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Don’t panic Huawei owners. The Chinese phone maker says your phone will get Android Q

We've all had questions, ever since it first was announced that Huawei is losing access to Google's Android operating system. There was talk of a backup OS (which may or may not happen), a delayed notebook, and through it all Huawei has remained... remarkably calm.

Huawei delays the folding Mate X to avoid Samsung’s mistakes

The Huawei Mate X was set to launch this June, but has been delayed because the company wants to avoid the same mistakes its competitor made.

Huawei is trademarking its mobile OS, Hongmeng, in several countries following Android ban

When things are going your way, it still helps to have a backup plan. That seem to be Huawei's attitude to the ongoing China-America trade wars, which have wound up with the Chinese company on the so-called Entity List. And now that Plan B is looking more and more like a thing, the company has begun trademarking its Hongmeng mobile operating system around the world. 

A Nokia smartphone for life – Choose upgradable tech for a more secure future

Every Nokia smartphone is guaranteed to receive two years of OS upgrades, ensuring you benefit from all the latest software features -- meaning your phone experience will keep getting better over time. HMD Global has an unmatched track record of keeping your smartphone up to date with the latest innovations from Google – from AI powered Adaptive Battery to Google Assistant across the range. Pure s...[Read More]

Huawei’s woes continue with Facebook backing away from it, too

Future Huawei smartphones won't come with Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Instagram pre-installed.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 seen in leaked renders, is missing the 3.5mm headphone jack

Samsung's next high-end smartphone is going to be the Galaxy Note 10. That's not the result of leaks, or any thing official Samsung has said. That's just the way the world works now. And, just like the sun rising every morning, it's about time for us to get an early, unofficial look at the Galaxy Note 10. 

Samsung and AMD are teaming up to bring Radeon graphics tech to smartphones

Graphics is about the only area where phones lag behind computers but a new partnership between Samsung and AMD could put paid to that problem. The short version? AMD's Radeon graphics tech is coming to Samsung's smartphones in the near future. 

Time for an upgrade: iOS 13, iPadOS won’t support these older Apple devices

So you followed along on Twitter or on Apple's live-stream, or perhaps even here at Stuff. You know that there are upgrades coming to Apple's iDevices with the pending launch of iOS 13 and the tablet-specific iPadOS. But unless you've got the right devices, you might be in for a little heartache. 

Life without Google is virtually impossible in this mobile smartphone era

The first problem I encountered, as I gave up Google for a week, was that I couldn't get my email. As the possibility of living without Android and Google services emerged as the US government banned American firms from dealing with Huawei, I tried to live without the world's biggest mobile operating system (OS). The short answer: it’s virtually impossible to live without Google in this smartphone...[Read More]

Google Maps will now show the local speed limit in SA

No more guessing the speed limit between Vereeniging and Randfontein -- Google Maps is rolling out the ability for users to see speed limits.

We estimate China only makes $8.46 from an iPhone – and that’s why Trump’s trade war is futile

Trump’s trade war is based on a simplistic understanding of the trade balance. Expanding tariffs to more and more goods will weigh on U.S. consumers, workers and businesses. And there’s no guarantee that the final outcome will be good when the dispute ends.

Huawei’s US trade ban is temporarily lifted, but we’re still biting our nails

This week we saw the US Trump administration place Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker on an ‘Entity List’, but Huawei seems surprisingly calm about it all.

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