Huawei has made progress in software and R&D, but has floundered slightly in finance.< /p>
The other day, a top manager of Huawei said that the number of devices running its own operating system HarmonyOS exceeded 240 million, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Focus.
Executive Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong told reporters at a recent press conference that Huawei has ranked first in the world in terms of the number of patent applications (6,952), and has held the lead for 5 years in a row. He also stressed that the number of Huawei devices equipped with the HarmonyOS operating system exceeded 240 million units, and the shipment volume of devices exceeded 1.5 billion units.
According to the top manager, in 2021, Huawei invested 17.46 billion euros in research, which allowed it to take the second place in the world among companies investing in the development of new technologies. Yu stressed that the vendor will continue to increase investment in research and development, so that users from around the world can access «smart» devices and advanced technologies.
According to the financial report of the hardware giant for the first quarter of 2022, revenue was 131 billion yuan ($19.8 billion), which is 13.9% less than in the same period a year earlier . Huawei's net profit margin fell 6.8% in the first quarter to 4.3% year-on-year.
According to Hu Houkun, chairman of Huawei, this financial performance was expected as the company increased investment in new research «to maintain the ability to constantly innovate and create new products for customers».
Note that last year Google during the Google I/O conference announced that that there are more than 3 billion devices in the world running Android OS.