[Digital Business Africa] – During the TEDx conference organized by Huawei on April 7, 2021 in Shenzhen, China. Mr. Wang Chenglu, Chairman of the Software Engineering Department of Huawei Consumer Business Group and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Business Unit, presented the future plans of the Mobile Device Division and the development of the Internet of the Objects (IoT) of the group.

Harmony OS - Huawei's 2021 goal: Equip 300 million smartphones, tablets and other IoT devices with its HarmonyOS operating system - DIGITAL Business AFRICA

On this occasion, Mr. Wang Chenglu said: “ The mobile internet industry, especially mobile phones, is facing pressure, and global smartphone shipments started to decline in 2018, with a decline of around 6% year-on-year in 2020. The average time that consumers spend on their phones every day has remained frozen between four to five hours since 2018, indicating that the industry has reached a critical point and needs to make a transformation. “

Therefore, Huawei’s goal is to have 300 million smartphones, tablets and other IoT devices equipped with the Harmony OS operating system by the end of 2021. This operating system next-generation technology will allow multiple smart devices to connect in a single language, and more consumers to communicate with each other more easily than ever before.

For example, a smart watch can detect that a user has fallen asleep and then the lights in the room will turn off or the air conditioner will adjust the temperature automatically to create a more pleasant sleeping environment. This experience will feel like you have someone assisting you at home. Sports devices connected to a wearable device can serve as personal training, providing real-time data analysis and guidance », Underlined Mr. Wang Chenglu.

HarmonyOS will also promote smart upgrade of equipment manufacturers and drive more traffic to new smart devices other than mobile phones. These actions will be at the origin of the digital transformation of the mobile telephony industry.

About Huawei

Huawei is one of the world’s leading providers of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions in four key areas – telecommunications networks, computing, smart devices and cloud services – the company is committed to bringing digital to every person, every home and every organization for a smart and fully connected world.

Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, Huawei creates lasting value for its customers, working to empower people, enrich home life and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation is focused on customer needs. ” We invest heavily in basic research, focusing on technological breakthroughs that move the world forward. We have 194,000 employees and are present in more than 170 countries and regions. Established in 1987, Huawei is a private company wholly owned by its employees “, Says the group in a press release.

By Digital Business Africa