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Honor says the Honor 20 series will get Android Q

The ban on Huawei by the U.S. government has put millions of Huawei and Honor smartphone users in qualms about the future on Android updates on their devices. Upon coming into effect on August 19th, the ban is likely to result in the suspension of the Huawei's license to use the commercial version of Android....

Ark Compiler Explained: How Huawei’s App Compiler May Improve Android App Performance

Much of the recent conversation around Huawei has revolved around the company's unfortunate political situation because of a US executive order that restricted many companies from conducting business with Huawei. The repercussions of such a pivotal decision are far too enormous to not pay attention. But in an alternate reality where this executive order does...

The Huawei P30 series and 14 other Huawei devices will get Android Q

These are complicated times for Huawei and Huawei fans. The US trade ban has put the company's future in limbo and consumers rightfully have a lot of questions. To combat some of the rumors and speculation, Huawei has published a "Huawei Answers" page to formally respond to some of the concerns. There's good news in...

EMUI 10 based on Android Q: First Look on the Huawei P30 Pro

Since the Trump administration added Huawei to the Entity List, it's been uncertain whether the smartphone giant can continue providing major Android platform updates. If the U.S. and China fail to reach an agreement, Google will be forced to revoke Huawei's Android license, which will make Huawei unable to serve any updates to users with...

[Update: Removed by Huawei] Booking.com ads are showing up on the lock screens of Huawei devices

Huawei is in the middle of a crisis following the ban imposed by the U.S. government. The ban also prohibits Huawei from installing Google's apps and services on its smartphones after August 19th, leaving the company hanging by a thread. Besides future devices, the ban also restricts Huawei and Honor from pushing updates to existing...

Huawei is sending developers requests to publish on its app store

Late last month, news that Google had revoked Huawei's Android license shook the tech community. Since then, we've seen hardware suppliers, chip designers, standards organizations, and other companies pull out of deals with Huawei. Huawei's growing pains have forced the company to speed up development on its Android OS and Play Store alternative. If the...

How to install custom themes in EMUI if you’re region restricted

For those of our readers using EMUI while being region-restricted by Huawei, XDA Senior Member -Mr. X- published a thorough Forum Post on how to install custom themes. However, before we dive into the steps needed to be performed, there are certain prerequisites. In addition to making sure that you’ve got Huawei Mobile Services (.apk)...

Honor is recruiting beta testers in India for the Honor 7X’s EMUI 9 update based on Android 9 Pie

Honor 7X, a budget smartphone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat back in 2017, should soon receive its second major update after an Android Oreo upgrade last year. It was one of the 11 Huawei and Honor devices to have received the EMUI 9.1 beta based on Android 9 Pie in China last month. Its successor...

The Huawei P30, Huawei Mate 20, Honor View 20, and Honor Magic 2 will be the first from Huawei and Honor to get Android Q

Huawei's custom Android interface, called EMUI, has an impressively long list of features that get mistaken for gimmicks. The experience can sometimes be overwhelming because of the sheer number of features like Torch or Mirror that are present as individual apps. But with its increasing popularity in markets outside of Asia – especially Europe, the...

EMUI 9 Review [Part 2]: Huawei/Honor’s Android Pie Software Packs a Ton of Useful Features Mistaken for Gimmicks

Among the various Android forks, Huawei's EMUI is second only to Samsung's One UI in terms of customization. There's a staggering amount of features and pre-installed apps to meet your needs. In part 2 of my EMUI 9 review, I'll go over all the features and apps that Huawei and Honor offer on their latest...

EMUI 9 Review [Part 1]: Android Pie on Huawei/Honor Smartphones is a Radical Departure from Stock Android

Android is the operating system of over 2 billion smartphones around in the world. A good chunk of the Android smartphones sold worldwide come from Chinese technology giant Huawei and its sub-brand Honor. Like its many rival Chinese brands, Huawei ships a heavily customized build of Android on all its smartphones. The software is called...

How to add call recording support to the EMUI 9 dialer on the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei P30, and other devices

Call recording is often associated with risky business but it can also be very useful, so much so that Google might be adding it the future versions of Android. It comes in handy when you wish to ensure that you don't miss vital details during an interview or a business call without having to jot...