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Huawei’s ARM-based desktop PC could leave you scratching your head

Huawei’s ARM-based desktop PC could leave you scratching your head

A lot of focus has been placed on Huawei's predicament regarding its smartphones and networking business vis-a-vis US trade bans but those aren't the only things the company is worried about. It has also started to dabble in the PC market and it will face the same restrictions when trying to get its hands on Intel or AMD silicon and Microsoft software. Its solution is, of course, to roll out its own replacements for those but one review of a Huawei PC doesn't inspire confidence in its chances.

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Huawei Mate V could be company’s next foldable phone

Huawei Mate V could be company’s next foldable phone

Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2, now leaked to be called the Galaxy Z Fold 2, isn't the only foldable phone that's getting a slight name change. Either that or Huawei might be introducing a completely new foldable phone distinct from its Mate X. That phone could be named the Huawei Mate V, at least based on a trademark filing, and its name could hold the clue to whether it will be an outie just like the Mate X or an innie just its Samsung rival.

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Huawei Apps Up contest calls for apps using its Google Play replacement

Huawei Apps Up contest calls for apps using its Google Play replacement

For that past year or so, Huawei has been hurriedly setting up the foundations that would allow it to operate a mobile ecosystem even without Google. It has many of those already in place, including its own AppGallery store and Huawei Mobile Services as a stand-in for Google Mobile Services. Now, however, comes the challenge of filling that store with apps that don't rely on Google's APIs and it's enticing interest developers with monetary rewards to do so.

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FCC declares Huawei and ZTE national security threats: What that means

FCC declares Huawei and ZTE national security threats: What that means

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has dealt a new blow to Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, alleging that they are both national security threats. With an official proclamation established, the FCC says that its Universal Service Fund cannot be used to purchase or otherwise support any services or hardware from either company. The move follows years of US government concern over potential espionage and security issues related to hardware from Chinese companies.

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Huawei Mate 30 might be delayed due to chip supply concerns

Huawei Mate 30 might be delayed due to chip supply concerns

The new rules haven't even been fully implemented yet but it's already affecting the company due to the uncertainty it has suddenly found itself in regarding the phone's most important component. Huawei has now been forced to take stock of its existing inventory of HiSilicon chips and reassess its capability to mass-produce its next batch of smartphones. This, in turn, could force it to delay the production and subsequent launch of the Huawei mate 30 series by at least a month or two.

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Huawei P40 Pro teardown is almost too boring

Huawei P40 Pro teardown is almost too boring

Like a metaphorical rollercoaster ride, smartphone designs rise and fall in terms of interesting new fads and features. Of course, the same can be said for the internals that make those design changes even possible. After several innovations, it seems that smartphones are again settling down on more standard patterns and components. That seems to be the case, at least, with the Huawei P40 Pro which might make it harder to sell its self against a rather similar and more accessible Huawei P30 Pro from last year.

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Huawei allowed to work with US companies on 5G and other standards

Huawei allowed to work with US companies on 5G and other standards

While Huawei's smartphones are often publicized as the most immediate casualties of its tussle with the US government, they aren't the only business affected by it. Not only is Huawei involved in the equipment and technologies used to run many of the world's networks, it also has a voice in existing and upcoming industry standards when it comes to networks, AI, and even self-driving cars. Huawei's involvement in these standardization efforts has ironically put US companies in limbo which why the US Commerce Department is easing up on that restriction a bit to allow them to at least collaborate with the Chinese company on such matters.

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TSMC confident Huawei Kirin chips won’t be a huge loss

TSMC confident Huawei Kirin chips won’t be a huge loss

The US might be singling out Huawei in its spat with China but the world's second-biggest phone maker isn't the only one that is being affected by it. In light of the US Commerce Department's new trade rules, companies that export products or provide services to Huawei are now uncertain whether they will be able to keep the Chinese manufacturer as a lucrative customer. One of the biggest of those is semiconductor maker TSMC, though the Taiwan-based foundry seems not to be that worried even if it loses Huawei.

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Huawei just got 5G snubbed in Canada

Huawei just got 5G snubbed in Canada

Huawei may not be a favorite of the US government right now, but the Chinese telecoms giant isn't finding much more comfort north of the border either, as Canadian carriers snub it in their 5G plans. Both Bell Canada and TELUS have confirmed which companies they're working with on their 5G deployment, and Huawei's name is conspicuous by its absence.

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Smartphone sales for Q1 2020 hint at changing trends

Smartphone sales for Q1 2020 hint at changing trends

As we near the end of the second quarter of 2020, the smartphone sales numbers for the first quarter of what is turning out to be one of the most troubled in recent history have started rolling out. As one can expect, the figures are generally for the entire smartphone industry, largely because of the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus. That said, the reason behind those numbers could be indicative of more permanent changes happening in the smartphone market.

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DxOMark’s best smartphone is one you might want to skip

DxOMark’s best smartphone is one you might want to skip

Smartphones have become pretty impressive especially in performance and photography. It's quite telling when even the likes of Xiaomi and OPPO find their way to the top of DxOMark's list. Of course, there will still be the best of the best in any list and DxOMark has one, too. Unfortunately, that praise might be lost on many consumers who might not be able to even get their hands on the site's top-rated smartphone camera.

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Honor to switch to MediaTek away from Huawei’s Kirin chips

Honor to switch to MediaTek away from Huawei’s Kirin chips

Honor has been aggressively pushing an image of an independent company but, looking inside its phones, no one will be able to miss Huawei's DNA in almost every aspect. That includes one of the most components in Honor's products, the HiSilicon Kirin processors that are now at the heart of the latest battle between Huawei and the US government. It seems that Honor will slowly be moving its future phones over to MediaTek chips to steer away from that controversy, or at least until Huawei also gets blocked from using those as well.

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