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Huawei to shift phones to its own Harmony operating system from 2021

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor image copyrightHuawei Huawei has announced plans to pre-install its own Harmony operating system on its smartphones from next year. The Chinese company said it would also offer the software to other manufacturers to use as an alternative to Android. Huawei is currently the world’s second bestselling handset-maker, after a brief […]


Qualcomm: $125 5G phones and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 PCs are coming soon

Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Europe’s annual technology show IFA has been stripped down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that isn’t stopping Qualcomm from making virtual announcements around the event, and if you care about next-generation phones and computers, they’re interesting. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a little […]

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Zombie BlackBerrys! QWERTY BlackBerry Android phones are coming back

OnwardMobility’s teaser image. OnwardMobility The BlackBerry Priv, actually from BlackBerry, felt like the company’s last full-effort attempt at a smartphone. Ron Amadeo The BlackBerry KeyOne from TCL. It seems fine from a distance, but TCL was charging way too much for it. TCL TCL also turned in really sad offerings like this “BlackBerry DTEK50,” which […]

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New Pine64 phones with upgraded hardware begin shipping in August

Enlarge / This is a Pinephone with the back removed—note the replaceable battery and the privacy kill-switches for modem, Wi-Fi, mic, and cameras. Pine64 Yesterday, Pine64 announced the end of the PinePhone UBPorts Community Edition campaign—but more importantly, the company declared the beginning of the postmarketOS Community Edition campaign. The base version of the new run […]