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U.S authorities can’t decide whether to put Honor on the naughty list or not

U.S authorities are spooked by a rising and more assertive China. The Asian country seems to be pivoting away from being the manufacturing hub of the world to being a technology leader in itself and it seems the U.S and its allies don’t know how to react to that. Under Donald Trump, America began a […]


Does Huawei’s Harmony OS stand a chance against iOS & Android?

Huawei’s Harmony OS has been in the works for some time. Murmurs of the iOS and Android competitor date back to the mid-2010s and its imminent arrival will be a welcome addition to the smartphone and appliance market. However with Huawei’s app gallery light on apps and it being outside the well known Android and […]


Huawei’s Harmony OS is not a fork of Android but it is also a fork of Android

No, that headline is not a mistake. Huawei says their much-touted operating system, Harmony OS is ready for the big unveil. The company has said that it will start updating over 200 devices with the new operating system. Harmony OS is Android but it is also not Android. This is because Harmony OS, from the […]


Biden Administration lifts Trump Xiaomi ban

Huawei next?…


It’s about to get worse for Huawei, they will soon lose more Google apps

In a recent discovery by the folks over at XDA, Google Messages will be unavailable on Huawei in the very near future.


Why Zimbabwe should be wary of Huawei Technology

Imagine our entire telecommunications at the mercy of a communist nation that demands nothing short of compliancy.


Google Warns Huawei Users Not To Install Its Apps For Security Reasons

We all know the story by now, Huawei was placed on the US government’s Entity List which prohibits the Chinese company from collaborating with any US company. Because this is the case, Google posted an update confirming that they’ll only support Huawei devices released on or before May 16 – when the ban was announced. […]


U.S. Government Bans 8 More Chinese Tech Firms

The United States government is not at a war with Huawei but a trade war with China and its technology sector in particular. In a move that didn’t surprise anyone really, a host of Chinese facial recognition, AI, and data forensics firms have been added to the “entity list”, which is the blacklist of the […]


Huawei’s New Mate30 Flagships Won’t Have Access To Google Play Services: What’s The Impact?

Huawei launched the new Mate30 series of flagships and whilst those appear to be two impressive flagships it seems the US-China trade war which we expected to affect Huawei’s phones at some point is doing so now. The phones will come with Huawei Mobile Services instead of Google Play Services. Here we’ll take a look […]


China Warns India Of Consequences On Barring Business With Huawei

The United States had been pushing its allies to end business relations with Huawei, but the Chinese giant was willing to patch things up with the Indian government. It was also ready to sign a ‘no backdoor’ agreement, but fresh reports suggest China is blackmailing India not to block Huawei from doing business in the […]


Huawei Files ‘Harmony OS’ As Another Name For Its Operating System

A new trademark application from Huawei suggests that the company has been working on an operating system called ‘Harmony OS’ for smartphones and computers. According to LetsGoDigital, the application was filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office as well as the UK’s Intellectual Property Office on July 12, 2019, and is classified under: ‘mobile […]


Microsoft Promise They Won’t Abandon Huawei Laptop Users

Worry not if you are a user of a Huawei laptop because Microsoft has still got your back when it comes to providing you with security updates. Yesterday Microsoft confirmed: We remain committed to providing exceptional customer experiences. Our initial evaluation of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision on Huawei has indicated we may continue […]


Huawei CEO Expects US Ban To Cost Them $30 Billion In Revenue

If you a smartphone aficionado then you’ll know very well that the US placed Huawei under a trade ban and the Chinese technology company really has its back against the ropes. Huawei’s CEO Ren Zhengfei said he expected the ban to heavily impact revenues negatively to the tune of $30 billion in lost revenue this […]


Huawei’s Ban Is More Far-Reaching Than You Think

One of the most interesting sentiments I heard when people were discussing their views regarding Huawei’s recent ban, was that “they can simply move to Android’s Open Source Project”. When it became clear that, that wasn’t that simple the next thing was “they can build their own OS, they don’t need Android”. This might be […]


Here Are Some Leaked Screenshots Of Huawei’s Future OS

If you’re among the group that firmly believes that Huawei will walk away from Android and become a stronger company, this article is for you. Huawei’s replacement Ark OS – has been spotted in the wild and here’s what it could look like: I said it could look like this because the screenshots shared could […]


Huawei Is Back In The SD Association And Other Important Associations

Huawei hasn’t managed to catch many breaks in the last few weeks. Thanks to a ruling by the US Commerce Department, the Chinese company has had countless American firms cut all dealings with it. This included cutting ties with Google and other smartphone industry standards associations. But the good news is that Huawei has now […]


Forget HongMeng, Here’s What Huawei’s Android Replacement OS May Actually Be Called

Saying Huawei is going through a rough patch would be a gross understatement. The company’s Android licence was revoked after being placed in the US Entity list and it currently has a 90-day permit to push out Android updates to its devices. On top of that, it has been banned from the SD Association. While […]


Huawei Gets Banned From Using Memory Cards (SD Cards) In It’s Smartphones

Bad news for Huawei continues as another industry figure has cut the Chinese company off. Huawei has been removed the from the SD Association, a non-profit group that sets the standards for SD and microSD cards. SD Association confirmed to Android Authority that it’s complying with the recent executive order that placed Huawei on the […]


More Trouble For Huawei As Microsoft Removes Huawei Laptops from Its Store

After Google’s restrictions on Huawei’s Android license, Microsoft has inflicted more pain on the Chinese company by stopping to sell Huawei laptops on its official store. While that would come as a big shock to Huawei, which is already reeling from the Android restrictions imposed on it, if Microsoft happens to ban Huawei from using […]


5 Google Play Store Alternatives For Huawei Users

With Google suspending business with Huawei and essentially preventing future Huawei handsets from accessing Google services, it has highlighted a problem that should be taken seriously: what should users do if they ever find themselves being unable to access the Google Play Store? The good news is that if you didn’t already know, there are […]