Tag Archive: Mate


Huawei Mate X set to launch at the end of October in China

Supplies will be limited.

What you need to know A report from cnBeta has revealed that Huawei’s first foldable phone, the Mate X, will debut in China at the end of October. The Mate X was originally expected to be released in June but was delayed for “extra tests.” There is no word on when the Mate X would launch globally, but supplies will be limited at launch due to the difficulties in manufacturing the device.

Foldable  [Read More…]

EMUI 10 and Android 10 are making their way to the Mate 20 Pro

The Mate 20 Pro is receiving the latest Android release.

What you need to know Only some Dutch owners of Mate 20 Pros are receiving the update. It includes the September 2019 security patch. The Mate 20 Pro’s successor, the Mate 30, does not come with Google services due to the US ban on Huawei.

Despite Huawei’s recent troubles with procuring full access to Google’s products as a result of its addition to the US Entity List,  [Read More…]

These are the best cases available for the Huawei Mate 30

Protecting the Huawei Mate 30 is a smart idea because it’s an expensive flagship made of all glass with a curved screen. If you own one, or are planning to pick up a Mate 30, you’ll definitely want to do yourself a favor and get one of these cases.

Thin and sleek Anccer Colorful Series

Staff Pick

Minimalist cases like this style from Anccer are great for those concerned about a case adding too much extra  [Read More…]

Powerful hidden APIs in Huawei Mate 30 allow Google app installation

“LZPlay” app hooks into undocumented Huawei APIs to install Google apps – a potential security risk?

What you need to know Security researcher John Wu has found undocumented APIs that let apps with Admin privileges install new system apps on the Mate 30. The permissions are used by the “LZPlay” app to install the Google framework and services, but Wu says they’re also a security risk. Huawei says the Mate 30 does not ship with GMS, and  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Galaxy Watch Active 2, OnePlus 7T, new Amazon devices

There’s a final bit of follow up on iPhone 11 Pro vs. Note 10 before Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Hayato Huseman move on to the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the process for installing Google apps on the phone.

In the realm of smartwatches, Andrew has plenty of great things to say about Galaxy Watch Active 2. Likewise, the OnePlus 7T is heralded by the team as the best Android phone for $ 600. Finally, they discuss  [Read More…]

How to install Google apps on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro doesn’t come with Google apps or services out of the box. But that doesn’t mean you can’t install them on your own device after the fact. It’s pretty easy to restore most, but not all of the apps and features you’d get from a certified Google Android device. This means whether you’re planning on importing the Chinese version of the device, or you eventually pick up the Western version when it’s available, you’ll have  [Read More…]

Samsung trolls Huawei during Mate 30 launch in email blast

Clap, clap, clap.

Samsung doesn’t always love to tout its close relationship with Google — that is, not unless it’s expedient to do so.

Now, during a fractious and awkward time for Huawei to launch the Mate 30 series, which doesn’t and can’t ship with any Google services, is one of those times.

In the middle of the Mate 30 keynote in Munich today, Samsung sent a Spanish-language email blast to its Latin American customers  [Read More…]

The Mate 30 Pro hands-on: A great phone, with one giant compromise

The Mate 30 Pro could be the year’s best Android phone, but Huawei’s role as a casualty of the U.S.-China trade war mean its lacking one big feature.

It’s not common to go into a new phone launch with one of the major talking points being geopolitical intrigue. Yet that’s where we are with the freshly-minted Huawei Mate 30 series, unveiled at an event in Munich, Germany. As excellent as these phones appear to be, they’re overshadowed  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro!

This year’s Mate series is all about big displays and impressive cameras.

2019 has not been kind to Huawei. The Chinese company has been faced with unrelenting backlash all around the world, with the majority of the heat coming from the United States. Even so, Huawei has persisted through it all and continued to dominate the Android space.

The P30 series quickly established itself as one of the best smartphone offerings of the year, and a few  [Read More…]

Here are the specs for the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro

Here’s what makes the Mate 30 series tick.

Huawei’s had a difficult 2019, but that hasn’t stopped the company from continuing to release one killer flagship after another. Following the incredible P30 series that debuted earlier in the year, we now have the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.

Similar to what we saw in 2018 with the Mate 20 series, the Mate 30 Pro offers the best overall experience while the Mate 30 is a very  [Read More…]