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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro hands-on: Can Huawei finally challenge Apple and Samsung?

The P20 and P20 Pro are two of the most attractive, interesting phones Huawei has ever produced - and you'll never see them on sale in America.

That was something Huawei was sure to reiterate during our time at a hands-on briefing with the devices in San Francisco last week. Huawei's recent troubles with the US government, AT&T, Verizon, and Best Buy are still pretty recent news, and that certainly hung over the hour-long presentation we were given. While Huawei has never distributed the P-series in the US (aside from the P8 Lite, which was a P-series in name only), it probably stings a little to know that your notch-display, triple camera flagship is going to be called "the Chinese iPhone X you can't buy" by a bunch of American journalists.

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Huawei in talks with Sirin Labs to develop 'blockchain-ready' phone

'Blockchain' is the technology that powers cryptocurrencies, but on a technical level, it's just a growing list of records that are linked and secured. While you can mine Bitcoin on just about every PC and phone on the market, there is no shortage of dedicated hardware options, like physical wallets. According to Bloomberg, Huawei is currently in talks with Sirin Labs to develop a 'blockchain-ready' phone.

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Honor View10 orders are now shipping out

Pre-orders for the $499 Honor View10 opened on March 12th, and Huawei initially stated that orders would begin to ship out on March 22nd. It turns out that Huawei's estimate was a bit off, though; the HiHonor site is now saying that Honor View10 orders will begin to ship today, March 23rd.

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Best Buy to allegedly cease sales of Huawei smartphones

Huawei isn't having an easy time in the US market. In January, it was revealed that both AT&T and Verizon had pulled out of deals to carry the Chinese company's smartphones due to pressure from the US government. CNET is now reporting that Best Buy is ending its partnership with Huawei, and that the retailer will no longer offer the company's smartphones for sale.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro (U.S.) second opinion: A great phone that probably won't make it

Huawei has had a tough time of things in 2018, getting the rug pulled out from under it just before it launched the U.S. version of its flagship Mate 10 Pro on AT&T. The blows just kept coming with Verizon pulling out of a deal, followed by "security warnings" from some of the American government security agencies. While all of the political mess is somewhat fun to look back at and is good for a nice chuckle or two, my focus here is on the phone itself, Huawei's centerpiece.

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[Deal Alert] Huawei Mate 10 Pro down to $699.99 ($100 off) at multiple retailers

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro didn't have the smoothest US launch, partly because Huawei tried to stuff its Best Buy listing with fake reviews. But before that mess emerged, Massdrop began offering the Mate 10 Pro at $699.99, $100 off MSRP. Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy are now matching that price.

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[Update: Google confirms new international support] Google Pay on the Huawei Watch 2 works again for some outside the US and UK

When the Oreo update landed for Huawei's Watch 2 back in February, many reported that it was disabling Google Pay (then called Android Pay). One month and one rebranding later, this issue seems to have been fixed. There are reports that something in the last few days has re-enabled Google's rebranded NFC payments for the Watch 2. 

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

Following a two-month beta testing period, Huawei is set to start the Oreo rollout for yesteryear's flagships, the P10 and P10 Plus. The news comes via a Facebook video from Huawei Philippines' account, informing users that the update should be ready.

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Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8 rolling out to Honor 7X beta testers this week

When it launched, one of the biggest disappointments with the Honor 7X was that it shipped with Nougat out of the box. Not too long ago, however, Honor put out a call for beta testers to get the first glimpse of Oreo and EMUI 8 on the budget device, and now the time has come for that beta to start rolling out.

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Honor View10 pre-orders available today in the U.S. for $499

In a "finally" moment, Huawei announced that the Honor View10 is coming to the United States. Available today for pre-order from the Honor store, the View10 comes in either black or blue for $499.

As I said in my review a couple of months ago, this phone is great and a very worthy competitor to the OnePlus 5T. Now with the price official, I can safely say that this phone is worth the money — for $499, the Kirin 970-equipped View10 comes with fantastic battery life, a super fast fingerprint sensor, 128GB of storage, and 6GB of RAM, plus Project Treble.

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