After being positioned on the U.S. authorities’s Entity Checklist, it wasn’t clear what Huawei would do with out entry to Android. The corporate claimed that it had an working system within the works in case that day got here.
At this time, throughout its annual developer convention, Huawei formally unveiled HarmonyOS. The OS is constructed with a microkernel, supposedly making it sooner and safer than Android.
For now, HarmonyOS will solely reside on IoT gadgets. We count on model 1.zero to energy a number of the firm’s good shows later this 12 months, such because the Honor Imaginative and prescient TV. Huawei acknowledged that it doesn’t plan to exchange Android with HarmonyOS, nevertheless it may instantly swap if Google ever revoked entry to the cellular OS. [Engadget]
In Different Information:
- Ubuntu 18.04.three LTS Is Now Out there with Linux Kernel 5.zero: Canonical simply launched the third of 5 level releases for Ubuntu 18.04. Along with bug fixes, this replace brings with it a collection of colour emoji choices within the emoji picker, GNOME Shell and Mutter enhancements, and Linux Kernel 5.zero. Identical to in Ubuntu 19.04, the brand new kernel options improved help and different efficiency enhancements. Make sure that to take a look at our information on easy methods to set up the Ubuntu 18.04.three LTS replace. [OMG Ubuntu]
- Inform Alexa to Communicate Slower: Relying on what you employ Amazon Alexa for, you would possibly discover that the voice assistant talks too quick to grasp. Beginning at present, U.S. clients can ask their good audio system to speak slower or faster. To regulate Alexa’s talking charges, say, “Alexa, speaker slower,” or “Alexa, communicate sooner.” To reset the good assistant’s speech, say, “Alexa, communicate at your default price.” [Amazon]
- Sony’s New Laptop computer Contains The entire Ports Lacking from Your Laptop: Most trendy laptops would possibly embody two or three USB-A or USB-C ports, however that’s mainly it. Sony determined that wasn’t sufficient and as a substitute launched the SX12 with three USB-A ports, one USB-C, HDMI, SD card slot, ethernet port, VGA, and a three.5mm headphone/mic jack. The VAIO SX12 begins at $1,119 within the U.S. with a U-series Core i5 CPU 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. [The Verge]
Jupiter not too long ago entered a place referred to as opposition, making its place in our photo voltaic system virtually reverse the Solar from Earth. Its location makes it simpler for scientists to view and research the planet. On June 27, the Hubble telescope captured a brand new photograph of Jupiter with its Nice Pink Spot entrance and middle.
In keeping with the European Area Company, the picture gives additional proof that the Nice Pink Spot is shrinking. It’s nonetheless not clear why, however the storm—which has a diameter roughly equal to the Earth—has been raging for 150 to 350 years. Scientists hope these new photos assist them uncover what’s going on in Jupiter’s ambiance. [Science Alert]