News from China
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Huawei has announced a new beta program for the EMUI 10 beta, which is of course based on Android 10. Interested users are able to sign up for the program and if accepted, they can test out the new EMUI 10 software on eligible devices.
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Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company.
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An internal memo to Huawei staff sent by boss Ren Zhengfei warns that the company needs to go into "battle mode" to counter trade barriers put up by the United States. Ren said that although first-half results were healthy, some of this was due to sympathetic early payments by some Chinese firms.
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US technology companies will be allowed to continue selling to Huawei under certain circumstances, after the US commerce secretary extended a second temporary 90-day reprieve. Wilbur Ross on Monday said the Trump administration would extend a temporary licence for companies to sell to the Chinese company if they are selling repairs or updates to existing systems.
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Xiaomi today announced the Inter-Transfer Alliance group. Joined by Oppo, and Vivo, the three are teaming up on a cross-platform file transfer protocol, similar to Apple’s AirDrop.
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Huawei has unveiled two new smart televisions, the first products to use HarmonyOS, the company's own operating system. The televisions will be available from August 15 in China and marks the first use of HarmonyOS, chief executive George Zhao said, adding that it will be marketed by its mid-range brand, Honor.
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Huawei has unveiled its own operating system in China. HarmonyOS will eventually work across personal computers, smartwatches, cars, smart devices and mobile phones, according to the firm - but has primarily been designed for smart devices.
US government agencies will be banned from buying Huawei equipment after the Trump administration implemented a congressional measure to crack down on Chinese companies seen as security threats. A rule issued by the administration bans Huawei and other Chinese groups from supplying the federal government.
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Huawei secretly helped the North Korean government build and maintain a wireless network, according to leaked internal documents.
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Huawei board member and senior Vice President Catherine Chen said on Thursday that the company's Hongmeng operating system is not intended for smartphones and the company intends to continue to use Google's Android operating system for its smartphones.
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A group of US senators are introducing a bill that would prevent President Trump from easing restrictions on Huawei.
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Huawei Developer Conference 2019 (HDC 2019) will be taking place between 9 to 11 August in Songshan Lake, Dongguan, China. The conference will be divided into three parts including the keynote speech, a technical forum and Codelabs.
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The US has hit back at Huawei, asking a federal judge in Texas to dismiss the firm’s lawsuit against the US ban on its products. Huawei filed the lawsuit in March, claiming that a law limiting its American business is unconstitutional.
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During GSMA’s MWC19 Shanghai, 5G commercial networks have been officially launched inside the Shanghai New International Expo Center. The deployments are based on Huawei's 5G digital indoor system and extended 5G coverage to all of the seven exhibition halls. This was the first MWC event to offer 5G commercial services, supporting the event’s theme of Intelligent Connectivity.
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Following talks with President Xi Jinping. President Trump said Saturday he will allow U.S. companies to sell products to Huawei, offering a concession to China.