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Honor View40 announced as brand's first phone since Huawei split

Honor View40 announced as brand's first phone since Huawei split

In a bid to save its sub-brand from the supply chain woes that have imperiled its phone business in the wake of the US trade ban, Huawei sold Honor to a Chinese government-backed consortium in November of last year. Honor is now launching its first phone as an independent company in the form of the View40 along with a new brand strategy encapsulated by the slogan "Go Beyond."

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Trump administration issues one more middle finger to Huawei and its US suppliers

Trump administration issues one more middle finger to Huawei and its US suppliers

One of the President Donald Trump's choicest adversaries during his term has been China. He considers the country to be a trade scofflaw while politicians in intelligence circles have pegged it as a digital security threat. Huawei has been targeted to be the biggest casualty from multiple sanctions that have blocked it from acquiring American goods and services. Now, as the current administration makes way for another, we're learning of one of its final moves symbolizing a door slam.

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T-Mobile is shutting down service to these phones, but will offer free replacements

T-Mobile is shutting down service to these phones, but will offer free replacements

Based on internal documents from T-Mobile given to Android Police, some older devices, including the OnePlus One, Xperia Z3 series, and Nexus 9, will be unable to connect to the company's network beginning on January 29th. 19 devices, including phones, tablets, and even cameras, are named by the document. Affected customers will be notified by SMS beginning on December 28th, and will be able to upgrade to one of four phones for free.

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Huawei P50 Pro leaks with curved screen and hole-punch camera

Huawei P50 Pro leaks with curved screen and hole-punch camera

Huawei has spent the past year struggling to produce new products, after most of its component supplies were cut off by trade sanctions from the United States. Even though the company just sold off its Honor sub-division and hasn't quite finished its HarmonyOS Android fork, Huawei is pushing forward with a new flagship phone.

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UK government to ban installation of Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021

UK government to ban installation of Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021

After recent rumors about further sanctions, the UK government has outlined its plans to remove Huawei completely from its 5G network by the end of 2027. The purchase of new equipment made by the Chinese company will also be banned from December 31, 2020. Existing 2G, 3G, and 5G network equipment made by Huawei will remain until it is no longer needed, however, as it's deemed too difficult and costly to replace any sooner.

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Huawei is selling Honor to government-backed consortium

Huawei is selling Honor to government-backed consortium

Earlier this month, it was reported that Huawei was looking to sell its budget sub-brand Honor to a consortium, potentially saving Honor from the various trade embargoes placed on its parent company. The deal has now gone through, ceding control of Honor to a government-backed group of companies.

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Qualcomm can now sell chips to Huawei again, but not any with 5G

Qualcomm can now sell chips to Huawei again, but not any with 5G

The trade ban on Huawei by the United States finally took full effect in September, forcing Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, LG, and other hardware suppliers to stop selling to Huawei. Qualcomm has been pushing for an exemption to sell chips to Huawei, and now the company has been granted a limited license to do just that.

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Huawei tipped to sell Honor to government-funded consortium for $15 billion

Huawei tipped to sell Honor to government-funded consortium for $15 billion

In the background of the election cycle, the U.S. trade war with China continues to rage with Huawei taking some of the most damaging mortars so far. It's unable to import anything even remotely American in nature and has had to make painful adjustments to its operations. One change rumored to fall out of this pivot was a potential sale of its subsidiary Honor. Now, we're learning more details about the multi-billion dollar deal that could land as early as this week.

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Googlefier is the simplest route to Google apps on Huawei and Honor phones

Googlefier is the simplest route to Google apps on Huawei and Honor phones

Huawei just announced the Mate 40, but like any other recent phone from the company, it's crippled by the lack of Google apps. It's possible to install these applications and the corresponding services on Huawei and Honor phones, but until now, the process was tedious and involved dozens of steps. The aptly called app Googlefier is looking to change that — it doesn't offer a one-step solution, but it makes the process much more approachable with limited automation and step-by-step guidance.

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The Huawei Mate 40 series is official, still crippled by lack of Google apps

The Huawei Mate 40 series is official, still crippled by lack of Google apps

At an online launch event today, Huawei CEO Richard Yu took to the stage to unveil the embattled Chinese company's latest flagship smartphone lineup. The Mate 40 series is without Google apps and services, and Huawei's App Gallery is also without a variety of other popular apps. So while the hardware is undoubtedly impressive, it's hard to get excited about a pair of devices that won't mean much to western audiences.

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