Huawei launches HarmonyOS, its Android replacement operating system

Huawei will start rolling out HarmonyOS on selected smartphone models, offering users the chance to switch from the current operating system based on Google's Android platform.

The use of HarmonyOS means the company will no longer be wholly reliant on Android. US sanctions banned Google from providing technical support to new Huawei phone models and access to Google Mobile Services, the bundle of developer services upon which most Android apps are based.

Huawei ban from UK 5G network brought forward

The announcement comes ahead of a new law being unveiled on Tuesday, which bans the Chinese firm from the network.

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said he was pushing for the "complete removal of high-risk vendors" from 5G networks.

The new deadline falls earlier than expected, although maintaining old equipment will still be allowed.

Huawei told the BBC it would not be commenting on the announcement.

Attempts to rid Huawei from the network have been ongoing for more than a year.

UK phone firms demand clarity over Huawei

 In a draft letter to Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, seen by the BBC, operators will urge the government to clarify its position over Huawei.

The letter asks for an urgent meeting between industry leaders and the government to discuss their concerns.

Operators say they can't invest in infrastructure while uncertainty over the use of Chinese technology persists.

The companies are planning to send the letter to government as soon as this week.

Facebook stops apps being pre-installed on Huawei phones

The ban covers the main Facebook app, as well as apps from its subsidiary companies WhatsApp and Instagram.

The action was taken in response to US government action in May to bar US companies from using foreign telecom firms it regards as a security risk.

People who already own a Huawei phone and have the relevant apps installed can still continue to use them.

Facebook said they would also continue to supply updates to existing users on Huawei phones.

Huawei has not commented on the Facebook decision.

New phone boasts artificial intelligence!

China’s largest mobile device manufacturer, Huawei (pronounced "Wah-way”), is now boasting a newly-launched water and dust resistant flagship phone that includes mobile artificial intelligence (AI) processor and dual-lens camera for photo enthusiasts, and many more!

Featuring the world's first Kirin AI processor, the Huawei Mate 10 was recently launched in Germany and will be available in Papua New Guinea in November, says Michael Townsley, Huawei’s director consumer business group.

Huawei’s statements on Solomon Islands undersea cable

The Company in a statement denounce the allegations stating that they have never never given, implied, nor promised any political donations in relation to this project.

“As a global business entity, Huawei does not involve itself in politics.

“Huawei forbids all of its global subsidiaries from making any form of political donation, including in places where this practice is legal.

“Cyber security remains a top priority at Huawei,’’ said Brent Hooley, Huawei Australia’s Media Relations officer.

VIDEO: Unboxing the Huawei P10

The handset’s build materials look and feel ultra-premium, it is obvious that Huawei has taken no short-cuts in this design and make.

The Huawei P10 is a smart-looking handset too. Very sharp. The mobile featured in the video is the Mystic silver color option and it looks the way it feels, smooth, smart and elegant. Overall it’s well-proportioned for one-handed use.

On the other hand, the top protective glass is the fifth generation Corning Gorilla, making it stronger and more resistant to scratches.


Huawei P10 Specifications include:

A closer look at the Huawei P10

The successor of the previous generation brings more innovations and exciting features, just like the Huawei P10.

The Huawei P10 offers a similar, if not the same, 1080p IPS-NEO LCD touchscreen display with the Huawei P9, however, the screen size is 0.1-inch smaller.

On the other note, the top protective glass is the fifth generation Corning Gorilla, making it stronger and more resistant to scratches.

Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China

A Chinese court in Quanzhou has ordered the Galaxy S8-maker to pay 80m yuan ($11.6m; £9.3m) to Huawei for infringing the firm's smartphone cellular technologies.

The two are also suing each other over patents in other courts.

Huawei's victory was tempered, however, by news that it could face a sales ban in the UK.

Huawei launched the legal action against Samsung last May and has subsequently followed with other claims filed in its home city of Shenzhen and California, covering more than 10 patents.

Huawei opening datacentre, expanding research labs in New Zealand

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei met with Prime Minister Bill English this week to discuss the company's expansion across New Zealand, with Ren saying Huawei is interested by the country's attitudes towards trade, as well as the opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity

"New Zealand's open and fair trade environment, and its emphasis on developing new technology, facilitates our ongoing commitment," Ren said.