Cricket might not be the biggest carrier in the United States, but it has become a rather popular regional choice for those that want contract-free service with no credit check. What it doesn’t offer is 4G LTE service, at least not outside of the Tucson metro area. Luckily, this is all starting to change. Next week, one unidentified city will be added to the Cricket 4G LTE service area.
Last week a report from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee accused Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE of being a threat to national security. Both companies were quick to deny the claims, but a number of complaints have emerged in the days following the report and suspicions of Chinese espionage will be investigated further.
The UK government has teamed up with Samsung, Huawei and others to help fund a 5G research centre at the University of Surrey.
Ask your parents what Americans thought of Russia when they were growing up. Chances are you’ll hear horrible stories about communism, nuclear weapons, and espionage. After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, America stopped being scared of Mother Russia. The new enemy became China.
Sony’s flashy new James Bond phone is not the only handheld hitting AT&T these days, with the Huawei Fusion 2 targeting an entirely different crowd. The petite 3.5-incher is certainly not destined for Martini drinking undercover government agents used to high-stakes poker games, but for the more modest tech enthusiasts clinging to every buck.
If you’re in the UK and you’re itching to have a new unit in your hand soon, we have good news: the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE has been named as an EE exclusive. No that’s not a typo. Everything Everywhere, the spanking new 4G network in the UK, is upping the ante and delivering a heck of an exclusive offer with the help of Huawei.
Despite earlier reports that they weren’t working on their own operating system, CEO Wan Biao has announced that Huawei is, in fact, working on their own operating system. While the reason is unclear, the statement made appears to be that this operating system is merely a backup plan. A backup plan for what, exactly?
It did take a while for a software update to be pushed to the myTouch and myTouch Q, but starting today the mid-rangers are treated with a new OTA package to “improve device performance and stability.” The upgrade leaves the handhelds stuck with Android 2.3.6, but ups the devices to build number C85B839SP03.
Huawei’s latest 7-inch Android tablet, the MediaPad 7 Lite, has gotten FCC approval. Though its price in the U.S. hasn’t been confirmed, the slate is expected to cost $310.
After a series of delays, the quad-core Huawei Ascend D1 Quad goes on sale in China. Also, what does Huawei’s chairman think of the company’s local rival?