Huawei is the world’s second largest smartphone maker. This represents a huge source of pride for China where a few years ago, they were barely a blip on the smartphone industry’s map which was dominated by the likes of Apple and Samsung. However, with the US government banning US companies from doing business with Huawei, this could pose serious trouble to the company.
Following the US government adding Huawei to the Entity List, which essentially prevents the company from doing business with US companies and vice versa, it’s safe to say that this has put Huawei in a very difficult position. This is because a lot of the tech that Huawei uses does come from US companies, such as Google, Intel, Microsoft, and so on.
As many of you might be already aware, Huawei s facing huge disruptions to its business after the US government blacklisted them from doing business with US companies. This is not only a huge deal for Huawei, but also for Huawei customers who could potentially be left with an obsolete device a lot earlier than they would like.
It has often been reported that Huawei is developing its own operating system as an alternative to Android should its license for Google’s operating system ever be revoked. Due to the recent trade restrictions imposed by the United States on China, Google did suspend Huawei’s Android support and so there’s more talk now of the company’s Android alternative.
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At an event in London, Honor just launched two new Android smartphones aimed at the “Premium” market ($450-$600), the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 handsets. The brand has been doing very well in that market for the past 2-3 years, taking share away from competitors.
As many of you would have heard by now, Huawei has run into some trouble with the US government where they were blacklisted from doing business with US companies, such as Google. While it might seem like this is more about “punishing” Huawei, the reality is that it will affect everyone.
Earlier, it was reported that following the US government’s decision to blacklist Huawei from doing business with US companies, Google confirmed that due to this decision, they would be suspending their business dealings with the company. This was a huge deal as it effectively cut off future Huawei devices from access to Google’s services and also Android.
As you might have heard, Google had recently confirmed that they will no longer be doing business with Huawei following the US government blacklisting the Chinese company. It seems that they are not alone because in a report from Bloomberg, other companies are now following suit as well.
Huawei is in all sorts of trouble. According to a report from Reuters, it seems that Google has suspended their business dealings with the company following the US government officially blacklisting Huawei. What this means is that Huawei will no longer have access to US businesses such as Google, which also includes access to Android.
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We spent the better part of a month with the Huawei P30 Pro, and it’s time to share our findings on Huawei’s current top handset. You might have spotted our dedicated P30 Pro Camera Review, which we recommend reading, but we’ll summarize things for you if you don’t.
Huawei P30 Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
The Huawei P30 Pro is getting a lot of the glory, but its sibling, the Huawei P30, is also raising a lot of user interest for a deep-dive Camera Benchmark score, so we’re happy to oblige. On the surface, the P30’s camera looks a lot like the Mate 20 Pro camera system with small differences, but they don’t behave the same way.
Huawei fans are now looking forward to the company’s next flagship smartphone for the year. It’s going to be a new iteration of its popular Huawei Mate series. If the leaked Huawei Mate 30 Pro specs on a Chinese site are to be believed, it’s going to be quite the Android powerhouse.
Last year, it was discovered that Huawei had filed for a trademark that indicated that the company could be working on a TV of their own. Now according to a report from the Asian Nikkei Review, it seems that Huawei’s upcoming TV could actually be a rather interesting device with a rumored 8K resolution and also 5G connectivity.
Many years ago, no one really gave Huawei too much attention as far as smartphones are concerned. Instead, many seemed to be more interested in seeing companies such as Apple and Samsung performed, but in recent times, it’s becoming impossibly hard to ignore the rise of Huawei.