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Samsung sales nosedive as Xiaomi, Apple enjoy growth

Samsung sales nosedive as Xiaomi, Apple enjoy growth

Each year, smartphone sales grow. Overall, the market is doing really well, and 2014 is no different. Gartner has released their Q3 2014 smartphone sales numbers, and the overall growth is impressive. Versus this time last year, manufacturers around the globe have shipped upwards of 50 million more smartphones, which represents a 20% hike in overall movement. Gartner says they expect overall sales to hit 1.2 billion by the end of the year, too. Everyone should be enjoying the spoils, yet Samsung is probably wringing their hands.

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus shows up at TENAA with two rear cameras

Huawei Honor 6 Plus shows up at TENAA with two rear cameras

After just unveiling the Ascend Mate7 last September, it seems that Huawei is gearing up for yet another smartphone launch, at least based on this TENAA sighting and a teaser for the company's own Weibo account. This time, however, it won't be much of a big jump as it is a spinoff from the Chinese OEM's existing Honor 6 smartphone. But this Huawei Honor 6 Plus isn't a simple upgrade. Implied from the name, this upcoming phablet takes a few cues from Huawei's competitors in the market.

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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’s 4-month old Ascend Mate2 is done with Android updates

Huawei’s 4-month old Ascend Mate2 is done with Android updates

This week Huawei appears pumped up to announce that one of their newest devices on the market, the Huawei Ascend Mate2, will not be getting any more Android updates. This is the device we reviewed in June of this year - it was released that same month - but now there'll be no more updates to its software. Here's the kicker: Huawei WILL be updating the device in every region outside the United States. It's just its 4G USA-centric release that they've essentially abandoned.

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Huawei Ascend Mate7 gets its feet wet in biometrics

Huawei Ascend Mate7 gets its feet wet in biometrics

Huawei has finally revealed its latest flagship, the Ascend Mate7, and, as rumors have pointed out, it does have a fingerprint sensor. But, of course, the smartphone is more than just that. Boasting of its latest and fastest processor and an almost full metal body, the Ascend Mate7 may just be the Chinese company's best contender yet.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 caught in wild with super-skinny bezels

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 caught in wild with super-skinny bezels

Huawei has a new flagship on the way, the Ascend Mate 7, and by all rights it's shaping up to be the Chinese company's most appealing device yet. Caught in the wild courtesy of Chinese tipsters, the phone - which was spotted clearing certification recently - can be seen flaunting its super-skinny bezels and biometric security.

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Huawei: Tizen has “no chance”, Windows Phone not profitable

Huawei: Tizen has “no chance”, Windows Phone not profitable

You may not know Huawei as a household name, but in many emerging markets — it is one. The company, which primarily sells networking equipment, has a booming smartphone market. So will the emerging smartphone manufacturer build for emerging platforms like Windows Phone or Tizen?

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Huawei Ascend Mate7 certified and revealed in TENAA

Huawei Ascend Mate7 certified and revealed in TENAA

Huawei has just teased its September 4 IFA 2014 press event but China's TENAA agency is already revealing what is believed to be the Ascend Mate7 well ahead of time. The details laid out for everyone to see closely matches the rumors, save that of the variant that is believed to have a higher resolution screen.

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Huawei probably isn’t bringing a biometric cat-car to IFA

Huawei probably isn’t bringing a biometric cat-car to IFA

Pre-announcement teaser campaigns aren't new, but occasionally they're odd, and this year it seems to be Huawei's turn to confuse things in the name of building hype. The company has sent out invites for its IFA 2014 press conference, and it's a strange mixture of biometrics, gear shifts, and... cats.

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HP leaks tipped 3 new Android tablets

HP leaks tipped 3 new Android tablets

HP isn't exactly the go-to-guy when it comes to Android tablets, but that hasn't fazed it from putting out innumerable mobile devices, some of which have somewhat similar and therefore confusing names. The PC maker is now believed to actually have three, yes three, tablets in the making, bearing a mixed array of hardware specs and, of course, names that vary only ever so slightly from one another and other older products.

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Huawei Honor 6 flaunts very thin bezels, high-end specs

Huawei Honor 6 flaunts very thin bezels, high-end specs

You might have been distracted by Microsoft's colorful glossy Nokia X2 reveal, but Huawei will grab your attention with its somewhat strangely named Honor 6 flagship. Aside from sporting what is touted to be a processor as fast as Qualcomm's beasts, this smartphone boasts of a incredibly thin bezels that give more space to the device's screen.

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