Tag: Huawei

Huawei is in early talks about licensing 5G tech to U.S. firms

(Reuters) — Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday. Vincent Pang, senior vice president and board director at the company said some firms had expressed interest in both a long-term deal or […]

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Huawei’s new 5G base stations claim faster sub-6GHz uploads and downloads

While U.S. cellular providers have largely focused on rolling out 5G using short-distance, high-performance millimeter wave radios, carriers in Europe and Asia have initially launched 5G using “sub-6GHz” frequencies — mid-band radio channels that send signals over longer distances while giving up raw speed. But Huawei has been working to reduce the performance gap between […]

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Germany allows Huawei to supply 5G tower gear, citing costs and timing

(Reuters) — Germany has finalized rules for the build-out of 5G mobile networks that, in a snub to the United States, will not exclude China’s Huawei Technologies. Government officials confirmed that Germany’s so-called security catalog foresaw an evaluation of technical and other criteria, but that no single vendor would be barred in order to create […]

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Huawei hits record 5G speed of 3.67Gbps on live Swiss C-Band network

While most United States-based carriers initially focused on launching 5G networks based on short-distance millimeter wave hardware, Asian and European carriers have deployed 5G using “sub-6GHz” radio frequencies — longer-range signals that might compromise on speed. But Huawei today announced that it’s achieved a 5G download speed milestone without using millimeter wave: 3.67 Gigabytes per […]

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Apple’s sinking in China — gaming could be its life preserver

The Apple Special Event on September 10 was a big newsmaker. We’d expect nothing less; Apple Arcade looks impressive, while the unusual triple-camera system on the iPhone 11 Pro had the web’s finest meme-makers working overtime. There was something in plain sight at the Steve Jobs Theater that seems to have gone unnoticed, though; something […]

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Huawei downplayed the Google problem in the Mate 30, but it’s a major issue for consumers

When Huawei finally unveiled the latest addition to its flagship smartphone lineup yesterday there were few surprises, given the many leaks in the buildup to the big day. The one thing everyone was talking about ahead of the launch event in Munich, however, was how Huawei planned to circumvent the gargantuan elephant in the room: […]

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Huawei Launches The Mate 30 Series Smartphones

Huawei has just launched its latest high-profile smartphone, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, along with a more affordable version, the Mate 30. The announcement is a bitter-sweet one because the hardware and spec are quite impressive, the Google Apps and services aren’t pre-installed, and the total consequences of this aren’t totally known, but it’s not […]

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Huawei unveils Mate 30 series with no mention of Google or Android

It’s a curious time for Huawei, which only weeks ago announced new products as the U.S. contemplated lifting trade restrictions on it and its subsidiaries. Escalating tensions with China threaten to put the kibosh on easement plans in the near term, and Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei estimates the resulting ost revenue at $30 […]

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U.S. raises Huawei 5G security concerns with Gulf allies

(Reuters) — The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huawei’s technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Washington has been warning allies against using the Chinese company’s equipment, which it says presents a security risk, but has so far largely made […]

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IFA 2019 highlights: Amazon Fire TV Cube, LG Dual Screen, and Huawei Kirin 990 5G

IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, began humbly in 1924 as an international radio exhibition. Since then, it’s grown into one of the largest annual consumer electronics shows anywhere, with more than 200,000 visitors anticipated over the next few days. The Berlin expo is a who’s who of the appliance and device makers, with the likes […]

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Honor Vision: Huawei’s First Smart TV Running On New OS

Honor Vision at IFA 2019 Honor demonstrated its Honor Vision Smart TV at IFA 2019, which is a first for two reasons. First, it’s Honor/Huawei first television, and secondly, it is the first device to use HarmonyOS (codenamed HongMeng), Huawei’s proprietary cross-device operating system that may become an Android alternative someday, although it’s not the […]

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Huawei’s PocketVision app lets visually impaired users read text with their phone’s camera

Huawei’s Honor subsidiary today launched a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered app called PocketVision, which is designed to help those with visual impairments read documents, menus, and text using their smartphone camera. The PocketVision app, which was unveiled today at the annual IFA conference in Berlin, was developed in conjunction with Eyecoming, a Chinese social technology […]

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Huawei’s Kirin 990 5G promises up to 2.3Gbps download speeds

Despite regulatory setbacks and fiercer competition than ever before, Huawei remains the second-largest smartphone vendor in the world by shipment volume. But phones are but one of the many segments in which the Beijing-based company has invested billions in R&D, with gadgets like tablets, set-top boxes, laptops, and headphones coming in close second. Then, there’s […]

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Huawei’s FreeBuds 3 are open-air earbuds with active noise cancellation

For better or worse, Apple’s AirPods have become the de-facto earbuds worn by folks living wire-free lifestyles, with an estimated 60% share of the global wireless earbuds market as of April 2019. Despite the valiant efforts of Jabra, Samsung, Jlab, Bose, and others, the Cupertino company’s flagship hasn’t yet been unseated from its pole position. […]

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