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[Deal Alert] Target Has 15% Off Everything Today For Cyber Monday, Like This Huawei Watch For Only $255

The Huawei Watch is a premium device. On a normal day, it goes for a starting price of $350. For Black Friday, Huawei knocked $100 off the price off on some of the pricier models, making it possible to get the Android Wear device for $300. For Cyber Monday, Target is doing Huawei one better.

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[Deal Alert] Google Store Black Friday Sale Live - $200 Off Nexus 9, $80 Off Nexus 5X, Two Chromecasts For $50, And Much More

Google is getting into the annual celebration of the American consumer, known as Black Friday, with a plethora of deep discounts. I'd love to apply my normal flair and lame jokes to this article, but this is Black Friday and I ain't got no time for that!

So here's the breakdown.

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Huawei Unveils Its New Flagship, The Mate 8

You probably wouldn't guess it if you live in the United States or Europe, but Huawei is actually a pretty big brand in Asia. In China, the national manufacturer controlled 15.7 percent of the smartphone market share in Q2 2015 — more than either Apple or Samsung and just shy of Xiaomi's 15.9 percent. This alone accounts for a significant part of why it's the third largest smartphone vendor in the world, with that only set to improve as Huawei expands into more countries across Europe and the Americas.

The newly announced Mate 8 is the flagship Huawei hopes will lead that expansion, and is the successor to last year's Ascend Mate 7, on which Google based the Nexus 6P.

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[Update: It's Live] Huawei Is Knocking Up To $100 Off The Price Of The Huawei Watch This Black Friday

The Huawei Watch is probably the best overall Android Wear device you can get right now, but it starts at a whopping $350. To make the purchase a little less painful, Huawei is dropping the price on Black Friday by as much as $100 on some models of the watch. The savings continue for all of Cyber Monday week, but Black Friday has the biggest savings.

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Huawei Rolls Out OTA Update LCB43B To The Huawei Watch With A New App, Face, And Plenty Of Optimizations

Part of the joy of picking up an Android Wear device is that you don't just get to be excited about over-the-air updates for your phone and tablet, you also get to receive them on your watch as well. Huawei is pushing out one now. It's going out in waves, but that means some wearers should receive the update right away. You may have to check for it manually.

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Many Nexus 6P Owners Are Reporting Microphone Problems, May Be Related To Noise Cancellation; Google Is Investigating

Are the people you call with your shiny new Nexus 6P saying that they can't hear you? Then you might want to check out several threads on the Google Product Forum and XDA-Developers. A common problem among early adopters seems to be weak and spotty voice quality - that's the voice of the Nexus 6P owner, not the other call party. At the time of writing, several dozen owners across the two sites are reporting very similar problems, both in standard call mode and when using the speakerphone. Google representatives have responded on the official forum, and say that they're looking into it.

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Huawei Reveals Rose Gold Option For The Huawei Watch

If there were a prize for color of the year, rose gold would be the 2015 champion. Ever since Apple released the rose gold iPhone 6s, every other manufacturer has been quick to launch their products in the coveted 'rose gold' variant. The color itself has somewhat of an identity crisis, ranging from the everyone-knows-it's-pink-but-let's-not-call-it-pink tone on the iPhone to the not-pink-at-all gradient of the ZTE Blade S7.

The newly announced rose gold Huawei Watch falls on the latter end of that spectrum, with plenty of gold and no traces of pink at all.

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Huawei Develops New Lithium-Ion Batteries That Charge Crazy Fast, Possibly Ten Times As Quick As Normal Batteries

At the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan, Huawei showed off its next generation of quick charging batteries. Huh? Yes, there's a Battery Symposium in Japan, and yes, there have been fifty-five of them in the past. Stay focused here.

Huawei says its new lithium-ion batteries can achieve charging speeds ten times faster than normal batteries.

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Google Announces Official Cellular Support For Android Wear, Doesn't Mention Any Speaker Functionality For Existing Devices Like The Huawei Watch

Raise your hand if this comes as unexpected news to you. Crickets. Alright, we know Google isn't really revealing the most secret of secrets with its newest "Cellular support comes to Android Wear" announcement, but it is clarifying a few things we didn't know about how LTE would work on our smartwatches.

In his post, Peter Ludwig, Product Manager for Android Wear, explains that cellular connectivity on Wear will allow you to leave your phone behind and use your smartwatch on the go. However, it doesn't seem like you'll be able to completely forego the phone, à la Samsung Gear S2, because both phone and watch will need to be turned on and connected to a network for Wear to do its thing.

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Some Nexus 6P Owners Are Reporting Spontaneously Broken Rear Glass Panels

The early reaction to the Nexus 6P from both critics and owners has been mostly positive, but a few new owners seem to be encountering serious problems. Specifically, the glass panel on the rear of the phone, which covers the camera, LED flash, and laser autofocus module, is reportedly cracking and breaking on its own. A user on the Android subreddit reported the rear panel cracking, and at least two others have corroborated with similar stories, with the panel splitting into multiple cracks with no particular rough handling or impact.

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