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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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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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Huawei might sell off parts of its Honor subsidiary

Huawei might sell off parts of its Honor subsidiary

Ever since the US tightened the noose on Huawei with various extensions of the trade ban, the Chinese manufacturer is in deep trouble, potentially left off without vital phone components. That appears to be the reason why the company might be working on restructuring its business and refocus its efforts on its own higher-end lineup. Reuters reports that Huawei is looking to sell parts of its subdivision Honor to Digital China, Xiaomi, or TCL.

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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 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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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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Android 10 will come to Honor flagships starting March 15

Android 10 will come to Honor flagships starting March 15

Honor is Huawei's successful lifestyle sub-brand that has gained quite some momentum outside of China. Being a Huawei subsidiary, it has to battle the same trade ban woes and won't be able to ship proprietary Google software on its newest handsets, while older devices are still exempted from this rule and continue to receive the familiar version of Android. Regardless of whether or not they have Google apps, a slew of Honor 20 phones and the 9X will start getting the Android 10-based Magic UI 3.0 beginning next week.

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Honor View30 and View30 Pro official, with Kirin 990 5G chip and triple cameras

Honor View30 and View30 Pro official, with Kirin 990 5G chip and triple cameras

At its latest glitzy event in Beijing, Honor took the wraps off its new flagship smartphone series, with a clear focus on 5G and the kind of camera excellence we now expect from the company. The Huawei sub-brand announced the Honor View30 Pro alongside a cheaper, but almost identical, View30 model. Both phones ship with Android 10, but due to the trade ban, there are no plans to launch them in Europe at this time. Here's what we're missing out on.

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