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Android Wear speakers activate today

Android Wear speakers activate today

Starting this afternoon, Android Wear smartwatches will be able to use their built-in speakers. Just so long as they have them installed. Users who have a Huawei Watch or the ASUS ZenWatch 2 (49mm) will be getting an Android Wear update that may surprise them. Believe it or not, these two watches (and some future watches) have a speaker inside that hasn't yet been activated. After this update from Google, it's go time.

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Huawei GX8 goes live in the US

Huawei GX8 goes live in the US

It's a busy and probably profitable week for Chinese OEM Huawei. Its Honor sub-brand launched the Honor 5x in the US, which was then also launched in the UK. It also teased the existence of the Honor 7 Premium for the UK as well. Now it is making real another CES 2016 promise, this time from its own stable of smartphones. The Huawei GX8 is a mid-range Android smartphone, basically a modified G8 designed for the US market. With its arrival, Huawei's early 2016 contenders for the US market have all arrived in full force.

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Huawei Honor 5x comes to the UK, Honor 7 Premium coming soon

Huawei Honor 5x comes to the UK, Honor 7 Premium coming soon

It isn't only in the US the Huawei's sub-brand Honor is coming on strong. In Europe, it is putting its best and most recent foot forward. The Honor 5x, which just launched in the US to relative success, at least according to honor, is also now available in the UK as well from Huawei's official store on Vmall. But not only that, Huawei will soon be making a reprise of its Honor 7 flagship. Now called the Honor 7 Premium, the smartphone will feature more storage and a fast charger out of the box.

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Huawei Honor 5x now available for purchase in the US [UPDATE]

Huawei Honor 5x now available for purchase in the US [UPDATE]

At CES 2016 last month, Huawei made an already expected, and actually pre-announced, announcement. For the first time, it was bringing its sub-brand honor to the US. And with that, it unveiled the Honor 5x. No, that's not a Huawei-branded Nexus 5X, though it's easy to confuse the two besides the name. Like the LG-made Google smartphone, the Honor 5x would also be considered to be a mid-range handset. Unlike the Nexus 5X, however, Huawei's honor frontrunner for the US boasts of a metallic flair and a $199 price tag.

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Huawei Mate 8 Review

Huawei Mate 8 Review

The Huawei Mate 8 (or NXT-L29 as it is also known) asks you to make a fundamental choice about what you are looking for in a phone. Or rather, it makes that decision for you by way of its generous form factor. The Mate 8 certainly puts the 'phab' in phablet - it's fast, features a beautiful display, and offers enough battery power to jumpstart your car - but along the way it also requires its users to accept some very specific compromises to how they use the device on a daily basis. It also charges a significant premium over its primary competitors both Apple and Android, despite not exactly matching its peers on the spec sheet.

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Huawei tipped to launch four P9 smartphones

Huawei tipped to launch four P9 smartphones

Rumors are swirling that Huawei is going to be launching four different smartphones as part of the P9 family of devices. The tip comes from a source claiming to be familiar with the company’s plans. Along with the tip of four devices comes a bit of detail on the devices. One claim is that Huawei will launch a regular P9 and a budget friendly P9lite.

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Huawei’s rumored dual OS laptop may never see the light of day

Huawei’s rumored dual OS laptop may never see the light of day

Perhaps spurred by its recent good fortune in the smartphone market, Huawei is being rumored to be interested in entering the PC space, particularly laptops. But it won't settle for any old school laptop, of course. Those rumors make mention of a hybrid laptop, a.k.a 2-in-1 tablets, as well as of dual booting Windows 10 and Android. The idea is definitely nothing new and we've heard the story, even the promise, a long, long time ago. And chances are, just like those old stories, Huawei's tale might meet the same tragic end.

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Xiaomi fails to reach 80M target, ships over 70M phones only

Xiaomi fails to reach 80M target, ships over 70M phones only

Xiaomi set up a very ambitious goal for itself in 2015. It would ship 80 million phones in that year, a big jump from 2014's 61 million. That, however, might have been too high a jump even for the wildly popular Chinese manufacturer. It only reported "over 70 million" devices shipped, which is still good considering the global smartphone market. That said, it does raise questions on whether Xiaomi's rising star has finally started to fall and whether it can still do its magic for the years to come and in other, more competitive markets.

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Huawei announces Honor 5X, this time for the US

Huawei announces Honor 5X, this time for the US

Huawei was a bit sneaky at CES 2016 yesterday. It did unveil the Mate 8 phablet for international markets but disappointingly left out the US. Now it's announcing something for the US but it isn't that high-end flagship. As earlier leaks hinted, it is indeed the Honor 5X that will be the forerunner of Huawei's Honor brand in the US. All is not lost, however, as the Honor 5X does sound, and especially look, like a formidable mid-range but classy contender in the very competitive US smartphone market.

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Huawei Mate 8 Global edition release date and hands-on

Huawei Mate 8 Global edition release date and hands-on

This week we're having a peek at the global version of the Huawei Mate 8. This device takes all the good bits from the Huawei-made Nexus 6P and puts them into a case that's large - or larger, rather. This device works with an octa-core Kirin 950 processor with four Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 CPU cores and a 6-inch, 1080p display. And it has a very, very good fingerprint scanner on its back. Too bad it's not coming to the USA - yet.

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Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 tablet boasts surround sound

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 tablet boasts surround sound

Huawei has introduced its’ new MediaPad M2 10.0 tablet as part of its’ CES 2016 lineup. This is the maker’s latest tablet, and it is promised to bring with it a “fantastic audio and visual experience” thanks in part to an aluminum alloy full-metal body and surround sound. Huawei plans to launch a couple different models in the U.S. soon, including a gold version with a bundled stylus.

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