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    Huawei introduced its round-screened (and aptly named) Huawei Watch back at MWC this past winter, and with a clean design and some attractive material choices, the Android-Wear-powered smartwatch very much piqued our interest. Really, the biggest thing that's been standing between this wearable and it finding some real success may just be availability: so far we haven't seen Huawei putting it up for sale anywhere, and in at least some markets it could be another few months away. But even as we wait for the Huawei Watch to make its retail debut, the company has been putting together some ...

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    This news may not surprise you if you were invited to test Huawei's Ascend Mate2 Lollipop update early as part of a special program, but for the rest of you, the time has finally come. Huawei today has officially announced that the Huawei Ascend Mate2 Android 5.1 Lollipop update is out. The update isn't quite yet being pushed over-the-air to Ascend Mate2 devices; if you're interested in rocking it on your own device, you're going to have to jump through some hoops, but Huawei is here to ease you through them. The update includes Android 5.1 with EMUI 3.1, and can be downloaded straight ...

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    It's been just about a year now since Huawei introduced the Honor 6, a model that combined flagship-level specs with a budget price tag that still managed to come in under $400. And we're six months removed from the launch of the Honor 6 Plus, giving us neat hardware like that dual-rear-camera arrangement. That puts us right on schedule for the next Honor phone to debut, and today Huawei saw to just that, announcing the metal-clad Honor 7. With a 1080p 5.2-inch display, the Honor 7 plus splits the difference in screen size between the Honor 6 and 6 Plus while not feeling compelled to push ...

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    Huawei dropped the "Ascend" branding for its fleet-leading device line, starting with the Huawei P8. But no one can deny that the company and the Chinese mobile tech sector has ascended in renown, innovation and sales. The problem is that these manufacturers are running out of new people to sell to. With the home market transitioning from sales growth to upgrade maintenance, the time has come to look and invest elsewhere. Huawei has cut ribbons on major facilities in Canada with even more growth to come. But it's been slow on introducing some fresh, exciting flagships for the West at ...

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    So much for inspiring my weight loss journey. The Huawei TalkBand B2 was marketed to us here in the US as a spartan device for spartan athletes and/or white collar workers. It promised a ton of features, but its missions were fairly simple: enable you to track your exercise and to interact with media and calls hands-free. A fitness band and a Bluetooth headset. Plain and simple. Did Huawei live up to its promises? We had a quick taste early on in our review period, but maybe it's time we dive a bit further. The fitness band Thermoplastic Polyurothene is the band material on our black ...

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    No, this isn't your new year's resolution coming back to bite you in your fat butt. And by the way, if you've kept your resolution for this long, you deserve a pat on the back. I digress. Just in case that if you do have a fat butt and want to get rid of it, the Huawei TalkBand B2 might motivate you to do so. The B2 is our first dedicated fitness tracker in our review drawers (for all of smartwatch coverage, look here). It's not like we've been ignoring this device sector; we understand that there's a certain kind of motivation when you see your efforts in stats and summaries. But while ...

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    Huawei has paired up a phone and wearable to launch in the United States. We'll have complete coverage of the Talkband B2 later on. First, we're giving a full physical check-up on the Huawei P8 Lite, or the younger cousin to the international flagship, the Huawei P8. You may question why the Chinese OEM continued its modus operandi of providing lower-end phones to the U.S. market, like the SnapTo and Ascend Mate 2. But it seems that this is as close to a flagship as we might expect from the company for now. The unlocked phone is competing on a price level similar to that of the ASUS ...

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    The state of play in the mid-range smartphone sector is a crowded one. Nearly all of these devices provide a fluid experience when page peeping or tweet tapping or status swiping. One of the biggest differentiations in this field, though, is how the camera works. This spec usually exhibits the most variation in how manufacturers choose to compromise: the glass, the sensor, the software; all of them are up for the corner-cutting. There's no doubt the Huawei P8 Lite's camera falls victim to this syndrome. The high-contrast picture to the right has a sky blown out, some trees devoid of true ...

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    With CES and MWC, there's a lot of pressure on manufacturers to have new hardware ready to show off in the early months of the year. And while that means we get to check out all this new hardware in a short span of time, sometimes the desire to introduce new products gets ahead of the commercial realities of the situation – and we're left hearing about interesting new tech that leaves us waiting for months and months with no opportunity to buy it. That's proving very much to be the case for Huawei's new wearable, with the Android Wear-powered Huawei Watch still waiting to make its ...

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    As of today, Huawei's new P8 Lite smartphone and TalkBand B2 fitness tracker/Bluetooth headset are available on GetHuawei.com and Amazon. The P8 Lite will also be available B&H in-store/online, Fry's Electronics in-store/online and Target.com with availability in Best Buy coming soon. The two new devices were announced yesterday in New York City as part of Huawei's goal to become a bigger player in the U.S.A.'s smartphone market. They are not currently partnering with a major carrier, so the P8 Lite will be sold unlocked for use on any GSM compatible network. Huawei has found that ...

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    The Nexus family may still be Google's home for stock Android experiences, but the lineup's been seriously changing in recent years. Sizes have changed, pricing's been all over the place, and the latest rumors have suggested that this year could be another one full of new ways of doing business, as we get not one, but two new Nexus phones. Yesterday we checked out a report claiming that not only could we be looking forward to a pair of Nexus phones, but that we might not see a new tablet at all. At the time, the source provided some new info on that phone hardware, including a pair of ...

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    A couple weeks back, we heard a promising rumor for Nexus fans who maybe didn't love the direction Google went with the phablet-sized Nexus 6, suggesting that this year Google might give us a pair of Nexus phones, and that one of them could be a 5.2-incher by LG – still bigger than both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, but a world removed from the Nexus 6's six-inch screen. Word was that we might get both this LG model and a 5.7-inch Huawei-manufactured phablet, itself the subject of earlier rumors. Now some information on both those handsets has leaked, along with the theory that these could be ...

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    It hasn't even been a month yet since Huawei launched the P8 (along with the P8max and maybe, not really the P8 Lite), its latest Android flagship. But life moves fast in the smartphone world, and the manufacturer already has its eyes firmly on what's next. We could be learning precisely what that is in just three more weeks, as the company sends out invites to a June 2 event. As you can see below, Huawei invites us to see what the company's unlocking next, with promises of showing off “what's new” and offering some insight into the company's further intentions for the US market. ...

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    You could win a brand new flagship handset when you enter The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway offers one lucky person the opportunity to own a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, an LG G4, or a Huawei P8. Whomever wins will surely have a difficult time choosing their prize, but that person will take comfort knowing they will receive a top of the line handset. To enter, just go to The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway contest page at the Pocketnow Deals Store, register for membership, and click on ‘Enter ...

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    Where do you turn if you want a mid-sized Android tablet? It used to be that the Nexus 7 was a solid recommendation, but with Google failing to deliver a new edition of the tablet last year, all it's got these days is the Nexus 9. That leaves the door open for other companies to vie for your tablet dollars, and today we learn about a new entry from Huawei, the eight-inch MediaPad M2. You might remember the MediaPad M1 from when we went hands-on with the tablet at MWC last year, but with specs like a 1280 x 800 resolution, it wasn't much to write home about. For the new M2, Huawei gives the ...

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    In the United States, Huawei’s only reputation is as an ODM (original device manufacturer), making budget handsets for prepaid networks. It’s been making waves overseas lately with its new Honor lineup, offering fairly powerful phones at an affordable price, but we haven’t seen many truly premium smartphones come from Huawei, save for the huge (and hugely niche) Ascend Mate series. The P8 is the Chinese manufacturer’s first flagship handset that offers top-notch specs in a reasonably sized package, and if its reveal presentation was any indication, the company intends for it to ...

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    With the Nexus 6, Google made the controversial decision to step away from the affordable phone-sized models of the previous couple years and instead go with the six-inch flagship-priced phablet we got. Will this year's Nexus model be a return to old habits, or will we see another handset that's very much cast in the mold of the Nexus 6? A new rumor suggests that Google's staying the course with phablets, and we're looking at another jumbo-sized Nexus. We've previously talked about the idea of Google turning to a Chinese OEM to build the new Nexus, and this report reiterates the claim that ...

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    Last year, Huawei delivered a wearable that pulled double duty, going well beyond the normal feature set of fitness trackers to offer one that transformed into a Bluetooth earpiece: the TalkBand B1. This year the manufacturer came to MWC ready to show off its more refined take on the concept, launching the second-gen TalkBand B2 and coming back with the same sort of hybrid design. We've already had the opportunity to go hands-on with the wearable for ourselves, and now it's your chance to get involved, as we team with Huawei Device USA to give away five TalkBand B2 wearables to lucky ...

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    Huawei just launched its flagship P8 and P8max, but we already find ourselves looking to what's coming up next from the smartphone manufacturer. Rumors have suggested that the company's planning to introduce a new mid-range model next week, tipped as the Honor 4C. But if the latest leak is right, that's just part of what it's working on, and we could actually be seeing the launch of a trifecta of new devices. Instead of just the Honor 4C alone, now we're hearing that Huawei may also introduce an Honor 4C Note and Honor 4C Max, purportedly all pictured above. The Honor 4C itself is supposed ...

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    Lawsuits between Chinese OEMs may either not be common, or just not as public as other OEMs in our shores make it seem. Huawei spent a great deal of time showing us all the camera innovations that it launched with the Huawei P8 a few days ago, some hardware related like with the RGBW sensor, and others software related. ZTE feels that some of these innovations on the Huawei P8 and the MediaPad X2 infringe in Nubia patents, and a lawsuit has been filed. The first infringement applies to "Slow Shutter and Capture technology," which we assume relates to the light painting option in the P8's ...

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    We learned last fall that Huawei knows a thing or two about fancy packaging … but this is taking things to a whole new level. As we described in our hands-on post last week, the Huawei P8 is the company's 2015 flagship offering, a 6.4mm-thin, 144g slab of steel that's currently the thinnest smartphone in our Boston review labs. Our Mystic Champagne review device packs a 13MP optically-stabilized camera and a 5.2" 1080p display, with processing handled by Huawei's own HiSilicon Kirin 930 chipset backed up by 3GB of RAM. The software is Android 5.0 embellished with Huawei's custom EMUI 3.1 ...

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    Huawei's brand new P8 and P8max are a couple high-end smartphones that place a premium on looks. Besides their aluminum bodies and very thin constructions, Huawei has made a point to emphasize just how much front panel space is taken up by the displays – especially with the P8max, which hits an 83 percent screen-to-body ratio. So while it's obviously important for Huawei to draw attention to these design elements, it looks like the company may be taking too many liberties in how it goes about that, as certain images on the company's site are making the active screen space on these phones ...

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    The Huawei P8 isn't the only new Android the company is showing off today at its London event, and in addition to the flagship itself we also saw the launch of a couple related models, the P8max and P8 Lite. While the P8 Max scales things up to phablet sizes while keeping close to the same sort of flagship-level specs, the P8 Lite is much closer in size to the P8 itself, but sacrifices a few hardware components to emerge as more of a mid-ranger. In contrast to the 5.2-inch P8, the P8max pushes its screen size all the way up to 6.8 inches, while keeping its 1080p resolution. Huawei points ...

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    Huawei just introduced its latest flagship, the slim, powerfully equipped P8 (no more Ascend). With a sleek metal build and an emphasis on camera performance, Huawei's hoping the P8 has what it takes to compete against other spring heavyweights like the Galaxy S6 and One M9. And over the next few months, a ton of factors will end up helping to determine the P8's fortunes, from promotion, to pricing, to simple availability. As we wait to see how those all will play out, there's one set of data we can immediately start using to compare the P8 to some of its peers: its hardware components. ...

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    We're no stranger to Chinese telecom giant Huawei. About three years ago, we concluded our Ascend P1 review with the remark that the Huawei phone, while imperfect, made us excited for what the company had in store for the future – and that excitement has since proven justified. Last year's Ascend Mate 2 brought outstanding battery life and a competitive price point; its followup the Ascend Mate 7 blended luxury design with top-tier features; and the forthcoming Huawei Watch seems poised to class up the Android Wear catalog when it drops later this year. The Huawei P8 is the ...

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