HUAWEI has reaffirmed its commitment to
enabling Filipinos to enjoy a seamless AI life supported by an intelligently
connected ecosystem at the recently held Huawei Development Day Philippines
2021. The tech leader also shared its aggressive roadmap in forging strategic
partnerships with key industry players, which led to the availability of 96
percent of top local apps in HUAWEI’s very own AppGallery.
HUAWEI’s roster of partners covers essential
industries from banking and e-commerce to lifestyle and entertainment. Some of
the key partners represented at the HDD are mobile e-wallet GCash, telehealth
platform KonsultaMD and online radio and entertainment channel WishFM.
“We are grateful for the trust and confidence
our partners vest upon us. As Huawei aggressively expands its mobile services
and product portfolio, it is fitting that we partner with top brands and
companies here in the Philippines. Through these strategic partnerships, we get
to hyperlocalize our efforts in catering to the needs of our local customers.
We are also glad that through our partnership, Filipino enterprises get to
reach their intended audience and customers better in the highly digital new
normal. We, together with our partners, are building and championing a more
intelligent and interconnected world that makes seamless AI life possible,”
shares George Li, country manager of Huawei Philippines - Consumer Business
The Department of
Information and Communications (DICT) also reaffirmed its strong relationship
with HUAWEI at the event, noting the latter’s support in ensuring the
continuous development of the Department’s programs and projects. Huawei and
DICT have collaborated on several projects since 2018 which include the
Philippine Startup Challenge (PSC) -- a national startup competition that
challenges participants to come up with ICT solutions to real-life
HUAWEI also shared its funding programs for
app development across the world. The tech giant has recently invested USD
1M in an honor awards program that recognizes app innovation in five
regions: APAC, Europe, LA, Middle East, and China. Innovative apps present in
AppGallery get to bag prizes in multiple categories such as gaming, fintech,
and social impact. This venture is geared at propelling innovation in the app
industry in service of the evolving needs of highly digital consumers.
The Huawei Developer Day 2021 Philippines
also featured key updates for HarmonyOS and Petal Nearby.
HarmonyOS 2: Next-Gen Operating System
Huawei has unfolded a new chapter for its
HarmonyOS 2 in the latter part of the first half of 2021. Launched with the
tagline “One as All, All as One”, HarmonyOS is an integral component to the
ecosystem roadmap of Huawei wherein more products running the operating system
will be given the capability to seamlessly connect with each other.
At the HDD event, Huawei announced four main
breakthroughs for HarmonyOS 2: DecoupledOS and hardware, sharing capabilities
between devices, smooth and low latency operation, and the DevEco Studio.
Through its decoupled and modularized technology in distributed OS
architecture, HarmonyOS can be flexibly deployed to various devices with
distinct form factors and storage capabilities. The same technology enables
formerly isolated capabilities such as display, camera, speaker, microphone,
communications, sensor and computing to be synergized seamlessly across
HarmonyOS also addresses underperformance
challenges with a Deterministic Latency Engine, which enables the system to
have precise resource scheduling and real-time app prioritizing. This brings
down response latency by 25.7 percent and latency fluctuation by 55.6
Huawei also showcased its DevEco Studio which
allows ICT professionals to develop tagged widgets and adaptive UI layouts.
This rids the need for developers to redesign and rework structures as
HarmonyOS makes their singular output compatible with different
Petal Nearby: Adventures Made Easier,
Petal Search has been a hallmark of the
Huawei ecosystem since its launch at the Huawei Developer Conference 2020. It
is now present in several types of devices, being used across 170 countries
with 50-language iterations and 20 vertical categories.
Huawei has observed a rapid change in user
behavior in terms of search trends in recent years. From mere search queries,
online users now clamor for more interactive options that satisfy the need for
immediate information. To address this, Huawei has updated Petal Search to
optimize it as a hub that connects all local services. This resulted in Petal
Petal Nearby is a high-traffic portal that
gives users access to all local services. Nearby portal brings together a wide
selection of local businesses and services such as hotels, entertainment,
attractions, education, food and drink, automotive and other local services,
providing search efficiency and convenience.
This update to Petal Search is also aimed at
helping local businesses connect better with their immediate market in terms of
proximity, which is crucial today as people lessen travel to areas outside of
Filipino Huawei fans and tech enthusiasts may
stream the Huawei Developer Day 2021 on the official Facebook page of
AppGallery for more information on the HarmonyOS, Huawei Mobile Services and
Ecosystem, Petal Nearby, and local and global business updates.