Affordable Huawei Y6 2017 goes official, still uses Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Huawei has already introduced two new Y series smartphones this month, so it’s no surprise the Chinese company silently launched a third one, the Y6 2017.

As the name suggests, the Y6 2017 is the sequel to the Huawei Y6, which was released on the market two years ago. Obviously, the new device comes with many improvements over the predecessor, so it’s definitely worth upgrading if that’s what you want to know.

However, since the Huawei Y6 2017 remains an affordable smartphone, its specs aren’t impressive at all. On top of that, the Chinese handset maker decided …


Huawei MediaPad T3 7.0 goes on sale in the US for just $89

Huawei introduced its new MediaPad T3 lineup of tablets last month and promised to bring them to market in the coming weeks. Out of the three new Android slates announced by Huawei, only one is now available for purchase in the United States.

Major retailer Walmart is now selling the Huawei MediaPad T3 7.0, but customers will only be able to pick it up at brick and mortar stores. The affordable tablet is available for purchase for just $89, but it does not feature GSM compatibility.

The MediaPad T3 7.0 is an ultra-light tablet featuring a slim metal chassis, …

Deal: Huawei Watch is on sale for $130 off (43%) on B&H

Huawei Watch, one of the most popular smartwatches available on the market is on sale in the United States. The original Watch launched by Huawei sells for just $169.99, a whopping 43% discount.

The smartwatch usually costs $299.99, but buying it from B&H right now, you save you no less than $130. It’s worth mentioning that the US retailer offers the 42mm model featuring stainless steel design and black leather band.

The Huawei Watch features a Sapphire Crystal 1.4-inch AMOLED display with an Always-On option. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon …

Huawei Y3 2017 silently introduced with totally unimpressive specs

The sequel to the last year’s budget-friendly Huawei Y3 II has just been quietly listed on the Chinese company’s official website. The name of the smartphone is Huawei Y 2017 and has yet to receive a price tag and availability date.

However, we do know just about everything else about the entry-level Android smartphone. First off, the Y3 2017 will be available for purchase in multiple color options, including Blue, Gray, Gold, Pink and White.

The smartphone will also come in two variations, but the main difference between them will be the chipset inside. …

Huawei P10 Lite Review

Introduction
Making a solid mid-range phone in 2017 is a rewarding, yet difficult task. If a manufacturer gets it right, its product can achieve success on a global basis, but one simple miscalculation can lead to failure in this cutthroat segment of the market.

This year, Huawei is aiming to entice budget-conscious consumers with the P10 Lite. Rather than boasting Leica-branded dual cameras and powerful hardware like its flagship siblings, the China-based manufacturer has chosen to equip the P10 Lite with a mid-range processor and a single 12MP shooter at the back, thus slashing the …

Huawei Watch 2 arrives in the UK with free Plantronics wireless headphones in tow

Huawei’s second foray into the smartwatch industry made, the Watch 2 made its debut in the United States last month. If you’ve read our previous report, then you already know customers who purchase the Huawei Watch 2 in the US received free Google Play Music access.

However, consumers in the UK will be getting a pair of free Plantronics wireless headphones when they buy the Huawei Watch 2. For the time being, the deal is available on Amazon UK, which will start selling the smartwatch on May 5.

It’s worth noting that only the first 500 customers who order …

Huawei Watch finally getting the Android Wear 2.0 update

Huawei confirmed that its first smartwatch would be getting Android Wear 2.0 soon after the new version of the OS officially introduced by Google. However, due to a last minute issue, the update was delayed for quite a few smartwatches that were scheduled to receive the upgrade.

Early last month, Huawei announced that Google has fixed the said issue and that it will start rolling out the long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update very soon. Well, for some reason, “soon” wasn’t that soon at all.

It took Huawei about a month to start delivering on its promise, and …

Huawei admits its response to P10 and P10 Plus memory chips controversy was arrogant

In a letter to employees, which was later published on Weibo, Huawei’s mobile chief Richard Yu admitted the company’s response to the memory chips controversy was arrogant and completely inappropriate.

If you’ve been following our news feed, then you already know that Huawei uses different memory chips inside its P10 and P10 Plus flagships, which provide different performances.

The Chinese company tried to address consumers’ complaints with an official statement that claims the experience shouldn’t be impaired due to the use of different memory chips because …

Huawei and Google team up for the first Android development board, similar to the Raspberry Pi

Android developers had one serious problem that made their jobs much harder up until now – they had to develop software for the platform using hardware that’s completely different in just about any way. The community wanted an ARM-based development platform for quite some time now, hoping it would make things easier, and it finally has it.

Huawei has introduced the HiKey 960 board – an ARM-based development board that comes with all the essentials one would need. It employs Huawei’s latest octa-core processor – the Kirin 960 – complete with the Mali-G71 GPU, 32 …

Canalys: Huawei ends Oppo's two quarter reign as China's top smartphone manufacturer

Analytical firm Canalys says that during the first quarter of this year, Huawei was the top smartphone manufacturer in China. That ended Oppo’s two quarter reign at the top. Still, it was a photo finish at the wire. From January through March, Huawei (pronounced “Wah-weigh”) shipped 21 million handsets in China resulting in a market share of 18% for the company. Oppo was right behind as it delivered a bit under 20 million units.

With shipments in the ballpark of 17 million for the first quarter, Vivo was in third place. Those three smartphone producers together accounted for half of all …