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Huawei To Launch New Operating System By End of 2019

Huawei will be launching Hongmeng as an alternative to Android

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An alternative to Android being introduced by Huawei. Pixabay

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is testing a new smartphone which is to be powered by the company’s own Hongmeng operating system (OS).

The phone is expected to launch in 4th Quarter of 2019 for around 2,000 Yuan, news portal GizmoChina reported on Monday.

According to the report, the Hongmeng OS would be launched by Huawei at its Developer Conference on August 9 in Dongguan, South China’s Guangdong Province.

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Huawei to bring latest operating system soon. Pixabay

The Hongmeng system has previously been widely reported in the media as a potential alternative to Android on smartphones.

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Addressing the media, Catherine Chen, Senior Vice President, Huawei said that the Hongmeng OS is for industrial use and the system has been in development long before the current discussions around finding an alternative to Android.

Earlier, Andrew Williamson, Vice President of Huawei’s Public Affairs and Communications, said the company was in the process of launching Hongmeng as an alternative to Android and it would be ready in months. (IANS)

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Microsoft Announces To Bring Antivirus Software “Defender ATP” To Android, iOS

It recently made its unified Office experience combining the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps available for Android users worldwide

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The decision to bring its Defender software to mobile devices reflects Microsoft's growing focus on smartphone products. Pixabay

Microsoft has announced that it will bring its antivirus software Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to iOS and Android.

“Defender ATP offers preventive protection, post-breach detection and automated investigation and response for Windows and macOS. Today we’re announcing support for Linux and plans for iOS and Android as well,” Ann Johnson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

The product is likely to help businesses prevent malware and phishing attacks, thereby helping employees to guard their usernames and passwords or other account information.

While the Microsoft blog post did not reveal the date or roll out of the product for mobiles, a report in CNBC said that it may be available later this year.

The decision to bring its Defender software to mobile devices reflects Microsoft’s growing focus on smartphone products.

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Microsoft has announced that it will bring its antivirus software Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to iOS and Android. Pixabay

It recently made its unified Office experience combining the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps available for Android users worldwide.

“Cybersecurity always comes down to people – good and bad. Our optimism is grounded in our belief in the potential for good people and technology to work in harmony to accomplish amazing things,” Johnson said in the blog post.

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“After years of investment and engineering work, the data now shows that Microsoft is delivering on the potential of AI (Artificial Intelligence) to enable defenders to protect data and manage risk across the full breadth of their digital estates,” Johnson added. (IANS)