled six new products: MateBook X, MateBook 14, Watch GT 2 Pro, Watch Fit, FreeBuds Pro and FreeLace Pro. Regarded by Huawei as the world’s “first” true wireless stereo headset (TWS), the FreeBuds Pro can identify the type of ambient noise based on the user’s immediate environment and switch its reduction performance. noise between three profiles: general, comfortable and ultimate.
Huawei continues to expand its watch collection with its new flagship, the Watch GT 2 Pro, which offers two weeks of battery life and more than 100 training modes, including skiing, snowboarding and golf. There’s also the company’s first sports smartwatch, Watch Fit, which features 24-hour heart monitoring to track blood oxygen, sleep, and stressful conditions, as well as lively training programs. .
The latest addition to Huawei’s PC product line is the MateBook X, which features an infinite full-screen 3K display, powered by a tenth generation Intel Core processor, and a 26% larger touchpad. generations, and which supports Wi-Fi 6 for faster data transfer speed. The company finally unveiled its MateBook 14, which is built into the AMD Ryzen 4000 H Series processor and supports smart features including multi-display collaboration.