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Huawei Unveils its Own Operating System ‘HarmonyOS’

The first-ever Huawei smartphone to run the new HarmonyOS is slated to be showcased on August 10 at the three-day HDC 2019 event

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FILE - A man uses his smartphone outside of a shop selling Huawei products at a shopping mall in Beijing, May 29, 2019. VOA

In wake of the US-China trade war, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei on Friday officially launched its own operating system (OS) called “HarmonyOS” which is aimed to reduce the company’s reliance on Google-developed Android OS.

The CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu, announced the new OS just as Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2019 is about to begin in Dongguan, China.

Focused on improved cross-platform working, HarmonyOS would work across a wide range of devices including smart speakers, automobiles, computers, smartwatches, wireless earbuds apart from smartphones and tablets, web portal Phone Areana reported on Friday.

In China, the software will be known as HongmengOS.

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People walk past a Huawei retail store in Beijing, June 30, 2019. VOA

Even though the company has launched its own OS, Huawei still plans to continue to harness Android in its smartphones.

The first-ever Huawei smartphone to run the new HarmonyOS is slated to be showcased on August 10 at the three-day HDC 2019 event.

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Ever since Google suspended the Huawei’s Android license back in May, following the US government’s decision to put Huawei on the Entity List, there had been a lot of speculation about Huawei’s in-house OS.

In the thick of trade tensions between the US and China, earlier in May it was reported that to avoid hacking risks, Chinese officials have decided to develop a custom OS for PCs that would replace Microsoft Windows which is currently used by the Chinese military. (IANS)

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Huawei all set for 5G Technical Support in Bangladesh: Report

The Minister said that facing the challenges of the digital new world, they were taking all the initiatives including the design to run 5G technology

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FILE - A man uses his smartphone outside of a shop selling Huawei products at a shopping mall in Beijing, May 29, 2019. VOA

China’s telecommunication giant Huawei is all set to facilitate Bangladesh with technical support in the implementation of 5G technology, an official statement said here on Saturday.

According to the statement, Huawei’s Senior Vice President Bruce Li talked about their readiness to help Bangladesh launch 5G when meeting Bangladeshi Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar recently in Dhaka, reports Xinhua news agency.

They also discussed and exchanged opinions about different issues of 5G technology including the challenges and possibilities.

Li said Bangladesh’s progress in the ICT sector was remarkable, and that 40 telecoms operators in over 20 countries are using 5G networks commercially.

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FILE – A man uses two smartphones at once outside a Huawei store in Beijing, May 20, 2019. VOA

According to the statement, Huawei has already signed more than 60 commercial contracts for 5G with leading global carriers and shipped more than 400,000 5G Massive MIMO active antenna units (AAUs) to global markets.

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The production and supply of Huawei’s optical transmission, data communications, and IT products grew steadily. And more than 700 cities, 228 Fortune Global 500 companies, and 58 Fortune Global 100 companies had selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation, the statement said.

The Minister said that facing the challenges of the digital new world, they were taking all the initiatives including the design to run 5G technology. (IANS)