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We must say, we came away pretty impressed with what Huawei had to offer with its MateBook X Pro in our recent review, which happens to pack in a lot of current-generation hardware into a thin and light frame for not a lot of money (at least compared to its rivals). The MateBook X Pro shows that Huawei is getting serious about the U.S. market, and it is further extending the reach with the MateBook D. Whereas the MateBook X Pro makes uses of 8th generation Intel Core processors, the MateBook D instead uses an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U APU that incorporates Radeon Vega 8 graphics. You... Read more...
Could Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company, be a threat to American national security? The United States Congress recently urged Google to reconsider their partnership with Huawei. The lawmakers believe that Huawei is capable of phone-tapping and cyber-espionage. Senators Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton and Representatives Michael Conaway, Liz Cheney, and Dutch Ruppersberger wrote a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. They recommended that Google discontinue their relationship with Huawei, “...particularly since your company recently refused to renew a key research partnership, Project... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave kick around breaking news and tech reviews headlines like AMD’s 2nd Gen Threadripper 32-core beast, LG’s punchy, potent G7 ThinQ phone, Huawei’s sleek and sexy MateBook X Pro laptop, ADATA’s snappy SX8200 NVMe SSD, Intel’s first discrete GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 value CPUs, and the gaming rig we gave away last month that you just have to see for an idea of what we might give away next! Show Notes: 03:30 - ADATA SX8200 NVMe SSD, Blistering Storage Media 13:47 -... Read more...
Had someone asked us a year ago what we thought the top laptop brands would be heading into the summer of 2018, one name that would probably not have been mentioned is Huawei. It's not that laptops are a foreign product category to the Chinese manufacturer, it is just that Huawei is better known here in the U.S. for its smartphone lineup. It would be a mistake to overlook Huawei's new MateBook X Pro, however. Cutting right to the chase, the MateBook X Pro challenges the notion that you have to pay a hefty premium for a high-end ultraportable, one that brings all the bells and whistles that you... Read more...
The intricacies of Facebook's full data collection and sharing policies are not really known outside of the social network, but it is safe to assume that your information changes hands. Facebook does not hide this tidbit, even if the full scope is not known. What is known, however, is that Facebook has data sharing deals with four Chinese companies, perhaps more, including Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo, and TCL. These are not small firms by any means. Huawei is the world's third biggest smartphone player, while Lenovo often jostles with Hewlett-Packard for the top spot in computer shipments and market share.... Read more...
Huawei is expanding its reach into the U.S. market with the launch of the MateBook X Pro, which is an attractive premium laptop that is high on style and low on weight. Measuring in at just over a half an inch thick and weighing in at a mere 2.9 pounds, the MateBook X Pro aims to impress. The MateBook X Pro comes with a 13.9-inch, 3000x2000 touch screen display and is powered by 8th generation Intel Core processors. The base system includes a Core i5-8250U with 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and integrated Intel graphics. The high-end model bumps that up to a Core i7-8550U with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB... Read more...
Huawei finds itself stuck between a rock and a hard place, as it pertains to its goal of building a mainstream presence in the United States and the blow back the company has faced from major wireless carriers that, at the behest of US intelligence agencies, have avoided partnering with the Chinese telecom. With the pressure mounting to avoid certain Chinese brands, Huawei may say, 'Screw it!' and build its own operating system to use in place of Android. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the South China Morning Post says Huawei is doing exactly that as it puts into motion a plan that was... Read more...
Huawei has long been a target of the U.S. government over its business practices and ties to the Chinese government. The NSA, FBI And CIA have all warned Americans not to buy Huawei hardware over spying concerns; Best Buy has ceased selling Huawei smartphones; and major wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon have refused to sell the smartphones. Now, it's being reported that Huawei is currently under criminal investigation for its business dealings with Iran. This news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, and it is unknown how far along the U.S. Justice... Read more...
Late last month, Huawei unveiled its flagship P20 series which included the P20 and the P20 Pro. Now, the Chinese OEM is looking to bring some of that same design flair of the P20 family down to a more palatable price point, hence the new Honor 10. Like its pricier family members, the Honor 10 uses the flagship Kirin 970 processor paired with 6GB of RAM. On the display side of things, you'll find a 5.84-inch 2280x1080 LCD compared to the 2244x1080 LCD on the P20 (the P20 Pro tops them all with a 2240x1080 OLED display). 64GB of internal storage is standard (128GB optional), but there is no... Read more...
Chinese hardware OEM ZTE has just been hit hard by the U.S. Department of Commerce after the company pled guilty to illegally providing telecommunications equipment to Iran and North Korea and lying about its actions. ZTE agreed to pay nearly $1.2 billion in civic and criminal penalties for shipping the goods, making false statements, and obstructing justice. While the financial penalties were no doubt significant, the Department of Commerce has an even stiffer penalty for the company that was announced today (terms of which ZTE agreed to comply with as part of the original plea agreement). American... Read more...
Huawei has been making waves with its flagship phones, though it has been having a tough time getting a major wireless carrier in the United States to go against the government's security warnings and sell devices stateside. That's a topic for another day. What's of interest today is a teardown of the company's newest high-end device, the P20 Pro with a whopping three camera lenses on the backside. That's right, this sucker has a tri-camera configuration on the backside, all three made from Leica. The arrangement includes a 20-megapixel monochrome shooter, 40-megapixel RGB lens, and an 8-megapixel... Read more...
To say that Huawei has been beleaguered of late would be an understatement. The company has seen all hopes of distributing its smartphones in the U.S. thwarted, be it from wireless carriers or from nationwide retailers. Much of trouble that Huawei has been faced with comes as U.S. authorities are concerned about its close ties to the Chinese government. This poses a potential national security risk, which is why Americans are being warned to avoid Huawei products. Huawei has brought some of the trouble on itself by using shady tactics like encouraging fans to post fake reviews on Best Buy's website... Read more...
Earlier this month word was going around that Google might be rebranding its Android Wear wearables operating system to Wear OS. That rebrand has happened and the very first developer preview of the new operating system is now available. There are a couple caveats to this early developer preview of the OS, with the biggest being that Wear OS is only supported on two Huawei smartwatches. The supported devices include the Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic, and this release is in no way geared toward everyday consumers. Google is specifically calling attention to a few features of Wear OS... Read more...
Huawei has teamed up with Porsche Design to create a new smartphone that it calls the “new standard in mobile luxury.” The official name of the smartphone is the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. The most notable feature of the smartphone is that it is the world’s first dual fingerprint design including an in-screen fingerprint sensor and a sensor on the back. The fancy in-screen fingerprint reader can sense when your finger is hovering over it to wake the smartphone and a touch will unlock it.  On the rear of the smartphone is a Lecia triple camera with 40MP image capture,... Read more...
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