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Amazon Alexa Is Now Rolling Out to The Huawei Mate 9

At the time of launching the Mate 9, Huawei had promised that the device would receive Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, in a future update. As promised, an OTA update enabling Alexa is now rolling out to all Huawei Mate 9 owners in the US. Labeled MHA-L29C567B183, the software update clocks in at 310 MBs in size...

Google is Still Working to Increase the Speed in Which OEMs Roll Out Security Updates

Many Android owners within the enthusiast community have simply given up on big OEMs rolling out monthly security updates. Granted, Samsung has promised in the past that they will be rolling out monthly security updates. LG promised the same when they launched their monthly security update bulletin as well. Sadly, smartphone OEMs aren't in control...

Huawei is Working with AT&T in Hopes to Have Their Phones Sold in the U.S.

Huawei has managed to climb its way to a top three position in the world in terms of smartphone marketshare behind Apple and Samsung. The company was able to do accomplish this feat without having much of a presence in the United States market, either. Sure, they have had some of their phones sold by...

Huawei P10 First Impressions: Attention to Detail Paves the Way to Solid Hardware

Just over two weeks ago at MWC, Huawei announced the successor to the P9, the Huawei P10. This new device comes with dual Leica-branded cameras, a Kirin 960 chipset and several unique color choices. I have now been daily driving the Huawei P10 for two weeks, so I'll be sharing a few of my personal observations and opinions...

Vulnerability in Vibrator Service of Huawei P9 Plus Can Crash the System, Now Patched

In addition to Google's effort on patching exploits and vulnerabilities through the Android Monthly Security Update program, several OEMs have also been more upfront about disclosing any devices-specific vulnerabilities they find and patch. Huawei had previously found an Arbitrary Memory Read/Write vulnerability on the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, which was subsequently patched through a...

How to Enable a Location-based Smart Lock Feature on Huawei/Honor Devices Running EMUI

If you've never owned a Huawei or Honor device, then you're probably looking at the title and going "huh?" After all, Smart Lock is a feature introduced back in Android 5.0 Lollipop to make it easier to quickly access your device under certain conditions such as location, when connected to certain devices, while in your...

How to Enable System UI Tuner to Modify the Status Bar in EMUI 4+

After years of minimal customization options, Android Marshmallow finally introduced some basic customization features that had existed in custom ROMs for ages through the inclusion of the System UI tuner. This feature is included in all Android 6.0+ Google devices, and in order to access it you need to pull down the status bar and long-press on the...

How to Add Third-Party Music Apps to EMUI’s Music Lock Screen [Root]

EMUI, like many OEM skins, modifies the stock lock screen to fit its theme and incorporate features that the company believes their users will need quick access to. One of the features that EMUI's lock screen offers is the ability to display the currently playing music track with beautiful, full screen album art and large track...

Huawei Executive Feels 6GBs+ of RAM in Phones is a Waste, What Do You Think?

As smartphones have become more and more powerful over time, one question we keep asking ourselves is "how much RAM is enough?" When smartphones with 1GB of RAM were first released, people at the time often said that they didn't need all of that RAM. When smartphones with 2GBs of RAM were released, many people said...

Arbitrary Memory Read/Write Vulnerability Discovered and Patched in the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro

Security vulnerabilities are patched quite frequently in Android devices, though you won't hear about most of them until the monthly security bulletins are out. Huawei, though, publishes security advisories for each flaw they discover and patch. The company just has disclosed one such vulnerability for the month of March, and we can see that it...

How to use EMUI’s App Twin Feature on any Launcher

A few days ago, I shared a tutorial outlining how to use EMUI's App Twin feature with any installed application or game on your device. If you own a Huawei or Honor device that is on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5 (such as the Huawei Mate 9 family, Huawei P9/P9 Lite, Honor 6X, or Honor...

Huawei Reveals Details of the EMUI 5.1 Update

A full week ago we saw Huawei start to tease EMUI 5.1 on their official Weibo account. They didn't give many details about the update other than telling us it would be launched with the Huawei P10 and the Huawei P10 Plus. Though now, the Huawei P10 and it's larger counterpart are both official and you can...