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A pair of spiffy Android handsets are about to be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. One of them is the stunningly beautify and affordable Honor 8 by Huawei (check out our full review here), a phone with a 15-layer glass backside construction that captures light and creates unique looking effects. The other is the HTC 10, a flagship smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 System-on-Chip (we also have a full review of that one). Huawei teased the Android 7.0 Nougat update a few days and today made it official. The over-the-air (OTA) update is being rolled out "sequentially," according to a translated press release. Honor 8 owners should be on the lookout for an update notification letting... Read more...
Electronics manufacturer, Huawei (pronounced "wah-WAY"), has been around for a very long time. It's the largest telecommunications company in the world, actually, though it doesn't have the same brand recognition in the US versus competitors like Apple, Samsung, or Motorola. We won't delve into all of the politics surrounding the situation, but will note that part of the reason Huawei's consumer footprint in the U.S. isn't more significant is because buyers have been caught in the crosshairs of a strained relationship between the U.S. and China in the tech sector. There's even a ban in place preventing Huawei from bidding on networking equipment contracts for the U.S. government over fears of... Read more...
If you have been eyeing the recently-introduced Honor 8 smartphone, you are in luck. Huawei is now guaranteeing two years of software and security updates for Honor devices. Huawei is the third largest telecommunications manufacturer in the world. Most of its business comes from China, however, Google’s Nexus 6P (check out our review here) and the Huawei Mate 8 (check out our review here) have both made successful inroads in the United States. Huawei will give customers access to new features for up to 24 months following each product's launch. The company will continue to provide safety updates thereafter. Taylor Wimbley from Huawei remarked, “Our goal is to ensure customers have the best... Read more...
Huawei already has its foot in the door to the U.S. market, and now it is looking to thrust its whole body inside. The Chinese OEM announced that its Honor 8, which was introduced in China earlier this year, is now on its way to battle it out in the States. The Honor 8 has all the trappings of a flagship smartphone thanks to its premium metal and 2.5D glass construction, and 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display. Powering the device is a Kirin 950 octa-core processor that is backed by 4GB RAM. You’ll also find either 32GB or 64GB of storage onboard, although you can save a few bucks by getting the entry-level model and adding your own more cost-effective microSDHC card. The smartphone also includes two... Read more...