Huawei jumps ahead of Xiaomi in China according to new analysis


New analysis, including a look at the numbers by research company Canalys, indicates Huawei has jumped ahead of Xiaomi as the number 1 smartphone manufacturer in China. The two companies have been trading the top spot for some time now. According to the sales and market share numbers that were analyzed, Huawei reportedly saw shipments grow 81% year over year for the third quarter of 2015. At the same time, Xiaomi saw their shipments decline. Read more

Best smartwatches right now


Although smartwatches have yet to become mainstream, tech lovers like me feel the need to have one. Over the past year, numerous smartwatches of all different brands hit the market hoping to get slapped on your wrist. But not all of them feature the same functionality. With new manufacturers getting involved in along with those who are already returning with a second generation product, it has become harder than ever to choose the one that best suits your needs best.

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You can now pre-order the 128GB Nexus 6P directly from Huawei


You may have noticed that the Huawei-made Nexus 6P is in short supply. If you were hankering after a Nexus 6P with 128GB of storage, Huawei is now offering the model up for pre-order via its online store in Aluminum and Graphite colour options. Instead of joining the waiting list on the Google Store and waiting and wondering when the model will become available again, if you pre-order directly from Huawei the estimated shipping time is late November.

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Speaker found in ZenWatch 2, fuels speculations of audio support in new Android Wear update


Recently there was a lot of buzz about the discovery of an uncredited speaker inside the Huawei Watch, fueling speculation that Google may provide a speaker support in the new Android Wear update. Now, even the ASUS ZenWatch 2 has been found to feature an unused speaker, indicating that the speculations may not be far fetched.

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You can get the Huawei Watch’s wireless charging cradle from the Google Store


Like most smartwatches, the Huawei Watch utilizes wireless charging through little pogo pin connectors. So you’ll need a proprietary charger in order to get Huawei’s first Android Wear device ready for use; therefore, if you lose the one that comes with a new Huawei Watch, you’re going to need to purchase a replacement. Although Huawei is not selling its own device’s accessory just yet, the Google Store today started selling the wireless charging cradle.

The Google Store has the Huawei Watch’s wireless charging cradle priced at $39.

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Huawei’s now rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update for the P7


After months of broken promises, Huawei has at last started rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all International variants of its former flagship smartphone of 2014, the P7. In addition to transporting the latest build of the open-source operating system to the handset, this upgrade also brings a much-needed patch for the super-scary Stagefright vulnerability.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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