Huawei officially unveils Harmony OS – may become an open-source alternative to Android

Today Huawei started HGC (Huawei Developer Conference) and the biggest announcement is the official release of HarmonyOS. This is the rumored HongMengOS which we’ve been reading so much in the past few months. Ever since the US imposed trade bans for US companies with Huawei, the company was forced to speed up the development of their in-house operating system. The OS was obviously in the works for some time, but the actions taken by the US government forced Huawei to…

Case maker reveals Huawei Mate 30 Pro design

We had quite a few leaks for the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 smartphone in the past weeks and today we may have the clearest image to date of the device. The images appear to be renders from a case maker that depicts the Huawei Mate 30 Pro in one of the transparent cases they will be selling. Being fully transparent means that we can see pretty much everything and this time it appears to have a circular camera module on…

Huawei will release a smartphone with HongMengOS in Q4

Ever since the US-CHina trade war put a ban on Huawei, the company has been teasing (threatening?) with their own operating system. The first device to run it will be a smart TV that will be released only in China (at least at first), but the biggest target is still smartphones. Even though Huawei said that their new HongMeng OS will run on a wide variety of devices, we did not know of any smartphone that actually runs it. Now,…

Huawei smartphone that will be getting Android Q

Someone on Reddit has posted an image (claiming to be from a friend that works at Carphone Warehouse) that has the full list of Huawei devices that will be upgraded to Android Q. There is no release date and the list should be taken with a grain of salt, but it does look legit. The picture looks to be an internal memo and contains most devices launched in the past 2 years, 17 in total. 1. Huawei P30 Pro 2.…

Huawei mate 30 and 30 Pro screen protectors surface online

Yesterday we had our first glimpse at the new Huawei P30 Pro, but it seems that the leaks are not over. If you needed more proof that the images presented yesterday are true than you are in luck. On Slashleaks a user posted two images with screen protectors for the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro. They look identical to the phone from yesterday, down to the position of the camera and size of the notch. There…

Huawei mate 30 Pro appears in leaked images

Huawei is close to revealing the next Mate smartphones: Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. We don’t have an exact launch date, but it seems that prototypes are already in the wild. Someone who was very lucky and with a great eye for tech managed to spot it in a subway in China and snapped a few pictures. Now, those are a bit unclear and the phone is in a protective case that is meant to hide most of the…

EMUI 10 coming next month to selected Huawei devices

Huawei is hard at work on their next iteration of EMUI, their custom skin on top of Android, even though HongmengOS is close to a final release as well. Phone Talks has spotted a slot in Huawei’s agenda that is devoted to EMUI 10.0. The agenda appeared on Huawei’s Chinese website with a title “Linking things to the future — Huawei EMUI 10.0 released” for the 9th of August. So far we don’t know when the update will get pushed…

Huawei’s HongmengOS will work on a wide range of devices, not only smartphones

Even though most restrictions on Huawei have been lifted, the company is not ending development on their HongmengOS. People are still working on making this new operating system a reality (and a big hit) and the company still talks about it and how better it will be compared to the alternatives that are currently on the market. We know that Huawei is teasing faster performance than Android, but now we find out that it will have broader applications as well.…

Huawei’s Android alternative has a ‘60% speed increase’. We suggest you take it with a grain of salt.

Forbes, who cites China’s Global Times, reports that Huawei has advanced quite a lot with their Android version as a result of the recent US Ban. The new operating system is so far into development that it is being currently trialed by other companies, including Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi. The new OS named HongMeng aims to be a viable alternative to the Google-controlled Android, even though it will support Android apps and may actually be based on the Android Open…

Huawei trade-ban coming to an end? Android Q Beta available for Huawei devices once again

A few days ago the US imposed a trade ban on Huawei. No US company was allowed to do business with the Chinese company because of this. So, Google first stopped the Android Q Beta program from the company and announced that future Huawei devices won’t have access to Google Service, including the Play Store. Other companies soon followed with their own restrictions, including some non-US ones like ARM. The Department of Commerce in the US offered a 90-day pass…