Category: Huawei (Android)

Huawei to use TomTom maps

Following the embargo placed on Huawei, the Chinese phone company can no longer trade with US companies. It’s effectively received a closed door from Google and all its associated services. To be honest most of the Google services can be replaced – in fact most phone manufacturers have …

Huawei – Who needs Google Play?

Well, if you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll know that Huawei (and therefore Honor) have had a rough time of late. America really doesn’t like Huawei right now, and they’re of the opinion that Huawei are bad in every way. It’s all cobblers of course …

Huawei in the spotlight again, for all the wrong reasons.

The US imposed a trade block on Huawei and stopped US companies doing anything with the company. This prevented Google from delivering Gmail, YouTube and Google Play plus many other apps to about-to-appear Huawei and Honor Android handsets. In short, all the Honor and Huawei handsets on sale …

Snapping your wedding photos on a Huawei P30 Pro

This one is similar to our wedding day in a way. We had a professional photographer but we found that a lot of the ad-hoc shots taken on other cameras were actually more interesting and more natural. Perhaps it’s the fact that there’s no tripod, it’s less obvious …

Huawei nova 5T now available at Vodafone

Well hello there. This one slipped out. It’s the Huawei nova 5T and, with the phone currently out of stock on the Huawei website normally available in purple, black or blue, you can at least now get the phone with Vodafone. Prices start at £28 per month with …

The Huawei Mate 30 – Missing more than just Google Apps

Huawei is a massively successful company. We’ve been to see them in China. We visited the university that teaches staff, the accommodation where workers stay and play. We saw their facilities and their innovative products. Yesterday though, something massive was missing from their Mate 30 and Mate 30 …

Live – The Huawei Mate 30, the Watch GT 2 and the Huawei Assistant

We’re still in the press event here in Munich and, if you’ve not already heard via our live updates, there’s some new kit coming from Huawei. As I type there’s still no mention of Google Apps and we’ve not seeing any screenshots featuring them as yet, but what …

The Huawei Mate 30 – We’re live!

Let’s not beat around the bush here, this is a big turning point for Huawei. The US President has blocked them from working with Google on upcoming phones, so this will be the first phone that can’t have Maps, Drive, Music, Duo, Photos, Calendar, Gmail and YouTube. That’s …

Huawei Event – Leaked images appear on the web

We’re here in Germany again, this time in Munich. It’s ahead of the Huawei Mate 30 Series launch and it’s going to be a big one. But we have a problem. Our roving reporting is on site and he’s going to get all the details on whatever is …

Mate30 and Mate30 Pro images leak ahead of Munich launch

We’re all ready for the launch of the new Huawei Mate 30 on Thursday but one thing that probably won’t be is those Google Apps. As you might know if you’re a regular here, upcoming Huawei phones can’t have those all-important apps. Sure, the ones in the shops …

IFA – The Huawei P30 Pro. This is what we now know…

We stayed off the beer (well, we had a bit) and arrived bright and early for the big Huawei announcement here in Berlin. There was confirmation of the upcoming Huawei P30 Series, confirmation of the P30 Pro, confirmation that it would launch in “Mystic Blue” on September 23rd, …

Trump knocks Huawei off the table in China trade talks

Whilst being “fully engaged” monitoring Hurricane Dorian at his Golf course in Potomac Falls, President Trump has somehow also found time in his busy schedule to talk about the continual teasing of Huawei. The President, who called a previous hurricane “one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from …

Huawei Mate 30 Series launch date confirmed

With the Trump Trade Termination and subsequent spat with China getting worse, customers in America and China are being hit with higher prices whilst everyone suffers from less choice now that Google have been prevented from working with Huawei. The removal of Google apps on upcoming Huawei phones …

Huawei faces a Mate 30 launch without the all-important Google apps

Like Brexit. Huawei is now facing the unbelievable reality that things are about to go very wrong indeed. Their newly-announced handsets will lack the default Google apps that people use on a daily basis. Despite several reprieves, Google has has now confirmed that the Trump Trade Termination will …

Will Huawei’s woes alter our buying habits?

Chinese tech giant Huawei has struggled of late thanks to bans from the USA government that have prevented them from working with US companies. Thes bans have had far-reaching consequences and directly impacted the most anticipated Matebook laptop sale this year. Huawei pulled their recent laptop release due …

Huawei shares real user stories

Alright, so we’ve got the glossy smartphone adverts with people attending parties, having fun and generally enjoying themselves. We also get the ads where some businessman is running to catch a train as he listens to music, deals with emails and accepts calendar appointments. Then there’s those ones …

Huawei comes to Madrid

Here in Europe, Huawei have just launched their biggest retail store outside of China. It’s on one of the busiest streets in Europe, Gran Via in Madrid. It’s pretty massive too – taking up two floors. There’s far more than you’d find in a regular mobile store – …

Huawei to emerge from the Trump Trade Termination

Story so far then, and Donald Trump declared a national emergency in May. It was designed to protect US networks from “foreign adversaries” and a list of banned foreign telecoms providers was put out. The list, though, only had one name – Huawei. This was the President of …

StorySign from Huawei gets a new Story added

Last year we talked about an app that had been developed by Huawei and the British Deaf Association called StorySign. This is an app that helps young children to read stories via the use of sign language which is provided to them via an Avatar called Star which …

Huawei respond to concerns and queries

Following the problems created by Emperor Trump, sorry President Trump, Huawei have decided to keep in contact with their customers and try to address some of their concerns. It’s a good sign really, because we’re all a bit worried about our shiny Huawei or Honor handsets and, following …