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Huawei sues U.S. government, claiming equipment and services ban is unconstitutional (Update: Lawsuit rejected)

Huawei sues U.S. government, claiming equipment and services ban is unconstitutional (Update: Lawsuit rejected)

In the never-ending Huawei saga, the Chinese company has decided to file a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against the U.S. government for the latter's ban on the sale of equipment or services to government entities. Huawei asserts that said ban is unconstitutional.

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Huawei charged with racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets in the US

Huawei charged with racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets in the US

The Huawei drama here in the 'states isn't over yet. A grand jury in the US has just charged Huawei with racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets, all among 16 charges included in its indictment. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, still undergoing the slow process of extradition to the US from Canada, is specifically named as a defendant in the indictment.

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U.S. government claims Huawei has compromised law enforcement back doors in phone networks

U.S. government claims Huawei has compromised law enforcement back doors in phone networks

The battle between Huawei and the U.S. government over spying allegations shows no signs of stopping. Last month, the Department of Commerce attempted to place more trade limits on Huawei, and now the federal government is claiming Huawei has back doors in various cell networks across the world.

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Huawei is releasing the Mate 30 Pro in the UK, months late and with no Google services

Huawei is releasing the Mate 30 Pro in the UK, months late and with no Google services

The Mate 30 Pro was first unveiled in September last year, and it's another hugely impressive piece of kit from Chinese tech giant Huawei. The problem is, few people outside of China have had the opportunity to buy one thanks to the US trade ban that is preventing it from being launched with Google apps and services. There's been no movement on that, unfortunately, but Huawei is making its most recent flagship available in the UK regardless.

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Huawei's FreeBuds 3 are a solid alternative to Apple’s AirPods Pro

Huawei's FreeBuds 3 are a solid alternative to Apple’s AirPods Pro

By most estimates, Apple’s AirPods business alone is worth about $8 billion. Let that sink in for a minute. No wonder everyone’s getting into the true wireless earbuds game — from Samsung to Google to Microsoft to Amazon. And of course, Huawei joined the party a while ago. Its third generation FreeBuds 3, while beating the AirPods Pro to market (IFA 2019), compete directly with Apple’s latest offering.

I‘ve been using Huawei’s FreeBuds 3 on and off for a couple months now, but also enjoyed a brief stint with Apple’s AirPods Pro, so here’s what you need to know.

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Huawei teaming up with Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo to pull in apps for their own alternate Play Stores (Update: Statement)

Huawei teaming up with Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo to pull in apps for their own alternate Play Stores (Update: Statement)

Huawei's access to Google's Play Store and its whole world of apps was cut off last year as a result of tensions with the US government. It was rumored that the company was looking for a new app store to call home, and now Reuters is reporting that Huawei is teaming up with Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo in a collaboration to make it easier for third-party developers to submit apps to all of the companies' individual app stores, in an effort called the "Global Developer Service Alliance."

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Huawei sues Verizon for patent infringement after failed licensing talks

Huawei sues Verizon for patent infringement after failed licensing talks

As Huawei's ongoing legal troubles with the US government begin to yield financial hurdles, the Chinese OEM has ignited a new legal quarrel, this time with a popular US phone carrier. Huawei has officially filed two lawsuits against Verizon Communications on the grounds of patent infringement.

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Huawei says it won't return to Google services even if trade ban lifts (Update: Statement)

Huawei says it won't return to Google services even if trade ban lifts (Update: Statement)

Huawei got caught in the middle of the US/China trade war and has been cut off from Google's apps and services for more than half a year now. That forced the company to quickly create a Google-less Android variant to ensure phones like the Mate 30 Pro could ship. Even though it looks like the US and China are coming to terms with each other and Huawei's ban might be lifted soon, the manufacturer has told Austrian newspaper Der Standard that it still won't return to Google's services.

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Huawei sold more phones than Apple in 2019, but Q4 data shows possible trouble

Huawei sold more phones than Apple in 2019, but Q4 data shows possible trouble

Despite facing a slew of challenges throughout 2019 that threatened to grind Huawei's global business into oblivion, the Chinese phone manufacturer has somehow managed to defy its own financial expectations and surpass one of its most powerful competitors. The latest financial reports are in, and Huawei has officially overtaken Apple to become the second largest global smartphone vendor in 2019. However, Q4 data shows that darker times may soon be ahead.

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Pentagon blocks new Huawei trade restrictions from taking effect

Pentagon blocks new Huawei trade restrictions from taking effect

Huawei's battle with the United States over trade bans is still very much alive, nearly a year after the White House initially called Huawei a security risk. Several American companies have continued to sell components to Huawei under special licenses, and now the Commerce Department and the Defense Department are sparring over more limits on Huawei trade.

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