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El Reg straps on the Huawei Watch 2

Real World Test Back when Captain Scarlet was still fresh, in the 1970s, I wanted a watch that made phone calls. I think I might have drawn one on my arm with a Biro. This has been a sci-fi staple since Dick Tracy in the 1950s. Now I’ve got one, I wonder why I ever wanted it. After using Huawei’s Watch 2 every day for over three weeks, I …
Andrew Orlowski, 26 May 2017
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Huawei missed memo that PC's dead – so here are three new notebooks

Hands On Huawei this week launched three Intel devices running Windows 10: a slim notebook, a Surface-a-like 2-in-1, and a conventional 15.6" laptop. “We want to bring a full range of products for your digital life including a smartphone, a smart tablet, smart watch, wearable devices, and also notebooks, the PC,” said Richard Yu, CEO …
Tim Anderson, 24 May 2017
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China's phone quartet is shouldering its way into Western markets

Huawei is breathing over Apple's shoulder as Chinese brands make inroads into Western smartphone markets. But it's also a testament to China's regional economic policy as it reaps the rewards of selling into emerging economies that neighbour the mainland, Gartner's Anshul Gupta told us. In Gartner's latest quarterly survey …
Andrew Orlowski, 23 May 2017

Huawei Honor 8 Pro: Makes iPhone 7 Plus look a bit crap

Review Towards the end of his long career as an expert summariser on Test Match Special, Fred Trueman would declare: "I just don't know what's going on out there," and light his pipe. Just what you want to hear from an "expert summariser". But sometimes I sympathise. Like when a company suddenly makes lots of phones that compete with …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 May 2017

Huawei spied, US federal jury finds

A jury has agreed that Huawei committed industrial espionage in United States, ordering the Chinese giant to pay $4.8m in damages. Three years ago, T-Mobile USA sued Huawei, claiming that the latter stole trade secrets about a phone-testing robot Big Magenta used, called Tappy, which mimics a human user to improve testing of …
Andrew Orlowski, 19 May 2017
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It's been two and a half years of decline – tablets aren't coming back

Tablet sales have once again fallen, as the market logged its tenth consecutive quarter of decline. Research firm IDC said on Thursday that the 8.5 per cent drop in shipments year-over-year means that it has now been two and a half years since the tablet market saw any sort of positive growth. In the past three months, all but …
Shaun Nichols, 5 May 2017
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Huawei used cheap-as-chips chips in some P10s, now buyers want to boil it in oil

Huawei has taken drastic steps to mollify customers upset that its response to a chip shortage was to grab lower-performance substitutes. The furore blew up in China first, when users found that instead of the high-performance UFS (universal flash storage) cards it touted for its P10 phones at launch, it was mixing UFS with …
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Fancy a toothpicked-rollmop from our storage smorgasbord?

Arcserve UDP Archiver We were curious where Arcserve bought FastArchiver from, so we asked and were told: "FastArchiver is the name of the technology and company – they're a private company founded by archiving experts. The technology was custom built as an archiving solution. There was no prior affiliation with any company. so …
Chris Mellor, 28 Apr 2017

Huawei P10 Plus: The bigger brother is the real contender

Review The P10 Plus is the big brother of Huawei’s 2017 flagship the P10. And as you’d expect, it's beefier, heavier and packing a bigger battery, a better camera and display, better antennas for faster LTE, and infrared. The review unit sported 128GB of flash storage, expandable, and 6GB of RAM. Missing from the Chinese rival to …
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Apr 2017
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Huawei to build global cloud with bit barns run by different operators

Huawei's going to stitch together a global cloud based on its cut of OpenStack. It will consist of a patchwork of Huawei-built clouds that the firm itself runs, and Huawei clouds that are run by telcos. The company announced its cloudy ambitions a couple of weeks ago when rotating CEO Eric Xu* told its annual analysts …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Apr 2017
Dual lenses on the P10, co-designed with Leica, make the P10 a strong camera phone

Huawei mystery memo (and phone strategy) confirmed

Interview Last weekend Huawei’s flagship P10 (and P10 Plus) smartphones went on sale in the UK, with support from all four major operators for the first time. Huawei UK boasts that it was the only Mobile World Congress launch to get across-the-board support – something LG and Sony had failed to do. Huawei has been more or less the world …
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Huawei faces UK sales ban if it doesn't cough up 4G patent tithes

Huawei may be barred from flogging its smartphones in the UK after Unwired Planet International chalked up a convincing win in a long-running patent infringement lawsuit. The High Court of England and Wales today ruled that Huawei must pay Unwired licensing fees for using Unwired's patented intellectual property in 4G handsets …

Honor phone for paupers goes upmarket, assails flagships

Huawei launched its Honor brand to sell good value phones in the UK after experts at this sort of thing predicted Westerners would never be able to pronounce "Huawei". The experts at this sort of thing turned out to be wrong. Since its launch here in 2015 Honor has meant mid-market and budget, but things have got confusingly …
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Huawei picks SUSE for assault on UNIX big iron

Huawei's tightened its relationship with SUSE for extremely high reliability computing, while also denting Microsoft's and Red Hat's prospects. The Chinese company's high-availability offering is its KunLun servers, 16-or-32-socket beasts that can pull off tricks like non-disruptive hot swapping of like CPUs and memory. Of …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Mar 2017

White-box slingers, Chinese server makers now neck-and-neck with US tech giants

Analysis An analyst poring over IDC’s fourth 2016 quarter server stats has found that Cisco is slipping, and white-box manufacturers and China-based vendors are overtaking the historically dominant US server suppliers. Here is a server shipment market share snapshot in the fourth 2016 quarter using IDC numbers: Dell – 21 per cent. …
Chris Mellor, 14 Mar 2017
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In 2012 China vowed 'OpenStack will smash the monopoly of western cloud providers!'

Tristan Goode recalls that at the first OpenStack conference in China, in 2012, the deputy director of nation's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Software and Integrated Circuit Promotion opened his speech by saying “OpenStack will smash the monopoly of the western cloud providers!” And as if to prove the point …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Mar 2017
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Huawei's just changed the way you'll use Android

One of the perils of launching a clever new feature at the zoo called Mobile World Congress is that clever new things get lost in the noise. With its P10, one of the three main flagships launched at the show, Huawei quietly introduced a new feature that few people even noticed. It's abolished the Navigation Bar by …
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Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Incremental improvements but a few annoyances

Hands On Another year, another Huawei flagship phone. This time it is the 5.1" P10 (€649) and the 5.5" P10 Plus (from €699), following a similar pattern to the 2016 P9 and P9 Plus. The key feature of the P9 phones was the company’s partnership with Leica to create a device interesting for photographers. The P9s had two 12MP lenses – …
Tim Anderson, 27 Feb 2017

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