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Apple Slips to Fourth Place for Smartphone Market Share, Overtaken by Xiaomi

Friday October 30, 2020 5:29 am PDT by
Apple has shipped 10.6 percent fewer iPhones year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, meaning that it has been overtaken by Xiaomi for the first time, according to new data shared by IDC. The report details how Apple is now ranked as the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share. This is the first time that Apple has ranked fourth, with Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung exceeding...

US to Purge ‘Untrusted’ Apps in New Measures Against China

Thursday August 6, 2020 5:12 am PDT by
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts against Chinese technology companies as it prepares to purge App Stores of "untrusted" Chinese apps, reports Reuters. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. "Clean Network" program would focus on five areas and include steps to prevent various Chinese apps and telecoms companies from accessing the sensitive information of American citizens...

Apple Matched or Surpassed Samsung for Smartphone Shipments in Q4 2019

Thursday January 30, 2020 2:27 am PST by
Apple matched or overtook Samsung to become the world's biggest smartphone maker in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to new data from market tracking firms. A new report by Strategy Analytics put Apple's iPhone shipments for the fourth quarter of last year at 70.7 million units, slightly ahead of Samsung's estimated 68.8 million. Apple grabbed first position with 19 percent global...

Kuo: High-End Smartphones in 2020 to Feature Longer Optical Zoom, Including 10x on Huawei's P40 Pro

Friday December 20, 2019 5:25 am PST by
Optical zoom will be a key upgrade to high-end smartphones in 2020, according to the latest prediction from noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a research note with TF International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said the rear camera on Huawei's upcoming P40 Pro will feature a redesigned periscope telephoto lens and become the world's first smartphone with 10x optical zoom. The device is...

Apple on Course to Retake Second Place in Global Smartphone Vendor Ranking

Tuesday October 8, 2019 3:21 am PDT by
Apple is on course to recapture second place from Huawei in the global smartphone vendor ranking in the fourth quarter of 2019, reports DigiTimes. The change in ranking is said to be a combined effect of strong sales of Apple's iPhone 11 lineup and the impact of Huawei's trade ban in the United States. Despite being blacklisted by the U.S. government in the middle of the second quarter...

Huawei Delays Mate X Folding Phone Again

Thursday August 15, 2019 2:55 am PDT by
Huawei has again delayed the release of its Mate X folding smartphone, which is now unlikely to come out before November. Speaking to TechRadar at a press event in China, the company said that there was "no possibility" that the device will make its September launch date. It's the second time Huawei has pushed back the release of the phone, which was originally supposed to arrive in...

Huawei Delays Launch of Foldable Smartphone, Being More 'Cautious' After Samsung's Galaxy Fold Issues

Friday June 14, 2019 5:22 am PDT by
Huawei today confirmed it is delaying the launch of its Mate X foldable smartphone from June to September for quality assurance purposes. Huawei's Mate X A spokesperson for Huawei said the Chinese smartphone maker is being more "cautious" after some reviewers experienced embarrassing display issues with Samsung's foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. "We don't want to launch a product to...

Huawei's Founder Says He Would 'Protest' if China Retaliates Against Apple Over U.S. Trade Ban

Monday May 27, 2019 10:37 am PDT by
Earlier this month, the Trump administration added Huawei to a trade blacklist over national security concerns, effectively forbidding U.S. companies from doing business with the Chinese smartphone and telecom giant. As the U.S.-China trade war continues to escalate, it has been suggested that China could retaliate to the Huawei ban by enforcing a similar ban on a large American company like ...

Google and Other Suppliers Begin Cutting Off Huawei Following U.S. Trade Ban

Monday May 20, 2019 6:34 am PDT by
Last week, president Donald Trump signed an order to restrict Huawei Technologies from selling its equipment in the United States in an attempt to curb Huawei's access to U.S. markets. This included placing Huawei on a blacklist that could forbid it from doing business with American companies. Now, the effect of the blacklisting has hit the China supply chain this week, with chipmakers...

Huawei Hasn't Held Talks With Apple About Supplying 5G Modems for iPhone

Tuesday April 16, 2019 5:10 am PDT by
Huawei said on Tuesday it has not held talks with Apple about supplying 5G chips for future iPhones, just a day after its founder admitted it was "open" to doing so (via Reuters). "We have not had discussions with Apple on this issue," Huawei's rotating Chairman Ken Hu said on Tuesday, adding he looked forward to Apple's competition in the 5G phone market.Last week we covered a report...

Huawei 'Open' to Selling 5G Chips to Apple

Monday April 8, 2019 11:30 am PDT by
Chinese company Huawei develops its own processors and modem chips, but might be interested in selling them to Apple, reports Engadget. Huawei has developed a 5G Balong 5000 chipset, but, as with the company's processors, it has previously refused to supply its components to third-party companies. A source that spoke to Engadget, however, says that Huawei is now "open" to selling the 5G chips, ...

Huawei Unveils $2,600 Foldable 'Mate X' Smartphone to Rival Samsung's Galaxy Fold

Sunday February 24, 2019 12:05 pm PST by
Not to be outdone by Samsung, Chinese smartphone company Huawei today unveiled its own foldable smartphone at Mobile World Congress, the Huawei Mate X. The Mate X uses what Huawei calls a "Falcon Wing" design with a stretchable hinge that allows the smartphone to transform from a 6.6-inch OLED smartphone to an 8-inch OLED tablet, making it bigger than Samsung's recently introduced Galaxy Fold. ...

Huawei's Efforts to Steal Apple Trade Secrets Include Employee Bonus Program and Other Dubious Tactics

Monday February 18, 2019 7:10 am PST by
Last month, the United States Justice Department announced a series of criminal charges against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, wire fraud, and obstructing justice. Today, The Information has shed light on Huawei's tactics of stealing trade secrets, some of which were aimed at Apple. According to today's report, a Huawei engineer in charge of the...

U.S. DoJ Charges Chinese Smartphone Company Huawei With Stealing Trade Secrets and Fraud

Monday January 28, 2019 2:11 pm PST by
The United States Justice Department today announced a series of criminal charges against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, wire fraud, and obstructing justice. In the first of two indictments unsealed this afternoon, the Justice Department accuses Huawei, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, and two affiliates of bank and wire fraud. Huawei...

Huawei Launches New 'Honor View 20' Smartphone With 'Hole-Punch' Camera Cutout

Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:07 pm PST by
Honor, a smartphone brand owned by Huawei, today unveiled its newest device, the Honor View 20. The device launched at an event in Paris, and several tech publications were able to go hands-on with it. A mid-range device, the Honor View 20 is the first Honor-branded smartphone that features a hole-punch notch in the display, maximizing view area with a single cutout just for the camera. This...

Chinese Smartphone Maker Huawei Demotes Employees Responsible for Tweeting From iPhone

Thursday January 3, 2019 11:08 pm PST by
On New Year's Day, Huawei's Twitter account wished its followers a Happy New Year, but Twitter users quickly noticed that the tweet came from an iPhone rather than a Huawei device, with Twitter denoting it as "via Twitter for iPhone." The Huawei employees who were responsible for the tweet quickly deleted it, but a screenshot of the tweet went viral, catching the attention of Huawei...

Huawei Continues 'Hole-Punch' Smartphone Trend With New Nova 4

Monday December 17, 2018 5:35 am PST by
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei today introduced the Nova 4, featuring what has become known as a "hole-punch" display. The "hole-punch" design refers to the tiny hole for the 25-megapixel front camera, rather than the controversial notch, allowing for a nearly edge to edge display. Of course, this means the Nova 4 lacks the necessary sensors for 3D facial recognition and instead relies on a ...

Huawei Surpasses Apple to Become #2 Worldwide Smartphone Vendor in Q2 2018

Tuesday July 31, 2018 4:38 pm PDT by
With 54.2 million smartphones shipped in the second calendar quarter of 2018, Chinese smartphone company Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the number two worldwide smartphone vendor, according to new data shared today by IDC. During the quarter, which includes data from April to June, Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones worldwide, a number that it shared earlier today with its earnings...

Huawei Targets 200 Million Phone Sales Globally in 2018, Closing in on Apple

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:15 am PDT by
Chinese mobile maker Huawei expects to ship 200 million smartphones globally by the end of the year, bringing it within range of Apple as the second-largest vendor worldwide behind Samsung (via The South China Morning Post). The target was announced by mobile chief Richard Yu Chengdong as the Chinese company launched the latest additions to its mid-range smartphone line-up, the Nova 3 and Nova ...

Huawei and Xiaomi Could Get Major Boost in United States With AT&T and Verizon Sales Partnerships

Friday December 15, 2017 6:36 am PST by
Chinese smartphone makers Huawei and Xiaomi are reportedly in discussions with carriers AT&T and Verizon, who may begin selling each company's flagship Android smartphones in the United States as early as next year. The negotiations are still in progress, and it's possible no final agreements will materialize, according to Bloomberg News. The news echoes an earlier report from The...