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Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, headquartered in China. They were founded in 2013. The company primarily manufacturers Android phones with EMUI software.

It’s official: Huawei has sold its Honor smartphone brand

Last week, a report claimed Huawei had finalized a buyer for Honor’s smartphone business. Today, Reuters is reporting that Huawei has agreed to sell Honor, a smartphone brand under the Huawei Consumer Business Group, to a consortium of over 30 agents and dealers. The buyers announced they're setting up a new company called Shenzen Zhixin...

Honor 10X Lite is a new mid-range smartphone coming to Saudi Arabia, Europe, and Russia

Honor, the millennial sub-brand of Huawei has announced the Honor 10X Lite, launching in Saudi Arabia with a wider European rollout expected. The lower mid-range handset comes at a knockdown price, but of course, won’t come with Google Mobile Services (GMS) out-of-the-box. It's a more affordable version of the Honor 10X and 10X Max phablet,...

Huawei has reportedly finalized a buyer for Honor’s smartphone business

Huawei has been in a tight spot ever since it was placed on the US Commerce Department's "Entity List" last year. And while the company has made several efforts to survive against all odds, things have come to a point where it's looking to sell part of its subsidiary, Honor, to stay afloat. Last month...

Googlefier lets you easily install Google apps on Huawei and Honor devices

It's no surprise that many new Huawei and Honor devices launched in the past year don't come with Google Mobile Services (GMS) preinstalled. Take, for example, the new Mate 40 series: While Huawei once again succeeded in packing stellar camera hardware, it's hard to recommend it to the average user since it lacks GMS. Although...

Huawei reportedly looking to sell part of Honor’s smartphone business

To say that Huawei is going through a rough patch would be an understatement. The sanctions imposed by the US government have been getting tighter, and the relief that was afforded is running out. An Android OEM that was once at the helm of technological innovation in the flagship space, is now forced to consider...

The popular Moovit transit app lands on Huawei’s AppGallery

Huawei's AppGallery is the company's homegrown alternative to the Google Play Store. It comes preloaded on all new Huawei and Honor devices, but it offers a significantly smaller collection of apps. To remedy this, Huawei has been making constant efforts to bring more developers to the platform. And developers have taken notice. Over the last...

EMUI 11 Hands-on: Huawei’s latest Android update makes multitasking easier

At its annual Developer Conference today, Huawei unveiled EMUI 11, the company's latest Android-based software release for smartphones and tablets. EMUI, formerly called Emotion UI, is now in its 9th iteration, having initially released back in 2012 using Google's Android 2.3 as a base. After Google released Android 8 Oreo back in 2017, Huawei bumped...

Huawei unveils its latest Android software: EMUI 11

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei kicked off its annual Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) today in Dongguan, China. During the conference, the company unveiled EMUI 11 — the latest version of the company's custom Android skin. While the latest software version is not based on Google's latest Android 11 release just yet, the EMUI 11 update packs...

Honor MagicBook Pro Hands On Preview: a fantastic Ryzen-powered laptop

Honor isn't exactly known for their laptops. The company has a large focus on smartphones and wearables, so I'm not too surprised that many don't know about their laptops. The Honor MagicBook Pro just got announced at IFA 2020, and I've been using mine daily to complete all of the tasks that I would normally do...

Honor launches the Watch GS Pro and ES smartwatches and the MagicBook 14, 15, and Pro laptops

At the ongoing IFA 2020 trade show in Berlin, Huawei's subsidiary Honor has unveiled a bunch of new devices. These include two new smartwatches — Honor Watch GS Pro and Honor Watch ES — and three Ryzen-based thin and light MagicBook laptops. Here's everything you need to know about the latest devices from the Chinese...

MediaTek applies for US permission to supply Huawei with chips

Following the trade ban imposed on Huawei last year, the U.S. government granted the company a temporary general license (TGL) to conduct limited business with U.S. companies. The license was extended several times over the last year, but the last extension expired earlier this month and it wasn't renewed further. Instead, the U.S. government further...

Huawei and Honor say Android updates for existing devices won’t be impacted by the loss of their trade license

Huawei and Honor this week said its existing devices will continue to receive software and security updates, despite being placed on the U.S. Commerce Department’s “Entity List.” The official Huawei Mobile Twitter account and an Honor spokesperson published tweets meant to allay fears from consumers about the U.S. tightening trade restrictions. Honor is a subbrand of...