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US indicts Huawei on tech theft and racketeering charges

US indicts Huawei on tech theft and racketeering charges

The US government has filed an indictment against Huawei and its Chief Financial Officer, alleging intellectual property theft, financial fraud, and racketeering by the Chinese firm and its management. The superseding indictment was revealed on Thursday, February 13, and targets Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. along with two US subsidiaries. CFO Meng Wanzhou - who is currently awaiting confirmation on whether she will be extradited from Canada to the US in order to face charges - is also named in the indictment.

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Huawei FreeBuds 3 go red for Valentine’s Day

Huawei FreeBuds 3 go red for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and if you're on the lookout for a gift for your significant other, Huawei would like to draw your attention to its FreeBuds 3 wireless earbuds. First launched toward the end of 2019, Huawei announced a new color option for the FreeBuds 3 today: red. As Huawei's announcement today reads, the new color "evokes feelings of love and passion, celebrates modern relationships around the world, helping to bring people closer together."

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro teardown gives another reason to wish it were available

Huawei Mate 30 Pro teardown gives another reason to wish it were available

In just a week, Samsung will kick off this year's batch of Android flagships and you can bet Huawei won't be far behind. The Huawei P40 won't be straying far from the Mate 30 Pro which should have been 2018's top smartphone when it comes to photography. On paper, that is the case but its unavailability and lack of Google Play apps have made it a distant wish to many consumers. Now a teardown of the "banned" phone gives buyers another reason to yearn of better days.

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Huawei may join Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo in GDSA to battle Google, Apple

Huawei may join Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo in GDSA to battle Google, Apple

The most massive mobile smartphone brands in China are meeting to join forces to take on Google and Apple's global dominance of the smartphone industry. To make this happen, Huawei is in talks with a group that already involves Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo, in what they call their Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA). The GDSA is a platform that aims to present a new app store (for starters) in a world that'd otherwise have them dependent on Google Play and the Google Services package for Android - and, of course, unable to use iOS or the Apple app/content ecosystem for their devices whatsoever.

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Huawei Mate 20 X DxOMark review comes a little too late

Huawei Mate 20 X DxOMark review comes a little too late

The Mate 20 X has always been an odd duck. Launched together with the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro in late 2018, the phone traded some features in exchange for a larger screen and a gaming bent, not to mention an optional stylus. Despite some tradeoffs, the Mate 20 X shared the same triple camera setup as the Mate 20 Pro. It turns out, it's just as capable as Huawei's late 2018 flagship. Unfortunately, that may no longer matter as the company puts its focus on the upcoming Huawei P40 and fighting for its survival in the smartphone market.

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Galaxy Z Flip’s lack of 5G means it might be cheap enough to buy

Galaxy Z Flip’s lack of 5G means it might be cheap enough to buy

Today a bit more information on the second Samsung foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip leaked, and it's getting a bit strange. Where the first Samsung Galaxy Fold device was $20 short of a full two thousand dollars, the first Galaxy Z Flip could be significantly more... affordable. That's the claim if you're the sort of person that regularly purchases new phones for over $1399 USD.

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Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone may beat Galaxy Fold 5G at its own game

Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone may beat Galaxy Fold 5G at its own game

Today clues on the features included with the next big foldable smartphone from Huawei suggest that Samsung's got some real competition for the Galaxy Fold 5G. The next-generation foldable smartphone called Huawei Mate X2 appeared in renderings via a design patent from EUPO show a pair of displays, one the size of a normal phone, the other the size of a medium tablet, with 6 cameras and a stylus!

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Huawei won’t ditch Google Play forever unless it’s forced to

Huawei won’t ditch Google Play forever unless it’s forced to

Things have been quiet on Huawei's side of the mobile market lately, partly because of the attention that the likes of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip are getting. It's also partly because of the tension between the US and China have mellowed down a bit. That could end up getting the ban on Huawei lifted which puts it in a rather unusual position. Refuting an earlier report, Huawei clarifies that it isn't abandoning Google's apps and services for good but still leaves the door open for that possibility.

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Apple gobbled up Huawei and Samsung in Q4 2019

Apple gobbled up Huawei and Samsung in Q4 2019

Global smartphone vendor shipments and marketshare in the fourth quarter of 2019 showed Apple stepping up in a big way. There's been a three-way battle going on in the global smartphone market for several years - after Apple and Samsung dominated the market for over half a decade, Huawei came up and put the battle back in the hearts of the brands. For several quarters, it'd been Samsung out ahead by millions of units shipped and a couple percentage points of the total market's shipments - but now Apple's suddenly back on top.

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To slay Google, Huawei says: “Ads aren’t important to us”

To slay Google, Huawei says: “Ads aren’t important to us”

Huawei held an event in January 2020 in London to tell developers about their strategy for a post-Google smart device ecosystem. Dr. Jaime Gonzalo, Huawei's Europe-based vice president of consumer services, spoke at this special event, suggesting that they'd be building an app ecosystem that's far less focused on "spam" notifications than are Apple and Google.

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Huawei EMUI 10 Android update begins this month with six devices

Huawei EMUI 10 Android update begins this month with six devices

After several months teasing the release of EMUI 10 for its phones, Huawei today finally told us when certain handsets can expect to get the update. There are a handful of devices slated to get the update first, including the Huawei P30 Pro, P30, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 X (4G), and nova 5T. Far longer is the list of devices that will get the update later on, so if your device isn't one we just listed, you might be waiting a while.

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New Samsung Mobile CEO was key to this classic Galaxy phone pair

New Samsung Mobile CEO was key to this classic Galaxy phone pair

Samsung announced Monday, January 20, 2020, that they'd be making a few switches in leadership. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced that their youngest president (at 51 years of age) Roh Tae-moon would be made the CEO of Samsung Mobile. Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh will still work with Samsung, continuing to lead Samsung IT and Mobile Communications (IM) division.

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