This week Huawei has taken a stage even further into a potential devoid of Google, though the serious war involving influencers and Instagram rages on. Listed here are our winners and losers of the 7 days.

Winner of the week: Huawei

At the Huawei Developer Meeting 2019 (HDC), the Chinese tech huge formally christened its new Google-free of charge functioning system. Harmony OS is the name of the system that will power all sorts of devices in the upcoming. Huawei does not will need the help of Google for this, and Android applications should run anyway. It is really an remarkable development. We have recognized that Huawei is performing on some thing like this for a although now, but this is the very first time we have gotten serious, concrete information from the organization itself.

Of study course, there is continue to a long way to go in advance of Harmony OS gets to be a operating, residing functioning method – primarily for smartphones. There was barely extra to see or hear about it at the developer conference than a screenshot and some crucial data. But a start has been made, and potentially a sign has been despatched to associates and prospects as effectively as to the other aspect, i.e. the US government. The concept would seem to be: ‘This won’t be simple, but we will not enable you conquer us, and we will do it with or with out you’. Huawei will have to be revered for this stance.

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Harmony OS could finally electric power smartphones as properly. / © AndroidPIT

Loser of the week: influencers on Instagram

In the meantime, the various influencers on Instagram have little cause to cheer this 7 days since they are looking at their business enterprise product threatened. This is the history: Instagram is now screening a alter that no for a longer time shows the quantity of likes in posts. On the other hand, likes are money for influencers, and if they are not noted or very easily noticeable, they are also distributed a lot less frequently. For Instagram, this determination is really understandable, as my colleague Simone clarifies in this feeling piece. For influencers, on the other hand, this modify, if implemented across the board immediately after initial testing, would be a actual blow for these social media stars. Possibly Instagram’s new strategy is a welcome prospect for one or two influencers to take into account whether it really is such a smart organization model to rely on a single platform above which they by themselves have no control…

Steffen Herget