Thanks to the crew over at Huawei, we have a pretty unique opportunity for a handful of Droid Life readers. Through their Friendly User Testing (FUT) program, five of you will have the chance to test an unannounced smartphone from Huawei before it ever goes public. This program is typically reserved for company representatives and partners, so think of this as a VIP-like opportunity, where you could not only get early access to an unreleased phone, but you will also be able to check out new software features from Huawei.
Keep in mind that this is the company who is rumored (along with LG) to be making the next Nexus phone. It might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with them now.
Sounds fun, right? (more…)
There is still no official word from Huawei on how much the Huawei Watch is going to cost, but we have seen insane reports claiming it could cost nearly $1000. To folks who may believe that, please, stop. If Huawei intended to sell only a handful of these, and if it did not run Android Wear, then maybe they could charge that much. However, we all know what Android Wear is capable of as an OS, and it is nowhere near close to being worth $1000 to anybody. Sorry, just stating facts here.
According to the latest price leak, with later confirmation from Mobile Fun (UK retailer) going to TechnoBuffalo, we could be looking at a price ranging from anywhere between $300 to $400, depending on which model you want. (more…)
Over the last week or so, rumors suggesting that a Chinese smartphone maker would make the next Nexus phone have really heated up. I still haven’t fully wrapped my brain around the idea, but I can’t say that I would be opposed to it. Companies like Lenovo, Xiaomi, and Huawei are starting to make really nice high-end hardware, they just don’t typically get any attention in the US. And look, if Google wants to repair its relationship with China, maybe this is a first step. Well, that might be a stretch, but going with a Chinese phone manufacturer would certainly be something new.
What if that phone manufacturer had already been decided on? What if Google has decided to go with Huawei? According to Kevin Yang, the director of China research at iSuppli, the deal has already been signed – Huawei is making the next Nexus phone. (more…)
This morning, Huawei kicked off Mobile World Congress (MWC) with a trio of announcements. First, they confirmed the Huawei Watch, a device that is in the running for prettiest, most drool-worthy Android Wear device of the moment. They also introduced the TalkBand B2, TalkBand N1, and a 7-inch phone called the MediaPad X2.
To get the skinny on each, jump below! (more…)
Huawei is about to make its presence felt at MWC with the announcement of the Huawei Watch. The watch itself was first spotted yesterday on a billboard, but we now have full promo videos for this Android Wear-powered beauty that will be made official in a few hours. Posted to the Huawei YouTube channel, two videos walk through the design process for the watch and also show how cheesy Euros are when they take vacations with their brosephs. (more…)
Ahead of a potential unveiling during this year’s MWC in Barcelona, Huawei has already begun advertising its Huawei Watch, a new smartwatch powered by Android Wear. (more…)
Huawei announced yesterday evening that its TalkBand fitness tracker would go on sale here in the US on November 14, priced at $129.99. The device comes in a variety of colors, but does not offer a ton of killer features, limited to being solely a basic tracker of sorts. (more…)
Devices that blur the line between a smartphone and tablet have been a huge hit internationally, so it’s no surprise that Huawei’s monster Ascend Mate was successful enough to warrant a sequel.
Unveiled at IFA, the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7 is an improvement upon the first in every way. It features a 1080p display and 4100mAh battery, for starters, “single touch” fingerprint sensor, LTE Cat6 connectivity, incredibly thin bezel, and a thickness of merely 7.9mm. (more…)