Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is set to reinforce its position in developing HUAWEI Ecosystem – an all-scenario, fully-connected smart living.
At the APAC HUAWEI Developer Day, HMS revealed a wide range of developer incentive programmes and open capabilities, showing its determination in growing quality content on the platform.
At the same time, it also introduced new services and user benefits in the APAC market to further enhance the user experience.
HMS is now servicing the global market with HUAWEI AppGallery, HUAWEI ID, HUAWEI Themes, HUAWEI Assistant, HUAWEI Mobile Cloud and more. To date, it covers more than 570 million global users across 170 countries and regions.
“Huawei Mobile Services is growing steadily worldwide. For example, HUAWEI AppGallery started its global service since April 2018, while in less than two years, we have already garnered more than 390 million average monthly active users (MAU) with total downloads of 180 billion times yearly,” said Zhang Ping’an, President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service.
Through HUAWEI AppGallery, users can search and download mobile apps from 18 different categories including Games, Education, Lifestyle, Daily Essential, and Fashion. At present, more than 1.07 million developers have registered as HUAWEI Developer, and over 50,000 apps have already integrated to the HMS Core.
A Proactive Approach to Secure Quality Contents
To sustain this upward trend, HMS is now focusing on onboarding high-quality apps and services onto HUAWEI AppGallery, taking into the consideration of the consistent global experiences and unique local features that are available for the users.
“We are now taking a proactive approach to reach out to e-hailing, financial services, education, food and beverage, entertainment and lifestyle service providers in each country, to enhance our platform’s contents progressively. Moreover, users can continue to enjoy more exclusive services and rewards to maximise their experience with HUAWEI,” continued Zhang Ping’an.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and senior management officials of Grameenphone Ltd., Samsung and Fair Electronics visited Fair Electronics Manufacturing Plant at Narshingdi recently.
Fair Electronics a concern of Fair Group is authorized manufacturer of Samsung mobile phone and consumer electronic products including refrigerator, air conditioner and microwave oven. Grameenphone CEO along with senior management from GP, Samsung team and Fair Group management visited mobile phone and consumer electronics factory premises to see the production process and to share the common views of smartphone growth in Bangladesh.
GP CEO praised the quality of the production process regarding the technological knowledge and excellence of workers and cleanliness of factory area, said a press release.
Grameenphone Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michael Patrick Foley said “We are very happy to see Global Brand like Samsung is manufacturing quality smartphones here in Bangladesh. It will help in building digital ecosystem in Bangladesh. We wish all the best wishes for Samsung and Fair Electronics”
Ruhul Alam Al Mahbub, Chairman of Fair Group said “We are the Bangladeshi manufacturing partner of World’s no. 1 brand Samsung. We are working for making skilled manpower and make Bangladesh a digital hub.”
Bangladeshi handset maker Walton has started taking pre-order for its notch display dual back camera smartphone ‘Primo RX7 mini’ which will be released soon in the local market.
Priced at BDT 8,799 only, customers will get BDT 1,000 cashback for pre-book of the phone which has 145k plus scores in the AnTuTu benchmark.
Customers can book the handset at any Walton Plaza, brand and retail outlet in the country with payment of BDT 1,000, said Asifur Rahman Khan, Chief of Walton Cellular Phone sales department.
Moreover, customers who buy the phone from eplaza.waltonbd.com and make payment using debit or credit cards of Brac bank or bKash, will get another BDT 399 discount.
The Primo RX7 mini will come in three different colors –midnight purple, midnight blue and black. It features 2.5D front and rear glass panel with polycarbonate frame. The device has a 5.9 inch HD Incell IPS display with 19:9 aspect ratio.
The phone sports a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor, 3GB LPDDR4x RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128 GB) and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU along with 3,000 mAh battery with type-C charging port.
Runs on Android 9 Pie operating system, the new device features 13MP and 5MP dual rear cameras with PDAF and LED Flash. It also sports another 8MP front facing selfie camera With PDAF technology.
The dual 4G-SIM supported phone has face unlock, fingerprint, OTA, OTG, full HD video playback etc. Customers will get instant replacement warranty for 30 days for the phone along with one-year regular service warranty.
China's Nanjing University of Science and Technology has unveiled a lens-free digital holography microscope "CyteLive" that can achieve high precision and a large field of view at the same time.
Developed by a team of the university's students, the instrument won the gold prize at the 5th China College Students' "Internet+" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition last month in east China's Zhejiang Province.
Without a traditional optical lens, the instrument just comprises a light source and a sensor. It is only 0.8 percent the size of a conventional microscope which is usually bulky and large, and can be easily lifted with one hand, said project leader Lu Linpeng, also a doctoral candidate at the university.
By leveraging computational microscopic imaging technologies, students developed algorithms that can reconstruct a high-resolution image based on a series of low-resolution images.
According to Lu, the CyteLive can offer a field of view 200 times greater than that of a conventional microscope, with a single image reaching a whopping 100 megapixels. People can use it to observe 100,000 blood cells simultaneously.
"Because cells are transparent, researchers usually have to stain and label cells with artificial fluorophores before observation, which, however, can damage or even kill cells, reducing the observation time," said Zuo Chao, a professor from the university.
The new microscope can overcome this deficiency, enabling observation to last for several days without using any staining markers on cells, Zuo said.
It has been granted several patents and applied in some Chinese hospitals and medical institutions. The research team said the microscope will enter the market soon.
Motorola is bracing for the future by returning to the past. The company is adapting its historical flip-phone design for a smartphone with a foldable screen.
Samsung, Huawei and others have phones that fold like a book and offer a double-sized display when unfolded.
Motorola’s new Razr phone, on the other hand, will be smaller than a regular smartphone until unfolded to its full 6.2 inch size. The idea is to make the phone more compact for carrying and storing when folded and not in use.
People have been upgrading smartphones less often as innovation slows down. The phone industry has been looking to foldable screens as a way to revive sales, though they are still niche products.
The phone will launch in the U.S. in January starting at $1,500.