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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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TWRP now supports new devices from Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, Xiaomi, and more

TWRP now supports new devices from Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, Xiaomi, and more

The TeamWin Recovery Project is pretty much a necessity for serial phone flashers, giving users the ability to flash custom ROMS and manage Android installations. Since we last posted about it back in August, the custom recovery has added support for additional devices from the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, Xiaomi, and more — nine new devices in total.

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Smartphone camera showdown: Pixel 5, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Mate 40 Pro, OnePlus 8T, Galaxy S20 FE, iPhone 12 Pro compared

Smartphone camera showdown: Pixel 5, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Mate 40 Pro, OnePlus 8T, Galaxy S20 FE, iPhone 12 Pro compared

Camera quality has always been a major differentiating factor when choosing between smartphones, but it seems like the competition has gotten more intense over the last few years. Some manufactures like OnePlus and Huawei use sensors with big megapixel counts to stand out from the crowd, while others like Apple and Google rely more on the marriage between hardware and software. With such a tight race for the winner of the camera crown, we're highlighting three recent YouTube comparisons worth a watch.

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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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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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Huawei sets the date for next week’s Mate 40 unveiling

Huawei sets the date for next week’s Mate 40 unveiling

Huawei is preparing to take the wraps off the Mate 40 lineup, and a date has been set: October 22nd. To continue the hype, the company has just posted a short video to its YouTube channel with the tagline "Unprecedented Power is Coming," which gives us some pretty lofty expectations.

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Huawei says it could put HarmonyOS on phones next year, if anyone wants them

Huawei says it could put HarmonyOS on phones next year, if anyone wants them

When Huawei introduced HarmonyOS back in 2019, it wasn't meant to run on smartphones. But a lot has changed since then, and not just in the codebase. The US continues to toughen sanctions against the Chinese company, which is resulting in partners that are pulling away. At an event today, Huawei announced the next generation of HarmonyOS — and this time, it's going to run on phones.

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