It is no secret that Huawei has been working on an alternative operating system. The Chinese company has recently been in troubled waters. Huawei was banned in the U.S and even Google banned the device from accessing its ecosystem. The new report sheds light on the first smartphone with Huawei’s new HongMeng OS.
Despite the U.S. ban, Huawei’s smartphone growth has not faltered. For the April-June quarter, Huawei posted a 23 percent increase in revenue and managed to ship an impressive 118 million smartphones in the first half of the year.
In a move that’s not going to surprise many, President Donald Trump has allowed U.S. companies to once again do business with Huawei. The US is still not removing Huawei from its Entity List but it is allowing companies to once again indulge in trade with the Chinese company.
Things only seem to be going from bad to worse for Huawei. After the ban from the U.S. government, the BBC reports that UK-based chip designer ARM has told its staff in an internal memo that it must suspend its business with Huawei. If true, it would be a significant blow to Huawei’s chip business as the company licenses the underlying architecture of its chip from ARM.
In a move that’s going to deal a major blow to Huawei’s smartphone business, Google has suspended all its business activities with the Chinese smartphone giant. The move comes due to the U.S. government’s Commerce Department putting Huawei and 68 other affiliate Chinese companies on the Entity List following an executive order from the U.S. President Donald Trump.
We know that Huawei is going to unveil the P30 lineup of smartphones on March 26. That includes the P30 Pro, which, unsurprisingly, has been getting the majority of attention ahead of the unveiling.
Huawei today announced that it has managed to ship over 10 million units of its Mate 20 series internationally. The company took less than 5 months to reach this figure after first announcing the devices.
Cameras in smartphones are expected to be great, especially in 2019. Features aside, they should be able to take great photos.
Less than a week after Samsung unveiled its first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, Huawei is out with its first foldable phone as well. The Mate X makes the Galaxy Fold look like a first-generation product. It not only has a more practical design and a slimmer chassis but also comes with plenty of other meaningful features.