We've seen Huawei Super Device thrown around since the company unveiled its fancy new ecosystem wireless capabilities earlier this year. Like other brands, Huawei makes everything from smartphones to desktop PCs, and as such is now in a position where select devices are able to communicate with one another.
This is no mere file transfer functionality. We're talking full-blown communications with the ability to swap files between devices, mirror display outputs, use specific hardware for stylus inputs, and more. And you can do all this simultaneously. In this piece, we're going to talk more about Huawei Super Device and how it works.
Huawei Super Device actually covers a number of features released and maintained by Huawei to allow for communication between brand devices. Highlight features include Drag to Connect, Multi-Screen Collaboration, AI Search integration, Huawei Share, Pop-up Pairing, and Multi-Device Files. Essentially, Huawei wants to create a single-user experience across multiple platforms.
Ever fancied yourself laying back on your office chair, feet up, doodling notes on your tablet, and seeing the results on your Windows 11 desktop PC? That's possible with a Huawei tablet, PC, and Super Device. It sounds pretty cool if you find yourself in a position where such functionality can Boost productivity or simply make it easier to manage multiple devices.
A Huawei PC and tablet is the ideal scenario for using Super Device in an office environment. Three options are available when connecting a tablet to a PC: extend, mirror, and collaborate. The first two options are very much like attaching a second display to a PC, extend will ... extend the desktop environment while mirror will recreate it on the second device.
Collaborate is more for those who need to move files between devices. When using a Huawei tablet with a PC, you can quickly transfer files on either device using the respective file manager. Begone, pesky USB drives! We can take this one step further with the Huawei stylus. The PC will read input from the tablet as you use the touchscreen, creating your own digital canvas.
Huawei Super device isn't supported by all hardware. The company had to be careful in selecting devices to add support to ensure a pleasant user experience. Really, most exact devices launched by Huawei will have some form of Super Device support.
*Denotes limited support. Huawei has a full list of devices that support various features as well as what limitations (if any) are placed upon said hardware.
The process of setting up and connecting Huawei devices together is actually rather painless. Simply follow these steps on a Huawei PC:
In order to effectively test Huawei Super Device, Windows Central was provided with some hardware. Executive Editor Daniel Rubino received the Huawei MateBook E and Huawei P50 Pro. I've been toying around with the Huawei MateStation X, Huawei MatePad 11, and the same phone.
Our good friends over at Android Central have already explained the good, the bad, and the ugly with the Huawei P50 Pro and the Harmony OS. We'll be focusing on how it integrates with Huawei Super Device and Windows 11 here. Connecting the MateStation X, MatePad 11, and P50 Pro together was achieved in but a few moments.
I managed to connect all three devices to the MateStation X using the Huawei PC Manager. As aforementioned, this opens up numerous possibilities through file transfers, screen sharing, and remote input. Using the stylus with the MatePad 11 is a joy and doing so to control Windows 11 from afar is an interesting experience.
This all works with Huawei's other hardware like printers, through pop-up connectivity. I wasn't able to test out this functionality, unfortunately, but the rest of the ecosystem works flawlessly. You will need to have some form of productivity requirement in the office or at home to really take advantage of all the included features.
It's even better for creatives who can actively use the portability and stylus input of a tablet with the performance of a laptop or desktop PC.
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Huawei called on the ICT industry players to create a level playing field for all people, not just their own employees in its first White Paper on Approaches to Fairness, Equity & Opportunity at their Women in Tech event held at the Peter Drucker Forum.
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This White Paper is part of Huawei's ongoing campaign aimed at increasing digital skills education and access for women across the world. Huawei, like many other companies within the ICT industry, has advocated on fairness, opportunity, and equity within their own operations. Notably, the company has taken measurable steps to increase diversity in their workforce and increase internal representation of marginalized groups.
It is widely understood that significant, tangible results from such programs are often slow to materialize. And thus Huawei has focused many of its efforts beyond the boundaries of its own talent pool and created dedicated programs aimed at benefiting the tech sphere as a whole.
By using ICT to connect the unconnected, Huawei hopes to provide everyone their own path and a fair chance to pursue their dreams. The White Paper includes several interviews with Huawei employees around the world on what they are doing to achieve these goals.
The "Women in Tech Carnival" event brought together renowned female leaders from around the world as well as up and coming young talent to inspire more young female talent to thrive and take leadership roles in various industries.
Nobel Prize winner Ada Yonath kicked off the event saying, "Science is gender independent and many other fields are too."
Huawei officially launched their Women in Tech initiative in 2020. Following a philosophy of "Tech for Her, Tech by Her, Tech with Her", Huawei has since worked on developing and using technology that will specifically benefit women, building a more woman-friendly environment within the tech industry, and encouraging more women to take on leadership roles.
After nearly three years, the Women in Tech initiative is now live in many countries around the world. In July 2022, the third round of the European Leadership Academy's School for Female Leadership In The Digital Age was held in Prague, Czech. The program brought together future female leaders for a week of masterclasses, team projects, active learning sessions, group activities, themed dinners, and cultural experiences. Huawei Ghana is also currently running a course for 50000 female students and traders on cyber security and other digital skills.
Huawei also released two videos highlighting role models of women leaders.
Click here to download the White Paper: A White Paper on Huawei's Approach to Fairness, Equity & Opportunity - Huawei
Click here to view the Tech by her interviews.
Full recording: https://www.huawei.com/en/events/women-in-tech
China has responded in robust terms to Government moves to provide Ministers the power to ban Huawei equipment in Ireland. By any standards these are strong measures that could eliminate certain companies from the Irish market without any need to publicly document the reasons once national security is cited. The lack of transparency is as glaring as the tension stirred with China, although it is hardly a beacon of transparency.
In unusually blunt criticism of draft laws under debate in the Dáil, China’s embassy in Dublin questioned the motivation for moves against “high-risk vendors”. The very idea was a “groundless” invention, it claimed, arguing the concept originated outside Ireland to suppress Chinese companies.
This was a clear reference to sharp disputes between Beijing and Washington over Huawei, which is based in Shenzhen, China. The row intensified at the weekend when the US banned new Huawei equipment for national security reasons and four other Chinese groups: ZTE; surveillance equipment maker Dahua Technology; video surveillance company Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology; and telecoms operator Hytera Communications.
Although the Government insists the power to ban certain groups is neither company-specific nor country-specific, Huawei is perceived to be the target. That view is widely held in business circles, particularly among telecoms groups using Huawei kit who face the prospect of being forced to remove and replace it.
“I would have thought that there would be substantial issues around compensation arising,” said Independent TD Michael McNamara, a critic of the proposed ban.
China has made the same conclusion about the focus on Huawei, adding weight to its argument by saying “remarkable progress” in economic relations has helped to create thousands of Irish jobs. “We do hope the amendments to the Communications Regulation Bill will be fact-based, fair and non-discriminatory, and the good momentum of trade and investment cooperation between China and Ireland will not be undermined.”
That is unlikely to deter Irish Ministers as the force of American diplomatic influence in Dublin far outweighing that of China.
The Government casts the power to ban company technology within the framework of the “EU 5G Security Toolbox”, saying such measures are essential for prosperity and national security. But there is no doubt the US is the driving force behind the western clampdown on Huawei.
The problem from an Irish perspective that there is no basis for interrogating claims that any company’s technology compromises national security.
The Minister for Communications will have powers to prohibit components made or supplied by high-risk vendors, restrict their use or require companies to remove, disable or modify them. There will be no requirement to explain why in cases “where the Minister considers that specifying the reasons” would be contrary to national security or public order.
Ministers will also be empowered to provide information under oath at a High Court hearing in which the appellant is not represented, on the basis that such information “shall not” be provided to the other side. The Minister can ask that only a “summary” is provided to banned companies, greatly limiting scope for any appeal.
These are novel manoeuvres that call into question the ability of a company targeted by ministerial intervention to challenge it in the courts.
“The ability to challenge your accuser is a cornerstone of Irish law, and up to now has been considered to be a right protected by the Constitution,” said Mr McNamara, adding that he has been critical of China’s human rights record. “I have no views whatsoever on Huawei. I’m not a tech expert, but for me this is about the principle of the erosion of access and recourse to justice.”
US prosecutors on Thursday, December 1, asked a judge to dismiss bank fraud and other charges against Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies whose 2018 arrest strained relations between the US and China.
Meng struck a deal with the prosecutors last year for the charges against her to be dismissed on December 1, 2022, four years from the date of her arrest in Canada on a US warrant, as Reuters reported first.
With no information Meng violated the deal, “the government respectfully moves to dismiss the third superseding indictment in this case as to defendant Wanzhou Meng,” Brooklyn US Attorney Carolyn Pokorny wrote in a December 1 letter to US District Judge Ann Donnelly.
Huawei, a telecommunications equipment maker the US views as a national security threat, is still charged in the case, which is pending in US District Court in Brooklyn, New York. No trial date has yet been set, and a status conference is scheduled for February 7th.
While Thursday’s move was expected, it closes a chapter on a particularly fraught phase of US-China relations that also thrust Canada into the middle of a broader clash between the two superpowers.
Meng had been accused of bank fraud and other crimes for misleading global bank HSBC Holdings Plc about the company’s business in Iran to obtain banking services in violation of US sanctions.
As part of her deal – a deferred prosecution agreement – she acknowledged that she had made false statements about the company’s Iran business in a 2013 meeting with a bank executive.
Meng’s untrue statements were in a statement of facts that she agreed was accurate and voluntary and would not contradict.
The charges against Huawei include everything from bank fraud to sanctions busting to conspiracy to stealing trade secrets from US technology companies and obstructing justice. It has pleaded not guilty.
In the wake of its alleged activities, Huawei was added to a US trade blacklist, restricting US suppliers from doing business with the company.
The United States also waged a global campaign against Huawei, warning that the Chinese government could use the company’s equipment to spy. Just this week, the US Federal Communications Commission adopted final rules banning new telecommunications equipment from Huawei.
Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, now serves as the company’s rotating chairwoman and deputy chairwoman as well as its chief financial officer.
She flew to China from Canada on September 24, 2021, the day she struck the deal. Two Canadians arrested in China shortly after she was detained were then released, and two American siblings who had been prevented from leaving China were allowed to fly home.
A lawyer for Meng declined comment and a spokesperson for Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comment. – Rappler.com
A Huawei executive said on Thursday that information and communications technologies, or ICT, will enable the digitalization of industry, spark innovation and make other industries green.
The remarks were made at a session organized by the Global Innovation Hub (UGIH) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the ongoing 27th Conference of the Parties, or COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh of Egypt.
Referring to what is known as the “enabling effect”, Philippe Wang, Huawei’s Executive Vice President for the Northern Africa region, said ICT is “making other industries greener”.
“5G, Artificial Intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing – all these things will Boost industrial processes in a way that cuts energy use, and lowers carbon emissions,” he said.
According to Philippe Wang, in the same way that ICT enables a smart streetlight to turn itself off when no one is around, 5G wireless base stations can automatically shut down when there is no data traffic, which saves energy.
Base stations need a power source and have antennas. For its part, Huawei has been replacing diesel generators with solar panels, which offer a cleaner source of electric power, in Nigeria and Angola. At the same time, the company has launched a green 5G antenna that covers an area of up to 500 meters area using half the transmission power. That cuts energy consumption by 30 percent.
Also speaking at the session on Thursday, Luis Neves, CEO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), stressed that digital should be at the core of the climate conversation.
“If you bring a sustainability mindset together with digital, I think we can create a powerful machine to drive the sustainability agenda and accelerate the path for a world where 10 billion people can live a healthy life. And businesses should take both their carbon footprint and handprint into consideration,” he said.
To this end, members of the ITU-T, including Huawei, have proposed a standard for measuring network energy use. Known as the Network Carbon Intensity energy metric, the standard was approved by ITU-T on October 19 as the Recommendation ITU-T L.1333.
According to Nompilo Morafo, MTN Group Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, “sustainable, measurable action” holds the key to meeting net zero goals. “In this journey, the use of digital technologies offers particular potential to increase the generation of green energy and power efficiency of all industries,” she added.
The UNFCCC UGIH session, titled ICT for Green, addressed the ways in which transformative ICT technology could be utilized to enable the green development of a wide range of industries, facilitating the world’s path to net-zero emissions.
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