Pocketnow Daily: Is Huawei LOSING their Kirin processors? (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possibility of Huawei loosing its Kirin processors, UK 5G network delayed and more.

Vodafone UK would lose ‘hundreds of millions’ if Huawei gets banned

Vodafone UK’s CTO talked about the consequences the carrier would face if the government went ahead and banned Huawei’s 5G tech.

Vodafone CEO says banning Huawei sets 5G Europe back two years

After Telus Canada and T-Mobile Poland, it’s time for Vodafone to defend Huawei, as the carrier’s CEO talks about consequences of a Huawei ban.

Vodafone interrupts Huawei equipment deployment

In an interesting twist of events, after a 12 year strategic partnership, Vodafone is pausing the deployment of Huawei 5G equipment.

OnePlus 6T will be available at more UK sellers than ever before

It’s been O2 all the way since the OnePlus 3, but this year, the doors are being blown wide open with more carriers and stores.

GCHQ begins to doubt Huawei’s role with UK networks

Huawei provides critical telecommunications infrastructure for major carriers inthe United Kingdom, so this recent report comes as a stunner.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Red Bull Ring Edition launching at Vodafone Netherlands

Those who buy the phone before May 27 will also get two weekend passes to the Austrian Grand Prix. That and other goodies go with this exclusive phone.

Qualcomm signs a whole bunch of OEM and carrier partners for 5G phones and networks

Qualcomm will be at the forefront of 5G innovation, alongside smartphone manufacturers like HTC, LG and Xiaomi, as well as a long list of global mobile operators.

Huawei P smart to debut on Vodafone UK next month

It’s a transfer of the Enjoy 7S phone that launched in China in December and a mid-range exclusive for the red carrier. All details will come in February.

ZTE Axon M comes to China, set for Europe

China Telecom, Vodafone UK and Telecom Italia are the carrying partners for the foldable smartphone while ZTE and JD in China fly the unlocked banner.

Vodafone UK iPhone X pre-orders paired with free AirPods

The deal is pretty exclusive, though, with email invitations going out to a select group of UK residents. But it’s still a nice offer.

OnePlus 5 finally gets around to Australia from August 29

The Chinese manufacturer has been busting other brands for a while in the US, China and Latin America. Not Australia, though. That’s about to change.

Nokia 3, 5 and 6 Android smartphones finally get official UK price tags and firm release dates

HMD’s highly anticipated Nokia-branded Android smartphones are all coming to the UK by mid-August, priced between £120 and £220.
HTC U11 Silver and Blue Lifestyle

European devs now have access to HTC U11 kernel

ROM developers in Europe will now have access to the full source code for the HTC U11. Hmm, Europe. What is it with opening up to Europe?

BlackBerry KEYone now in the UK for £499

Amazon seems to be the go-to place for customers to grab this TCL oddity, as shipment times have collapsed down to one or even two months.

Galaxy S7 Android N on Vodafone Australia is version 7.0

A company representative responded to a customer’s query on its software update post for last week. It appears not to be the 7.1.1 that Pixels have.

Vodafone Australia testing Galaxy S7 Android N software

It’s definitely Nougat, alright, but is it Android 7.0 or 7.1.1? Will we get Secure Folder on the S7 and S7 edge? Vodafone’s testing it out.

Android 7.1.1 update due on Vodafone Australia December 6

We presume that other Nexus 6P units and Nexus devices will also get the update at around the same time. But this is where we’re learning of it first.

Nougat rollout for Nexus 6P is indeed delayed, Huawei still working on it

The exact cause of Google Nexus 6P’s Nougat delay remains under wraps, but Vodafone Australia claims Huawei is working to resolve the “issue” ASAP.

Vodafone Netherlands provides further iPhone 7 name corroboration

It’s probably time to put all branding speculation to rest. The iPhone 7, not 6SE, is most likely coming on September 7, despite its minor upgrades.

One Australian carrier expects Nougat to roll out by month-end, another says there are ‘issues’

Android Nougat updates for Nexus devices could begin today, later this month or at another point in the near future, as “issues” have been discovered.

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 is essentially Alcatel Idol 4s

All the specs of Vodafone’s new Smart Platinum 7 look quite like the yet-to-be-released Alcatel Idol 4s. And the former’s about to be sold for £300.

Vodafone UK throws in free Huawei Watch with Huawei P9 pre-orders

In a hurry to grab the just-unveiled Huawei P9? If you live in the UK, you should definitely buy it from Vodafone, as you’re offered a free Huawei Watch too.