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Huawei cut off from chip suppliers as US adds new trade restrictions

Huawei cut off from chip suppliers as US adds new trade restrictions

The U.S. Department of Commerce has moved on its intent to divide Huawei from its semiconductor suppliers, announcing international manufacturers will need to obtain a license if they trade Huawei-designed chipsets as well as those designs with the company.

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Huawei hangs onto Google apps with second P30 Pro re-release

Huawei hangs onto Google apps with second P30 Pro re-release

As the U.S. continues to shun Huawei away from using any of its suppliers, the Chinese manufacturer is keen on retaining its foreign audience who are fans of their hardware but won't use an Android phone without Google apps. Enter the Huawei P30 Pro New Edition, the second reboot of the P30 Pro launched a year after the original P30 Pro came about.

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Huawei announces the FreeBuds 3i — inexpensive truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation

Huawei announces the FreeBuds 3i — inexpensive truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation

As headphone jacks become more and more of an endangered species, wireless audio accessories are stepping into the spotlight. When it comes to truly wireless earbuds, there are a lot of options these days, but Huawei is hoping to stand out from the crowd with its newly announced FreeBuds 3i, offering active noise cancellation at a competitive price.

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The smartphone market is absolutely foundering due to coronavirus, unsurprisingly

The smartphone market is absolutely foundering due to coronavirus, unsurprisingly

The coronavirus has led to lockdowns all over the world and left many people with less to no income or in fear of a recession. Combine that with closed factories, and you have a recipe for economic impacts rippling through all industries. The smartphone market is not immune to these effects, either, and worldwide shipments have fallen by 13% year-over-year (YOY) due to coronavirus. Companies moved only 272 million units in Q1 2020, which is the lowest level since 2013.

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Huawei apologizes for passing off DSLR photos as phone shots once again

Huawei apologizes for passing off DSLR photos as phone shots once again

Huawei has a history of passing off DSLR photos as shots from its smartphones. The first incident took place back in 2016 when the company was promoting the P9, followed by two more cases in 2018 and 2019. In what appears to become a yearly occurrence, the company used DSLR photography again when it promoted a photography competition with pictures supposedly shot with Huawei devices.

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Honor 30 series unveiled with impressive spec sheets but still no Google apps

Honor 30 series unveiled with impressive spec sheets but still no Google apps

Phones from Huawei sub-brand Honor are among the best I've reviewed — they tend to have all the best bit from Huawei flagships, including excellent cameras, but with a smaller price tag. At an event in China today, Honor has announced its latest smartphone lineup, headlined by the Honor 30 Pro and Pro+. As we've come to expect, they share more than just looks with the recently launched Huawei P40 series.

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Sorry Huawei, the P40 Pro without Google apps is just too broken to live with

Sorry Huawei, the P40 Pro without Google apps is just too broken to live with

When Huawei launched the P30 Pro this time last year, we knew it could be the last for some time to ship with a full-fat version of Android. Huawei had been added to the US Entity List as a result of the intensifying trade war with China, and the company's ability to do any kind of business with Google and other US firms had been severely limited. Even so, David called the P30 Pro the “world’s best camera phone” in his review and Huawei's photography credentials have only been strengthened since then — the more recent Mate 30 Pro competed directly with the Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 for the honor of best smartphone camera.

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Huawei wants Gmail, Maps, and other Google apps in its app store

Huawei wants Gmail, Maps, and other Google apps in its app store

Huawei is largely cut off from working with Google, thanks to trade sanctions imposed by the U.S. government over alleged spying. Google has pressed repeatedly for an exception to the trade ban, but as long as Huawei is cut off from using the Google services, Huawei is hoping Google might publish some of its apps in the Huawei AppGallery.

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US moving to cut off Huawei from access to chip suppliers (Updated)

US moving to cut off Huawei from access to chip suppliers (Updated)

The drama between the U.S. government and Huawei is unending. Following last week's racketeering charges against the company and its CFO, Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Government may force foreign chip manufacturers, including companies like TSMC, to seek a U.S. License before doing business with Huawei. In effect, this would allow the U.S. to block the shipment of phone-critical components to Huawei.

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Huawei unveils fitness-oriented Watch GT2e smartwatch

Huawei unveils fitness-oriented Watch GT2e smartwatch

Back in September, Huawei launched the Watch GT2, which seemed to be a mere upgrade over the previous generation. The company just announced a new intelligent timepiece, the Watch GT2e, which is designed for those with an active lifestyle. It's essentially a Watch GT2 with advanced fitness features and a rubberized design.

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