Although it’s still not a name to be reckoned with in the Western technology world, Huawei is certainly making efforts to change that and get in the high-end mix. The Ascend P1, P1S and especially the Ascend D Quad are the devices that could put Huawei on the map in Europe and the US, but unfortunately they still can’t be found in many parts of the world outside Asia.
Huawei will also be trying to draw the attention of tech users with a couple of software innovations, the most important one being the introduction of the Emotion UI for Android 4.0 ICS. The user interface, unveiled back in May, now has its own official website (in Chinese) and should be up for grabs soon [...]
Since all Android smartphone manufacturers run the exact same OS (and the vast majority of the apps as well) on their devices, the people in charge of the marketing departments of such manufacturers often seem to believe that the only way to differentiate their products from those of other manufacturers is by creating custom UIs that they slam on top of Android’s standard (also known as vanilla) user interface. But although they’ve got the “differentiating” part just about right, I’m not sure exactly how many smartphone users go for a specific manufacturer over the other because the custom UI is better. In fact, if anything, Android users usually go for the [...]