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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.

USA further tightens restrictions on Huawei, will not extend the temporary general license

The Trump administration in the USA has kept Huawei in its talons ever since it placed it on the Commerce Department's "Entity List". The move blocked Google from licensing GMS for new Huawei devices, which single-handedly humbled the competitiveness of the Chinese giant's flagships. The U.S. Government did grant Huawei a temporary general license (TGL)...

Huawei’s temporary general license has expired, and that could spell trouble for its older Android phones

Last year, the Trump administration placed Huawei and its subsidiaries on the U.S. Commerce Department's "Entity List," which blocked Google from licensing Google Mobile Services for new Huawei device models made available after May 16, 2019. The U.S. government granted Huawei a temporary general license (TGL) which it then renewed several times over the last...

Honor 9A, Honor 9S launched in India with AppGallery, alongside Honor MagicBook 15

Honor is launching two smartphones in the Indian market, focusing on the entry-level segments in one of the most competitive markets in the world. The Honor 9A was released earlier this year in China, and the device made its way to the European markets later. Similarly, the Honor 9S and MagicBook 15 have also made...

TWRP is now available for the ASUS ZenFone 5Z and BQ Aquaris VS/VS Plus, Xiaomi Redmi 6/6A support also readded

Team Win Recovery Project, or TWRP for short, has become synonymous with custom recovery for Android devices. The open-source solution offers a plethora of features that are otherwise not provided by a stock recovery environment, such as the ability to flash ZIP packages that contain aftermarket OSes or different mods, make and restore partition-level data...

Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro start getting the EMUI 10.1 (Magic UI 3.1) update in Europe

Alongside the launch of its flagship P40 series earlier this year, Huawei rolled out a slightly upgraded version of its custom Android 10-based skin called EMUI 10.1. Shortly after the launch, the company shared an update roadmap detailing the EMUI 10.1 beta release timeline for older Huawei and Honor devices. Since then, the company has...

[Update: APKMirror Source and Split APKs] Huawei’s Petal Search is a search engine that helps you find and download apps and games

Ever since the U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to restrict U.S. companies from supplying products and services to Huawei, the road has been difficult for the Chinese smartphone brand. The most damaging fallout from the executive order was the fact that Huawei could no longer ship new smartphones and tablets with Google...

Honor launches the massive 7.09″ Honor X10 Max and 6.5″ Honor 30 Lite with the 5G MediaTek Dimensity 800

Honor, the smartphone sub-brand under the Huawei Consumer Business Group, is launching two new smartphones in its home market of China: the aptly named Honor X10 Max and the Honor 30 Lite. The X10 Max has a tablet-esque 7.09-inch display, while the 30 Lite has a "smaller" 6.5-inch display. One of the most interesting features...

Honor 9A, Honor Choice TWS Earbuds, and Honor MagicBook 14 Special Bundle launch in Europe with “VIP Day” promotions

Huawei sub-brand Honor today launched the entry-level Honor 9A smartphone, MagicBook 14 Special Bundle, and Choice TWS earphones for the European region during a live stream event. Along with new launches, the company has also announced discounts under the "VIP days" along with benefits under the VIP membership program. Honor 9A Starting with the smartphone release of...

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...