Google has blocked Huawei from some updates to the Android OS, a big shock to the Chinese company. Additionally, future Huawei smartphones will also lose access to any Google services, including the Play Store.
The move comes after the United States added the company to a list (Entity List) of companies that US firms cannot trade with unless they have a license. It means Huawei can’t purchase equipment from the US companies without prior government approval. Google said it was “complying with the order and reviewing the implications”.
There’s good news for the current Huawei and Honor devices. The existing Huawei devices won’t be immediately influenced by this move. The Play Store and Google’s applications will still work on those existing devices.
Here’s the official response:
“For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.”
There’s bad news too, Google will no longer give software updates for the current device owners, and it won’t certify new devices. It means the Android 10 Q/EMUI 10 will never come to your compatible devices. The company already released a list of eligible devices for the Android 10 Q.
Well, Huawei isn’t stopped from using Google’s Android open-source libraries. Huawei uses Google’s AOSP to make EMUI’s core structures as well as release software updates to its devices in China, where Google services are not available.
Huawei previously suggested that it has an OS in the works that could succeed Android on its devices.
Statement regarding U.S. Commerce Department’s addition of Huawei on the so-called Entity List:
“Huawei is against the decision made by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce.
This decision is in no one’s interest. It will do significant economic harm to the American companies with which Huawei does business, affect tens of thousands of American jobs, and disrupt the current collaboration and mutual trust that exist on the global supply chain.
Huawei will seek remedies immediately and find a resolution to this matter. We will also proactively endeavor to mitigate the impacts of this incident.”
Huawei Celia Keyboard 126.96.36.1995 version has new emojis and features
Huawei has released a 188.8.131.525 beta version of the Celia Keyboard mobile application. this version has a number of new features that will increase your user experience and will bring simplicity to your typing activity.
According to the information, Huawei Celia Keyboard 184.108.40.2065 has a size of 45 megabytes and brings New Quotes and Emojis, the new version adds brand new features to the system such as input ban mode, a key to switch input language mode, optimizes the new user experience for foldable phone and tablets.
Furthermore, this update improves the use case of special characters and emojis. Lastly, it adds new bug fixes that may comprise your user experience in various terms.
Huawei Celia Keyboard:
Huawei Celia Keyboard comes with various new features and a number of different themes that could lead you toward an enhanced typing user experience.
The keyboard supports different keyboard layouts including Qwerty, Qwertz, Azerty, Colemak, and Dvorak. You can use different types of inputs such as gliding to ease your navigation through the keyboard layout.
Additionally, you have the option to use predictions and auto-correction, next word suggestion, and cursor operation. The app also makes an effort to bring better personalization.
Furthermore, Celia Keyboard supports over 170 languages, so you won’t have to face any issues while operating this software in different countries.
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Huawei 100W super fast charger launched, supports 66W, 55W, 44W, 22.5W output
Last year, Huawei launched a new Nova 9 Pro smartphone that comes with a whopping 100W superfast charger. Now, the Chinese tech maker has launched the Huawei 100W charger for smartphones including the flagship, as it’s now listed separately.
According to the information, the Huawei 100W charger is launched with the capability to fill up a 4000 mAh battery in under 20 mins. It’s revealed that the Charger has a size of 55.0mm x 55.0 mm x 28.3 mm in dimension and weighs around 135 grams.
The charge has a smart chip that could automatically identify the supply according to the different devices and adjust the power level as well to output the exact amount of power and to prevent excessive heat-ups.
The Charger comes in a white color option with a 6A USB Type-A to USB Type C 1.0-meter data cable.
Huawei 100W can be equipped with 6A cable chargers, which is the input capacity of Huawei P50, P50 Pro, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro Plus and Mate 40 RS Porche Design, Nova 9, Nova 9 SE, Nova 8, Nova 8 Pro and Nova 8 SE as well other 66W charger phones.
Additionally, the charger is compatible with SCP, FCP, and QC2.0 protocols excluding non-standard QC 2.0. The first generation Huawei 100W charger supports 5V2A (10W), 9V2A (18W), 10V2.25A (22.5W), 10V4A (40W), 11V5A (55W) and 11V6A, (66W).
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Huawei P50 launch was difficult and required major changes: Report
In July 2021, Huawei launched its new flagship smartphone – P50 and P50 Pro among consumers but a report reveals that it was difficult to launch these phones. It’s suggested that the Huawei P50 series has to go through a number of major changes to bring themselves to the launch stage.
According to the report, the Huawei P50 series has gone through three major changes and several waves of adjustment to bring the best out for the consumers. Therefore, the birth of the Huawei P50 was very difficult.
In 2019, Huawei has been placed under U.S. sanctions, which prohibits the company from purchasing any required U.S.-made components for new products. This move has affected the tech maker in big terms and its smartphone business has been suffered due to the loss of required manufacturing yields.
Huawei P50 has also suffered the same blow because the company has to collect new supply sources to assemble this new flagship.
On the other hand, the Huawei team held a series of discussions regarding how to improve the P50 and the new improvements that must have to be better than the Huawei P40. Following the events of 2019 and two rounds of review, the Huawei P50 design has been decided and put on the board.
The team has been confident that the device will surely allure consumers for the Huawei P50.
The production further took leave in May 2020, reports broke out that the Huawei P50 has become uncertain to launch, as it has already missed the scheduled launch date. In the background, Huawei has started to revise some more plans for this new flagship which took around 2-3 months.
According to the corresponding person, Huawei wanted to increase the competitiveness of the product and took it to new heights. Lastly, after facing various challenges and difficulties, in July 2021, Huawei finally brought in the P50 lineup.
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