This is one case where expectation and reality do not meet eye to eye. Huawei has, without fuss or fanfare, made the Ascend P6S available on its online store, and it is not the interesting smartphone that some have been hoping for.
Huawei may have lately become more known in the smartphone industry, but the fact that it also manufactures its own chips via its HiSilicon arm remains unfamiliar. But its mobile phone division head, Richard Yu, has said that the company is pretty much still in the game and is ready with its own octa-core offering.
If you want an idea of just how attractive China is to OEMs, look no further than Huawei. The company, which is almost wholly focussed on the Chinese market, announced their unaudited earnings for 2013 yesterday. Profits are way up, and their growth goals are right on target. This from a company that has withdrawn from the most lucrative market for consumer devices, and instead looks to an emerging China for answers.
Android gaming consoles have grabbed quite some headlines last year and Huawei wants to cash in as well. Here at CES 2014, the Chinese manufacturer has just unveiled the oddly named Tron console, it's own take on the OUYA gaming console.
At CES 2014, Huawei brought out their Ascend Mate 2. The followup to last year's Ascend Mate, we expected the newest big smartphone from Huawei to slim down while it upgraded its specs. What we didn’t expect was the litany of features we get, as well as one really interesting feature that almost encourages you to shame your current device.
This isn't the first time we have seen images of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. And looking forward, it seems likely that more will follow. For now though, this latest series of Ascend Mate 2 images have surfaced out of China. Specifically, these images come courtesy of a pair of Chinese language Weibo pages.
Just in time to become a rather strange Christmas present, Google has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar, a company that has sued Google and its Android OEM partners over a variety of patents owned by the now bankrupt Nortel Networks. Aside from the legalese saying how its Nexus devices do not infringe on those patents, Google is calling out Rockstar for what it really is: a patent troll.
Huawei has announced a pair of new devices for the Honor lineup. This time around the announcement included the Honor X3 and Honor 3C which feature a 5.5-inch and 5-inch display respectively. They both also have a display that tops out at 720p in terms of resolution. Huawei did pack the Honor 3X with an octa-core processor and also touched a bit on why they opted for 720p as opposed to going 1080p.
Huawei's CEO might have called it quits in the US market, but the Chinese company isn't slowing down just yet. In fact, it has just applied for a trademark at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a rather funny-sounding PhoPad name.
It seems that the straw did finally break the camel's back and Huawei is now practically calling it quits in the US. This is the result of the rather hostile attitude the US government has shown the Chinese manufacturer based on allegations of spying for the Chinese government.