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Android growing as it has and being as open as it is has caused competition between Android UI’s. Major competition comes from HTC, Samsung and Motorola but one that seems to be moving in pretty fast is Huawei who will debut their Emotion UI some time next month. Generally brands are only chosen over each other based on their custom UI’s as Android is what it is no matter how you tag it.
Currently there are no official dates for current Huawei devices to receive the Emotion UI update although we will assume that there will at least be a few to get the update. Huawei recently delayed the release of their newest flagship Android device, the Ascend D Quad to be released in July with the new Emotion UI. While there isn’t much information on the new UI nor the features that will come with it, Huawei has described it as “emotional”, “simple, and “smart”.
Honestly manufacturers without their own UI to compete with larger manufacturers like HTC, Samsung and Motorola will likely have a difficult time getting noticed. We will let you know as we find out more about the new Huawei Emotion UI.
Huawei has been a great name in Android phones over the last year and now they are getting into the Tablet market with an Android 4.0 quad-core powerhouse of a tablet called the Huawei MediaPad 10. The tablet is designed to render 3D graphics like no other tablet and will prove to be a leader in Video and Gaming to date. This tablet not only has a quad-core processor but 2GB of RAM to make it scream.
Huawei MediaPad 10 Tablet Features:
- 8 MP rear camera
- 1.3 MP front-facing camera
- 2 GB of RAM
- 1.5 GHz K3 quad-core processor
- Supports HSPA+21/42/84 Mbps and “a number of network standards including LTE”
- 10-inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS display
- Dolby surround sound technology
- 8.8mm thin, 598g weight
Huawei has stated that the MediaPad 10 tablet will be released to consumers next quarter and that the price will vary by market. If your interested in this tablet we will be sure to update with release date and price when available closer to release.
At some point the battle will have to end but the leader now with the World’s thinnest smartphone is Huawei with the Ascend P1 S. The Ascend P1 S is a 6.88 mm Android phone that at this point of CES is the thinnest but may not survive the week with that title with others to come.
The new Android device is not only thin but has some pretty impressive specs to go with it.
Huawei Ascend P1 S Features:
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1.5GHz TI OMAP4460 processor
- 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen
- 960×540 screen resolution with Gorilla Glass
- 8MP rear facing camera
- 1.3MP front facing camera
It looks like the release date of this device is to be April 2012 with a few colors to choose from. While Huawei is still a small name brand in the Android battle they have consistently come out with competitive devices and may soon be in the top brands in 2012.
Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer has officially announced its newest Android device the Huawei Honor to be released in Europe and Asia. This device is said to come with a super battery that will last 3 days.
Huawei Honor Features:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 1.4 GHz single-core processor
- 4 inch 854×480 display
- 16MB true color HD
- 4GB internal storage
- 512MB RAM
- 8 megapixels auto focus camera supporting HDR, with 2 megapixels front-facing camera
- 2G Network (operating band) GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- 3G Network (operating band) WCDMA/HSPA+ 900/AWS/2100
- Measures 10.9mm (0.43 inches) at its thinnest point and weighs around 140g (0.3 pounds)
- Support Class 10 GPRS and EDGE
- 3G HSPA+ DL 14.4 Mbps/UL 5.76 Mbps
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth V2.1 with A2DP
- 1900 mAh Battery
- Assisted GPS support
- FM radio
- Dual MIC, compass and gyroscope
- G-sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor
- Exclusive Huawei user-interface with a dynamic weather widget
- 160GB network capacity CloudDrive
- DLNA-certified enables sharing with other DLNA-certified devices
Huawei has stated that the Honor will be released in China, Russia and the Middle East by the end of the year.
Shenzhen, 26 September 2011: Huawei today officially unveiled the Huawei Honor, its latest Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread smartphone that features a 16M 16:9 true color high-definition (HD) 4-inch FWVGA capacitive touch screen. Powered by a 1,900 MAh battery, Honor frees consumers from the inconvenience of searching for an electricity source, allowing them to share and connect for up to three days1 on a single charge – the longest battery life among smartphones in the 4-inch screen range. With a 1.4 GHz processor, an 8-megapixel HDR2-enabled camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Honor is a powerhouse in a sleek 10.9 mm-thin body and weighs just 140g.
“Huawei Honor encapsulates the Huawei brand – it features simple-to-use, advanced technology that allows people to share and connect easily. Honor provides a package of features that elevates the smartphone user experience, including an ultra-long battery life, so critical to the performance of smartphones but yet is often downplayed,” said Victor Xu, chief marketing officer of Huawei Device. “Consumers now have a high-performing smartphone that lets them communicate, connect, entertain and share content for an extended period of time without compromising on looks, technology or style.”
Honor comes with an exclusive Huawei user interface which is easier to customize and manage, as well as a dynamic weather widget. Honor also features a Gyroscope which enables a better gaming experience. The smartphone is DLNA-certified which ensures interoperability with other DLNA-certified devices such as digital cameras, game consoles and TVs. This makes it easier for consumers to share their digital photos, music and videos between different DLNA-certified devices. The DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a non-profit organization with more than 250 member companies in the mobile, consumer electronics, PC, and service provider industries. According to ABI Research data, as of 2010, more than 440 million DLNA-certified devices have been installed in homes.
Honor will be commercially available in “Classic Black” in Asia-Pacific, China, Russia and the Middle East in Q4, 2011. Honor will be released in more colors closer to the Christmas holidays.