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Teardown reveals only 2% US made components in Huawei MatePad Pro, over 80% parts from Japan

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Recent disassembly of Huawei’s new-gen tablet – Huawei MatePad Pro, shows how the Chinese tech giant has reduced its dependency on US-made components and diversified its supply chain under the U.S. restrictions.

A disassembly report of Huawei MatePad Pro (Wi-Fi version) coming from China reveals that this tablet’s Bill of Material (BOM) estimated at around 269 USD and has only 2% US-made components.

Huawei MatePad Pro has a total of 1411 components, from which 1148 components came from Japan. Accounting for a total of 81.4%, these components cost 4.6% of the total cost of this tablet. Camera sensors also came from Japan.

Chinese components used in this tablet accounts for 15.9% of total and costs around 71% of the total component cost. These include chipsets, non-electronic devices, connectors, and display.

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Total 28 US-made components used in the Huawei MatePad Pro, accounting for 2% share and 4.6% of the cost. The main part of the US is the Power supply unit ICs.

South Korean companies provided three important components including the memory chips, 15.7% from the total cost, and 0.2% component share.

The report also mentions 7 components that came from other counties, regions costing around coting 4.1% and accounting 0.5% component share.

The top main components of this tablet are the main chip, RAM, ROM, display, camera, and Wi-Fi chip.

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Huawei MatePad Pro starts 5299 Chinese Yuan (740 USD) and comes with a 10.8-inch display, Kirin 990 chipset, 7250mAh battery 13MP rear camera, and 8MP front camera.

Last year’s event and the continuous restrictions from the U.S. commerce department have led some business problems to Huawei. Under these restrictions, Huawei required to reshuffle its supply chain and make new amendments.

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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 Notebooks score 101% in China laptop market: Report

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Huawei and its products are the top-most gadgets in the world. That’s just not a dramatic phrase but a fact. In the latest information, we found that the Huawei Notebooks are the ‘high-in-demand’ products in the China market.

Recently, Canalys shared a report regarding the value of laptops in domestic merchandise. To those who are unaware, Canalys is a market research organization that shows the reality and the positions of devices as well as their brands in the real world.

As usual, this time also, the organization published its report regarding the notebooks in the China region. Five tech giants are sharing this report: Lenevo, Dell, Huawei, ASUS, and HP. In terms of unit share, Lenevo is at the top with 37%.

Thereafter the list goes as – Dell with 11 percent, Huawei with 10%, AUSU, with 9 percent, and 7% unit share of HP. However, in terms of growth rate, Huawei notebooks are leading the China market with 101% in the second quarter of this year.

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Undoubtedly, Huawei laptops and notebooks have gained a lot of users’ attention in recent days. Besides, the company has introduced several huge screen products in the second quarter of 2022. Hence, it’s obvious to find Huawei with a massive growth rate.

Although, at this moment, the company is lacking behind in the market share. It is standing in the third position, but we are sure that by the end of this year, the Chinese manufacturer will be able to once again grab the first position.

On the side hand, Huawei is also making efforts to stiff its legs in the global market. The company has some high-end technologies to showcase at the global level. Yet, many competitors are in the row and it’s difficult to make a profound place instantly.

But we should not forget that Huawei is capable of bringing such features that easily drag consumers into its court. After Mate 50 series, let’s see what new automation will stand the company at the top of the world.

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Huawei updates HarmonyOS 3 wallpaper and window cleanup feature

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Last month, Huawei pushed a number of new software updates for all of the HarmonyOS 3 beta testers and it brings improvements for wallpapers and app window cleanup. The HarmonyOS 3 upgrade comes with firmware HarmonyOS version 3.0.0.126 and around 1Gb of OTA size.

During the time of testing, the Chinese tech maker continues to feed in new features for the consumers. Soon, we will witness the release of a stable HarmonyOS 3 rollout.

Coming back to the rollout, this HarmonyOS 3 version brings you optimizations for the display of home screen wallpapers, performance, and stability, app window cleanup feature, as well a September 2022 security patch.

Furthermore, the company poses new fixes for WiFi that may have not been connecting in some situations.

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How to update:

To get this software update, HarmonyOS 3 users will have to visit System & updates settings, from here tap on Software updates, and then tap on CHECK FOR UPDATES. Now let the phone fetch the latest firmware and bring it down for your device. Although, Huawei has kept the software limited to the Chinese models but its features are also shared by EMUI 12.

There are some notes that you should know before moving with the software installation.

  1. This update will not erase your personal data, but we suggest you back up any important data before updating.
  2. The update package will be deleted automatically after the update is complete.
  3. The phone must have sufficient charging levels (over 50 percent recommended).

Changelog:

Display:

  • Optimizes the display of home screen wallpapers

System:

  • Optimizes navigation performance and improves positioning stability
  • Optimizes the app window cleanup function

Security:

  • Integrates security patches released in September 2022 for improved system security.
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Huawei improves AppGallery games section

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On October 2022, Dr. Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Consumer Mobile Services Europe at Huawei, people from the global gaming industry were given insight into how they could achieve an improved return on their considerable investment in new and existing games to boost AppGallery for game distributions.

In the past few years, AppGallery is becoming a popular platform for games as it serves millions of monthly active users with new and existing gaming apps. Up until today, AppGallery now lists games from some leading titles such as PUBG Mobile, Mobile legends, Free Fire, State of Survival, and more. Hence, Huawei continues to work on the games section for AppGallery users to enrich its user engagement.

“Games developers are finding it increasingly difficult to reach new audiences. The major challenge is that customer acquisition cost has increased significantly over the years due to market saturation and inflated pricing. That’s why alternative app platforms such as AppGallery are emerging and playing their part to provide developers with improved revenue-generating opportunities,” said Jaime Gonzalo”.

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Currently, 99.9% of apps downloaded via the leading app distribution platforms are losing users monthly, pushing the costs of retention higher and higher.

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Gonzalo pointed out that AppGallery currently has 580 million global monthly active users, 45 million of which are in Europe. Outside China, AppGallery has increased in-app revenue by 3x year-on-year, casual game growth has increased by 20x over the same period, and monthly ad revenue for developers has doubled.

“We have a high spending audience,” Gonzalo told the Pocket Gamer audience. “In countries like Germany the ARPPU is $200, in the UK the average is $159 while in Poland it is $100, and this is coupled with very low developer effort. Existing Android games can be ready to onboard to AppGallery in just a few minutes. We also support every game with solutions, promotions, and developer kits, which accelerate distribution and boost revenue numbers.”

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