It has been a while now since Google released a small tablet device, the last of which was the 2013 Nexus 7. Both the first generation and second generation Nexus 7 were produced by Asus for Google. Riding on the recent release of the Nexus 6P, the latest rumors hint at Huawei being a strong contender to produce a new Nexus 7 tablet for 2016. Read more
It seems like every manufacture is making their own chips now a days. It used to be just the biggest manufactures like Apple and Samsung making their own chips, but now more and more Chinese manufactures are getting in on the action.
The Huawei Mate 8 has been the subject of quite a few leaks in recent weeks, from renders to benchmarking sites, and now it is finally official. Huawei launched the Mate 8 earlier today, unveiling a 6-inch handset made of aerospace-grade aluminium with a unibody design. Join us after the break for the rundown on its specifications. Read more
Right before the company launches its Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion, Huawei is pushing an over-the-air software update to its Android Wear device. The Huawei Watch is receiving a software update that improves voice recognition, activity tracking capabilities, and a standby screen while charging the smartwatch.
The Nexus 6P is by no means a cheap phone. Google enlisted Huawei to make a premium device constructed of metal, but it seems that the Nexus 6P isn’t holding true to the $499 starting price. In October, rear panel glass was spontaneously shattering for some people. Quite bizarre, right? At least the most recent issue is very realistic and not nearly as random. The microphone’s functionality, according to multiple posts on the Google Product Forums, is posing a problem. There are owners of the Nexus 6P reporting that the phone’s microphone is not projecting their voice with strength or quality to people on the other end of a call.
Arguably the best Android Wear device ever released now has yet another new color option to offer to prospective buyers. On Thursday, Huawei introduced a Rose Gold variant of its smartwatch that has both real sapphire crystal and gold. This Huawei Watch variant comes with a case made of 22K rose gold and an alligator-pressed brown leather strap.
Through Huawei directly, you can get this variant for $699. The company also offers it for $41.87 per month through Affirm Financing. Huawei says that quantities of the Huawei Watch in Rose Gold are limited. So it probably won’t make reach the company’s upcoming Black Friday sale. If you miss out, there is the Nexus 6P-related promotion that’s ongoing.
Source: Huawei [GetHuawei]
Huawei has been patiently waiting to have an impact on the U.S. market for smartphones and wearable devices. The upcoming 2015 holiday shopping season looks like it may finally be time for that move and Huawei is getting ready for it with some special Black Friday deals and some special offers for the following week that kicks off with Cyber Monday. The focus of the specials for the U.S. market will be the Huawei Watch and the Huawei P8 Lite. Read more
LG has been steadily improving its position in the mobile device market thanks to a string of successful smartphone launches over the past couple years. Meanwhile, Sony, while producing devices that tend to be well received, struggles to translate that into sales success. Although they seem to be on divergent paths, the two companies have something in common – they are both mentioned in rumors of a move by smartphone manufacturers to transition to in-house production of processors used in their devices. Read more
Information regarding handsets from Huawei and Xiaomi has emerged from China. A source on Weibo, the Chinese social media platform, has revealed specifications for both the upcoming P9 and Mi 5. Based on the information provided, it seems that neither Huawei nor Xiaomi are going to hold back with these flagships. You can expect crisp displays, top-of-the-line processors, and the latest version of Android.
Owners of the Nexus 6P on T-Mobile’s network should prepare themselves for a software update that will enable the handset’s band 12 support.