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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.

Here are the 16 Huawei and 4 Honor devices getting the EMUI 10.1/Magic UI 3.1 global update

Huawei's flagship P40 series debuted earlier this year with a slightly upgraded version of its custom Android 10-based skin called EMUI 10.1. Soon after the launch, the company shared an EMUI 10.1 update roadmap detailing the beta release timeline for older Huawei and Honor smartphones. Since then, several Huawei devices, including the Huawei P30, Mate...

Huawei releases its “Contact Shield” API for COVID-19 contact tracing

As many countries around the world are lifting their stay-at-home orders, public health agencies are scrambling to implement contact tracing to limit a resurgence of COVID-19. Several app-based contact tracing solutions have arisen in the past few weeks, some of which are based on Google and Apple's Exposure Notification API, and now developers of public...

Honor Play 4 and Honor Play 4 Pro with IR temperature sensor launched in China

The Honor Play series is a smartphone series from Huawei's sub-brand. The focus of this series has been to provide a value offering to consumers within markets such as China, addressing their local needs and expectations. Honor recently teased that the upcoming launches in this series will feature a special infrared temperature sensor. The Honor...

The Honor Play 4 can take your temperature with an infrared camera

Technology is always evolving to meet the needs of the public. Sometimes it evolves in ways we never could have predicted, and old technology gets re-purposed for new and clever uses. Infrared cameras on smartphones aren't new, but the Honor Play 4 is using the technology in a very pertinent way. Honor posted a video on...

Honor 30 and 30 Pro+ launch in their first global market – Russia

The Honor 30 series made it's debut in China back in April. The series kicked off with the Honor 30S, Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, and Honor 30 Pro+. We later learned that three of the four devices would be launched outside of China soon, starting with Russia. Now, that information has come to fruition. It's...

Nintendo 3DS emulation: Official Citra for Android performance testing on the Snapdragon 865, 855, and 845

Citra, the most popular Nintendo 3DS emulator, was officially released for Android onto the Google Play Store last week, and its performance has been at the forefront of the conversation. I'm sure anybody who saw its release wondered whether they could play their favorite Nintendo 3DS games on their Android smartphone or tablet, so I've...

Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung, and Huawei sold more wristbands and earbuds in Q1 2020 despite COVID-19

Smartphone and tablet sales in the first quarter this year took a massive hit due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Not only has the situation forced manufacturers to scale down production and delay product launches, but the financial uncertainty of it all has also led to potential buyers deferring purchases. However, that doesn't seem to...

Huawei and Honor turn to high-end MediaTek chipsets for some new phones following new U.S. trade restrictions

For a time, it seemed as if Huawei was dealing fine with the aftermath of the U.S trade restrictions that were imposed on it in May 2019. Despite being placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List, Huawei's Consumer Business Group continued to function. It was wounded, but the damage wasn't catastrophic. Huawei was prevented...

Honor X10 mid-range smartphone launches with the Kirin 820 and 90Hz display

Earlier this month, we learned that Huawei's sub-brand Honor was prepping up to launch a new 5G capable smartphone called the Honor X10. At the time, the company had revealed that the device would be powered by Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 820 chip and feature a 90Hz display with a 180Hz touch response rate. The company...

Honor Magic Earbuds Review – Distinctly Average Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

The Honor Magic Earbuds were unveiled by Honor back at (the unofficially dubbed) "not MWC" at the end of February. They're the western version of the Honor FlyPods 3 that the company announced in November alongside the Honor V30 series, though they only went on sale in China in March. A couple of weeks ago,...

Honor unveils the ViewPad 6 tablet, a 16.1″ MagicBook Pro laptop, TWS Earbuds X1, and more

Earlier this month, Huawei's sub-brand Honor shared a render of an upcoming 5G device called the Honor X10 5G. The device, which is expected to launch in China tomorrow, will be powered by Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 820 chip and feature a quad-camera setup, a pop-up selfie camera, and a 90Hz display. Just a day ahead...

[Update: Huawei’s statement] US blocks many chip makers from supplying HiSilicon Kirin SoCs to Huawei

It's been one year since Huawei was placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List, barring U.S. based companies from doing business with Huawei and its fully-owned subsidiaries. That ban has never been in full effect as the U.S. keeps extending Huawei's Temporary General License, allowing them to keep their licenses to distribute Google Mobile...