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Huawei phones could get Google apps again as trade licenses loom

Huawei phones could get Google apps again as trade licenses loom

Huawei might receive an early Christmas gift in the next few weeks, presuming the US government makes good on President Trump's promise to grant a number of exceptions to US companies wanting to do business with Huawei. As many as 260 requests have been filed, asking a license to do trade with the Chinese manufacturer, one of which is believed to be Google. If granted, this could mean that Huawei phones will be able to ship Google Play apps and services again, at least for a short period of time.

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Huawei MediaPad Pro looks like iPad Pro and Galaxy S10 mashup

Huawei MediaPad Pro looks like iPad Pro and Galaxy S10 mashup

There are only a few mainstream manufacturers making Android tablets these days outside of Samsung's slightly popular Galaxy Tab line. In contrast, Apple's iPads and especially the iPad Pros seem to be thriving both in popularity and sales. So what is a company like Huawei to do? Why not combine both of these brands into one? But rather simply "be inspired" by one or the other design, Huawei's next MediaPad tablet will have one thing neither has: a punch-hole camera cutout.

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BBK Group may soon beat Apple and Samsung, but how?

BBK Group may soon beat Apple and Samsung, but how?

There's a company by the name BBK Group that you should get to know, if you don't know already. Where Apple made their mark in the smartphone world with a single brand, iPhone, BBK Group (aka BBK Electronics Corporation, or BBK) went completely the opposite direction, creating not only a wide variety of different smartphone models, but running a set of different smartphone companies that, to the average consumer, look like completely separate entities. If one combines the various brands owned by BBK into a single count, they ship more phones than any other single brand.

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Huawei’s shipping so many phones, the global market is growing again

Huawei’s shipping so many phones, the global market is growing again

Huawei keeps shipping more phones every year, growing said shipments by percentages that leave all other companies in the dust. For example their year-over-year growth for Q3 of the year 2019 for unit shipments was a positive 29%. The next largest - and only other major positive percentage - was Samsung's comparatively meager 8%. Because of Huawei's monstrous growth, global smartphone vendor shipments this quarter (compared to this same quarter last year) are up 2%.

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iPhone shipments in China take a nosedive while Huawei soars

iPhone shipments in China take a nosedive while Huawei soars

Much of the coverage around Huawei's fate revolves around the negative effects of the US ban on its business, both in mobile and networking equipment. Despite almost all the predictions of doom, however, Huawei released almost unbelievably good numbers when it came to smartphone shipments. One reason may have been that the full effects of Google's absence from its phones have yet to be felt. Another is that, as market analysis company Canalys reports, Huawei's numbers skyrocketed in China last quarter, mostly at the expense of Xiaomi and Apple.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Review: Similar experience, bigger battery

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review: Similar experience, bigger battery

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is a smartwatch that runs the company's own mobile operating system Lite OS. It does not run Google's Wear OS, and it's not exactly like what Samsung has with their smartwatches running Tizen. This watch looks a lot like most smartwatches released over the past several years, with a few watch faces built-in, a few sensors under its hood, and a decent display. But here's the kicker: It's got the battery life of your average tablet.

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Huawei reprieve from ARM chip designer could open more doors

Huawei reprieve from ARM chip designer could open more doors

The doors are closing in on Huawei as the deadline for extensions given to it looms closer. One door, however, was just recently reopened courtesy of ARM Holdings, the company that designs (not makes) the chips that drive today's smartphones and mobile devices. Not only is this second chance a big relief for the embattled Chinese company, it could also create opportunities for other partners to follow suit, provided they're willing to take risks for Huawei.

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New Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone release date and price official

New Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone release date and price official

Today we're looking at how affordable it'll be to own one of two of the world's first major-label foldable display-toting smartphones. Samsung released one earlier this year - sorta - and Huawei revealed today that they'll have theirs ready for launch on mid-November, 2019. The Huawei Mate X, as it's called, will be released in limited numbers for right around $2,400 USD.

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Honor 9X Pro (China) Review: a great phone with a great burden

Honor 9X Pro (China) Review: a great phone with a great burden

For years, Honor has been carving out an identity separate yet connected to parent company Huawei. On the one hand, it naturally uses Huawei's technologies and resources, particularly the silicon and Android UX that runs on it. On the other hand, Honor has risen up as a mighty name that even managed to outperform Huawei's phones when it came to sales numbers by offering nearly the same or equivalent smartphones at half Huawei's price tags. The Honor 9X Pro announced just last July has the makings of a great mid-range device but, unfortunately, its fate lies in forces beyond Honor's direct control.

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Huawei reports solid smartphone growth despite US blacklisting

Huawei reports solid smartphone growth despite US blacklisting

Huawei is not a publicly-traded company which means, among other things, it is not legally required to makes its financial information public. In fact, it never did until just this year, conveniently coinciding with the ban that the US imposed on Huawei from buying American goods. This was most likely a strategy to show how the company can continue to operate in the face of such a predicament and its Q3 2019 numbers for smartphone shipments suggest exactly that.

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Huawei Mate X foldable phone coming this month with important changes

Huawei Mate X foldable phone coming this month with important changes

News on the Galaxy Fold is slowing down to a trickle but the focus on foldable phones may surge again in a matter of weeks. The world's second (or third) foldable phone has yet to actually launch and if the leaks are correct, Huawei might be doing it before the month is over. And if leaks are also correct, the Huawei Mate X will have some key changes from the company's initial plans.

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Huawei Mate 30 Google Play problem is becoming dangerous for users

Huawei Mate 30 Google Play problem is becoming dangerous for users

Some Android users might make light of the conundrum that Huawei has found itself in with regards to the US blacklist, Huawei phone owners are getting desperate for reassurance that their investments aren't going to go up in smoke. That's especially true for those who decided to buy the Huawei Mate 30 series, especially the $1,000 Mate 30 Pro. They're unfortunately caught in a state of limbo and, sooner or later, there will be some enterprising people who will have no reservations taking advantage of them.

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