From Office for Mac and the Snapdragon 820, to Universal Apps, big balloons, Spartan screenshots, ageing selfies, and groovy giveaways, enjoy a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
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Huawei has unveiled its first Android Wear product, the Huawei Watch. The circular watch could possibly be the most attractive Android device to be released thus far.
Huawei has again criticized Windows Phone for its lack of customization opportunities for OEMs - but while its future smartphones will run Android, it is considering dual-boot Windows/Android tablets.
The phablet market isn't just the iPhone 6 Plus or the Galaxy Note line. The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a six-inch handset that's full of surprises and certainly worth more attention than it gets.
A follow up to the Honor 6, the Huawei Honor 6 Plus has everything from 3GB RAM to dual 8MP rear-cameras, as well as an IR blaster, dual-SIM support and a large 3600 mAh battery.
Huawei has said that "nobody made any money in Windows Phone" but they are forgetting that for two key players, they have made a lot of money using Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Google is reportedly planning to change Android's distribution terms for vendors in order to push more in-house apps on devices, that already are filled with redundant apps and features.
From another Xbox One update and the death of MSN, to Surface, Spotify, iThings, recalls and other explosive events, we take a look back at some of the highlights from this week's tech news on Neowin.
Huawei has dropped support for Windows Phone. The company cites profitability as the main issue, but this comes amid continued tensions between Microsoft and the Chinese government.
The word 'selfie' was recognised by Oxford Dictionaries last year, but Huawei would rather you take a 'groufie' with its latest flagship, which features an 8MP front-facing camera with panoramic mode.
As Samsung and LG reportedly prepare handsets with Quad HD displays, Huawei's CEO says such high-res screens on phones are "nonsense", adding cost and draining the battery, with no benefits for users.
Asked about Huawei's Windows Phone plans, an executive responded instead by listing the company's issues with the platform, including OS licensing costs, limited customization and "the ecosystem".
EE has launched its first own-brand handset - the £99.99 Kestrel, which includes support for the carrier's 4G LTE network - as it introduces cheaper price plans, now from as little as £13.99 a month.
China wants an explanation from the U.S. after it was discovered the NSA infiltrated Huawei in 2009. Chinese officials are concerned about the dilemma which could raise tensions between the nations.
The NSA reportedly hacked Huawei in 2009 after suspicions of its growing presence in the Western world. During the "Shotgiant" program, the source code for several products were stolen.
An official statement from Huawei says the company won't be releasing a smartphone that has both Android and Windows Phone after all, despite recent comments to the contrary from a company executive.
Huawei will release a dual-boot Windows Phone and Android device starting in Q2 of 2014. This device will be aimed at U.S. consumers and will be one of the more unique handsets of 2014
Huawei's latest product teaser used a Siri-like assistant to mock Apple and Samsung, "fruit" and "Some Song"
Huawei has settled with the Rockstar consortium for infringing on Nortel's patents with Android on its devices; the financial terms of the settlement have not been disclosed by both the parties.
Microsoft is reportedly looking to invest over $2 billion dollars in order for companies to put more Windows Phone devices on store shelves in a push to become more relevant in the market place.
Huawei's third Windows Phone, the imaginatively named Ascend W3, could début later this week, featuring a HD display and thin aluminium body, with design cues taken from the 6.18mm-thick Ascend P6.
UK-based wireless provider EE is turning on a super-fast 4G service in East London's Tech City today that will offer download speeds of up to 300Mbps, with plans to expand the service in 2014.
Images of an unreleased Windows Phone device from China-based Huawei have appeared on the Internet, with the report claiming it will use aluminum for the phone's case design.
A Huawei executive confirmed this week that the company still plans to make smartphones with Windows Phone installed, even as Microsoft plans to acquire Nokia's Lumia business.
HTC has sent Neowin a statement saying they are "are assessing the situation" with regard to the Microsoft deal to acquire Nokia's smartphone business but added they "have no comment at this time."
Terry Myerson, the head of Microsoft's Operating Systems division, says in a new blog post that the company's purchase of Nokia's Lumia business "will help make the market for all Windows Phones."
It's that time of the week again where we feature a review from members in the forums. This week we have an in depth review of the Huawei Ascend W1, a phone we haven't reviewed on Neowin yet.
Huawei's second Windows Phone 8 handset, the Ascend W2, has been caught on camera, featuring button backlighting that changes colour depending on the accent colour theme you choose in the OS.
Huawei has now confirmed the existence of its second Windows Phone product, the Ascend W2, but the hardware specs on the phone also confirm it will be a budget oriented device.
The chairman of Huawei's consumer business says the company is considering an acquisition of Nokia, hinting that Windows Phone might be dropped in favour of Android, if Nokia is willing to negotiate.
Huawei has announced its Ascend P6, "the world's slimmest smartphone" at just 6.18mm-thick. The handset features Android 4.2.2, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and an "industry-leading" 5MP front camera.
Huawei has released a teaser image for a new ultra-thin smartphone launching this month, showing a Windows Phone plunging into a pool of water - possibly the Ascend W2, rumoured to be 7.7mm thick.
Huawei's second Windows Phone, the Ascend W2, has been leaked again. The latest images reveal two new colour options, along with button back-lighting that matches the handset's exterior colour.
A render has leaked, revealing the look of Huawei's second Windows Phone, the Ascend W2. Could this be the new "higher-end" Windows Phone 8 handset that a Huawei executive told us was on the way?
Windows Phone 'Blue' may be delayed until 2014, but that's not stopping manufacturers from releasing new devices. A tipster claims to have revealed details of several handsets coming this year.
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The Huawei 4Afrika is the first in a series of Windows Phone 8 handsets being developed for Africa, including local apps and content, as Microsoft works to boost its mobile OS across the continent.
A new rumor claims that Huawei will announce a new Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Ascend W2, in February and that the phone will have a case design that's just 7.7 mm thick.
Huawei has officially launched its first WP8 handset, the entry-level W1 - but a company executive has confirmed another Windows Phone is in development, "similar to" its new 6.1-inch Android phablet.
Windows Phone 8 is getting a new handset manufacturer. Huawei has announced, and shown off, the Ascend W1 a more budget friendly handset set to rival the Lumia 820 and the HTC 8S.
A Huawei executive showed off the company's massive 6.1 inch Android smartphone, the Ascend Mate, to people who were shopping at a Huawei store in China on Saturday, well ahead of its official reveal.
More pictures have been leaked of the upcoming Windows Phone 8-based Huawei Ascend W1 smartphone, which is expected to be officially revealed by the company in early 2013.
Even as Microsoft sends out final invites to the October 29th San Francisco Windows Phone 8 event, smartphone maker Huawei may not be a part of the festivities.
Days after a prototype of Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 handset, the Ascend W1, was spotted in the wild, a clearer press shot of the device has leaked, showing off its sleek lines a bit more clearly.
Despite being named as a Windows Phone 8 launch partner, Huawei's plans for the new OS remain largely unknown. But now, pics of its new 'Ascend W1' handset have leaked online.
The U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee will release a report today that claims that products made by Chinese-based ZTE and Huawei should be kept out of the US for security reasons.
A spokesperson for Huawei said that the company does not have plans to announce details of its Windows Phone 8 device this week, and won't until the hardware is ready to ship.
A new report claims that Chinese-based smartphone company Huawei will officially reveal their first Windows Phone 8 smartphone product on September 25th, with a launch later this fall.
With Windows Phone 8, the new iPhone and loads of Android handsets incoming, you might want to hold off before buying your next smartphone. We take a look at some of the cool new devices on the way.