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Smartphone shipments dip in China for Q3, led by Huawei decline

Smartphone shipments dip in China for Q3, led by Huawei decline China was the first major global smartphone markets to rebound from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stringent lockdown measures were able to help the country recover from the virus relatively quickly during the first wave, as sales started to return well ahead […]

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Huawei reports slowing growth as its operations “face significant challenges”

Huawei reports slowing growth as its operations “face significant challenges” Huawei announced earnings results today showing that its growth has slowed significantly this year as the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant said its “production and operations face significant challenges.” While Huawei did not specify trade restrictions in its brief announcement, the company has been […]

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Huawei plans to divest budget phone unit Honor: reports

Huawei plans to divest budget phone unit Honor: reports Besieged by U.S. tech sanctions, Huawei may be looking to shake up its smartphone business that has taken a hit after losing core semiconductor parts and software services. The Chinese giant is in talks with Digital China Group to sell parts of Honor, its low-end, budget […]

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President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, “I […]

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Huawei phones will start running on HarmonyOS in 2021

Huawei phones will start running on HarmonyOS in 2021 Huawei is planning to launch its proprietary Harmony operating system on smartphones in 2021, the firm announced at its annual developer conference in Dongguan on Thursday. The readiness of HarmonyOS handsets will largely be contingent on the number of apps Huawei can attract within a short […]

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COVID-19 blamed as smartphone sales plummet 20% in Q2

COVID-19 blamed as smartphone sales plummet 20% in Q2 The last couple of years have been tough on the smartphone industry, as sales plateaued and eventually eroded. But nothing could have prepared manufacturers for 2020. This was supposed to be the year numbers began bouncing back, courtesy of 5G and some radical new designs. But […]

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US Commerce Department updates rules to further limit Huawei’s chip access

US Commerce Department updates rules to further limit Huawei’s chip access The United States Department of Commerce this morning issued updates to a list of rules designed to restrict Huawei’s access to U.S.-based technology. The new restrictions follow a similar decree announced in May, finding the government department engaged in a game of international whack-a-mole […]

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More Chinese phones could lose US apps under Trump’s Clean Network

More Chinese phones could lose US apps under Trump’s Clean Network Over a third of the world’s smartphone sales come from Chinese vendors Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo. These manufacturers have thrived not only because they offer value-for-money handsets thanks to China’s supply chains, but they also enjoy a relatively open mobile ecosystem, in which consumers […]

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Huawei overtook Samsung in global smartphone shipments for Q2

Huawei overtook Samsung in global smartphone shipments for Q2 Things haven’t exactly been smooth sailing for Huawei in recent years. The company’s rapid trajectory has been disrupted by on-going battles with the U.S. government that have, among other things, blocked its access to Google apps and services. But a new report from Canalys paints a […]

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Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out

Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out It’s not often Silicon Valley gets behind a single cause. Supporting net neutrality was one, reforming government surveillance another. Last week, Big Tech took up its latest: halting any cooperation with Hong Kong police. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and even China-headquartered TikTok […]

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