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COVID-19 tracing apps may fail to notify exposed users due to aggressive OEM battery saving measures

COVID-19 tracing apps may fail to notify exposed users due to aggressive OEM battery saving measures

We've extensively reported on OEMs that needlessly kill useful background processes to save battery life, creating problems like missed notifications and alarms, aborted sleep tracking, broken upload schedules, and more. While all of these issues are annoying, they're not exactly life-threatening. However, as soon as we're talking about coronavirus tracing apps, missed exposure notifications could put you or others at risk, and it looks like that happened to the German COVID-19 tracking app, which hasn't been able to alert some people due to background restrictions.

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UK may follow US lead with increased Huawei restrictions

UK may follow US lead with increased Huawei restrictions

Huawei has had its share of rough times recently. From navigating through the turmoil of the US banning trade, to figuring out how to sell phones without Google's suite of Play services and apps, it's been a period of adjustment for China's largest telecom. And now it appears that the company is facing renewed scrutiny about the use of its technology in the United Kingdom.

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FCC declares Huawei and ZTE as 'national security threats,' nothing changes

FCC declares Huawei and ZTE as 'national security threats,' nothing changes

In the past few years, the FCC has made overtures against Huawei and ZTE, characterizing them as national security threats. Well, now it's official: the commission has passed an order officially declaring the two Chinese tech giants as national security threats to the United States.

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The Honor 9A is Huawei's latest attempt to launch phones without Google apps in Europe

The Honor 9A is Huawei's latest attempt to launch phones without Google apps in Europe

Honor and parent brand Huawei have seen a lot of trouble recently thanks to things like the trade ban and the sanctions put in place last year.  That hasn't stopped the flow of new devices, though, despite them being really hard to use without any Google apps. Now Honor is unveiling a new 9A handset that packs the promise of major battery power, alongside some new wireless earbuds.

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Huawei announces plans for global EMUI 10.1 rollout

Huawei announces plans for global EMUI 10.1 rollout

Huawei's latest iteration of its custom skin on top of Android, EMUI 10.1, was first introduced along with the P40 series in March. Back then, we didn't know when the software would make the jump to other phones internationally, even though some handsets received the update in the form of a beta. That's now changing — Huawei has announced that it will start rolling out EMUI 10.1 across its lineup starting this month.

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Smartwatch shipments are up 12% in Q1 2020 despite the coronavirus outbreak

Smartwatch shipments are up 12% in Q1 2020 despite the coronavirus outbreak

You would think that smartwatch shipments fell sharply this year due to many people being confined to their homes during lockdown orders, but the market is alive and well with a 12% growth compared to last year's first quarter, according to Canalys. However, the news isn't great for every player: Apple's and Fitbit's share annual growth turned negative while Huawei, Samsung, and Garmin are the winners of Q1 2020.

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Huawei P40 Pro+ is now available outside of China, without Google apps

Huawei P40 Pro+ is now available outside of China, without Google apps

Even though Huawei has been blocked from working with Google, the company is continuing to push forward with its Android smartphones. The P40 series was announced earlier this year, but at the time, only the P40 and P40+ models were available to purchase outside of China. Now the camera powerhouse that is the P40 Pro+ is coming to the rest of the world, but there's still no sign of the Play Store.

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Huawei announces a phone that can take your temperature

Huawei announces a phone that can take your temperature

The Honor Play 4 and Play 4 Pro are your typical high-octane Huawei smartphones at greatly reduced prices that won't be sold far beyond China. Both phones have 5G, the Play 4 has four rear cameras and vapor cooling while the Play 4 Pro has two in-display selfie cameras and 40W charging. But the newest attraction we can pick out here is that there's a special version of the Play 4 Pro that has an IR temperature sensor.

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Huawei and Honor may have to ditch their own Kirin chips due to US sanctions

Huawei and Honor may have to ditch their own Kirin chips due to US sanctions

Huawei may soon have to forgo its own Kirin silicon in favor of chips from other manufacturers. That's because the US Department of Commerce's new licensing restrictions for international businesses using US software and technology are stifling the production of the homemade chipsets. Huawei and its subsidiary Honor are thus considering working with MediaTek and UNISOC silicon in anticipation of homegrown chip supply issues, according to reports from CNMO and Nikkei.

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United Kingdom may remove all Huawei equipment from its 5G networks

United Kingdom may remove all Huawei equipment from its 5G networks

Huawei has been in hot water for over a year now, with the United States blocking most trade with the company and various countries ripping out Huawei-made equipment from its 5G networks. The United Kingdom is still buying hardware from Huawei to build its telecom networks, but that could soon change.

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