Huawei Ascend Mate

Huawei Ascend Mate2 skipping KitKat, going straight to Lollipop

Huawei Ascend Mate2 skipping KitKat, going straight to Lollipop

Earlier this year we had a bit of rage going on when it was announced that the brand new Huawei Ascend Mate2 would not be getting an upgrade to the newest version of Android. At that time, it was suggested that only the USA-based version of the Mate2 would be getting no update to Android KitKat. Today Huawei has announced that they'll instead be SKIPPING KitKat and going straight to Android 5.0 Lollipop, the now-newest version of Android, instead of moving through KitKat first.

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Ascend P8 rumor: ‘porcelain texture’, octa-core SoC

Ascend P8 rumor: ‘porcelain texture’, octa-core SoC

Huawei looks to be at it again, and just might be working on a follow-up for the AScend P7. The Ascend P8 (a name you might have guessed they’d go with) is now grist for the rumor mill. A new report out of China is giving up some details on this one, but not the full boat just yet. In many ways, it’s a lot like the Ascend P7, but has a “porcelain texture” on the rear cover that’s making us scratch our heads.

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Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Review

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Review

This week we’re having a peek at the newest piece of hardware offered up by Huawei to the North American market: the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 (aka the Ascend Mate2 4G). This device is made to delivery a little bit of everything, including a large display, nearly the newest version of Android, and a unique delivery. If you want a phone that none of your friends have, this might be the phone for you.

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Huawei announces their Ascend Mate 2, a followup that actually impresses

Huawei announces their Ascend Mate 2, a followup that actually impresses

A few years ago, Huawei decided they’d go their own way. In their move from a device maker for the stars to a device maker for the people, Huawei did what they’d always done — and we liked — but put their name on it. The Ascend Mate, the phone many consider the first “phablet”, helped to raise awareness to the brand, and ruffled a few feathers in the process. With the Ascend Mate 2, Huawei is at it again, and bringing the same energy and focus that made our heads turn the first time.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone arrives to rival Note II [Hands-on]

Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone arrives to rival Note II [Hands-on]

Huawei's impressive new smartphone hasn't been a very well kept secret, but today in Vegas for CES 2013 they've officially unveiled their new Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone to rival the Galaxy Note II. We're pretty sure they won the battle for largest smartphone. We were lucky enough to snag a few quick pictures with the massive device so check them out and all the details after the break.

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Huawei Ascend Mate previewed: 6.1″ Full HD phablet takes on Note II

Huawei Ascend Mate previewed: 6.1″ Full HD phablet takes on Note II

Huawei's star of CES 2013, the Ascend Mate "phablet" has been given a pre-show reveal, with none other than the company's own devices chief whipping out the 6.1-inch oversized smartphone at a Huawei store in China. Tipped for imminent reveal, the Ascend Mate is expected to pair its bigger-than-a-Note-II display with a 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V3 quadcore processor, with Huawei unsurprisingly opting for a sizable battery too: 4,000 mAh is what's expected.

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