Huawei would have launched the development of a new web browser for its smartphones. According to a leak, this new version would embed more technologies developed by Chinese companies. The deployment of this new Huawei browser is expected in the course of 2024.
For several years, Huawei has installed by default own web browser on their smartphones. Soberly called “Huawei Browser”, the browser allows you to consult websites, pin your favorite sites as shortcuts and read news topics. The application is part of the HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) suite. Thanks to HarmonyOS, Huawei Browser is also making its debut on Huawei MateBook PCs.
According to information relayed by our colleagues from Huawei Central, the Chinese group is currently developing a new version of its web browser. According to DigitalJun, a reputable, popular and active informant on Sina Weibo, the Chinese social network, this new version should see the light of day in the course of the year 2024. The leaker claims to have his information from an executive currently working at Huawei.
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Huawei wants a new web browser for its devices
Citing the information provided by the executive, the informant assures that Huawei regrets that many elements of its web browser belong to American technologies, a company based in the Philippines. Among the elements pointed out, we find ID core, Webkit core, Gecko core, or Presto core. These technologies are essential for the operation of the web browser.
Apparently, Huawei regrets not exploiting more of the technologies developed by Chinese firms within its browser. “Huawei’s home country is far behind in concept”, explains Huawei Central. To overcome this lack of Chinese solutions, the technology giant would have launched the development of a new web browser.
It is assumed that this decision also depends on the American sanctions decreed in 2019. Prohibited from trading with firms incorporated in the United States and from exploiting technologies developed on American soil, Huawei was forced to review some of its solutions. In particular, the manufacturer has begun to abandon Android in favor of HarmonyOS, its own operating system.
Source: Huawei Central