Huawei updates laptops including Honor MagicBook Pro 16.1, MateBook X Pro, and Matebook 13

Chinese electronics company Huawei may have a tough road ahead of it, particularly in the smartphone space. But the company is continuing to crank out new laptop computers. Today the company is launching an update to its Honor MagicBook Pro 16.1 inch laptop for the Chinese market. And recently Huawei began taking pre-orders for an updated MateBook […]

TSMC to cease business with Huawei following US order

Chinese electronics company Huawei’s future looks bleaker than ever. The company is a major player in the telecommunications industry and has risen to prominence in the consumer space recently thanks to a series of well-regarded smartphones. But a series of actions from the US government in recent years have lefts countries around the world wary […]

Lilbits 399: Huawei’s chips, OnePlus x-ray cam, and Facebook gets GIPHY

Earlier this week the US government extended its order prohibiting US companies from using telecommunications equipment from Huawei or ZTE by another year. Now the Trump Administration has introduced a new executive order that could make things even more difficult for Huawei. US companies were already blocked from selling equipment and intellectual property to the […]

Lilbits 398: Google Pixel gossip, Wink subscriptions, and GPD Win Max hardware

Google’s Pixel phones are known for their stand-out cameras — but now it looks like the person responsible for the technology behind those cameras has left the company. Smart home company Wink has thrown a tiny lifeline to folks who were taken aback when the company gave 7-days notice that its products would start requiring […]

Huawei launches MatePad 10.4 Android tablet for $270 and up (in China)

About two months after launching the Matepad Pro line of premium Android tablets (priced at $600 and up), Huawei is updating its mid-range tablet lineup with the new MatePad 10.4 tablet. As the name suggests, the new model has a 10.4 inch display. It also has a Huawei Kirin 810 octa-core processor, support for pen input, […]

Lilbits 384: Stay inside and stream (or game, or read, or whatever)

Last week I put together a list of 40+ free things to stream, play, read, watch, or listen to while you’re stuck at home trying to flatten the curve and maybe load up on carbohydrates. But companies kept offering up more freebies. So as of now the list has ballooned to become 70+ freebies for […]

Huawei launches P40 smartphone series with premium cameras (and no Google Play Store)

Over the past few years, Chinese electronics company Huawei has created some of the best Android smartphones when it comes to hardware… but a glaring software issue makes it hard to recommend the phones to customers in many parts of the world. And the new Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and Huawei P40 Pro+ are no exception. On […]

Huawei MatePad Pro is a high-end Android tablet with pen, keyboard, and optional 5G

Huawei’s new MatePad Pro is a premium Android tablet with a 10.8 inch AMOLED display, the kind of specs you’d find in a high-end Android smartphone, and support for optional accessories including a detachable keyboard cover and a pressure-sensitive pen that magnetically clings to the side of the tablet when you’re not using it. In other words, the […]

Huawei Matebook X Pro gets a (slight) 2020 spec bump

Over the past few years, the Huawei Mate X Pro line of laptops have become regarded as some of the best Windows notebooks available… even as the contentious relationship between Huawei and the US government may be behind Huawei’s decision to offer Linux versions in its home country of China. This year Huawei is updating […]

Huawei’s ARM-based chips could be coming to desktop PCs

Huawei already makes the Kirin processors that power the company’s smartphones, and the company also produces a line of ARM-based Kunpeng processors for servers. Now it looks like the company plans to make processors for desktop computers as well. Huawei’s new Kunpeng D920S10 Desktop motherboard allows the company’s Kunpeng 920 processor to be used in […]

Huawei’s new MateBook D laptops come with AMD or Intel + NVIDIA chips (and Windows 10)

Huawei’s latest laptops come with a choice of 14 or 15 inch displays, Intel or AMD chips, and prices that start at around $570. They also come with Windows 10. A year or so ago that wouldn’t have been a question. But US trade restrictions had put that in question… until a few days ago […]