Huawei managed to set the bar pretty high with its Mate 20 series last year. The company is rumored to unveil the Mate 30 series next month (Sept 18) and many expect the company to raise the bar in terms of smartphone imaging performance once again. However, even before its announcement, the Mate 30’s launch is in jeopardy due to the U.S. ban of Huawei.
Huawei unveiled EMUI 10 earlier this month for almost all of its popular devices. Based on Android 10, EMUI 10 comes with a cleaner UI/UX and offers a number of new features. However, Huawei’s announcement did not really provide us with a clear look at EMUI 10. A new video now shows EMUI 10 based on Android 10 running on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei today officially unveiled EMUI 10, the next version of its UI. The company will be starting EMUI 10 beta testing from September. The first devices to get the EMUI 10 beta will be the Huawei P30 series.
Huawei’s rumored operating system is finally official. At its developer conference in China, Huawei took the wraps off its new OS called Harmony OS. In China, the OS will be known as HongmengOS.
It is no secret that Huawei has been working on an alternative operating system. The Chinese company has recently been in troubled waters. Huawei was banned in the U.S and even Google banned the device from accessing its ecosystem. The new report sheds light on the first smartphone with Huawei’s new HongMeng OS.
Despite the U.S. ban, Huawei’s smartphone growth has not faltered. For the April-June quarter, Huawei posted a 23 percent increase in revenue and managed to ship an impressive 118 million smartphones in the first half of the year.
In a move that’s not going to surprise many, President Donald Trump has allowed U.S. companies to once again do business with Huawei. The US is still not removing Huawei from its Entity List but it is allowing companies to once again indulge in trade with the Chinese company.
Things only seem to be going from bad to worse for Huawei. After the ban from the U.S. government, the BBC reports that UK-based chip designer ARM has told its staff in an internal memo that it must suspend its business with Huawei. If true, it would be a significant blow to Huawei’s chip business as the company licenses the underlying architecture of its chip from ARM.
In a move that’s going to deal a major blow to Huawei’s smartphone business, Google has suspended all its business activities with the Chinese smartphone giant. The move comes due to the U.S. government’s Commerce Department putting Huawei and 68 other affiliate Chinese companies on the Entity List following an executive order from the U.S. President Donald Trump.
We know that Huawei is going to unveil the P30 lineup of smartphones on March 26. That includes the P30 Pro, which, unsurprisingly, has been getting the majority of attention ahead of the unveiling.