Huawei

Hands-on Testing: How Do Huawei Phones Work Without Google?

P40 Pro with Huawei AppGallery and HMS
Today Huawei launched the long-awaited P40 Series. I say long-awaited, but I could also say "much-discussed" and maybe even "most controversial" when talking about this phone launch. The Huawei P40 series is the first major consumer phone launch for Huawei since the American Google was forbidden from officially supporting the Chinese manufacturer. I've been test-driving last year's Huawei Mate 30...

Huawei P40 Series: What To Expect In Ireland From Huawei’s Next Flagship

Huawei P40 Leaked
I would argue that Huawei is about to launch a phone in the most dramatic circumstances ever. Covid-19 could be limiting the supply chain of parts required to build new phones while uncertainty remains around the U.S/China Google/Huawei proxy war. While I've already highlighted this could shift from being Huawei without Google to Google without Huawei, uncertainty remains around...

It’s Time To Reframe The “Huawei Without Google Discussion”

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In recent years, the smartphone industry had grown a little stale. Apple seemed to be holding back their best tech to launch slightly upgraded phones every year. Samsung was pushing the envelope a little further but they only ever really needed to offer enough to be ahead of Apple's iPhone. Sony was the next in line without ever really...

First Look: Huawei Launch Mate Xs in Barcelona

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You wouldn't think Huawei's Barcelona launch event was hastily organised in the follow up to Mobile World Congress being cancelled. The event had everything from phones to tablets and laptops with some insights into what the future holds. Even if, to get a good look at those, you do need to read between the lines a little. The Huawei Mate...

Huawei Plans To Expand Huawei Pay To Fill Google Pay Gap

With Mobile World Congress cancelled, Huawei held their own launch event for a suite of devices. Afterwards I was able to catch a question with Richard Yu, CEO of the Chinese tech giant. "Are there plans to expand Huawei Pay beyond existing markets". The answer was yes. The Google Problem In...

Huawei To Launch Mate Xs In Barcelona

A couple of weeks back, the phone rang. “Marty, Huawei would like to bring you along to Mobile World Congress for a product launch”. Unfortunately, a few weeks later, the phone buzzed again with news that, to be fair, seemed inevitable. Mobile World Congress was cancelled. While that ended up...

Huawei FreeBuds 3 Review: Leave Others Red With Envy

As I watched the Samsung Unpacked event last night I couldn't help but feel a little tired of phone launches. It kills me to say that, but they are all a little boring these days. I've test-driven the S10 Plus but have yet to get hands-on with the S20 Series. While I'm sure it's a great phone, I can't...

Is Huawei Preparing For A Google-free Future?

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Last week, Huawei held their first UK and Ireland developer conference in London. At this conference, the Chinese tech manufacturer announced a €23.5 million fund to support developers in the UK and Ireland with creating apps for Huawei Mobile Services. On the surface, it's good news for skilled app developers looking to make a decent buck and claim a...

Huawei Watch GT 2: Could This Challenge Apple Watch?

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I've actually had every Huawei watch to date. It started with the first Huawei Watch. That was love at first sight. One of the first smartwatches to hit the market that actually looked like a watch. The Huawei Watch 2, which I bought for Google Pay, disappointed as Google never launched Google Pay in Ireland for wearables. Then, Huawei...

StorySign App For iPhone is Now Available: App Helps Deaf Kids Learn to Read

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It's easy to take things for granted. Many of us have been doing it all our lives. Normally, when we think of taking things for granted, it's not calling our parents enough or wasting food or water. But most of us, without even knowing, take how easy learning to read was. Children who are deaf or hard of hearing...