After delays due to the pandemic, Huawei has finally opened its first Melbourne store at Glen Waverley. As the first store outside Sydney, this fourth Austalian store will stock 40 products, including the Watch GT […]
Tablet and Chromebook market dips in Q1
As the world adjusts to a new normal, so too has the tablet and Chromebook market. According to IDC, worldwide tablet shipments reached 38.4 million units in Q1, a drop of 3.9 percent over the […]
Huawei unloads new HarmonyOS 2-powered devices
Huawei is marching on with its HarmonyOS 2 followed the launch of a range of smartphones, smart watches and tablets. New releases include the next-generation open-fit Active Noise Cancellation wireless Bluetooth Huawei FreeBuds 4, Huawei […]
Apple expands tablet market share in Q1
Apple enjoyed 64.3 percent growth in the tablet market in Q1, expanding its leadership from 30.0 percent to 31.7 percent, according to IDC. Second placed Samsung inched up slightly to 20.0 percent share on 60.8 […]
Wearables market shoots up 28.4% in 2020
2020 was a remarkable year for the wearables market. With more people working and learning remotely, demand for such devices rose an astonishing 28.4 percent to 444.4 million units, according to IDC. The research firm […]
Pandemic fuels growth in India tablet market in 2020
It took a pandemic to stem four years of decline in India’s tablet market. COVID-19 fuelled a 14.7 percent year on year growth to 2.8 million units in 2020, according to IDC. The rising demand […]
Samsung tops smartphone market in 2020 as Apple inches closer
Despite a 14.6 percent year-on-year decline, Samsung maintained its pole position in the global smartphone market in 2020, according to Gartner. Apple sailed past Huawei to take the second spot with 3.3 percent annual growth. […]
Apple drives smartphone market growth in Q4
The success of its iPhone 12 series propelled Apple to the top of the smartphone market with 23.4 percent share in Q4, according to IDC Apple shipped 90.1 million devices in that quarter to drive […]
Used smartphone market to be worth US$65b by 2024
Refurbished and used smartphones are expected to be in hot demand, growing from 225.4 million units in 2020 to 351.6 million units in 2024, a compounded annual growth rate of 11.2 percent, according to IDC. […]
Apple snares major slice of wearables market in Q3
Apple Watches and AirPods have helped to place Apple top of the heap with 33.1 percent share of the global wearables market in Q3, according to IDC. Next was Xiaomi, which experinenced 26.4 percent year […]
Chengdu to advance next gen AI
Chengdu plans to make a strong push to advance next generation artificial intelligence (AI). The capital of China’s Sichuan province is working on developing an AI-centreed pilot zone. More than 100 billion yuan (US$15.2 billion) […]
Huawei dispenses with Honor
Huawei has buckled under the immense pressure of parts unavailability and chosen to hive off its Honor business to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology. Once the sale is completed, Huawei will not hold any shares […]
Huawei to part with Honor
Huawei is reportedly planning to hive off its Honor sub-brand of smartphones to a consortium led by Digital China and the Shenzhen government, according to Reuters. The sale of the budget-brand smartphone unit is said […]
Xiaomi bucks trend as China smartphone market dips
Xiaomi was the bright spark in a sea of red as China’s smartphone market slid 14.3 percent year-on-year in Q3, according to IDC. With a 13 percent share, it opened up the gap between Apple […]
New Huawei modular data centre packs smarts
Huawei has launched Smart Modular Data Center 5.0, another move towards building smarter and greener data centres. The new data centre uses a 43-inch local touch screen to integrate information communication technology, AI algorithms, intelligent […]
Huawei opens 2nd Experience Store in Sydney
Huawei opened its second Australian Authorised Experience Store at World Square in Sydney at the start of October. Situated in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, the store features a Product Zone which showcases the latest […]
Huawei expands lineup with six new products
Huawei is certainly making up for lost time. While the pandemic has paused product launches for much of the year, the China giant has responded with the launch of six new products tonigh (Singapore time).
Huawei propels to top of smartphone market in Q2
Huawei has battled past sanctions and the withdrawal of Android support to climb to the top of the global smartphone market in Q2. The China smartphone maker shipped 55.8 million units, edging past Samsung which had 53.7 million devices, according to Canalys
Huawei announces next-gen OceanStor Pacific Series
Zhou: Mass data will play an increasingly important role in enterprise digital transformation.Huawei has launched the next-generation of its OceanStor Pacific Series mass storage system that delivers efficient, cost-effective, and reliable services for AI, HPC, videos, and other mass data scenarios.
China Telecom Shenzhen achieves wide coverage with 5G RRUs
Commercial 5G Book RRU deployed on poles. (Source: Huawei)Providing consistent 5G coverage in residential areas, urban villages, upscale communities, and backstreet alleys can be a challenge. China Telecom Shenzhen has overcome this by deploying in hundreds of Huawei 5G C-Band Book remote radio units (RRUs) on macro and pole base stations in China.
Huawei and Tencent set up innovation lab on mobile cloud gaming
Huawei Cloud and Tencent Games have set up a joint innovation lab on mobile cloud gaming as part of their strategic partnership.
Cancelled MWC Barcelona dishes out awards
Mobile World Congress Barcelona may have been canned but the organiser has decided that the awards must still be handed out. It has announced the winners of its Global Mobile (Glomo) Awards.
MWC Barcelona hit by string of withdrawals
The list is growing. Amazon has joined Ericsson, LG and NVIDIA in pulling out from MWC Barcelona. Held from February 24 to 27, the leading mobile event is expected to see fewer participants this year because of the novel coronavirus situation.
Huawei turns to TomTom for maps
Source: HuaweiSlowly but surely, Huawei is putting together the pieces for its Google alternative in the light of the US ban. The latest is a tie-up with TomTom for maps to replace Google Maps.
Huawei grows while smartphone market slumps in Q3
The Honor Pro has helped Huawei grow in Q3.Amid a 0.4 percent contraction in the global smartphone market in Q3 compared to the corresponding quarter last year, Huawei continued to stride ahead with 26 percent growth. It has narrowed the gap with Samsung at the top while pulling away from Apple in third spot.
Huawei opens 5G-powered AI lab in Singapore
Singapore will have 100 more artificial intelligence (AI) architects and 1,000 more AI developers over the next three years — thanks to the newly-launched Huawei AI lab.
Huawei narrows gap with Samsung at top of smartphone market
Huawei achieves strong domestic performanceDespite the challenges of US sanctions, Huawei has steamrolled ahead and narrowed the gap with Samsung for global smartphone supremacy in Q3.
Maxis goes with Huawei for 5G
Malaysia’s second largest mobile network operator Maxis has inked a deal with Huawei to roll out 5G in Malaysia next year.
China and Brazil buck trend as smartphone sales slump in Q2
Google fires first salvo at Huawei
By Edward Lim
It was only a matter of time before the spat between the US and China went up another level. And this week, Google joined in the fight by pulling out support for China’s world number 2 phone maker Huawei.