General News

Huawei P20 family officially announced: Here’s everything you need to know

March 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Rather that at MWC 2018, Chinese manufacturer Huawei held a private event today in Paris. The company unveiled its much-anticipated and long-rumored P10 successors part of a new P20 family comprising P20 and P20 Pro. Huawei teased the event many times over recent weeks and sent out event invitations, so we knew it would be happening. And now, the latest Huawei flagship smartphones designed for 2018 are here. Here’s everything to know.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Huawei will seemingly join the notch race with its upcoming P20 phones

March 9, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

Huawei didn’t announce any smartphones at MWC 2018, perhaps due to the immense competition. However, the desperate Chinese company did manage to introduce new tablets, confirm a Huawei Watch 3, and share details regarding a private smartphone launch event happening later this month in Paris. At the event, Huawei will show off the long-rumored and much-anticipated P20 phones.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Triple rear cameras seemingly confirmed in latest Huawei P20 renders

January 2, 2018 Doug Demagistris

CES 2018 is less than one week away, and Huawei is expected to headline this year’s show with a new smartphone or two. To our understanding, the model(s) that the Chinese headquartered company will showcase is unconfirmed. But the company’s next generation P-series Android smartphones sound like a good prediction. The trio of devices appeared in leaked renders over the holiday weekend, confirming earlier information we received.

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 6/18 – 6/22: Which Android devices were updated this week?

June 24, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

General News

Huawei’s bootloader unlock program will soon be no more

May 27, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Third-party ROMs allow smartphone owners to customize and mod their device in just about any way feasible. As if Android was not customizable enough, some Android OEMs elect to support bootloader unlocking. Huawei is one of them and to keep its devices open to heavy customization, the Chinese OEM has always had a bootloader unlock program. In disappointing news for some of you, the program is shutting down.

Apps & Games
General News

Best Buy will stop selling Huawei products in the US

March 22, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Huawei is having a rocky start to the year despite its optimism for 2018. At CES 2018 in January, the Chinese OEM attempted to gain attention and popularity in the US for the first time in its history with Mate 10 Pro, but US carriers including Verizon and AT&T weren’t having it. Despite that, the company did not give up, but yet another roadblock just got in the way of the company’s expansion plans.

Polls

[Weekly Poll] Biggest Deal Breaker: Notch, Missing Audio Jack, or Offset Fingerprint Scanner?

March 17, 2018 Doug Demagistris

When it comes to smartphones, there have been three trends (or soon to be trends). In 2017, Android manufacturers ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack. Today, very few flagship Android devices retain the audio jack, for reasons quite frankly we still don’t understand. In 2018, it seems that a display notch will be the trend among many Android devices, even some mid-rangers. And soon, offset and physical fingerprint sensors will become a thing of the past with Synaptics developing in-display technology [Read More]

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