Huawei transforms into a leading developer, preparing for a digital future

Huawei will launch its new operating system openEuler on 25 September. This system, targeted at business users, will offer an open-source community for global developers. After the announcement, the company’s stock shares saw a surge.

OpenEuler is set to take the multi-core complex computing industry up a notch. It takes on a national mission to make China’s digital infrastructure advanced, reliable, and safe. Jiang Han, a senior researcher at Pangu think tank, said that the main goal of this new system is to “make it possible to apply independently self-developed operating system across China”.

In the consumers market, Huawei is already increasing its share. Last Monday, Yu Chengdong, the CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said that within three months, HarmonyOS had reached 100 million users, a world record pace. It also saw the number of updated devices doubled within a month. With such an inspiring performance, this tech giant is now aiming to reach 400 million users by the end of the year.

This homegrown system was a direct reaction to the China-US trade war. However, Huawei was not worried about losing its market share – while undergoing a sanction in the US in 2019, this tech giant boosted its domestic share, increasing by 35% compared to that in 2018. Huawei’s transformation into a leading developer is considered by the Chinese media, to be a move to develop China’s self-reliant technology power, and more importantly, to uphold national security.

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