The day’s assuredly here! Huawei‘s annual developer conference, HDC 2020, is taking place from September 10 – 12, at Huawei HQ in Shenzhen, China starting at 9 am today.

Aside from the usual developer fare — including blemish sessions in fintech, gaming, ecommerce, and travel & aeronautics — we’re assured a scattering of accouterments announcements, as well as the latest developments on HMS Core 5.0, HarmonyOS, and EMUI 11. You can find the agenda here. Follow along the live stream below for the latest, and scroll down for our up-to-the-minute event advantage and reactions.

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Off to a late start. I’m not mad. But if I hear the same song again I’m switching careers.

And we’re off.

HiCar, accurate in 150 agent models, could be in more than five actor cartage by 2021. The account is Huawei’s adaptation of Apple’s CarPlay or Android Auto, and it sounds like the aggregation has big plans for it in China. Don’t hold your breath that we’ll see this in the United States or Europe anytime soon, or at all.

The rumors about HarmonyOS 2.0 are true. No word on a absolution date yet, though it was just announced. I don’t think this one surprises anyone, as Huawei has been affliction the latest abundance of an “all device” operating system for weeks now.

Spoke too soon. We’ll see HarmonyOS 2.0 today for smart TVs, watches, and headsets. It comes to smartphones in December 2020. Huawei also just appear that it was open sourcing the operating system for collaborative development and the advance of Chinese-built apps like TikTok.

HarmonyOS 2.0 brings about improvements in throughput, latency, and reliability. The OS is built for multi-device affiliation and touts seamless affiliation of all devices, whether affiliated with WiFi or Bluetooth. Self-discovery and self-networking bring automatic connectivity no matter which device you’re trying to connect, how you’re trying to affix it, or which arrangement you want to affix it to.

Huawei’s touting the money and time that it has spent on creating “airtight” security.

Three ways to join the HarmonyOS ecosystem: broadcast SDKs, open source code, or applying targeted code. Over 12 actor accessories are currently using Harmony SDKs. There are 17 subsystems and 134 code repositories.

HarmonyOS is coming to toasters. This absolutely looks pretty cool, agnate to smart ovens like those offered by June and Tovala, only in an app with a affiliated oven. We’ll see it in aggregate from refrigerators to washers and dryers. I might need some acceptable that a smart dryer is the future.

DevEco 2.0, Huawei’s chip development ambiance (IDE) brings real-time preview, code completion, aegis apprehension along with highly able debugging. It has a broadcast scheduler, simulation modules, and automatic testing.

On to EMUI 11, Huawei’s Android-based, custom user interface. The demo video looks impressive. We’ll see smoother animations and interactions. Space administration looks cool, a sort of split screen UI that’s more fluid than the snap interfaces we have today that split screens into two, three, or four. This fluid interface shifts space to one app while taking it from addition as you resize in real-time.

MeeTime brings human-like interactions to smart devices, abutting IoT accessories to your phone or TV, for example. The hope here, according to Huawei, is that all accessories can acquaint with each other in the same way that humans do. MeeTime also brings screen sharing, a FaceTime-like account with real-time AI subtitles from English, Japanese, and Korean into Chinese.

Adaptation isn’t just bound to audio. It also appearance text and image-based translation, platform-wide, using OCR.

Seems Huawei is experiencing some abstruse difficulties. The keynote, appointed for two hours, went dark several account ago on both Facebook and YouTube. We’ll update when, or if, it’s resolved.

Twitter link is still working!

Huawei’s ad engine, alms developers a way to monetize their applications, now appearance over 3,100 across apps. An on-screen demo video shows a array of artistic types, including announcement options that look native to the application, as well as those that offer pretty slick video or alternate integration.

Map engine, a absolution from last year, has 11 new capabilities. Some of these accommodate walking directions, public transportation, and added navigation. Over 2,000 across apps have already chip Map Kit, with Europe making up the better region alfresco of Asia.

Location Kit offers a higher-precision accession system that covers both indoor and alfresco requirements, with seamless switching amid each, by accumulation assorted technologies, in 2D and 3D. Walking to a restaurant in a arcade center, for example, gets you admonition to the center itself, and then guided admonition once inside the architecture to find the restaurant itself.

Huawei has optimized its global, mobile-first search engine. It currently serves 170 regions, 50 countries, and 20 verticals, including local, shopping, news, and travel. It’s currently attractive for added ally to open up capabilities to abutment local applications.

A activity with an bearding game developer saw a 13-16% access in frame rate and a drop in power burning by 11-13% using Huawei’s cartoon apprehension engine, Computer Cartoon Kit.

ML Kit provides text, voice, language, image, facial, and biometric-related AI casework with a 70% advance in apprehension speed for face recognition, and up to 90% faster with image recognition. ML Kit is powered by MindSpore, an on-device inference framework that developers can use to optimize their algorithms for speed increases of up to 20% and decreases in power consumption.

[10:57] Huawei is now talking about a Chinese-born, first-party DRM system that would assure agreeable creators across assorted apps and platforms.

Image Kit now appearance template-based animations while alms a number of new design capabilities. It’s lightweight, alms easy access to several filters and animations with a single API.

AppGallery Affix helps developers with a one stop account that helps devs build, release, manage operations, and adviser analytics from a single source. It connects with Huawei Cloud, which appearance developer support, advance resources, and a free clearing period.

HMS Core brings bigger user interactions to the AI that drives IoT devices. Using HiLink, its one-stop developer platform, developers can design new features, firmware, configure products, and add alternate elements like voice control. From design to development, and debugging, aggregate can be done on one platform. The last 15 minutes-ish have been a sort of educational affair with demost to show what HiLink and HMS Core are able of and how both abutment developers in adding human-centric UI interactions.

Huawei boasts 30,000 stores and sales channels, each giving consumers a glimpse of what it’s like to walk into a smart home full of affiliated devices.

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