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Huawei ditches dual-OS Android/WP8 plans

Huawei ditches dual-OS Android/WP8 plans

Huawei has backtracked on plans to launch a dual-OS Android and Windows Phone smartphone, saying that despite comments by execs earlier this month, it has no intention of releasing a twin-platform handset any time soon. Chatter of the phone began after Huawei device CMO Shao Yang suggested that the presence of Android might reassure those curious but still skeptical about Windows Phone to take a risk on Microsoft's OS.

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Huawei dual-boot Android and Windows Phone due Q2

Huawei dual-boot Android and Windows Phone due Q2

Huawei will launch a dual-booting smartphone in Q2 2014 that can be switched between Android and Windows Phone, the company has confirmed, arguing that using both will ease people into Microsoft's OS. Android remains Huawei's primary focus, CMO Shao Yang admitted, but the company sees value in trying to extend its footprint to more than one platform.

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Huawei Ascend G6 4G pushes 150Mbps to mainstream

Huawei Ascend G6 4G pushes 150Mbps to mainstream

Huawei's Mobile World Congress showing isn't all about skinny tablets and transforming wearables, with the company also bringing along the Ascend G6 4G smartphone, too. Running Android on a 4.5-inch 950 x 540 LCD, the 7.85mm-thick G6 4G has a 1.2GHz quadcore processor and up to 150Mbps downloads, network-depending.

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Huawei TalkBand B1 wearable packs pull-out headset

Huawei TalkBand B1 wearable packs pull-out headset

The wearables market is getting crowded, so Huawei is adding a pull-out Bluetooth headset to its new TalkBand B1 wristband to better differentiate it. Announced at MWC 2014, the TalkBand B1 is fronted by a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display which shows how many steps you've taken and how many calories you're burning off. However, the same screen can also flash up Caller ID, at which point you can pop out the headset and answer the call.

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Huawei MediaPad X1 may be the Android tablet to beat

Huawei MediaPad X1 may be the Android tablet to beat

Huawei has revealed its latest tablet, the MediaPad X1, billed as the lightest and slimmest Android slate around, to the point where the Chinese company hopes you'll hold it to your ear to make calls. Announced at MWC 2014 today, the MediaPad X1 raises the Android tablet stakes with its full aluminum chassis measuring 7.18mm thick and tipping the scales at 239g, despite being fronted by a 7-inch 1920 x 1200 LTPS touchscreen.

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Huawei snubbed in South Korea over spying concerns

Huawei snubbed in South Korea over spying concerns

According to US officials that spoke with The Wall Street Journal, South Korea has fallen in line with US requests that sensitive communications be routed to bypass Huawei network equipment. The reason, as with similar movements that have happened elsewhere, revolves around US concern about possible spying.

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IDC reports 1 billion smartphones shipped in 2013

IDC reports 1 billion smartphones shipped in 2013

If there were still any doubt about the exponential growth of smartphones, these latest figures from the IDC should dispel those. Reaching a new milestone, the International Data Corporation revealed that smartphone shipments world wide have reached an astounding 1,004.2 million in 2013.

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Huawei’s Tron Android gaming console, hands-on with China’s answer to Ouya

Huawei’s Tron Android gaming console, hands-on with China’s answer to Ouya

Huawei’s new Tron console was on display here at CES 2014, and we got the chance to go hands-on with the new Android console. Though Huawei is focused on the Chinese market, and have puled out of the American market, recent revelations indicate a softening on that approach. The console hardware hints at a similar approach.

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Huawei announces their Ascend Mate 2, a followup that actually impresses

Huawei announces their Ascend Mate 2, a followup that actually impresses

A few years ago, Huawei decided they’d go their own way. In their move from a device maker for the stars to a device maker for the people, Huawei did what they’d always done — and we liked — but put their name on it. The Ascend Mate, the phone many consider the first “phablet”, helped to raise awareness to the brand, and ruffled a few feathers in the process. With the Ascend Mate 2, Huawei is at it again, and bringing the same energy and focus that made our heads turn the first time.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 images leaked ahead of CES 2014

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 images leaked ahead of CES 2014

One year ago, the first views of Huawei's Ascend Mate appeared in the wild. The phablet debuted a week later at CES 2013. Today images for the Ascend Mate 2 appeared, and the official unveil for the device could be set for CES 2014 next week. All but one of the rumored specs were confirmed with this leak.

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Huawei ME909T 4G LTE modem for cars debuts in China

Huawei ME909T 4G LTE modem for cars debuts in China

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei has had a hard go in the US of late. The trouble for the company in the US was fueled by accusations from a former US CIA head that Huawei was spying for China. More recently, Huawei told press in France that it would be exiting the US market. Despite those issues, Huawei has unveiled a new 4G LTE modem aimed at use in automobiles.

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Huawei CEO to French media: “We have decided to exit the US market”

Huawei CEO to French media: “We have decided to exit the US market”

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has some words for the US government and US tech companies. In light of a push in recent years by some officials and tech execs to shun Huawei and ZTE based on their alleged collusion with the Chinese government to spy on the US, Zhengfei said Huawei is "exiting the US market." However, the statement should be seen as a stern statement of things to come rather than an immediate game plan if international suspicions don't cool off.

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