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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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    All eyes are on smartphones, smartwatches and VR headsets at this year’s IFA trade show in Berlin, with a few PC industry veterans also still hoping for a miraculous laptop revival or at least the long overdue mainstream market penetration of Windows-powered convertible computers/tablets. Where does that leave “traditional” Android slates? In limbo as far as most OEMs are concerned, including Samsung, which “forgot” to unveil the Galaxy Tab S3 alongside the Gear S3. Not Huawei, though, whose MediaPad M3 looks about as ambitious as any 7-inch+ high-ender released in the ...

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    Sad to hear Huawei isn’t planning any new high-end Mate-series smartphone announcements at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin after all? Fret not, as the world’s third largest handheld vendor maintains it will “defy” our expectations on September 1, most likely taking the wraps off at least three largely mysterious Android devices. CEO Richard Yu himself just took to Weibo, China’s Twitter equivalent, to build up two of these upcoming products, which should be branded as part of an entirely new mid-range family. There’s not much we can tell about them from Yu’s teaser ...

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    Even though the “Lite” version of Huawei’s latest flagship phone was rumored to discard the key dual rear camera selling point, its other specifications made it pretty weird that a formal announcement was put on hold all this time. But as it turns out, the P9 Lite will not ultimately be branded that way, at least in China, where it’s just been officially unveiled as the Huawei G9. Similar to how the GX8 strongly resembles the ultra-low-cost Honor 5X, this G9 is almost an exact replica of the Honor 5C, with a much higher price tag for some reason. Namely, 1,700 Yuan, or around $260, ...

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    Prolific Twitter tipster Evan Blass, best known by his @evleaks social media handle, strikes again in advance of MWC 2016’s start, although the dirt spilled on Huawei’s upcoming mid-range Android tablet is arguably less glamorous than all those exclusive Samsung Galaxy S7 renders. The MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro looks an awful lot like the MediaPad M2 10 introduced last month at CES in Las Vegas, minus a Harman Kardon logo and resulting premium sound, as well as physical home button. The screen bezels appear much thinner this time around, which is always a good thing, and the Qualcomm ...

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    Chinese juggernaut Huawei has had a tough time breaking into the US market, but that didn't stop the company from becoming the world's third-largest mobile phone vendor in 2015. Buoyed by a well-received smartwatch and maybe the best Nexus phone ever, Huawei is kicking off 2016 with small revisions of each, as well as a new tablet that looks to offer a fuller, richer media experience. We just told you about those, and now we've got some news on the phone front, as Huawei prepares to bring its G8 to US shoppers. Huawei is following up its G8 global midranger with a US-specific version, ...

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    Huawei didn't disappoint us regarding the number of new devices on display, as with every show. This year at the IFA they had some new phones and tablets on display, joining the already existent devices from MWC in February. We have two tablets (MediaPad 10FHD, MediaPad 7 Lite), two phones (Ascend G600, Ascend G330), and an update for the Ascend P1 with the new, proprietary Emotion UI on top of Google's mobile platform. The devices might not be powerhouses but the moderate specifications will probably result in very accessible price points. While not all will make it to the U.S., we're ...

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