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    The world’s third most popular smartphone vendor, though China-based, is getting big across Europe and North America too, seemingly taking a particular liking to German press events after unveiling the mid-range Nova and Nova Plus at IFA 2016 in Berlin. Munich, the nation’s third largest city, and the capital of Bavaria, will apparently host Huawei’s next big product announcement, confirmed to take place on November 3 as opposed to the 8th, starting at 2pm CET. While we have every reason to believe the date and venue are the real deal, and the highly anticipated Huawei Mate 9 is ...

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    As much as we take Tizen to be of Samsung's ownership, it's not. It's an open-source project and any manufacturer is free to thrive on Tizen. And while Samsung may wield Tizen as the ultimate way away from Android, it's not the only manufacturer that can pose such a threat to Google's mobile ecosystem. Huawei has had some of its own rumblings of moving away from Android, though the company has insisted that it'd be sticking around. However, there's word now that it may just inch away from Android Wear on its future smartwatches. JoongAng Daily is reporting that the Chinese OEM is working ...

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    A source on Weibo that apparently only has previously posted renders of the Huawei P9 prior to today has leaked out renders of the upcoming Huawei Mate 9. The dual camera sensors remain as seen in previous leaks, but there's some engraved text showing off camera company Leica's involvement with the product. "Summarit H 1:2.0/27 APSH" is etched on top, meaning that we're likely seeing an f/2.0 aperture on these sensors with a 27mm field of view. We should note that the P9 had a slightly different four-letter notation at the end of "ASPH". [gallery ...

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    Tomorrow's the day when we learn of the Xiaomi Mi 5s, but Huawei's Honor can't let that event pass by without having a little tease get picked up by Chinese social media outlets. The Honor 6X is being teased for a release on October 18 and even with the lack of confirmed information from regulatory agency TENAA, some industrious Chinese social peeps have obtained images of what's supposedly the phone and it has a vertically-oriented dual-camera setup on the back. It will be Huawei's first implementation of this modified setup and, if this phone keeps with the price range of the 5X and 4X, ...

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    Even though the HTC-made Nexus phones for 2016 have moved monikers, it seems that there's a Nexus straggler coming out of Huawei. Casual droppings about the company "doing the Nexus again this year" have been pretty shallow so far, but this "Huawei 7P" hasn't had a blockbuster leak yet for it to "justify" its existence. Until today. 9to5Google is reporting and inferring from multiple sources that this 7-inch Android tablet will most likely retain the Nexus branding. Well, we misspoke about the "Android" part — in addition to a third "Chromebook" Pixel device coming late next year, the ...

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    The world’s third most popular handheld vendor wants to boost its presence in the world’s third largest mobile market, officially adding to an already hefty list of foreign companies permitted to manufacture their gadgets on Indian shores. That still doesn’t include Apple, while Samsung somehow manages to stay on top of the challenging, budget-focused country without planning to build anything other than humble Tizen devices around those parts in the near future. As for Huawei, its “Make in India” enlistment has been green-lighted roughly a year and a half after negotiations with ...

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    How much does it REALLY cost to build an iPhone? Can any software truly be intuitive? Why is Comcast getting into the carrier game? We say hello to Google's Allo messenger, and we have a BUNCH of smartphone announcements to chat about from Huawei, LeEco, and Blackberry! These stories plus your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 22th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by ...

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    In case you still had your doubts regarding the seriousness of LeEco’s global expansion plans in general and US intentions in particular, a Huawei veteran’s recruitment to spearhead said overseas growth should make it all clear for good. This Chinese entertainment and technology giant is no longer satisfied just making waves domestically with everything from TV services to music content, electric cars and smartphones, seeking to disrupt “markets around the globe by changing the paradigm as we know it.” That’s certainly vague, although LeEco does specify its desire to bring Smart ...

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    It took a great deal of courage for Huawei to dedicate its “expectation-defying” IFA 2016 event to a pair of new mid-range Androids when everyone was expecting at least one Mate-series flagship phone upgrade. But as it turns out, power users may not have long to wait either. Granted, that was always easy to anticipate, with a relatively reliable Weibo tipster now pinning a “release” date down. You’ll want to circle November 8 in your calendars, although it’s unclear if we’re talking an actual commercial rollout here or merely a provisional formal announcement. Either way, the ...

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    By now you've read the news, there won't be any new smartwatches powered by Android Wear coming from most of Google's wearables partners this year. According to sources, LG, Motorola, and Huawei are "sitting it out" this year. LG says it's waiting to "see what sticks". Some news sources are painting this as "doom and gloom", underscoring that Apple has "won" the wearable war, and pointing out that even Google's most loyal partners have "abandoned" the platform. Don't give in to the fear-mongering and propaganda. We will see a couple Android Wear smartwatches this year, notably the the ...

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    Offering a phone between $300 and $500 these days is a tricky proposition. We recently just published another showdown featuring all of the terrific options you can shop just at $400. This is the hot market now for pushing top specs into more wallet friendly territory, and manufacturers are getting hip to design. At IFA 2016 in Berlin, Huawei took the wraps off of yet another pair of mid-ranger devices. The Nova and Nova Plus look to replace previous phones like the GX8 with updated specs, and a more cohesive design language, shared with the new MediaPad M3 tablet. Looking at the smaller ...

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    While the Nixon Mission goes on sale this season as a water-treading debutante and the ASUS ZenWatch 3 evolves the company's commercial philosophy on smartwatches, the Android Wear platform will not be further bolstered by three of its major players this year. CNET has confirmed that LG, Huawei and the Motorola subsidiary of Lenovo will not have new releases until at least 2017. For LG, that leaves the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE as its latest Android wearable, released last November only to be taken from store shelves and re-released this March. Huawei launched its Elegant and Jewel ...

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    While we’re probably mere days away from Apple flaunting new record numbers for early adoption of a major iOS makeover, 7.0 Nougat is yet to break the 0.1 percent barrier in worldwide Android distribution. That’s because Google hasn’t done a great job spreading the N love for even well-qualified Nexus devices, leaving the 6P hanging until late last week, and still barely offering 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory images as far as the original N6 and LTE-enabled N9 are concerned. If it’s any consolation (most likely not), the search giant wants you to know the Motorola-made 2014 phablet and ...

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    The year 2016 will be remembered for many reasons, but one of the most positive reasons to remember this year will be looking back at all of the amazing options we gadget fans enjoyed at a mid-pack price. This year we saw the line between wallet-friendly phones and more expensive premium options almost completely erode. High end performance, competitive storage and battery options, and some beautiful hardware designs. With so many fantastic options, we felt it was worth coming back to produce another quick showdown of our favorites so far. It's an incredible collection, and funny to think ...

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    Missed out on Huawei’s US pre-order deal for the Honor 8 last month, which bundled a free $50 gift card across many retailers with the already affordable camera (and not just camera) powerhouse? Fret not, as Newegg now hooks you up with arguably sweeter, typically costlier freebies, as long as you order the 5.2-inch Full HD Android phone in pearl white or midnight black before September 30. You’ll be getting a complimentary $10-worth TPU transparent case (weak!) for every Huawei Honor 8 purchase, plus, drumroll please, Limited Edition JBL Coach on-ear Bluetooth headphones in snazzy ...

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    If you trawl around YouTube enough for reviews and comparisons of tech products, you'll no doubt find those text-only videos that just pit two devices and their specs, item by item by item. Pretty monotonous, inn'it? Well, some of the latest rumors on Huawei's wintertime flagship being passed around in the Chinese tech media — and, thusly, us at Pocketnow — seem to trace back to a generic text-only video made by "CanerS Tech" on YouTube, a channel exclusively devoted to such videos about smartphone specs (speculative or official) like the Honor 8 or a concept Galaxy S9, to give you a ...

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    You may have not realized this, especially if you live in the US, where Huawei’s Honor sub-brand merely debuted commercially a few months ago, but the online-only, budget-friendly smartphone family has greatly contributed to its parent company’s global rise since 2013. Yes, it’s way back in 2013 that Honor was born to further heat up low-cost Asian competition (for starters), impressively topping 100 million unit sales in 999 days, according to official claims from the always transparent (when it comes to box-office feats) Huawei. That’s a rough average of 100K phones sold every ...

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    Whatever mysterious issue Huawei had to resolve at the eleventh twelfth hour, it’s probably fixed (about darn time), with the Nexus 6P now added to the still unusually short list of Google-backed devices able to officially and widely score Nougat goodies. All you need to do is visit the search giant’s developer webpages, locate your respective factory or OTA Android 7.0 image, then download and install it following a simple set of instructions. Unless you were enrolled in the build N’s beta program, in which case you’re likely all set by now. Both binary image files are labeled ...

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    While it’s definitely no big surprise to see the latest Android flavor kept exclusive to Nexus devices several weeks after its public, out-of-beta debut, as third-party OEMs need extra optimization, i.e. bloatification, time, it’s completely unacceptable that the 6P is still stuck on Marshmallow. Yes, that 6P. The one and only fall 2015-released Google/Huawei-co-branded Nexus 6P. The worldwide over-the-air rollout was supposed to begin on or around August 25, following publication of a manually downloading 7.0 factory image on Big G’s servers. None of that happened yet, and with ...

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    Okay, so Huawei is doing the Nexus again. We've been told that before and have been loathe to believe it given that the rumor pile stuck HTC with the two-phone Pixel job. But Huawei still had a trademark on the "7P," so, even if there was no fire, the smoke's still up. And with Evan Blass passing along the idea of a Google-branded tablet in 2016, we might as well start talking specs, if only to get an idea of what we're dealing with. Huawei Blog out of Germany has compiled some figures from its sources in China and the very blurry, very doubtful picture we have so far seems plain and ...

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    For Huawei, averaging better than a million sales a month sounds like a pretty good milestone to clutch in September for a smartphone that was launched in April. Growth has been steady since the manufacturer reported its six-week sales figure of 2.6 million for the P9 and P9 Plus. In a statement to GSMArena, the company noted that the Leica-endorsed P9 has notched some 6 million sales. We're not exactly sure if both variants are included in that figure. Huawei's CEO expects the P9 to grab 10 million sales by year's end. Via: GSMArena

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    Android tablets, both low-cost and “premium”, don’t seem to be going anywhere, and it’s been that way for several years now. It’s perhaps no coincidence Google also inexplicably stopped manufacturing 7-inch Nexuses back in 2013, focusing on larger, far less popular form factors. The 2014-released HTC-produced N9 was practically forgotten before 2013’s second-gen Asus Nexus 7, which we still remember fondly of to this day, while the all-Google-developed-and-marketed Pixel C from last year could never properly take off. The signs pointed to an inevitable end of vanilla ...

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    One of the most lamented limitations of dual-camera technologies has been the implementation of image stabilization. Optical and electronic forms of the technology are great with single camera sensors, but with two of them engaging to form one image, the slightest extra jiggle on one sensor could spell disaster in terms of final product. OIS in particular relies in part on magnetism to keep things relatively still as well. Recent chatter between Chinese tech analysts on Weibo, though, has been encouraging for a few reasons — especially if you happen to be a photo geek. One point of ...

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    We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That's all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits. Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei's Nova before it, Sony's now-usual disappointments and a whole ...

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    After taking a look at the Nova Plus, we finally got our hands on the smaller sibling smartphone. The Nova is another entry in the increasingly competitive mid-range market. Looking at design and technology, will this be a winner? Here's our first impressions! Huawei Nova First Look: Huawei's smaller Nova Our IFA 2016 coverage is brought to you by XCOM Global https://www.xcomglobal.com/Cloud/usa/ Coupon code: pocketnow Limited Offer: Only for first 100 customers

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