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At a 5G conference held in Shenzhen, Huawei finally launched its foldable Mate X smartphone. Huawei Mate X was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona back in February, as a direct competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Fold.
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Huawei has officially launched the HUAWEI P30 lite New edition in Kenya, retailing at KES. 28,499. This comes 6 months after the launch of the P30 series in the market. Huawei says they’ve sold over 10,000 P30 Units since launch.
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At an event in Paris today, Huawei announced the launch of the European version of the Huawei nova 5T. Available next month, the nova 5T is the first Huawei phone available in the UK with a hole punch display à la Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series. The device boasts a 6.26-inch LCD display with a 1080p resolution.
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Google has announced its latest Pixel smartphones, which include several new features and an improved camera system. As in previous years, the new Pixel will come in a standard 5.7-inch size and a larger ‘XL’ variant with a 6.3-inch screen and larger battery.
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Huawei is rolling out EMUI 10 update to the Mate 20 Pro outside China. The upgrade kicked off in the Netherlands, is available OTA, and weighs in as a hefty 4.42 GB download.
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Google has released the October 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 is slowly but surely launching its Huawei Mate 30 series of smartphones outside of China. In addition to being able for pre-order in Malaysia, the Huawei Mate 30 series is now available to order online in Romania from Quickmobile, an established online retailer in Romania.
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Google’s Project Zero has warned that it suspects an Android zero-day flaw actively is being exploited by the controversial Israeli-based NSO Group Technologies or one of its customers. The NSO Group has been criticised for selling zero-day exploits to “authorised governments”.
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Huawei has unveiled its Huawei Mate 30 series of smartphones during the Huawei Malaysia Ecosystem Conference 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, making Malaysia the first country after China where consumers can get their hands on the latest Mate 30 flagship phone series featuring Kirin 990 processors with rear triple- and quad- camera settings.
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Not only did Microsoft unveil the Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone and Windows 10X software for dual-screen devices today, the company is adding to its Surface lineup of PCs a device with dual 9-inch displays called the Surface Neo.
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Microsoft announced today their broadest Surface lineup ever – with five new products coming this holiday and two new dual-screen devices, Surface Neo and Surface Duo, coming in Holiday 2020. Microsoft launched the new Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X, all available for pre-order today in select markets. Surface Laptop 3 delivers style and speed, now with a choice of a 13.5” or 15” display and new colours and finishes. Surface Pro remains the most versatile 2:1 device you can buy – whether you choose the…
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At Microsoft’s Surface event in New York today, the company announced the “Surface Duo”, a clamshell dual-screen phone with a full swivel hinge design.
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Huawei rolled out the first EMUI 10 beta in China last month, which is of course based on Android 10, and the company has started rolling out EMUI 10 beta two for the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro.
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Huawei’s newly launched Mate 30 smartphones have lost their ability to manually install Google’s Android apps and services. Huawei's Mate 30 Pro were able to manually download and install Google apps, despite a US blacklisting that prohibits the company from using American components and software.
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Huawei has released its official roadmap for the EMUI 10 update, which is based on Android 10. All of the company's two-year-old flagships will receive the update and even year-old mid-range phones like the Honor 9X are set to get their second major updates.
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BlackBerry has today rolled out the September 2019 Android Security update to BlackBerry Android devices. The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices.
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Samsung today introduced the industry’s first 0.7-micrometer (μm)-pixel image sensor, the 43.7-megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Slim GH1. Thanks to advanced ISOELL Plus technology, the new ultra-high-resolution GH1 image sensor embraces 43.7-million 0.7μm-sized pixels in a super-small package, providing the optimum solution for slim full-display devices.