Hashtag Trending – Huawei’s new OS; Samsung removes mocking ads; AMD’s EPYC processors

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Huawei announces its open-source HarmonyOS, Samsung pulling ads that mock Apple, AMD releases 7nm server processors.

That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. Happy Monday, August 12th, and I’m your host, Tom Li.

Trending on Google, Huawei has announced HarmonyOS, a backup plan in case it loses Android. The new operating system is designed to work across a range of devices and will support a manifold of apps including Linux and Android. During the release conference, Huawei CEO Richard Yu said that while he plans on sticking with Android for as long as possible, it would only take a day or two to switch all Huawei smartphones to HarmonyOS. For now, it’s going to be implemented into Huawei’s range of smart devices.

Trending on Reddit, Samsung is pulling ads that poke fun at the iPhone’s lack of a headphone jack. Now that the Note 10 has joined the no headphone jack party, Samsung has decided that it wouldn’t be apt to mock its competitors. Most of the videos have already disappeared from its official U.S. YouTube account, but thanks to vigilant archivers, you can still watch them through other channels.

Lastly, trending on Reddit, AMD has released its 7nm Epyc processors designed for servers and data centers. The top of the line Epyc 7742 chip touts a whopping 64 cores and 128 threads. During the press conference, Based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture, the new EPYC processors boast a 23 per cent increase in instructions-per-clock, and has four times more L3 cache compared to the previous generation. With these new processors, AMD is hoping to cut into Intel’s server market share, which currently sits at an astounding 95 per cent.

That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now. Hashtag Trending is a part of the ITWC Podcast network. Add us to your Alexa Flash Briefing or your Google Home daily briefing. I’m Tom Li, thanks for listening.

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Tom Li
Tom Li
Telecommunication and consumer hardware are Tom's main beats at IT Business. He loves to talk about Canada's network infrastructure, semiconductor products, and of course, anything hot and new in the consumer technology space. You'll also occasionally see his name appended to articles on cloud, security, and SaaS-related news. If you're ever up for a lengthy discussion about the nuances of each of the above sectors or have an upcoming product that people will love, feel free to drop him a line at [email protected].

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