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Huawei one-ups Apple with the noise-canceling FreeBuds 3

Wireless earbuds are all the rage right now, even if some of them might kinda sorta like something Apple’s put out. Huawei’s latest offerings, the FreeBuds 3, are tackling one of Apple’s most successful products with a few extra features to try and tempt people over. Noise-canceling, truly wireless Like similar competitors, the FreeBuds 3 […]

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Huawei Mate 30 is ‘going full circle’ and is launching on September 19th

Huawei’s latest flagship is officially confirmed to be only two weeks away, and it is set to debut Huawei’s latest silicon and circular camera hardware. Huawei‘s P-series has been seeing most of the spotlight for the company these days, however their true flagship full of all the features and the introducer of new technologies remains […]

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Huawei confirms which handsets will get EMUI 10/Android Q, P30 beta program begins September 8th

Huawei’s Developer Conference kicked off earlier today with the big news that its homegrown operating system is called HarmonyOS, as covered by Oscar here. As interesting HarmonyOS is, though, Huawei handset owners will be more excited that the company also revealed when we could expect the Android Q/EMUI 10 beta program to begin. Despite its […]

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Robert Downey Jr. is the latest brand ambassador to use someone else’s smartphone, accidentally promotes OnePlus with a Huawei

Earlier this year Robert Downey Jr. was pegged by OnePlus to be their brand ambassador in Asia. That’s a pretty common thing, where a tech brand will hire someone rich and famous to exclusively use their products to help build out their brand image. But what also seems to be a common thing is when […]

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Huawei releases earnings for the first half of 2019 instead of Q2 to hide trade ban damage

Huawei has released their most recent earnings report, but there’s something a little strange with the timing. Instead of releasing their report on Q2 2019, Huawei is going to be talking about the first half of 2019 instead. Pretty odd, but there’s a reason for that. Huawei’s first half of 2019 has legitimately been fantastic. […]

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Huawei supposedly helped North Korea build out their cellular networks

One of the major concerns about Huawei from the US government has been their involvement, direct or indirect, in spying on users and using their networking equipment to enable spying. That’s obviously a pretty big concern with some info that comes out of China, and that’s done more than a little damage to Huawei’s reputation […]

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Huawei denies that they’ll be ditching Android anytime soon, Hongmeng not for smartphones

With Huawei recently recovering from potentially looking access to Android and the Google Play Store, there have been plenty of rumors circulating about what exactly what they do as an alternative. We’ve seen all kinds of statements, trademarks, and more concerning Ark OS, Hongmeng, and even some stuff about Huawei adopting a Russian OS, all […]

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Huawei Harmony trademark hints at cross-platform software for smartphones and computers

Huawei has filed a trademark in the EU for Harmony, which could end up being some software to help get the company off of its reliance on Google’s Android OS. Ever since Huawei was tentatively given the green light to keep dealing with Google and other US suppliers they’ve been trying to figure out the […]

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Huawei looks set to announce EMUI 10 during its Developer Conference in August

Having launched the P30 Pro back in March sporting the EMUI 9.1 interface, Huawei is apparently gearing up to announcing version 10 during its Developer Conference keynote in China on August 9th. While details are scarce on we can expect to see with EMUI 10, there are a couple of things that we can be […]

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Huawei P30 Pro review: The phone to beat in 2019

2018 brought us the eye-catching P20 Pro from Huawei that featured a mesmerizing Twilight finish, a notched display, and perhaps more importantly, a trio of rear cameras that conspired to turn night into day. Taking handheld pictures in low-light conditions had never before yielded such fantastic results without the use of a tripod. And while […]

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Huawei leak shows a circular camera cutout to keep some distance from Samsung and Apple

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is starting to take a few laps around the rumor mill, and today we’re getting a good look at the case for the phone. Normally these kinds of leaks are pretty boring when it’s for a phone that we already expect to look much like its predecessor, but Huawei is […]

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Huawei tentatively allowed to continue dealing with US companies again

Huawei has had a rough few months after being banned from working with US companies, but now it looks as if that turmoil is over. US President Trump announced in a news conference that Huawei would be allowed to continue dealing with US companies, including companies like Google that make critical parts of Huawei’s ecosystem. […]

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Huawei launching great new midrange 7nm Kirin 810 chip in the Nova 5

Huawei is gearing up to launch their new budget Nova 5 to show off their far more interesting new Kirin 810 which looks to be an excellent new mid-range chipset. Huawei has been producing and exclusively using their own in-house HiSilicon Kirin mobile chips for a good while at this point, and while the flagship […]

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Facebook reportedly prohibits Huawei from pre-installing its apps

Future Huawei phones will no longer come pre-installed with Facebook's apps, according to Reuters. The social network has reportedly prohibited the Chinese manufacturer from loading its main app, Instagram and WhatsApp onto any phone that hasn't left…
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Huawei Mate 20 reinstated in Google’s Android Q beta program

In a turnaround on the USA’s ongoing Huawei ban the company has been restored to Google’s Android Q Beta program after the companies’ relationship was severed two weeks ago. Things have been looking pretty grim for Huawei’s global smartphone business after the company’s working relationship with Android’s owner Google broke down a couple weeks ago, […]

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Huawei’s new mobile OS is only half-baked, putting Huawei in another bad position

Huawei has reportedly been working on an internal mobile operating system for a few years now, which is apparently called Project Z. It’s designed to help give Huawei a way out of using Google’s Android without giving up the massive library of Google apps. Despite earlier rumors suggesting that this new OS would be ready […]

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Huawei is managing to avoid Samsung and Apple’s smartphone decline

Samsung and Apple have both reported their first-quarter earnings, and smartphone sales, while solid, aren’t a highlight for either company. That’s a big change from just a few years ago where both OEMs managed to continuously sell more and more phones every year, but all things must come to an end. Unless you’re Huawei, anyway. […]

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Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Specifications – What’s the difference?

Huawei launched its new P30 and P30 Pro flagship smartphones in Paris, complete with a boost in photography abilities, the powerful Kirin 980 processor, and OLED displays with a Dewdrop cutout. As with the P20 Pro from 2018, the P30 and P30 Pro launched with some snazzy color schemes such as Amber Sunrise and Breathing […]

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Huawei P30 Pro expected to feature a 10x super zoom camera

Huawei is looking to make 2019 a year full of crazy innovations, and they’ve already started on the right foot with the folding Mate X. The P30 Pro will be one of their next devices, and it’s expected to pack in a ton of camera features that will stand out from an incredibly crowded smartphone […]

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Leaked case renders reveal Huawei P30 and P30 Pro designs

While it’s thought that Huawei will show off its foldable smartphone at MWC 2019 that may also feature 5G connectivity, the Chinese handset maker is also gearing up to launch its successors to last year’s impressive P20 and P20 Pro. Case maker, Spigen, would appear to have let the proverbial cat out of the bag […]

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Huawei could launch a foldable smartphone with 5G at MWC 2019

5G and foldable smartphones are the buzzwords of 2019 when it comes to mobile technology, with MWC 2019 expected to be awash with demonstrations and announcements concerning the two segments. While Samsung is thought to be showing off its Galaxy F folding smartphone during its Galaxy S10 launch event on February, Huawei is set to […]

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Huawei is in even more hot water for stealing T-Mobile tech

Huawei’s 2018 was not good from a PR standpoint, and I don’t think 2019 is going to be much better. The company is now in some trouble for alleged theft of technology from T-Mobile from a few years back, and federal prosecutors are looking into criminal charges against the company, adding to the pile. The […]

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Huawei P30 to ramp up the camera game

According to a new leak shared by Evan Blass, the forthcoming Huawei P30 will introduce some major enhancements in terms of camera hardware and functionality. Despite Google’s prowess with the single lens Pixel 3 phones released this fall, most smartphone manufacturers continue to push the boundaries with camera hardware by expanding the number of lens […]

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Google’s Fuchsia OS will be tested by Huawei on the Honor Play

Google has been developing a new operating system, Fuchsia, for all kinds of devices and until now they’ve been exclusively in charge of testing. In a surprise reveal, Huawei announced that it will use the Honor Play as a testbed for Fuchsia, with that phone being the first mainstream device to do so. Huawei made […]

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DIY repairs a challenge for Huawei Mate 20 Pro

With the release of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro a few weeks ago, it is time for the folks at iFixit to check out what kind of potential there is for consumers to do their own repairs on the smartphone. Considering how complex smartphones are getting as they try to balance top hardware with durability, […]

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China suggests President Trump switch to Huawei phones after wiretapping accusations

Earlier this week a report broke that Chinese spies were eavesdropping on Donald Trump’s phone calls from his personal, unsecured iPhone, which obviously carries a ton of political implications that your local Android site probably isn’t qualified to evaluate. And while that kind of accusation and potential carelessness really isn’t great for anyone involved, China […]

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro might have an easily fooled face unlock

If you’ve heard me on one of our recent podcasts, you know that I’m not a big fan of notches, especially on Android phones. The iPhone X from last year introduced this monstrosity and Android manufacturers were (VERY) quick to copy. The iPhone X’s notch at least had a purpose – it housed new facial […]

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Huawei Watch GT may launch with the Huawei Mate 20

While this fall has seen the typical release of new smartphones from the usual manufacturers, they all seem to have been working on some side projects that are a bit surprising. In the case of Huawei, an item that has flown mostly under the radar is a pair of new smartwatches that the company appears […]

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Huawei hints at a trendy foldable, 5G phone for next year

Huawei knows that two major upcoming trends in smartphones will be folding screens and 5G connectivity, and they want to jump on that bandwagon ASAP. That’s why they’re planning on releasing a phone that does sometime in 2019 in what will certainly be an expensive, mediocre device that will only be worth it to extremely […]

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Huawei trolls Apple again by parking juice van outside flagship store

It’s that time of year again where people queue up to buy the new phone from a company named after a fruit. While I would give you points for saying BlackBerry, it is, of course, Apple, and the people are queuing up to get their hands on either the iPhone XS or XS Max that […]

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Huawei ready to launch 7nm Kirin 980 chip in the upcoming Mate 20

Huawei has confirmed that the pending launch of their Mate 20 series of smartphones will usher in a new era for processors as the company makes their new Kirin 980 available in a consumer product. The Kirin 980 is notable as it is produced using a 7nm manufacturing process. Huawei says the Mate 20s equipped […]

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Democrats don’t want candidates to use ZTE and Huawei phones

Huawei might have taken Apple's place as the second largest smartphone seller in the world, but that doesn't mean everyone's a fan now. According to CNN, the Democratic National Committee has warned candidates running in November against using device…
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Recent Huawei phones blacklisted by VLC on Play Store

Popular media player app, VLC, has announced that Huawei smartphones are blacklisted from downloading and installing the app from Play Store because of EMUI’s aggressive power management policy of killing background apps. After numerous one-star reviews on the Play Store from Huawei users complaining about the VLC app not playing audio in the background, the developer […]

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Huawei might have found a way around the display notch

The notch is easily one of the hottest topics of 2018, with tons of people on both sides of the argument. Samsung is pretty much the only manufacturer that hasn’t tried their hand at it, with almost everyone else offering some kind of phone with a notch somewhere in their lineups. Huawei is guilty of […]

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Huawei aims high, wants to ship 200 million phones in 2018

Last year, Huawei managed to ship around 150 million phones globally. That’s really good and confirmed Huawei as one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers on the planet. But you can’t keep growing as a company by shipping the same amount of phones every year, so what’s the next goal for Huawei? Try 200 million. Don’t forget to […]

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US issues warning to Canada over relationship with Huawei

The US government hasn’t tried to hide their concern over some of Huawei’s activities, particularly as it relates to China’s government. Now lawmakers in the US government are issuing a warning directly to Canada over Huawei’s presence in Canada. Huawei uses Canada as a research center for next-gen networking technology, and there’s some concern about […]

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Huawei phones will be able to run cloud-based Windows 10

This may seem like an odd combination but Huawei has announced plans to make it possible to run Windows 10 on several of their Android-powered smartphones and mobile devices. The capability will be made available through a new Huawei Cloud PC service and only requires installation of an app on the device. The Huawei hardware […]

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Gigantic 6.9-inch Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks

Remember a few years ago when manufacturers were racing to make phones bigger and bigger and bigger? We finally hit the 5-inch mark with reasonable bezels, and, for the most part, decided that was good enough. There are still some outliers in the 5.5 to 6-inch range, and Samsung’s Note line has always pushed the […]

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The US government might have problems with Google’s relationship with Huawei

Huawei and the US government have been at odds for pretty much all of 2018, and unfortunately for Huawei, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. And that news gets even worse for companies that have ties to Huawei, as now they’re in the crosshairs, too. In this case, the US government […]

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US government orders military bases to remove all stock of Huawei and ZTE phones

The US government has been in a spat with ZTE and Huawei recently, with issues ranging from sanction violations to national security concerns. That conflict is escalating today, and it’s going to hurt the sales of both companies’ phones even more. The Pentagon has ordered US military bases to stop selling any Huawei or ZTE […]

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Huawei prepares to start production of the 7nm Kirin 980 CPU

Samsung recently announced they had finished up their development of the 7nm manufacturing process for mobile processors ahead of schedule, but they’ve still got plenty of competition to contend with. Huawei is easily one of Samsung’s biggest rivals on that front, and rumor has it they’ll start manufacturing their own 7nm Kirin 980 CPU this […]

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Best case guide for the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Huawei launched its P20 and P20 Pro flagship smartphones on March 27 at an event in Paris, and despite some differences in hardware, both models sport glass panels front and back with some truly stunning finishes. You only need to take a look at either handset in the Twilight or Pink Gold colors to see that […]

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Here’s the Huawei P20 Pro, complete with a 40MP camera and display notch

Huawei has officially announced the P20 family of devices, including the P20 and P20 Pro plus their signature Porsche edition. There’s a lot to love here, especially for photographers. The specs for both devices shouldn’t be particularly surprising; we’ve seen the hardware in several leaks and pretty much guessed exactly what Huawei would announce. But […]

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Don’t expect to buy a Huawei P20 in the US

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro look like pretty fantastic devices. The cameras are impressive, the hardware is top-notch, and they’ve got a slick dual-tone paint design. Just don’t expect to buy it in the US. Now, Huawei’s no stranger to struggling to get onto US shelves. They’ve fought with carriers, they’re losing their place […]

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Watch the Huawei P20/P20 Pro launch right here from 9am ET!

After the setbacks that Huawei is experiencing in 2018 on its plans for US expansion, the Chinese electronics giant is launching its brand new P-Series flagships, the P20, and the P20 Pro, at an event held in Paris. With leaks and rumors pointing to the P20 Pro sporting a triple rear camera setup, enhanced AI abilities, and an […]

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Leaked hands-on video details the Huawei P20 Lite

Huawei’s P20 Lite is one of the phone’s opting for a questionable display notch, which we saw a ton of at MWC 2018. What’s really interesting about this device, though, is that Huawei has not officially announced it. It’s supposedly already available at some retailers, so this was a really quiet launch, if those retailers aren’t just […]

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Huawei P20 may launch with Android 8.1 Oreo

With the Huawei launch of the P20 still over a month away, we expect to start seeing more updates and leaks concerning the device and its two variants. The latest involves the operating system users may find loaded on the device out of the box. Sources think that will now be a combination of a […]

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Verizon follows AT&T in dropping Huawei smartphones

Verizon is the latest carrier to drop its plans to sell phones from Chinese handset maker Huawei, according to sources cited in Bloomberg. The move follows a similar decision from AT&T earlier this month, supposedly prompted by pressure from the…
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The US Huawei Mate 10 Pro ditches the dual SIM, picks up T-Mobile VoLTE support

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will finally be coming to the US despite a really shaky launch with a ton of problems. AT&T was supposed to carry the device but backed at the last minute just before CES. It was a bad look for Huawei, but since they already had plans for an AT&T model, […]

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Breakdown between Huawei and AT&T result of U.S. lawmaker pressure

One announcement that many people expected to occur at CES 2018 last week was going to be the availability of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the U.S. market via AT&T. In a big surprise, that announcement was scuttled the day before CES 2018 opened. Huawei was able to salvage the Mate 10 Pro launch […]

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