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Huawei Plans to Bring Watch GT 2 Soon in India

India is the third-largest wearables market in the world after China and the US

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According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the India market for wearable devices apaert from Huawei, grew 30.9 per cent quarter-over-quarter in the second quarter of 2019 and 123.6 per cent when compared to the same quarter a year ago, reaching an all-time high of three million shipments in a single quarter. Wikimedia Commons

Eying a bigger share of India’s growing wearable market, Chinese technology giant Huawei on Thursday said it would bring Kirin A1-powered devices to India next month. This chipset is expected to come with Huawei Watch GT 2.

Huawei claims the smartwatch can provide battery life of up to two weeks as the Kirin A1 enables “incredibly” low power consumption.

Kirin A1 comes with an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a powerful audio processing unit, an ultra-low power application processor and an independent power management unit, Huawei said.

The chipset supports Bluetooth 5.1.

“The Kirin A1 is a very powerful chipset and is anticipated to bring in a paradigm shift in India’s wearable market,” Tornado Pan, Country Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Huawei India, said in a statement.

“In line with our legacy of eliminating consumer pain points, products powered by this chipset will provide unparalleled performance, power efficiency and connectivity,” Pan said.

The chipset enables users to enjoy their exercise routines safely and better their performance, by leveraging enhanced data quality, Huawei said.

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Huawei claims the smartwatch can provide battery life of up to two weeks as the Kirin A1 enables “incredibly” low power consumption. Wikimedia Commons

Huawei Watch GT 2 supports features like Bluetooth calling in the 46 mm series, in-device music (in select regions), Message Notification, TruSleep 2.0 sleep tracking and TruRelax pressure monitoring.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the India market for wearable devices grew 30.9 per cent quarter-over-quarter in the second quarter of 2019 and 123.6 per cent when compared to the same quarter a year ago, reaching an all-time high of three million shipments in a single quarter.

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India is the third-largest wearables market in the world after China and the US. (IANS)

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Huawei Plans to Bring Custom-Made OS For its Smartphones Soon

Under the terms of the previous US trade ban, Google was barred from selling Android license to Huawei

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The upcoming smartphone if Huawei named 'P40' may also run "HarmonyOS" instead of Android, revealed Richard Yu, Head of Huawei's consumer business. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese conglomerate Huawei’s President Wang Chenglu has revealed that Huawei is all set to bring its custom-made operating system ‘HarmonyOS’ to its smartphones range in 2020.

According to him, “HarmonyOS” that will be available globally will not replace Android as Huawei still treats Android as preferred OS by choice but things will start moving on this front next year, media rpeorts daid on Monday.

“If we’re still not allowed [by the US government] to access Google’s Android service, we will consider using our own HarmonyOS. In fact, our OS is ready, but we will not use it in the first place as we’re still considering a relevant decision and cooperation,” Chenglu was quoted as saying.

Under the terms of the previous US trade ban, Google was barred from selling Android license to Huawei, meaning its phones could use the base open-source code, but would not have access to the all-important Play Store and Google apps.

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Chinese conglomerate Huawei’s President Wang Chenglu has revealed that Huawei is all set to bring its custom-made operating system ‘HarmonyOS’ to its smartphones range in 2020. Pixabay

A temporary licence was issued which allows Google to support and update the Android OS currently running on existing Huawei devices. However, the trade ban has affected the development of future products.

The company has already launched “HarmonyOS” with Honor Vision TV series.

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The company’s upcoming smartphone ‘P40’ may also run “HarmonyOS” instead of Android, revealed Richard Yu, Head of Huawei’s consumer business. (IANS)