Tag Archive: Huawei’s


Trump administration will soon begin blocking Huawei’s global chip supply

TSMC and other chipmakers will no longer be able to supply chips to Huawei without first obtaining a license from the U.S.

What you need to know U.S. will soon begin blocking shipments to Huawei from global chipmakers. The announcement comes just a day after President Donald Trump extended the ban on Huawei and ZTE for another year. Huawei could soon lose access to all semiconductors made using U.S. software and technology.

Just a day after the  [Read More…]

Huawei’s P30 Pro New Edition launches in June from £699

Huawei’s P30 Pro returns. Again.

What you need to know Huawei is launching the P30 Pro New Edition again. It’s the first Huawei ‘flagship’ this year to ship with Google apps. The company says this is to celebrate the one year anniversary of the P30’s launch.

Huawei is once again relaunching the P30 Pro after an initial relaunch last year to add a new finish. Unlike all other Huawei phones released this year, the P30 Pro stands  [Read More…]

Prominent navigation app HERE WeGo debuts on Huawei’s AppGallery

Without Google, Huawei has to try its hand at the next best thing.

What you need to know HERE WeGo is now in the Huawei AppGallery. The mapping app will serve as an alternative for Google Maps on Huawei’s growing platform. Huawei remains unable to use any of Google’s apps and services on its devices.

Huawei’s AppGallery now has its first big navigation app with the addition of the HERE WeGo mapping app. The app recently made  [Read More…]

Huawei’s AppGallery lands same-day Game of Thrones: Beyond The Wall launch

The same day launch as the Google Play Store gives Huawei’s AppGallery a slight credibility boost.

What you need to know Game of Thrones: Beyond The Wall will launch on Huawei’s AppGallery at the same time as the Play Store. Huawei worked with the developer team to ensure compatibility with Huawei Mobile Services. It’s a strategy that’s been tried before on different platforms with varying effects.

Game of Thrones: Beyond The Wall is coming to Android smartphones,  [Read More…]

Huawei’s Google blacklist led to a $12 billion revenue shortfall in 2019

Without Google apps, Huawei’s hardware loses its appeal for most.

What you need to know Huawei has been unable to work with Google since its inclusion on the Entity List in May 2019. The company thought it could handle the loss by creating its own replacement for Google’s services on top of its already good hardware. Huawei was in-fact not able to handle it and reported a shortfall of $ 12 billion.

Huawei’s first year without Google  [Read More…]

Huawei’s upcoming P40 Pro might not bring faster charging speeds

The P40 Pro could have the same 40W SuperCharge wired fast charging tech as Huawei’s current flagship phones.

What you need to know Huawei P40 series phones have been certified by China’s 3C regulatory body. The certification reveals the standard P40 supports 22.5W charging, while the P40 Pro supports 40W charging. Both the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will be announced at a global launch event in Paris on March 26.

Huawei’s P30 Pro was one of  [Read More…]

Huawei’s app store is still mostly irrelevant to anyone in the west

Boasting about being so far behind is not a good look even if it’s the only good thing to say.

When I was but a youngster, my father was a mechanic for one of the local stock car drivers. At the risk of showing my age, I can remember that somehow local promoters convinced Richard Petty to race at the little local track. In the weeks before that day, I can remember those local drivers saying how  [Read More…]

Huawei’s P40 and P40 Pro will be launching on March 26 in Paris

The question of Google still looms large.

What you need to know Huawei will announce the P40 and P40 Pro on the 26th of March in Paris. These devices will be the first of Huawei’s P-series to launch without access to the Google Play Store. The devices are expected to launch with up to five rear cameras on the pro models and 120Hz displays on all.

Huawei is launching the successors to its well-received P30 and P30  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Huawei’s rock is also its hard place

Can Huawei build a Google-free Android that people actually want to use?

I’ve spent around 10 minutes with a Huawei Mate 30 Pro. I picked up a European friend’s review unit, played around with the waterfall display a bit, hungrily took a few photos with its massive cameras, and swiped through an Android UI devoid of any Google services. I promptly returned it to the table.

In contrast, I’ve spent around 10 months with the Huawei P30  [Read More…]

Huawei’s foldable Mate X2 may arrive with six cameras and a stylus

It is rumored to launch in Q3 2020.

What you need to know A patent filed by Huawei with the EUIPO has revealed the design of the company’s upcoming foldable phone. The phone will feature an outward folding screen and a total of six cameras. It will also come with a built-in stylus.

Huawei is expected to announce an upgraded version of its Mate X foldable phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. The  [Read More…]