Huawei Mate 10 Pro coming to AT&T in February as Huawei pushes into U.S. market

Huawei is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Despite that position, the company has had a difficult time cracking the U.S. market thanks to a variety of factors including lack of carrier support and the belief Huawei may be a nefarious actor working at the behest of the Chinese government. The latest reports indicate some of the shielding may be dropping when the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is released through AT&T in 2018. That could be bad news for Apple and other big manufacturers who have enjoyed not competing against Huawei in the U.S. market.

A new report from The Information says Richard Yu, Huawei’s CEO, plans to release all of the details surrounding a Huawei U.S. carrier launch at CES 2018. Those details are expected to include AT&T as a carrier partner for Huawei, availability starting in February, and potentially an update on some EMUI changes being made for the U.S. market release. Having AT&T as a partner has been rumored for some time, so the big news the industry is watching for is whether Huawei has managed to convince any other carriers to make the Mate 10 Pro available.

One of the more surprising bits of information to come out is that Yu appears to have sent out a memo that describes certain elements of EMUI, Huawei’s custom skin used on their devices, as “stupid.” Many think this is a sign that the U.S. launch of the Mate 10 Pro will also usher in a new update to the Huawei skin for their Android devices.

source: The Information
via: Android Central


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.