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Huawei EMUI 11 update schedule gives a tiny bit of hope

Huawei EMUI 11 update schedule gives a tiny bit of hope

Huawei has really been hit hard this year, and not just because of the novel coronavirus. Sanctions and restrictions from the US may cause it to fold, raising concerns about its capability to continue supporting existing customers and products. As if trying to assuage those fears, Huawei has just published a massive and ambitious roadmap for updating its existing phones to its latest EMUI 11 across the world. But while it is generally good news, the fine print still leads to some rather disappointing points in Huawei's mobile business.

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Huawei confirms complete sale of Honor business

Huawei confirms complete sale of Honor business

With its resources being restricted and possibly running low, it was really only a matter of time before Huawei took drastic measures to keep itself afloat. "Drastic measures" often imply layoffs, divestment, and sales, none of which look good no matter which way you look at it. Huawei is, of course, trying to point it in a positive light but it remains to be seen if Honor will survive this acquisition by a new Chinese company representing Honor's own agents and dealers.

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Qualcomm’s Huawei export license reportedly limited to 4G chips

Qualcomm’s Huawei export license reportedly limited to 4G chips

There is still no official confirmation but there have been several reports that key companies have been granted licenses to export their products to Huawei. If true, things could be looking up for the Chinese tech giant, especially if Qualcomm is part of that list. It might have been too early to break out in celebration, though, as more information is surfacing on the terms of that exception. It turns out that while Huawei might not be running out of smartphone processors, it still won't be able to make smartphones that will be able to compete in an increasingly 5G market.

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Qualcomm reportedly gets license to sell chips to Huawei on one condition

Qualcomm reportedly gets license to sell chips to Huawei on one condition

Although it's too early to say, things seem to be looking up a bit for the beleaguered Huawei. Regulations preventing it from obtaining products and components from US companies are still in place but reports indicate that exceptions to those are being more loosely granted based on whether or not such products will be used for Huawei's 5G business. Now another report claims that Huawei may soon be able to get its hands on much-needed Qualcomm silicon but that it hinges on the fate of subsidiary Honor.

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Galaxy S21 early launch also targets Huawei market share

Galaxy S21 early launch also targets Huawei market share

The past years have seen Samsung shift its announcement and launch dates to adjust to market trends and needs, or at least that's the company's official line. Next year, however, Samsung could make its biggest adjustment yet, launching the Galaxy S21 series a whole month and a half early. This has naturally sparked some speculation on why it has made such a bold move and, unsurprisingly, Apple was named as one major reason. It turns out, it isn't the only one.

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Huawei to sell Honor division to Shenzhen government and Digital China says report

Huawei to sell Honor division to Shenzhen government and Digital China says report

A report is making the rounds that claims smartphone manufacturer Huawei plans to sell its budget smartphone unit called Honor to a consortium known as Digital China and the government of Shenzhen. Huawei is based in the town of Shenzhen. The deal, according to people claiming knowledge of the negotiations, is worth 100 billion yuan (about $15.2 billion).

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Android smartphones worth the iPhone 12 Pro challenge today

Android smartphones worth the iPhone 12 Pro challenge today

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro, like its brothers in the new line-up and the ones in the past years, has created a new allegiance with fanboys. This particular iPhone is not at the extreme ends of the range – but is one of the iPhone’s you should be buying for its appealing design, LiDAR and telephoto upgrade, Dolby Vision HDR recording, stainless steel frame, and 5G capability at a competitive price tag. The iPhone 12 Pro is not just pushing boundaries with its captivating design but is also proving its mettle in testing waters.

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Huawei might be able to buy Samsung screens, Sony camera sensors

Huawei might be able to buy Samsung screens, Sony camera sensors

Huawei just recently announced its Mate 40 series and, perhaps to no one's surprise, it was already rated with high scores on DxOMark's photography and new display benchmarks. While its new flagships may be able to keep the company afloat for a while, there is still a lot of doubt whether it can survive for long if it can't get its hands on components its needs to make phones and networking equipment. It might soon be able to breathe just a little easier if tips about approved export licenses are true.

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro DxOMark scores are unsurprisingly high

Huawei Mate 40 Pro DxOMark scores are unsurprisingly high

Huawei has finally unveiled its last high-end smartphone of the year and it was pretty much as what leaks have said it would. Nothing was really left to be surprised about, including what is expected to be the constant highlight of Huawei's flagships. As usual, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro was able to bag DxOMark's top spots, both in regular cameras as well as selfies. That despite actually shaving off a few specs and features from its camera setup.

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Huawei Petal Search and Docs take on Google and Microsoft

Huawei Petal Search and Docs take on Google and Microsoft

It is Huawei's big day and, as expected, it announced a slew of products to show the world it can still make it big. More than just hardware, however, the company also announced apps and services that practically boast of its independence from companies that it will no longer be able to do business with as per the US' rules. It remains to be seen, however, if Petal Search, Petal Maps, and Huawei Docs will be able to gather enough traction both from users and partners to stay in service for long.

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Huawei FreeBuds Studio ANC headphones bring the fight to Sony and Bose

Huawei FreeBuds Studio ANC headphones bring the fight to Sony and Bose

Huawei has a new set of wireless headphones, taking on the best of Sony, Bose, and the widely-rumored upcoming Apple AirPods Studio. Announced alongside the Mate 40 Series, the Huawei FreeBuds Studio take the company's earbud tech and bake it into its first over-the-ears headphones, complete with active noise cancellation.

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is the newest powerhouse the US can’t have

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is the newest powerhouse the US can’t have

Huawei has revealed its new flagship, and though the Chinese phone-maker may be embroiled in various Android and chipset headaches, that hasn't stopped it from making the Mate 40 Series a powerhouse. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ build on the same aesthetic we've seen the company use before, but with a new "Space Ring" design on the rear that clusters the numerous cameras into a circle.

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