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Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Huawei Ships 100 mn Smartphones Globally in 2019

The company, betting big on the 5G network rollout in India, is set to start trials with partner telcos soon and is also looking at capturing a bigger share of the Indian smartphone market

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Attendees pass by a Huawei booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 9, 2019. VOA

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has shipped 100 million smartphones till May 2019.

Huawei consumer business group’s smartphone product line president He Gang revealed the numbers at a Nova 5 smartphone launch event in China, news website Gizmo China reported on Friday.

In addition, Huawei Watch GT, a smartwatch, has sold more than two million units globally since launch in October 2018.

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People walk past an advertisement for Huawei at a subway station in Hong Kong. VOA

According to Huawei founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei, smartphones banned by the US administration would cost the company $30 billion in revenue this year and sales outside China has dropped 40 per cent in the past month. The company’s overseas business would be mainly affected by the US export control.

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Meanwhile, the company has been facing growing pressure from the US in recent months, especially after Washington issued an export control that partially bans US tech companies from exporting components and technologies to them.

The company, betting big on the 5G network rollout in India, is set to start trials with partner telcos soon and is also looking at capturing a bigger share of the Indian smartphone market. (IANS)

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Sony Releases Android 10 Roadmap for 8 Smartphones: Report

The information regarding company's move was spotted in the latest version of Google's GMS requirements

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Pedestrians walk past an exterior wall of Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California, Dec. 4, 2014. That year, Sony became the victim of a cyber hack by North Korean operatives from the Lazarus Group. VOA

Japanese electronics-maker Sony has released the list of smartphones that will be updated to Android 10, starting December.

Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 will be the first set of devices to taste the latest iteration of Android, the company said in a statement recently.

Meanwhile, Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, will get the update in early 2020, alongside older devices like the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium, and XZ3.

Older flagship devices like the Xperia XZ1 were notably excluded from the list.

Android 10 the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, has been available for over 2 months now and is currently available on devices from Google, Essential, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Nokia.

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Sony to restructure its mobile division as well.

Samsung, Huawei and LG have also started beta programs for some of their devices.

Additionally, the US-based search giant is making it compulsory for smartphone manufacturers to ship devices with Android 10 after January 31, 2020.

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After the above mentioned date, Google will only approve new devices running the latest Android version, Android 10 and the company will stop approving new devices running Android 9 Pie.

The information regarding company’s move was spotted in the latest version of Google’s GMS requirements. (IANS)