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Huawei today launched its new-generation whole home Wi-Fi system, HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro. Equipped with Huawei's Gigahome 5630 gigabit PLC modem chip and featuring innovative PLC Turbo technology, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro router greatly enhances anti-interference for PLC networking
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In addition to unveiling the iPhone 11 today, Apple introduced iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone that delivers advanced performance for users.
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Apple today unveiled iPhone 11, bringing a new dual-camera system, offering an intuitive camera experience with the highest quality video and Night mode for photos. iPhone 11 is powered by the A13 Bionic chip to perform the most demanding tasks, while getting through an entire day on a single charge, and is designed to withstand the elements with improved water resistance.
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Apple today announced Apple Watch Series 5, debuting an Always-On Retina display that never sleeps, so it’s easy to see the time and other important information, without raising or tapping the display.
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Apple today unveiled the new seventh-generation iPad, bringing more screen area and support for the full-sized Smart Keyboard to its most popular and most affordable iPad.
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Samsung launched the Galaxy Fold in Korea yesterday and the company has announced the folding smartphone will be an exclusive to EE in the UK. The Galaxy Fold 5G will be available to buy from 18th September from EE, as well as from Samsung Experience Stores.
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Huawei announced a new version of its current P30 Pro flagship phone today, which will run Android 10, the newest version of Google’s operating system. The device, which will be released on September 20, is identical internally to the current P30 Pro but has been given a new external look and colours.
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Google has released the September 2019 Android Security Bulletin, giving carriers and device makers a fresh set of patches to install. Google device firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site. Though Google puts out the Android security patches each month, the job of actually getting the fixes to end users falls on the telcos and/or device manufacturers themselves. Those partners vary in their ability to release the patches in a timely fashion.
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Huawei has announced a new beta program for the EMUI 10 beta, which is of course based on Android 10. Interested users are able to sign up for the program and if accepted, they can test out the new EMUI 10 software on eligible devices.
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Huawei has started rolling out EMUI version 126.96.36.199 to the P30 Pro in the UK, bringing the Android August 2019 security patch, night mode to the front camera and more.
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Apple has released iOS 12.4.1 to the public, fixing a vulnerability that was reported last week that made it possible to jailbreak many recent iPhone models running iOS 12.4. The release comes after it was discovered that Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability that was originally fixed in iOS 12.3.
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Google has decided that it’s time to put its sweet naming convention for major Android releases to rest, switching to a numeric naming scheme which is easier to understand and communicate. Android Q will not be given an accompanying dessert name as previous versions of Android have gotten over the years.
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During a press event on Wednesday, Huawei said it has pushed back the release of its foldable Mate X smartphone to November. However, this is in line with statements by the company's director of consumer business mobile phones He Gang who, back in July, stated that Huawei is still optimising the foldable Mate X smartphone and will not release it without meeting quality requirements.
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EE quietly opened pre-orders for the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Thursday, and Vodafone, with little fanfare, has now followed suit. The 5G phone is available to order on 5G plans ranging from £68 per month with £29 upfront to £81 per month with £29 upfront cost. Vodafone's 5G plans have no limits, while you have a a choice of data limits on 5g ready plans.
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At its developer conference Friday Huawei announced EMUI 10, its new customer operating system based on Android Q. EMUI 10 succeeds Android Pie-based EMUI 9, which has been seen on most Huawei and Honor phones in the past year.
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Huawei has unveiled its own operating system in China. HarmonyOS will eventually work across personal computers, smartwatches, cars, smart devices and mobile phones, according to the firm - but has primarily been designed for smart devices.