Huawei to ship smartphones with Harmony OS in 2021 (goodbye Android)

Huawei is one of the world’s top smartphone makers, but trade restrictions imposed by the US government over the past year are putting serious pressure on the company’s business model. Soon the company will no longer be able to buy chips from most major semiconductor companies, or even build its own chips using technology developed […]

Lilbits: Use a Sony camera as a webcam, buy a monster Linux laptop, and more

Linux PC maker System76 has released its most powerful laptop to date: the new System76 Bonobo WS is a mobile workstation with support for desktop-class chips including a 125-watt Intel Core i9-10900K processor and NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER graphics. At 8.4 pounds, it’s not the sort of laptop we’d normally cover on Liliputing, but hey, […]

Lilbits: Apple is worth $2 trillion, hard drive failure rates, and the US vs. Huawei

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Apple is basically a money-making machine these days thanks to a combination of sales of popular hardware and control of an ecosystem that allows the company to take a cut of sales of apps, games, music, videos, eBooks, and other content. But Apple became a […]

Huawei’s 2020 laptop lineup includes new MateBook X with pressure-sensitive touchpad

Huawei is refreshing its laptop lineup with several new models featuring Intel and AMD processors set to go on sale in China this month. The company’s latest Huawei MateBook X is a 13 inch notebook with a 3000 x 2000 pixel touchscreen display, an Intel Comet Lake processor, and a new pressure-sensitive touchpad. The company […]

Google can’t release updates for older Huawei phones due to US trade restrictions

The US government imposed trade restrictions in May, 2019 that blocked US-based companies from doing business with Chinese electronics giant Huawei. Among other things, that means any Huawei smartphones that have launched since then have shipped without access to the Google Play Store and other Google services. But until recently, Google has still been able […]

Huawei’s ARM-based Kunpeng 920 processor shows up in a desktop PC

Chinese electronics company Huawei makes its own smartphone chips, and last year the company announced it was also developing chips for desktop computers. Now it looks like you can actually buy a computer powered by Huawei’s Kunpeng 920 processor… if you live in China. A Chinese YouTuber posted a video showing a desktop computer featuring an […]

FCC designates Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE as national security threats

The US war on Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE continues. The latest move comes from the Federal Communications Commission, which has designated the two companies as national security threats. As a result, US telecommunications companies will be prohibited from using some federal funding to buy equipment from Huawei or ZTE. Specifically, the FCC provides […]

Honor launches ViewPad 6 tablet with 10.4 inch display in China

In addition to the new 16.1 inch MagicBook Pro laptop, Huawei sub-brand Honor launched a bunch of new products including smart TVs, WiFi routers, smartphones accessories, and… toothbrushes. The company also unveiled the new Honor ViewPad 6 Android tablet with a 10.4 inch, 2000 x 1200 pixel display, a Kirin 985 processor, and 6GB of RAM. […]