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Japanese, UK carriers delay release of Huawei phones

May 22, 2019 - 9:11 PM

UK's EE and Vodafone and Japan's KDDI and Softbank are delaying the release of Huawei phones. British chipmaker ARM is also set to cut ties with Huawei.

DELAYING HUAWEI. A man takes a photo next to a Huawei advertisement in a Huawei store in Shanghai on May 22, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

‘Boycott Apple’ movement gains steam on Chinese social media

May 22, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Some Chinese consumers claim they’re switching from Apple devices to Huawei

‘HongMeng:’ What we know so far about Huawei’s new alleged OS

May 22, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Chinese newspaper Global Times cites Huawei consumer business head Richard Yu, who says the new operating system will arrive by fall of 2019 or spring of 2020

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'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android ban

May 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM

How does Huawei keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the world?

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UK telecoms giant EE says it will launch 5G without Huawei

May 22, 2019 - 6:59 PM

EE earlier announced it would bring Huawei's first 5G phone, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, to Britain, but the Chinese giant's involvement in the UK's telecoms industry is becoming politically controversial

2 Japanese carriers postpone release of Huawei phones

May 22, 2019 - 4:28 PM

KDDI and SoftBank Corp, the country's number two and number three carriers respectively, say the decision to delay the release of the Huawei handsets was taken to give them time to assess the impact of the US ban

LOOK: Chinese diplomat tweets Huawei has ‘cut APPLE into pieces’ using an iPhone

May 22, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Lijian Zhao, a diplomat at the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, adds to a growing list of 'Twitter for iPhone' gaffes

Tweet screenshot from Lijian Zhao/Twitter


What to do if you have a Huawei phone

May 21, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Here's all you need to know if you own a Huawei phone

HUAWEI P30. Photo from Huawei


Samsung shares surge as Huawei struggles

May 21, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Analysts say the US ban will damage Huawei's ability to sell phones outside China, offering Samsung a chance to consolidate its position at the top of the global market

Huawei founder says U.S. underestimates company

May 21, 2019 - 11:39 AM

'Huawei's 5G will absolutely not be affected. In terms of 5G technologies, others won't be able to catch up with Huawei in two or three years,' Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says

HUAWEI'S FOUNDER. Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.S. delays Huawei ban for 90 days

May 21, 2019 - 10:37 AM

A Commerce Department filing says the 90-day delay does not change the ban imposed by President Donald Trump on national security grounds, an action with major implications for US and Chinese technology firms

HUAWEI BAN DELAYED. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announces new criminal charges against  Huawei with (L-R) acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray at the Department of Justice January 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. tech firms to take hit from Huawei sanctions

May 21, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Analysts say the ban is likely to accelerate efforts by Huawei and other Chinese firms to develop their own sources of microprocessors and other components

Google versus Huawei hits millions of smartphone users

May 20, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Here's what the US trade ban and Google's subsequent rescinding of Huawei's Android license will mean for hundreds of millions of smartphone users who own a Huawei device

GOOGLE VS HUAWEI. File photo of Google logo bu Josh Edelson/AFP. File photo of Huawei logo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Chipmakers follow Google's lead in Huawei ban

May 20, 2019 - 7:31 PM

From Intel to Qualcomm, a number of chipmakers from the US, as well as some from Europe, are refraining from supplying Huawei until further notice

PLDT, Globe say Huawei will keep its devices updated despite trade ban

May 20, 2019 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) PLDT says current products 'will continue to function normally' on the PLDT-Smart network, while Globe says the current situation 'will not impact its network services'

HUAWEI IN THE PHILIPPINE SCENE. In this file photo taken on April 29, 2019 A picture shows the Huawei logo and signage at their main UK offices in Reading, west of London, on April 29, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Google suspends Huawei’s Android license – report

May 20, 2019 - 8:15 AM

(UPDATED) Future Huawei devices will reportedly lose access to Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, Chrome and other Google services

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Huawei will not bow to U.S. pressure – founder

May 19, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the company will continue to develop its own components to reduce its dependence on outside suppliers

DENIES. File photo of Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei speaking during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. Photo by Fabrice Cofrini/AFP

China warns U.S. against trade harm over Huawei ban

May 16, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The spat over Huawei adds to the uncertainty over efforts to revive a deal that would end a bruising US-China trade war after the two sides exchanged fire with tariff hikes in recent days

HUAWEI BAN. In this file photo taken on April 29, 2019 A picture shows the Huawei logo and signage at their main UK offices in Reading, west of London, on April 29, 2019. File Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Trump ramps up battle against Huawei

May 16, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'Restricting Huawei from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger; instead, this will only serve to limit the US to inferior yet more expensive alternatives,' says Huawei in a statement


Huawei chairman says ready to sign 'no-spy' deal with UK

May 15, 2019 - 12:56 PM

'We are willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves, to commit our equipment to meeting the no-spy, no back-door standards,' Huawei chairman Liang Hua says

Huawei planning to launch 5G 8K TV – report

May 02, 2019 - 1:00 PM

As early as this year, the tech giant may be releasing what may well be the world's first 5G TV

Why is Huawei controversial?

May 02, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The United States has been very vocal with its fears that the Chinese company may be an international security threat. Why the fear?

SECURITY THREAT? Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei has been banned from deploying 5G networks in 4 countries. / Photo from Shutterstock

Huawei jumps ahead of Apple in tough smartphone market – IDC

May 02, 2019 - 10:39 AM

The global smartphone market for Q1 2019 declines 6.6% from the same period in 2018, the 6th consecutive quarter of decline, says the International Data Corporation

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European telco Vodafone found backdoors in Huawei equipment – report

May 01, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The issues, found in 2011 and 2012, are fixed in the same year

DFA warns Duterte gov't vs Huawei amid warming ties with China

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:14 PM

EXCLUSIVE: In an internal memorandum obtained by Rappler, the Department of Foreign Affairs warns the NSC, NICA, and DICT about working with Huawei

WARNED. The Department fo Foreign Affairs warns the Duterte government about working with Huawei as France and Czech Republic clamped down on the tech giant.

PNP to 'look into' Huawei amid China surveillance fears

Apr 29, 2019 - 1:16 PM

A report from London-based newspaper The Times says the US Central Intelligence Agency has evidence that Huawei receives funding from the Chinese government

Britain's FM urges caution over Huawei role in 5G network

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:36 PM

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China's Huawei to build the UK 5G network

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives to attend a service of commemoration and thanksgiving to mark Anzac Day in Westminster Abbey in London on April 25, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

British PM approves Huawei role in 5G network – report

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Britain's National Security Council, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, agrees to allow Huawei limited access to build 'non-core' infrastructure such as antennas, a report says

Huawei biggest sponsor in PNP's anti-cybercrime summit

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:37 PM

The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group says it does not have any equipment from Huawei but benefits from the tech giant's 'expertise' and 'technical assistance'

CIA says Huawei received state funding – report

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:34 PM

The Times' report says it's the 'most serious claim' linking Huawei to the Chinese government


MIT cuts Huawei collaboration over U.S. investigations

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Huawei also faces a global US blacklisting campaign over espionage fears

Huawei P30 Lite: pricing, specs, and pre-order dates

Apr 01, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Check out Huawei's upcoming smartphone offering, with a roundup of the pricing, specifications and when you can pre-order the P30 Lite

New Zealand PM touts 'important' China ties amid Huawei spat

Apr 01, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Ardern says her visit to Beijing aims to 'underline the importance' she placed on ties with China – New Zealand's largest trading partner

ARDERN AND KEQIANG. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (L) listens to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) during a signing ceremony after their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 1, 2019. Photo by Laurent Fievet and Naohiko Hatta/AFP)

Huawei vows to 'shake off' pressure as network business takes a hit

Mar 29, 2019 - 1:41 PM

The company's carrier business is down 1.3% on the year, compared to growth of 2.5% in 2017 and annual increases typically in excess of 20% in years past

UK identifies fresh Huawei risks to telecom networks

Mar 28, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Huawei is the leading manufacturer of equipment for next-generation 5G mobile networks, but some Western nations bar it amid fears Beijing could gain access to sensitive communications and critical infrastructure

Huawei P30, P30 Pro prices in the Philippines announced

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:35 AM

(UPDATED) The P30 Pro is the new DxoMark champion with an overall score of 119, beating previous record-holders Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, and older Huawei flagships P20 Pro, and Mate 20 Pro

HUAWEI P30. All photos from Huawei


Huawei looking into own video streaming service in Southeast Asia push – report

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Huawei is preparing video streaming content, according to a Variety report


Huawei P30: Expected specifications and pricing

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Here's a list of expected specifications and pricing for Huawei's upcoming phone, based on reports

Germany launches 5G auction amid row with U.S. over Huawei

Mar 19, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The German Federal Network Agency will start the auction in Mainz at 0900 GMT on March 19. The process will allocate 41 different frequency blocks.

Huawei pleads not guilty to Iran sanctions violations – report

Mar 15, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The company also pleads not guilty to other charges including bank fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the US


Huawei prepared own OS in case of Android, Windows ban

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:18 AM

'We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these systems, we would be prepared,' says Huawei executive Richard Yu

YU. Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei consumer business group, attends a press conference and launch of new 5G Huawei products at the Huawei Beijing Executive Briefing Centre in Beijing on January 24, 2019. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP


U.S. ups pressure on Europe over 5G infrastructure from Huawei

Mar 14, 2019 - 9:56 AM

US General Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, says that they're not going to communicate with Berlin if Huawei is inside their defense communications

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PLDT on the Huawei question

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Take a glimpse at how PLDT and its heads are approaching the US-Huawei situation


15 minutes with Huawei’s Mate X foldable: what’s hot, what’s not

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:36 PM

Our thoughts on Huawei's transforming device after our brief time with it

China to fight 'for legitimate rights' of Huawei and others

Mar 08, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Wang Yi's remarks come as the US presses charges against Huawei and a top executive over violations of Iran sanctions

China's Huawei sues U.S. over federal ban on using its products

Mar 07, 2019 - 10:16 AM

The US Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products, says Huawei's rotating chairman Guo Ping

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China's Huawei opens its gates in widening PR assault

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Huawei kicks off the year with an aggressive PR campaign that has seen reclusive founder Ren Zhengfei suddenly give a series of interviews with foreign media to deny the company is a threat

HUAWEI. An employee works on a mobile phone production line at a Huawei production base during a media tour in Dongguan, China's Guangdong province on March 6, 2019. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

China suspects detained Canadian of spying

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Another Canadian in Chinese detention – businessman Michael Spavor – is one of Michael Kovrig's main sources of intelligence, according to reports

ARRESTED. File photo of former diplomat Michael Kovrig of Canada who was detained by China. AFP Photo

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou lodges complaint against Canada authorities – lawyers

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:45 AM

The complaint is lodged on the same day Canadian justice launches Wanzhou's extradition process to the US

WANZHOU. This TV image provided by CTV to AFP shows Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as she exits the court registry following the bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 11, 2018. CTV/AFP file photo


Huawei invites foreign media to see for itself on spy claims

Mar 01, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Huawei responds to recent concern about the company by coming out in public to state its case with a directness unusual for a major Chinese company