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Huawei is an electronics company headquartered in China. They entered the Android ecosystem in 2009 with the Huawei U8220. The company is know for its P and Mate series. Huawei devices run the company’s EMUI software. Visit the Huawei forums.

EMUI 11 is now rolling out to Huawei P30 and Mate 20 series devices

Huawei first unveiled EMUI 11 at its HDC 2020 event in September last year. Shortly thereafter, the company rolled out the update to the Mate 30 Pro and shared a release roadmap for other devices. The company has managed to stick to the schedule so far and has released EMUI 11 stable updates for the...

Dozens of Huawei and Honor devices with Kirin processors can now be bootloader unlocked

Back in 2018, Huawei caused a massive uproar in the enthusiast community when the Chinese OEM revealed that there won’t be any official bootloader unlock method for its devices. The policy was a pretty big blow to the aftermarket development and modding scene, as the lack of official support for bootloader unlocking would greatly limit...

The Huawei Mate X2 proves that Samsung was right about foldables all along

This week, Huawei launched its third foldable phone, the Mate X2, and it appears to be an awe-inspiring piece of hardware, which is par for the course for Huawei. From the way the hinge folds completely flat, to the less noticeable crease, to the fact Huawei managed to cram a Periscope zoom lens into a...

Huawei is finally opening up its wearables to third-party apps

Although Huawei's smartphone business is struggling in the face of continued US sanctions, the company is doing fairly well in the wearables space. Last year, while its smartphone business saw a 42.4% year-over-year decline in shipments, its smartwatch shipment volume jumped 90% year-over-year in China and Asia and 50% globally. As a result, on the...

The Mate X2 is Huawei’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Huawei entered the foldable smartphone space back in February 2019 with the launch of the Mate X. It was followed by the Mate Xs, which was a small improvement over the original, featuring a better hinge, a more durable screen, and the Kirin 990 SoC. Earlier this month, we learned that Huawei was gearing up...

Huawei may halve its smartphone production this year

Huawei has been in a tight spot ever since it was placed on the US Commerce Department's Entity List in 2019. Although the company has made several efforts to survive against all odds, things have come to the point that it has had to sell some of its assets to stay afloat. For instance, the...

Fast Charging Explained: The slowest to the fastest Fast Charging technologies

Smartphones are getting smarter by the minute, and as a result, our smartphone usage is ballooning. This spike in smartphone usage has inspired companies to devise newer methods to improve battery backup. While making batteries bigger is the most obvious choice, the bulking it causes to a smartphone is also unavoidable. The next best alternative...

Huawei’s new foldable phone launches this month, but don’t expect to get your hands on one

Huawei jumped on the foldable bandwagon with the Mate X back in February 2019. Now, two years later, the company is gearing up to launch its next foldable smartphone. The new foldable will simply be called the Huawei Mate X2, and it’s set to launch later this month in China. The news comes from Huawei’s official Weibo...

Huawei’s Harmony OS 2.0 beta appears to be based on Android

Harmony OS is Huawei's own first-party operating system, meant to take over the reins as the company's current GMS-less Android software proves to be insufficient to propel the company's smartphone prospects. Huawei recently began its long-shot transition away from the GMS-less Android with the first Harmony OS 2.0 beta for select smartphones and tablets. But...

iPhone 12 demand pushes Apple to become the #1 smartphone vendor in Q4 2020

Apple displaced Samsung to take the no. 1 spot in Q4 2020 in the world, thanks in large part due to the strong demand for the iPhone 12 lineup. Apple shipped 90.1 million devices, representing the highest shipment volume by a vendor in a single quarter and recording a 4% increase over the previous year. Q4...

Huawei could sell away P and Mate series as brands, like it did with Honor

Huawei has been cornered into a very tight spot in recent years. Against all odds, the company still persevered and survived, delivering top-end phones all along. But the company is a business after all, and businesses need to look at the bottom line at all times. After selling its sub-brand Honor to a group of...

Huawei redesigns its AppGallery app store, adds a new “Featured” tab

Huawei has announced a redesign for its AppGallery app store, which the company says now emphasizes discovery and improved navigation. The company said the experience will be partly curated by a team of editors who will focus on local trends to surface the most relevant apps and games. “The enhancements to AppGallery reflect the success of...