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Technology Honor 9X to go on sale in UK -- could be Huawei's last Android phone

15:40  24 october  2019
15:40  24 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Huawei ’ s subsidiary Honor launched the Honor 9 X and Honor 9 X Pro in China earlier this year. Despite the fact that Huawei ’ s Android license was already revoked, the company confirmed that the Honor 9 X would also make its way over to the UK and Europe, although leaked renders revealed that

Huawei ’ s Honor has announced that in spite of the on- going turmoil between the U.S. government and the rescinding act We have yet to see if Google has temporarily restored Huawei ’ s Android license, though that’s likely going to happen given that the alternative is chaos and uncertainty for hundreds

Honor is a sub-brand of Chinese firm Huawei , meaning it's banned from using Google services (including Android) just like its parent company. Why, then, has the new Honor 9X arrived in Europe running Android 9? Honor hasn't found a cheeky loophole, it's actually that the phone was in development (and indeed on sale in China) before the ban was fully instated, meaning it's not subject to the same rules.

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So the 9X has just managed to limbo under the bar and onto the shelves. But it's more than likely to be one of the last Android-running phones from Honor or Huawei we see any time soon -- unless there's an agreement between China and the US to resolve their current trade disputes.

Huawei launches new phone with own version of Android

Huawei launches new phone with own version of Android MUNICH (AP) — Huawei is launching a new flagship smartphone that will run on the Chinese tech giant's own version of Google's Android operating system because of U.S. export sanctions. The Chinese tech giant unveiled the Mate 30 series of phones at an event in Munich, Germany on Thursday. The device wasn't expected to come with popular Google apps such as Chrome, YouTube, Gmail or the Google Play Store, limiting its appeal to consumers. Huawei, the world's second-biggest smartphone maker, is fighting to save its business after the Trump administration blocked access to U.S. components and technology in May on national security grounds.

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Update: The Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro briefly had backdoor access to Google apps and services but even that has now been blocked Huawei has found itself at the center of a global tussle between the US and China after the Trump administration placed the Chinese brand on the

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Politics and bans aside, the phone itself isn't a bad bit of kit for what will likely be an affordable price. Its shimmering blue color scheme looks snazzy, for one thing. And it's got a dual-camera setup on the back, featuring a super wide-angle lens and a regular zoom lens that uses an additional depth sensor for portrait mode. The front-facing camera pops up from the top edge in that neat way we've seen on recent OnePlus phones, which also means there's no notch cutting into the 6.59-inch display.

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There's no official word on exactly how much this phone will cost, but given the Honor 8X is currently on sale for around £200 here in the UK, it's safe to assume the 9X will be roughly in that area. The phone is due to go on sale in the UK, wider Europe and Australia later this month, but other locations are yet to be announced. For reference, that potential £200 price converts to about $260 or AU$380.

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At IFA 2018, Huawei announced EMUI 9.0, the next major update to the Android -based operating system (OS) from Huawei . As one of the first And after a week ago, if you still can ’t receive the version, please follow the steps: Please check if your phone is on the applicable version by Settings

Huawei ' s Honor brand has defined itself by its presence in the "affordable flagship" space — that £400 sweet spot where you can pick up a pretty good Then in 2016, the Honor 8 gave us a glimpse of just how good an Honor phone with a bold new design and decent, stable software could be .

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The phone will be joined by two wearable devices, the Honor Band 5 and the Band 5 Sport. Both will track your heart rate and step counts for exercising. There's also the Honor Sport Pro wireless headphones.

Honor 9X specs

  • 6.59-inch display
  • Dual rear camera (a normal 48-megapixel lens with depth sensor for portrait images and an 8-megapixel super-wide lens)
  • Pop-up front-facing camera
  • 4,000-mAh battery
  • 6GB RAM
  • USB-C charging
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Rear fingerprint scanner

Samsung, Sony, Moto and more phones set to issue Android 10 update by end of year .
In a blog post, Google has published a list of manufacturers who will update their phones to Android 10 by the end of 2019.We know this because Google has confirmed a list of manufacturers who will have Android 10 on at least some of their devices by the end of 2019. It did so in an Android Developers blog post, which discusses Google's efforts to increase the speed at which people update their Android version.

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