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China Roundup: Huawei targets cars, ByteDance enters Tencent’s backyard

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we have several heavy-hitting rumors swirling around, from Huawei’s chips for cars to Tencent’s potential buyout of its video rival iQiyi.China tech at homeHuawei’s foray into autosHuawei might be bringing the technology behind its Kirin smartphone processor into cars. According to Chinese tech publication 36Kr, Huawei has signed a strategic deal with domestic electric car giant BYD, which would be using the Kirin chips to digitize the “cockpits” (generally refer to the drivers’ cabins) in its cars. The Kirin chips are developed by Huawei’s semiconductor subsidiary HiSilicon to hedge against U.S. sanctions and become self-sufficient in core smartphone technologies. What’s noticeable is that BYD, backed by Warren Buffet, had previously announced to adopt Qualcomm’s Snapdragon automotive chips in its electric …

Huawei P40 Pro found to contain U.S. parts in spite of blacklist

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A teardown of the P40 Pro has revealed that Huawei is using components made by U.S. companies. What you need to knowA Huawei P40 Pro teardown by the Financial Times found that the phone still features hardware from U.S. entities.The device has RF front-end modules and antennas from Qualcomm, Skyworks, and Qorvo.At this point, it isn't clear if Skyworks and Qorvo secured licenses to supply the parts to Huawei.Huawei's inclusion in the U.S. Entity List means it is not allowed to do any business with U.S. companies, and the Chinese manufacturer's latest phones in the P40 series lack Google services as a result. The ban also extends to the hardware, with Huawei banned from using any hardware components made by U.S. companies.However, as the Financial Times discovered, that isn't the case on the P40 Pro. The publication commissioned a teardown of the P40 Pro (paywall) and found that the phone features RF front-end modules and antennas from three U.S. entities: Qualcomm, Skyw…

Huawei pleads not guilty to racketeering charges by the U.S. government

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Huawei has said that the revised indictment charges are only aimed at irrevocably damaging its reputation.


What you need to knowHuawei has pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges that were filed by U.S. prosecutors last month.Shortly after it was indicted for racketeering and conspiracy, Huawei called the charges "unfounded and unfair."The company says the accusations are part of the Justice Department''s attempt to damage its reputation and business. Huawei has pleaded not guilty (via Bloomberg) to racketeering charges filed against it by the U.S. Department of Justice last month. In addition to violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the revised indictment had accused Huawei of intellectual property theft as well as stealing trade-secret information from its competitors.

Denying the accusations, Huawei has said that they rest on "recycled civil disputes from the last 20 years that have been previously settled, litigated, …

Huawei P40 hands-on shows a triple camera module, no headphone jack

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The P40 Pro is expected to have a quad-camera setup with an additional time-of-flight sensor.


What you need to knowA set of hands-on images showing a Huawei P40 series smartphone have surfaced ahead of its formal debut later this month.The phone seen in the images is equipped with a vertical triple-camera array and a time-of-flight sensor.Additionally, the images confirm the phone will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. Chinese smartphone maker announced the foldable Mate Xs phone last week, bringing a few significant upgrades over last year's Mate X. At the Mate Xs launch event, the folks at DigitalTrends got to spend some time with a P40 series prototype. Being an "early prototype," you can see that the phone has "Polarie" and "Blink" branding, instead of "Huawei" and "Leica". As noted in the report, Huawei usually uses codenames on prototype devices in this way.



Huawei is expected to launch at least two P40 series phones at its…

From the Editor's Desk: Huawei's rock is also its hard place

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Can Huawei build a Google-free Android that people actually want to use?I've spent around 10 minutes with a Huawei Mate 30 Pro. I picked up a European friend's review unit, played around with the waterfall display a bit, hungrily took a few photos with its massive cameras, and swiped through an Android UI devoid of any Google services. I promptly returned it to the table. In contrast, I've spent around 10 months with the Huawei P30 Pro. It was one of my favorite phones of 2019; I used it exclusively on an overseas trip last summer, and it's since improved with EMUI 10 and Android 10.
The biggest difference between the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and P30 Pro has nothing to do with sensors of silicon.There are significant hardware differences between these two phones, but the biggest has nothing to do with sensors or silicon, but a date. One date in particular, actually: May 16, 2019. That was the day Huawei was added to the Entity List, after which time U.S.-based companies were n…

Huawei plans high-end phone launch under cloud of Google ban

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Huawei P30 Pro 256GB+8GB RAM (VOG-L29) 40MP LTE Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone (International Version, No Warranty in the US) (Aurora)

Huawei Technologies plans to forge ahead with the launch of new high-end smartphones in Europe even though it may not be able to offer Google’s official Android operating system and widely used apps such as Google Maps, company executives told Reuters.

The world’s No. 2 smartphone maker is set to unveil its new Mate 30 line of phones on Sept. 18 in Munich, according to a source familiar with the matter, though it is not clear when the devices would go on sale.

The Mate 30, made to work on new 5G mobile networks, is Huawei’s first major flagship smartphone launch since U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration effectively blacklisted the company in mid-May, alleging it is involved in activities that compromise U.S. national security, a charge the company denies.

Huawei P30 Lite (128GB, 4GB RAM) 6.15" Display, AI Triple Camera, 32MP Selfie, Dual S…

Android L reports, accelerating the race to smartphones 64bit

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Mainstream availability expected by the end of 2015 

Android device manufacturers may have scoffed at the idea of ​​a smartphone 64-bit when Apple introduced the iPhone 5S last year, but those same hardware manufacturers are apparently tripping over themselves to catch up now.

Hit-or-miss DigiTimes has L word next operating system Google Android seems that the timetable for the adoption of 64-bit capable hardware to maximize the operating system moves.

According to anonymous industry sources, the 64-bit CPU could become "technology mainstream" to Android smartphones in late 2015 as manufacturers have stepped up their efforts to adopt the fastest architecture.

Lenovo, K-Touch, Huawei, HTC Vivo and have all reportedly signed 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 610, 614 and / or 410 processors, designed with rapid migration to Android L in mind.

On your marks 
64-bit processors from rival MediaTek and Samsung have already started to make their way into the supply chain, with the archi…

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