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    Huawei has been on a roll with its announcements today at IFA, but then again, that's the Huawei way of doing things. Just earlier we learned of the Huawei Mate S, and we even showed you our second look with the Huawei Watch. Huawei also excels in the midrange market though, so it's only fair to see something in that department as well. Huawei has just announced the G8, which is a premium mid-ranger that claims to excel in photography.  Its design is definitely not of an average mid-range smartphone, but the Snapdragon 615 processor under the hood is. We also notice a 5.5-inch 1080p ...

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    Last year, Google launched its Nexus 6 smartphone in mid-October; the year before, the Nexus 5 debuted on Halloween. But it sure sounds like Google is planning something a little different for this year's launch, and beyond introducing a pair of Nexus smartphones, we've also heard that the announcement of the phones themselves could come a bit ahead of schedule. At least, a rumor landing last week suggested that the LG's new Nexus phone could go up for sale as soon as September 29. Today we're hearing that same date again – and this time, explicitly about both LG and Huawei Nexus phones ...

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    Huawei didn't come to IFA this year just to get sales rolling on the Huawei Watch – even though we are grateful to finally get the details on that, considering we've been waiting since winter for sales to start. Beyond wearables, Huawei also has a new premium smartphone to introduce, and today announces the Mate S, armed with a bevy of attractive features, including one that's bound to have Apple sitting at attention: not only does the Mate S get a pressure-sensitive touch interface, but Huawei's even calling it Force Touch. Force Touch on the Mate S will allow users to hard-press to ...

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    Last week we were all ready to welcome the Huawei Watch to the world of retail availability, as Amazon appeared to open pre-orders for the smartwatch we've been waiting for since MWC. And while everything looked fine at first, it wasn't long before Amazon's listing was pulled and Huawei issued a statement about “incorrect information” getting out. OK, but what was wrong with Amazon's info, what might have been right, and when would Huawei set us straight. Well, today at IFA Huawei found time to formally announce the start of Huawei Watch pre-orders, setting us straight about all those ...

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    In addition to the modern connotations ranging from "intelligent" to "geeky," the word smart used to be synonymous with "classy," "elegant," and "timeless" – witness the enduring term "smart casual" for sharp-looking business attire. But today, the term "smart watch" conjures images of early adopters at best and technology nerds at worst. That's how Huawei sees it, anyway, and its first Android Wear device looks to turn back the clock on "smart," restoring the word –and the category– to a more dignified status. Does the Huawei Watch have what it takes to de-geekify Android ...

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    It must be awfully frustrating for Huawei to see its next-gen flagship phone strutting its stuff on the interwebs less than 24 hours ahead of a planned IFA 2015 announcement in Berlin, especially given the Chinese device manufacturer managed to keep a pretty tight lid on visual leaks all this time. Of course, we’ve known the Mate 7 sequel was headed for stores soon since a while back, though its very rumored name suggests it’s more of a spin-off and incremental upgrade than a full-on follow-up. Purportedly powered by a Kirin 935 SoC, not a 950, and sporting a Full HD 5.7-inch screen, ...

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    Huawei’s September 2 IFA press event in Berlin, Germany is shaping up to be about something old and something new. The oldie that the Chinese device manufacturer gears up to re-introduce to the world is pretty much the textbook definition of a goldie, both literally and figuratively. First unveiled way back at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in early March, the Huawei Watch was at long last listed for US pre-orders on Amazon on Friday. Priced at $350 in an “entry-level”, stainless steel-made, leather-strapped configuration, and plated entirely in gold for $800, the wearable ...

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    We're coming up on it being half a year now since Huawei first revealed its Huawei Watch smartwatch at MWC, and so far, shoppers have yet to be able to buy the wearable. Earlier this month, though, it finally looked like Huawei was ready to get the retail phase of the Huawei Watch started, posting a new webpage promising that the smartwatch was “right round the corner,” and today we finally see some motion to that end, as pre-orders for the wearable open on Amazon. Amazon, accepting pre-orders now, and indicates that shipments of the Huawei Watch will commence on September 2. We've ...

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    With the IFA trade show just one week away, you probably wouldn’t expect any big-time smartphone manufacturers to hold device launches outside Germany. Then again, the Huawei Honor 7 isn’t exactly news, as it was formally unveiled in late June, and made available on Chinese shores shortly thereafter. At last, the metal-clad 5.2-inch Android has (silently) arrived in Europe, where it’s sold via an “officially licensed Huawei & Honor online store” starting at £210 or €300. That’s £210 (roughly $325) in the UK if you use the coupon code “H7BRAVE40UK” before checkout, ...

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    One of the biggest questions left on the table at this year's Google I/O was the future of Android Wear. We expected Google to at least make some updates to the platform given its lukewarm reception, but instead the folks at Mountain View decided to remain quiet. At a time when the Apple Watch is controlling 76% of the Market, and Samsung another 7.6% with its Tizen offerings, it's about time that Google does something about it. Today we hear that Google and its partners are preparing something big for IFA when it comes to Android Wear. We hear that ASUS, Huawei, LG and Motorola are all ...

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    If Google indeed plans to keep its next two Nexus smartphones on the sidelines until October, there may not be much left to announce by then. Already, we (think we) know a great deal about the stock Android Marshmallow-powered LG and Huawei phones, with the former manhandled and rendered last week, and the latter following suit now. This isn’t the first time we’re getting convincing hints as to the external appearance of the alleged Nexus 6 sequel, but the photos floating around the interwebs today show something we haven’t seen before: an actual N6 2015 prototype, in all ...

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    These days, Huawei's probably in the news the most for a phone that won't even be sold with the company’s name featured prominently: Google's new Nexus phablet. But while that rumored device may be the most attention-grabbing, there's plenty of other Huawei hardware we've been tracking, devices like the Mate 7S and maybe even Mate 8. Before any of that gets here, we've been looking forward to the announcement of the Honor 7i. Just as scheduled, the smartphone went official earlier today, and did so with one very unusual camera design. Phone makers have long struggled with the seeming ...

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    We're pretty much just a few weeks away from IFA, and we've seen a few teasers of Huawei's future products to be announced. The company itself claims that it'll launch a new Mate 7S device, but other sources continue to chime on different names for the product. It could just be that Huawei plans to launch more than one device, and today we see more. These reports claim that we're talking about the Huawei Mate8, and no, we didn't type that name wrong. Leaked specs show us a golden metallic frame with 2.5D rounded corners all around, and we expect that to even extend to its glass. It'll be ...

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    As if we weren't captivated enough by all the leaks and rumors surrounding Google's plans for its next Nexus-series devices, today's announcement of Android Marshmallow only has us thinking all the more about the company's upcoming launches. Last week we saw an admittedly unofficial render emerge of LG's rumored Nexus handset, and now that a leaked image of actual hardware appears to largely confirm the phone as depicted, it's time to see what else the same source can come up with. Today we switch tracks over to the larger Huawei Nexus phone, as it gets the same video render treatment. ...

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    The unexpectedly and mercilessly prolonged summer flagship season is already giving way to the fall flagship season and to many bits and pieces on what we're expecting. Historically, we've seen Sony lead the charge for a semiannual product cycle. Chinese OEM Huawei took that pace and sped it up. There's always a "P" phone, an "Honor" phone and a "Mate" phone to be had in a Huawei year. We may be getting some specs from the latter in an AnTuTu benchmark. As always, you should take leaks like these with a grain of salt, especially considering that the phone's model number is SUR-TL00, a ...

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    Last week, one of the most interesting leaks related to Google's plans for upcoming Nexus phones passed across our desk, purporting to offer a brief hands-on look at the Huawei-made Nexus phablet we've heard rumored so often. The handset featured a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and appeared to have the name Poseidon embossed on its back – and while that wasn't quite one of the code names we were expecting for these Nexus phones, its marine theme was at least in the right ballpark. Earlier today some fresh details about both the Huawei and LG Nexus phones arrived, coming from Steve ...

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    Huawei has been gearing up for some important announcements in the next few days. So far we heard rumors of a China event for the announcement of the Honor 7i on August 20, but we also knew that the company would not let IFA pass its radar either. Today the company has come clear on its next media plans. Huawei has just sent out press invitations for an event to happen on September 2 at IFA. The company doesn't waste time at detailing what to expect either, as the teaser says that we'll see the new Huawei Mate 7s. Now judging from previous leaks, this device will retain the current design ...

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    Google sure sounds like it might break from tradition this year and bring us not one, but two Nexus phones. And as is only fitting for a pair of Nexus handsets, Google may just turn to a pair of manufacturers to build the phones, with rumors zeroing-in on LG and Huawei. There have been no shortage of leaks attempting to describe these anticipated models, framing the LG phone as the smaller 5.2-inch model and the Huawei as a 5.7-inch phablet, but so far such finds have largely focused on silicon: SoC choice, RAM configuration, and the like. Today some fresh leaks attempt to shed new light ...

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    Huawei has some major smartphone plans coming soon, and it seems that IFA is a main focus point. Previous reports claim that a Mate 7 Plus phablet is planned for the show, and that it might even wow some with "ForceTouch" capabilities. That said, it seems that the company has something else up its sleeve, and it seems to bring even more of a wow factor. We've come across some leaks of a device with a curved display, and instead of being curved like the LG G Flex, it reminds us more of the defunct Samsung Galaxy Round, but backwards. It does show a very premium finish, even though these are ...

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    When checking out the latest leak of the BlackBerry Venice yesterday, we thought a little about the lengthy waits that can stretch between when we first see a product officially revealed, and the day it finally arrives. And at least while BlackBerry brought along Venice to show off at MWC, it didn't really give the phone the full launch treatment. The same can't be said for Huawei, which very much formally announced its round-screened Android Wear Huawei Watch at the expo. And while the company held up its wearable for all to see, it wasn't yet ready to share details about how sales would ...

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    Update (8 Aug, 2:00pm Eastern): "Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait." - Charles Dickens The latter ain't the case this week. Enjoy. Sometimes the news comes not in a solid column from a single direction, but as a scattershot shower-spray from every corner of the space. Today's podcast reflects just such a week in mobile technology, with tech news as far-flung and varied as the menu items on an appetizer mixer from Applebee's. All that (plus a larger-than-normal helping of your listener mail) is waiting for your ears on episode 160 of your favorite tech podcast: the Pocketnow ...

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    If the rumors are accurate, we're looking forward to a pair of Nexus phones this year: a smaller LG 5.2-incher, and a Huawei 5.7-inch phablet. While the LG Nexus may be getting the most attention, if only due to the absence of a more petite Nexus option in 2014, the Huawei Nexus could end up being just as impressive, while also exposing the manufacturer to new audiences. Today we get what may be our first look at the phone, as a short video gives us a brief glimpse at an a previously unknown Huawei handset. As the rumors have suggested for the Huawei Nexus, there's indeed a fingerprint ...

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    At this point we're still not sure if Google will push more Nexus devices to the market, but the amount of rumors sure say it will. We've followed the tracks of both an LG Nexus smartphone and a Huawei Nexus phablet for weeks now. We have seen information on their specs before, but today we learn more information. When it comes to the LG Nexus, we're talking about a 5.2-inch 1080p P-OLED display powered by a new Snapdragon 620 processor, which is the successor to the Snapdragon 615, but with more powerful Cortex A72 cores. We also see 4GB of DDR3 RAM, options for up to 64GB of storage, USB ...

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    The latest numbers are in from IDC, looking at the smartphone market for the second quarter of 2015. According to the latest preliminary release from IDC, a total of 337.2 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in Q2 of 2015, which represents an 11.6% increase from the 302.1 million units in the second quarter of 2014. As you'd expect, Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market, but IDC notes that Samsung is the only one in the top five that recorded a shipment volume decline year over year. The report notes that, while the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge "arrived with ...

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    Just what is Huawei planning for IFA this year? Yesterday we checked out a teaser for an event the company's holding in the days leading up to the expo, and talked about the theory that the Ascend Mate 8 could be the big flagship the manufacturer is intending to launch. Especially with the Ascend Mate 7 (above) going official at IFA last year, the idea seemed plausible enough, and last night we shared with you some rumors about a possible hardware configuration for the phone (even if that render proved to be a bust). But could that top-shelf hardware actually be this rumor's undoing? ...

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