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FCC commissioner calls for government ban on DJI drones

October 19th, 2021

Comparing DJI drone technology to “Huawei on wings,” the senior Republican member on the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday called for the government to cease purchases of DJI products. Specifically, the FCC’s Brendan Carr is recommending that products from DJI — the largest maker of drones in the world — be put on a blacklist, …

Huawei P50 Pro

Huawei P50 Pro is finally official, but you’ll never get one

July 29th, 2021

In a different universe where chip shortages and US sanctions would not have crippled Huawei’s ability to do business, we’d have had the P50 series already in stores internationally. But the Chinese smartphone maker acknowledged a few months ago that it’s struggling to launch the P50 Pro and P50 phones. Huawei gave the world a …

Huawei P50 Pro Release Date

Huawei P50 Pro launch tipped for late July in new leak

June 22nd, 2021

Huawei unveiled its new version of Android during a digital event in June. HarmonyOS will be compatible with a large number of existing Huawei products, and while it doesn’t appear to be anything other than an Android fork, it’s the operating system Huawei will use on its devices to replace Google’s AOSP Android. Neither will …

Honor 50 Pro

New Honor 50 phones will support Google’s Android apps

June 16th, 2021

Former Huawei subsidiary Honor announced on Wednesday a phone that looks remarkably similar to the Android flagship that Huawei can’t yet launch, at least when it comes to rear camera design. Seen above, the Huawei P50 series was teased recently, with Huawei saying it’s working on making it available to buyers. The company hinted at …

Huawei HarmonyOS

This new Android rival hit 10 million users in just one week

June 10th, 2021

Earlier this week, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2 — the new operating system that will replace Google’s Android on various smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other smart gadgets. HarmonyOS 2 is already compatible with dozens of existing Huawei devices. For a while, we thought that HarmonyOS would be a brand new, universal OS, similar to Google’s own …

Huawei HarmonyOS

Huawei unveiled its new OS that will replace Google’s Android

June 2nd, 2021

When Huawei found itself unable to do business with US tech companies a couple of years ago, the Chinese handset vendor rolled out a version of Android with no Google apps preinstalled. The US ban on Huawei meant Google could not license the Android experience available on other handsets to Huawei, so the Chinese giant …

HarmonyOS vs. Android

The biggest threat to Android’s dominance might launch soon

May 20th, 2021

Google just unveiled Android 12, a massive software update that features a significant design makeover and notable privacy improvements. Android 12 is already available in beta form on Pixel phones and several other devices, and the update will roll out to the general public at some point in late summer. But before that happens, the …

Huawei Espionage Claims

Huawei may have eavesdropped on Dutch mobile network’s calls

April 20th, 2021

The US has long claimed that Huawei uses its phones and cellular network infrastructure components to spy on behalf of the Chinese government. Huawei stopped inking deals with US carriers as a result, and the government banned the Chinese giant in mid-2019 from working with any company employing American-made technology. The move crippled Huawei’s ability …