According to an internal memo, sales of Huawei consumer products have increased by 30 percent in the first half of 2014, with smartphone sales showing the fastest rate of growth.
Huawei is looking to gain some ground in the U.S. market by offering an affordable off contract smartphone packed with features that many people want. That phone is the Ascend Mate 2, and it’s available at GetHuawei.com for $299. Starting with the design the Ascend Mate 2 isn’t anything that’s going to stand out in the crowd but it’s a pretty decent looking phone. It’s an all plastic rectangular black slab with slightly rounded corners and a tapered back. Despite being made of plastic it feels extremely solid in the hand and the textured back gives the phone a very…
The price wars are on, and Huawei is the latest to join the fray. The Chinese company just cut the ribbon on its US online store with a great deal on the massive Ascend Mate2.
We’re seeing some good releases out of the Chinese market this year, and in this review we look at an update to a phone from veteran company Huawei known for being one of the thinnest around. This is our review of the Huawei Ascend P7. Design While it does add a little to last year’s remarkably thin P6, we’re still dealing with a very streamlined design here. With modest improvements over its predecessor, Huawei has sought for an incremental design update, and it’s arguably the better looking of the two. A metal skeleton holds together double Gorllia Glass 3 panels, making for a phone…
This week in your world of Android: the HTC One Mini 2 leaked, the G3 showed of its brushed metal finish, the AMOLED-equipped Tab S broke cover, a wave of leaks revealed the ultra-cheap Moto E, Google pushed a big update to Maps, Huawei launched the Ascend P7, and the first traces of the next Nexus device showed up online.
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The brand new Ascend P7 is largely an evolutionary update of last year’s Ascend P6, but that’s not a bad thing at all, especially since Huawei brought enough improvements to the table to make it worth upgrading.
Huawei has now released a teaser video for its upcoming May 7th press event in Paris. The Ascend P7 and P7 Mini are both expected to be formally unveiled there.
The NSA ran an operation code-named “Shotgiant” which targeted the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. One aim of the project was to add back doors to Huawei products. Then, when Huawei sold its equipment to other countries the NSA could easily gain access to their networks and conduct surveillance operations.
Huawei has revealed that they are no longer actively planning to bring us dual-OS handsets that run WP8 and Android, despite previous talk about the idea.
Huawei’s chief marketing officer has spilled the beans on the company’s upcoming dual-boot Android and Windows Phone smartphone, which should arrive in the US by Q2 2014.