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Google Android Monopoly gets 177 million USD FINE

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There are many software updates on Huawei devices that we are reporting but reports regarding Android is something different. Relatively, the Android monopoly of Google is now getting a 177 million USD fine, which fixes a long standing issue in its forking policy.

According to Reuters, South Korea’s antitrust regulator has fined Google 176 million USD (207 billion Korean won) for blocking Android operating system customization. This is quite a big development that has been made in Google’s recent setbacks and a problem that lead to big fine like this.

On this matter, the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said Google’s contract terms with device makers amounted to an abuse of its dominant market position that restricted competition in the mobile market.

“The Korea Fair Trade Commission’s decision is meaningful in a way that it provides an opportunity to restore future competitive pressure in the mobile OS and app market markets,” KFTC Chairperson Joh Sung-wook said in a statement.

Interestingly, this is the ninth biggest fine that has ever been imposed on any firm by the antitrust regulator. The decision is made a day after an amendment made to South Korea’s Telecommunication Busines act also known as Anti-Google Law.

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Google Restricted Android Customization:

KFTC reveals that Google expands Android monopoly to curbs competition by prohibiting device makers to abide by an anti-fragmentation agreement (AFA) while signing key contracts related to Play Store license. The AFA restricts makers to not equip customized Android version – Android forks. That helps Google to grip a large sum of mobile operating system market share.

The latest ruling breaks Google’s Android monopoly and the company is now banned from enforcing its anti-forking rules on device makers under the AFA contracts. This would allow manufacturers to use customized Android versions on their deivces.

Samsung was a victim:

Although, Samsung counts as one of the biggest Android partners in the world but KFTC also mentioned Samsung’s instance. The regulator said that Samsung launched a smartwatch with a customized OS in 2013 but later switched to a different OS after Google took this entire development as a violation of AFA contract.

Google’s Response:

Google also came into effect to reply on this subject, saying that it annually provides 5.1 trillion won worth of benefits for South Koreans through its Play Store, 4.2 trillion won through its search engine service, and 2.5 trillion won through its productivity apps, including Google Docs, citing a report from consulting firm AlphaBeta.

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The U.S. tech maker also added that it also annually provides 10.5 trillion won, which is equal to around 10.16 billion USD, in economic benefits for South Korean companies.

More importantly, the company didn’t provide any insights on how these figures are generated about a corresponding product or the overall sum.

“We will continue to do our best to support our partners to grow and advance into the world and to positively contribute to the South Korean economy,” Google Korea’s Country Director Kim Kyoung-hoon said during the event.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei IdeaHub Board 2 launched with 65-inch display

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Huawei has now launched IdeaHub Board 2 65-inch 4K smart whiteboard, an official positioning education/office assistance tablet. HUAWEI IdeaHub Board 2 boasts 35ms ultra-low latency writing, supports one-click screen projection, and also supports Windows and Android dual operating systems.

Huawei IdeaHub Board 2 launched equipped with a 4-core processor, supplemented by 4+32GB storage, uses a D-LED screen, has 4K resolution, 1.07 billion colors (8bit+FRC), supports AG anti-glare, optical anti-blue light, brightness > 350cd/m2, the length, width, and height are about 1485mm x 92mm x 893mm.

Huawei IdeaHub Board 2 uses a dual-chamber immersive stereo field, which brings a wide frequency range of 100Hz~20kHz, Max.95dB sound pressure, and louder, and clearer sound.

It has a dual Wi-Fi module design and supports multi-screen projection methods such as screen projection code, screen projection device, wired, etc. There’s also support for reverse control, large-screen page-turning, annotation, and other operations, and the front Type-C, USB 3.0 interface, can connect the external camera, microphone, and other terminals. It has a built-in Android 9 and Windows 10 dual operating system.

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Furthermore, it supports one-key switching, no need to plug and unplug OPS, and built-in application market IdeaHub area, providing 100 + large-screen applications in-depth adaptation.

According to the information, the company has introduced this device as the enterprise-level information security performance, supports hardware anti-duplication, secure startup and operation, and has passed CCRC EAL2 + high-level security certification.

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Huawei P50 Pocket leather variant will launch with Nova 10 series 

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The foldable Huawei P50 Pocket launched with standard White, Black, and Premium Gold color variant, and now the company is working to release a new ‘leather’ color variant for a uniquely display smartphone that will launch with Nova 10 lineup.

As per the info, Huawei is set to launch the Huawei P50 Pocket leather variant at the Nova 10 series event conference on July 4. The Chinese tech giant has given a confirmation on this matter via an official promo poster on the Chinese social networking site – Weibo.

You can clearly see in the promo poster that the new color scheme is expected to be a gray plain leather version, which looks so impressive and attractive. However, this new color gives a new touch to the Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone.

The Huawei Nova 10 launch conference is scheduled to hold on July 4, along with the P50 Pocket smartphone leather color variant, the Aito M7 SUV  will also unveil on the same day.

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 Huawei P50 Pocket:

Launched in December, the Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone is packed with a Vientiane double-ring design, and this small cover screen that can be used as a viewfinder to take selfies with the rear camera, and lens module, and a circular external screen superimposed on each other.

It features a 6.9-inch flexible screen with 2790 x 1180 resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate and is equipped with a new generation of water drop hinges. Huawei P50 Pocket packet with Snapdragon 888 4G processor and the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system, while the phone runs EMUI 12 in the global market.

The foldable smartphone comes with a 40MP primary color camera and 13 MP front camera with a 4000 mAh battery that supports a 40W super-fast charger.

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Huawei Nova 10 Pro will use 100W Turbo fast charging technology

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Huawei Nova 10 series is the new hot topic among Huawei fans nowadays. While the bashing phone is soon going to step on the consumer platform, a new report reveals that Huawei Nova 10 Pro will use a 100W Turbo fast charging technology.

As per the Weibo blogger @Digital Chat Station, Huawei officially announced the 100W charging technology for the forthcoming Nova 10 Pro smartphone. As the term reflects, the technology is capable of generating 100W power for the device.

Consequently, the high-powered tech will result in full charging of a 4500mAh battery within 20 minutes. Thus, we can say that the 10th series of Nova lineup comprises the best automation and will provide hype to the user experience.

In terms of existence, the 100W charger came into the spotlight with the Nova 9 Pro smartphone. The device equipped the tech with an HW-200500C00 charger number. Hence, Huawei is finally keeping up the link with the 100W army.

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Huawei Nova 10 Pro

Accordingly, the ultimate Nova 10 Pro will sport a 60 Megapixel front-facing lens which itself hints at the superiority of the device. Further, it will add a tri-cam structure on the rear side. The structure will showcase a 50 Megapixel main snapper, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a depth sensor.

Besides, the device will expose a 6.78-inch screen with a 2650 x 1200 pixels that will give a 120Hz refresh rate. As mentioned, it will pack a 4500mAh battery and a Snapdragon 778 4G processor. Moreover, for the moment, it will appear as a smashing look showing silver and black colorways.

Huawei officially made the statement of unveiling the Nova 10 series on the 4th of July at the summer new product conference. Along with this, the company will also release the classy Wenjie M7 SUV on the board.

Read More: Aito M7 SUV will launch at Huawei Nova 10 series event on 4th of July

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