We're coming at you live from Huawei's 2016 IFA press event, from the Velodrom in Berlin. Things get going at 10:30 a.m. CET on Sept 1 — that's 4:30 a.m. in New York City, and 1:30 a.m. on the West Coast of the U.S.
Truecaller has announced that its dialer app will be pre-installed on all Huawei phones. The Honor 8 will be the first phone to offer the dialer app, following which Truecaller will be rolled out to all Huawei handsets sold in America, Middle East and North Africa, Southeast Asia, and India.
Huawei's EMUI software — used on its own phones, and handsets sold under the "Honor" brand — has improved a lot over the past year. But even in its most polished form, the current EMUI 4.1 release still has its quirks. Here are the first few things you should tweak.
Huawei is serious about Western markets, and its phones are about to get really good thanks to completely overhauled software. All of this could add up to the once obscure Chinese firm being Samsung's major European rival in 2017.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Huawei CEO Richard Yu said that the manufacturer will launch a VR-ready phone this Fall, which will adhere to Google's Daydream standard. Yu also said that Huawei's collaboration with Leica will continue for at least five years.
Global smartphone sales figures for Q1 2016 are out, and it hasn't been a great start to the year for Lenovo and Xiaomi. Both vendors have lost their sports as the fourth- and fifth-largest smartphone makers, conceding to Oppo and Vivo.
Huawei is hopping onto the virtual reality train, which appears to be full steam ahead as we move on through 2016. The company is working on the Huawei VR, a headset that will be made available in three colors and will be compatible with the recent P9 flagship smartphones, as well as the Mate 8.
Huawei has recorded revenue of ¥395 billion ($61.10 billion) in 2015, an increase of 37 percent from last year. The revenue increase represents Huawei's strongest growth since 2008, aided by the uptake of 4G in China and the vendor's momentum in the global smartphone segment.
Huawei has kicked off a global marketing campaign in the UK to tease next week's announcement. The company will be rolling out on a global scale across print, digital and social channels with things commencing in the UK.
Huawei has sent out invitations to the media for an upcoming event, which is set to take place next month in London. With the tagline "Change the way you see the world," the world's number three smartphone manufacturer is expected to announce the P9.
Deezer has announced a new partnership with Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, that will preload the app on all upcoming smartphones. This will give customers instant access to music, radio programs an dmore.