Huawei

Ever since Huawei was placed on the United States’ Entity List – effectively banning them from receiving US technology – the fate of support for their existing products has been in limbo. Would shipping firmware updates, security updates, and new OSes to these products violate the requirements of the list? At the time the ban went into effect, this is a question that no one really had a good answer for, either with suppliers or Huawei itself. But now we’re finally getting some clarity on the issue. On the mobile side of matters, earlier this month Huawei formally announced that its latest two generations of smartphones will get Android Q and other important updates. Meanwhile on the PC side of matters, this week Microsoft and...

Huawei Announces Nova 5 & Nova Pro in China: Introduces New Kirin 810 Chipset

Today Huawei announced the brand new Nova 5 series of smartphones. The company released the new Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i in China with availability later...

44 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/21/2019

Huawei Clarifies Android Update Situation, Commits to Android Q for Last 2 Generations

Huawei last night launched an information campaign about the status of software updates on existing devices in the face of the company’s troubles with the U.S. Commerce Department. The important...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/21/2019

Zoom Zoom: Testing 10x Hybrid Zoom in Dublin with the Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

One of the main issues facing the smartphone industry is stagnation. From generation to generation, we see the main smartphone manufacturers gunning for differentiation, and we’ve seen features such...

29 by Ian Cutress on 5/22/2019

Report: Arm Suspends Business with Huawei - Future Chip Development In Jeopardy

In the latest event in the quickly moving saga that is Huawei’s technology export blacklisting by the United States Government, the BBC has published a report this morning claiming...

114 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

Update: Huawei Issued Waiver by U.S. to Continue Software Updates & Hardware Maintenance

Update 05/20, 9pm: Following last week's ban and Google's suspension of business operations with Huawei, the U.S. Commerce Department has issued a new waiver for the company to continue...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/20/2019

Huawei Launches Mate 20 X 5G in the UK: Available in June

The Mate 20 X 5G had been announced by Huawei some months ago, and we saw the first European launch of the phone on Switzerland’s Sunrise two weeks ago...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/16/2019

Switzerland's Sunrise Starts Selling Huawei Mate 20X 5G & Xiaomi MIX3 5G Phones

Today Switzerland’s Sunrise has premiered the new Xiaomi MIX3 5G as well as the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) as its launch 5G devices, and has started selling them...

0 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/2/2019

The Huawei P30 & P30 Pro Reviews: Photography Enhanced

The last year has been extremely exciting period for Huawei and its products: Starting with the P20, the company’s flagships have been truly transformative in terms of their camera...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/18/2019

Huawei: No Communication with Apple About 5G Modems

One of the most recent rumors swirling the technosphere has been who is going to be sourcing the modems for Apple’s first generation of 5G smartphones. Despite the fact...

9 by Ian Cutress on 4/16/2019

Huawei Readies Windows 10 Laptop Based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

Being a relatively new maker of laptops, Huawei is trying to address high-end and niche markets to gain share, avoid direct competition with numerous rivals at the same time...

39 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

Huawei Launches the P30 and P30 Pro: P is for Photography

The latest update in Huawei’s P series smartphones are the new P30 and P30 Pro handsets, launched today in Paris. These new devices hope to push the reason why...

57 by Ian Cutress on 3/26/2019

Huawei P30 Series Launch in Paris: A Live Blog (Starts 2pm CET, 9am ET)

Huawei has been keen to promote the launch of its new P30 series of smartphones this week. We're here in Paris, ready to watch Huawei CBG CEO, Richard Yu...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/26/2019

Best Android Phones: Q1 2019

Today we're sizing up the state of the smartphone market for the first quarter of the year. Q1 guides are hard to write because we’re at the verge of...

29 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/7/2019

Sizing Up The 5G Modem Market: Qualcomm, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, UniSOC, and Mediatek

It will be very difficult to look at mobile connectivity news in 2019 and not see buzzwords like ‘5G’ being used everywhere. Everyone wants to talk big about 5G...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/5/2019

Huawei Mate X vs. Samsung Galaxy Fold: Ask the Press

One of the biggest talking points this year at Mobile World Congress is the emergence of folding phones. The two largest smartphone vendors in the world, Samsung and Huawei...

82 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

Huawei Launches the Mate X: Folding in a New Direction

Today at Huawei’s press conference at MWC Barcelona, Huawei has something special to share with us. It’s only been a couple of days since Samsung announced its own foldable...

52 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/24/2019

MWC 2019: Huawei Connecting Future Press Event, a Live Blog (1pm UTC)

Huawei has once again rented out the Italian Pavilion here in Barcelona for its annual Mobile World Congress press event. We're expecting to see CEO Richard Yu on stage...

7 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 2/24/2019

First Glimpse of Huawei Mate X: A Foldable 5G Phone

Constructing a stage and a booth at a trade show takes a few days. It just so happens that the media end up arriving in the city for the...

13 by Ian Cutress on 2/22/2019

US Charges Huawei for Technology Theft & Violating Sanctions, China Rebukes "Unreasonable Crackdown"

The political news cycle around Huawei over the last few weeks has been particularly active. As trade tensions between the US and China over the last year have risen...

23 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/29/2019

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