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Huawei claps back at Trump, releases Harmony Studio

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Back in July, Huawei submitted a trademark application for its Harmony concept. The Honor operating system was unveiled in August, with Huawei CEO Richard Yu saying at the time that Harmony is a “holistic intelligent experience across all devices.”
The company described the operating system as “seamless, smooth, secure and unified,” and vowed that app developers won’t have to deal with underlying technology when distributing apps with Harmony OS.
“To support this, we felt it was important to have an operating system with improved cross-platform capabilities. We needed an OS that supports all scenarios, that can be used across a broad range of devices and platforms, and that can meet consumer demand for low latency and strong security.”
Since then, Huawei has expanded the Harmony empire with two additional product, the Honor Vision TV and the more advanced Huawei Vision TV. The company is now working full-speed at fine-tuning at Harmony OS.

Huawei Harmony Studio

In Argentina, Huawei Technologies has registered the name Harmony Studio with the Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (INPI). The trademark was filed in South America on 18 September 2019 and is categorised as Class 9/42.
Furthermore, this trademark was also included in the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) database, after which it was intercepted by Let’s Go Digital editors. The original documents can be viewed here and here.
The Class 42 patent documents describes the patent as “computer programming, software design, software update, creation and maintenance of websites of third parties”. In addition, it also includes the “software development of drivers and operating systems.”
It would appear as though Huawei wants to create a central entity with Harmony Studio to further shape Harmony and all the related products, where knowledge can be shared and software developed.
This could be compared to Google’s Android Studio, but it’s clear that Huawei is entering a new phase with the Harmony OS and may be shaking things up in the industry, specifically in the way that apps are created, developed and launched.

The future of Huawei after Trump’s trade ban

The time is ripe for Huawei’s Harmony and Honor to expand into a new market after American companies – including Google – were forced to cancel their contracts and licenses with the Chinese manufacturer.
The news that the Huawei Mate 30 was released without Google apps and services caused an uproar; and even though there is no Harmony smartphone planned just yet, the company will undoubtedly expand its product portfolio soon.
By establishing the Honor Vision TV as the central focal point, a coherent ecosystem can be created. This is also the first time that Huawei is releasing a TV. Despite entering a market dominated by Sony, LG, and Samsung, Huawei is confident to build an ecosystem around their product.

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