XDA News Articles

Jack Jennings · Jul 30, 2015

Huawei’s Rapid Rise to Third Place in the Smartphone Race

Huawei has quickly grown to become one of the world's biggest telecommunications companies since its inception in 1987, owning huge swathes of network infrastructure across different countries. It looks as if its smartphone sales are really beginning to take hold too - results this year have been great for the Chinese manufacturer, with an increase in global smartphone sales of 39% in the first half of 2015.     Now a new report from Strategy Analytics now states that Huawei has risen to take the title...

Jimmy McGee · Jul 15, 2015

Huawei P8 Lite Review – XDA TV Device Review

Huawei is the little engine that could. It is perhaps one of the more recognizable Chinese names in the United States. This company with a hard to pronounce name is releasing phones trying to compete with the likes of HTC and Samsung. Their latest entrance into the western market is the P8 Lite. Is the P8 Lite powerful and feature packed enough to be a contender? That is only one of the questions XDA TV Producer Jordan answers when he...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jun 24, 2015

Huawei Employee Allegedly Confirms Huawei Nexus

Huawei is one of the Eastern giants that the West doesn't know much about, but with their concentrated efforts on expanding their brand, it will. The Huawei watch is one of the most promising Wear watches, and with flagships like the Huawei P8 - which focus on good bang for buck in a premium package - the company is setting up for a bigger scale. And what better way is there than doing so with Google's aid?   Rumors of a Huawei...

Mathew Brack · May 12, 2015

Honor: The Company Behind The Devices

With Honor having recently released several great looking phones and last year showing significant growth, we felt that many people lacked understanding of who Honor were and how they differ from Huawei. In an attempt to resolve this we reached out with a few questions for them to try and help people better understand the company and after much thought they have kindly replied with their best PR and marketing response (which you will surely see straight through).   Can...

jerdog · Mar 20, 2015

Huawei Begins Friendly User Testing Program and Contest

Huawei in recent months has begun to expand their Android marketing and business, from Huawei USA sponsoring the Big Android BBQ to being what looked to be the largest Android OEM sponsor of this year's Mobile World Congress. Even rumors (hardly something to go to the bookies in Vegas about though) have suggested the next Nexus device being made by Huawei. So it comes as no surprise that they are beginning to embrace the community a bit more than they...

Mathew Brack · Mar 12, 2015

Huawei Watch Price: A Lesson in Context

Rumors have emerged that the highly anticipated Huawei watch will cost somewhere around $1000. While many people referred to this as unreasonable for a smart watch, this may actually not be the case, once you realize just what you would be getting for your money. Further reports have stated that the device will come in several variations: the first costing $370 and coming with a black or silver finish and a stainless steel band. The second variant will cost $424 and...

Mathew Brack · Mar 6, 2015

Kirin: A Processor the Western World Should Look Out For

Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 5, 2015

Huawei: A Giant the Western World Should Look Out For

The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...