Tag Archive: Says

Hey Android fans, this stupid article says iPhone users won’t date you

Sorry, New York Post: This Android snob won’t read you.

Have you heard the news? If you use an Android phone, iPhone users think you’re icky and won’t date you. At least, that’s what this nonsense article in the New York Post wants you to believe. I’ll save you a click because it’s the same boring crap we’ve been reading for years wrapped in a different shell: People who use iMessage find green bubbles gross, and those  [Read More…]

Sprint says 5G phone from OnePlus coming soon

Sprint today confirmed that it will soon sell its first phone from OnePlus. What’s more, it will support the carrier’s 5G network. Stopping short of any other details, Sprint only says that additional information will be announced “soon.”

“We value OnePlus’ reputation for balancing high-end quality at a great value,” said Dow Draper, Sprint chief commercial officer. “This new smartphone gives Sprint customers another exciting option for accessing their True Mobile 5G experience.”

For what it’s worth, OnePlus does have a  [Read More…]

Huawei says its homegrown Hongmeng OS is not designed for smartphones

Hongmeng was apparently not developed to replace Android.

What you need to know Huawei Senior Vice President Catherine Chen has said that the company’s homegrown Hongmeng OS is not designed for smartphones. The company will continue to use Google’s Android OS on its smartphones. Hongmeng OS is expected to debut with the company’s upcoming Smart TV.

Huawei had hinted earlier this year that it would switch to its own proprietary operating system in case it is not  [Read More…]

Samsung says its Q2 profit declined by 56% from a year ago

Waning demand in the memory market is putting a dent in Samsung’s bottom line.

What you need to know Samsung is forecasting a profit of $ 5.5 billion in Q2 2019, a massive 56% decline from the same time a year ago. The decline is attributed to slow sales in the memory sector, which is Samsung’ main revenue driver. Phone sales were also lackluster, with Samsung looking to the Note 10 to boosst revenue in Q3.

Samsung  [Read More…]

Trump says U.S. firms can continue doing business with Huawei

Huawei isn’t out of the woods yet, but Trump’s statement allows the Chinese manufacturer to source goods from the U.S.

What you need to know At the G20 summit, Donald Trump has confirmed that U.S. firms will be allowed to continue doing business with Huawei. Huawei isn’t off the Commerce Department’s Entity List, but Trump’s statement allows the likes of Google, Intel, and Qualcomm to provide services to Huawei. The move comes as the U.S. and China  [Read More…]

Samsung says ‘most of’ the Galaxy Fold’s display issues have been fixed

It’s possible Samsung could show off the improved Galaxy Fold during the August launch of the Note 10.

What you need to know According to the Vice President of Samsung Displays, “most” of the display issues have been fixed. Two of the fixes include tucking the screen protector under the frame and narrowing the distance between the display and body of the device. Samsung’s expected to launch the Note 10 in August, and it’s possible we could  [Read More…]

Google says cutting off Huawei could pose national security risk

Google is worried that a Huawei-modified version of Android could be easily hacked.

What you need to know Google is lobbying the U.S. government to get an exemption from the ban. Google says that a Huawei-modified version of Android is more likely to be hacked. Huawei received a 90-day extension last month, allowing its devices to receive updates through August.

Google was one of several American companies that had to cut ties with Huawei to comply with  [Read More…]

Rogers board member says Huawei should be banned from Canada’s 5G network

This would be a big blow for 5G in the Great White North.

What you need to know Philip Lind from Rogers doesn’t like Huawei’s close relationship to the Chinese government. Mike Pence and Justin Trudeau are meeting on May 30 to discuss the Huawei ban. The ban is scheduled to go into effect on August 19.

Huawei’s impending ban from the U.S. government, which goes into effect on August 19, has been creating a lot of  [Read More…]

Huawei says FedEx redirected packages to the U.S. without its authorization

Huawei is reviewing its relationship with FedEx after the courier service diverted packages bound for Asia to the U.S.

What you need to know Huawei says FedEx diverted two packages bound for Asian addresses to the U.S. FedEx attempted to reroute two more parcels to the U.S. The packages consisted solely documents and no Huawei technology.

Huawei is still dealing with the fallout from the trade ban, and it now looks like the Chinese manufacturer will have  [Read More…]

Huawei says its mobile OS won’t actually launch in June

The Huawei-made OS has been ready since January 2018.

What you need to know The new OS that is replacing Android is known as HongMeng internally and is expected to launch next month. Android apps are expected to work with it and will be available through Huawei’s AppGallery. Huawei doesn’t expect the U.S. ban to affect them because of its self-reliance in both hardware and software.

Updated 12:02 PM ET: Following this report, Huawei reached out to  [Read More…]