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Huawei is on the verge of two major smartphone announcements — and we have no idea what’s going to happen now that it’s lost Google's Android

Huawei can no longer use Google's Android operating system and services on its future smartphones now that it's been placed on the US Commerce Department's entity list. The move could make Huawei's smartphones dramatically less appealing as the company is on the verge of two important product launches: its next flagship and its first foldable phone. It could also threaten Huawei's ability to expand outside of China, potentially jeopardizing its position as a leader in the global smartphone mar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, China, Africa, US, Samsung, Trends, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Cnet, Forrester, Trump, Europe Middle East, Gillett, US Commerce Department


Trump's Huawei ban may leave the tech giant up a creek without a paddle for its next 2 major smartphones

Huawei can no longer use Google's Android operating system and services on its future smartphones now that it's been placed on the US Commerce Department's entity list. The move could make Huawei's smartphones dramatically less appealing as the company is on the verge of two important product launches: its next flagship and its first foldable phone. It could also threaten Huawei's ability to expand outside of China, potentially jeopardizing its position as a leader in the global smartphone mar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, China, Africa, US, Samsung, Trends, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Cnet, Forrester, Trump, Europe Middle East, Gillett, US Commerce Department


1 Terabyte MicroSD Cards Hit Shelves

For $450, one can now buy a 1 terabyte version of SanDisk’s Extreme microSD cards. While the announcement was made back at Mobile World Congress, the product is now officially available on the SanDisk site. Current read speeds reach 90MB/s, and write speeds rise to 60MB/s—and an even faster version is expected in the near future. As Tech Crunch notes, many may “have a nightmare …
Tags: Design, Storage, Tech, Data, Sandisk, Mobile World Congress, Linkaboutit, MicroSD cards


You can now buy a 1 terabyte microSD card

Remember when the idea of having a terabyte of storage was just mind-blowing? Now they’re packing a terabyte onto a card the size of your pinky nail. In news that would have made teenage me’s head pop, SanDisk is now selling a 1 terabyte version of its Extreme microSD line for $450. The company first talked up these cards at Mobile World Congress back in February, but now they’re actually hitting the shelves. As Tom’s Guide spotted, it’s available on SanDisk’s site as of this morning. Read sp...
Tags: TC, Tech, Sandisk, Mobile World Congress, Microsd, Tom


Huawei, the Chinese tech giant embroiled in controversy, just overtook Apple to become the second largest smartphone maker (AAPL)

Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the number two smartphone vendor worldwide, according to new report. Huawei is thriving as global smartphone sales are continuing to decline worldwide. The company's success comes as it combats accusations of espionage among other controversies.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chinese electronics giant Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the number two smartphone vendor worldwide, according to statistics from the International Data C...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Barcelona, Netflix, United States, Vancouver, Lg, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Idc, Aapl, Meeker


Energizer's Gigantic Battery Phone Just Ran Out of Juice

Earlier this year, the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop made a splash at Mobile World Congress thanks to its massive size and 18,000mAh battery. But while everyone wants better battery life on their smartphones, it turns out no one wants it so bad that they’d be willing to lug around an inch-thick brick. Today, the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Battery Life, Battery, Mobile World Congress, Energizer, Energizer Power Max P18K Pop, It Did Not Keep Going And Going And Going


Energizer’s massive battery/phone proves a viral hit ≠ crowdfunding success

Oof. This isn’t the sort of thing you want to see when you’re rounding the corner of your crowdfunding campaign: There are long shots and then there’s coming up with $15,000 of your $1.2 million goal. The Indiegogo page for the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop understandably focused on the viral sensation the ridiculously beefy phone with the 18,000mAh battery spurred at Mobile World Congress this year. There are even photos of the scrum of journalists elbowing to take a shot of the thing at the ev...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Crowdfunding, Samsung, Tech, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Lucas, Energizer, Energizer Power Max


There were major red flags that Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone wouldn't be ready in time

Samsung's Galaxy Fold folding phone was meant to be a big comeback moment for a smartphone maker that is suffering declining sales and profits. Samsung has said that it will delay the phone's launch after reviewers reported their review devices malfunctioning. There were major red flags that the $1,980 phone wasn't ready for the public, like the fact Samsung wouldn't show it to anyone at launch. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. What an upsetting 24 hours for Samsung. On the...
Tags: Europe, London, Samsung, Trends, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Business Insider, Yu, Jessica Dolcourt, Richard Yu, Galaxy Fold


Unfolding the Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Galaxy Fold is real. I’ve held it in my hands — a few of them, actually. Samsung’s briefing this morning was lousy with the things, in different colors and different states of unfolded. A month or so ago, this was anything but a given. After eight years of teasing a folding device, Samsung finally pulled the trigger at its developer’s conference late last year. But the device was shrouded in darkness. Then in February, it took the stage as the Galaxy Fold, but there was no phone waiting for ...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Spotify, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Bixby, Samsung Huawei, Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold, New York the Galaxy Fold


Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders open tomorrow

There are early adopters, and then there are early adopters. Anyone who bites the bullet and picks up Samsung’s $1,980 and up Galaxy Fold falls into the former category. And then there are those who’ll be the first to Samsung’s site when the company opens up pre-orders on its inaugural foldable tomorrow. Samsung is really squeezing as much out of this as possible — and understandably so. This thing was a long time in the making. Yesterday, it announced that it had begun mass production on foldab...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold


Verizon flips on 5G for phones in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis

Verizon (which owns the company that owns TechCrunch) announced today that it’s activated its 5G Ultra Wideband Network in parts of Minneapolis and Chicago. The news is the first step for the carrier’s plan to bring the technology to north of 30 U.S. cities at some point this year. It’s all still baby steps, of course. While the roll out has started a week ahead of schedule, it’s only available in “parts” of the two midwestern cities, according to the company. Those in the right spots, however, ...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Minneapolis, Tech, Chicago, Ncaa, Mobile World Congress, 5g, TechCrunch, Downtown, South Loop, Downtown East, West Loop, First Avenue, Elliot Park, The Mall Of America


Bragi sells off hardware business, will focus on licenses and software

Bragi was a promising early contender in the Bluetooth earbud space. The company came to prominence in 2014 with a massively successful $3.3 million Kickstarter. And to its credit, it actually brought to market products like the Dash and Dash Pro, offering a compelling “smart” alternative to other devices. Last month, however, the German company gave up the ghost, selling off its hardware business to an unnamed party. Wareable notes that early this year Bragi’s online store went out of stock, an...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Hardware, Tech, Mobile World Congress, Jabra, Bragi, Amazon Alexa, Samsung Bose, Nikolaj Hviid, Wareable, Hviid, Pebble New


MWC 2019: It’s all about the IP, baby!

When you think of Mobile World Congress, the first thing that comes to mind is "New Devices!". That is pretty much the case every year, but it is indeed a very small part of the experience. Well, if one steps outside of that bubble that is. What stands out is the sheer ingenuity on display by every single company that wants to make a mark on the minds of the over 100,000 attendees walking the show floor. So, who ends up grabbing the attention? It's the ones that perfectly understand the needs...
Tags: Featured, Blogging, Intellectual Property, Qualcomm, 2019, Mwc 2019, Mobile-World-Congress


How companies are finding the right device with Android Enterprise Recommended

We recently returned from Mobile World Congress, where many of our hardware partners showcased their latest devices and how Android is shaping the future of mobility. When we launched  the Android Enterprise Recommended program, our goal was to provide the mobile ecosystem with powerful and versatile solutions, validated for enterprise use. The first validated knowledge-worker devices debuted just over a year ago, and since then the program has expanded to rugged devices, enterprise mobility man...
Tags: Google, UK, Nokia, Mobile World Congress, Sap, Android enterprise, Android Enterprise Recommended, Android enterprise recommended devices, Yorkshire Building Society YBS, Andrew Ellison


The Free World vs Chinese Struggle to Control the Future

Opinion The Free World vs Chinese Struggle to Control the Future USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- China and the West are locked in a struggle for control of the future of communications technology, the next generation internet, and the flow of information. The next weeks may well prove decisive in deciding who wins the future. The Chinese know it and are acting with speed, decisiveness, and commitment. The American government and American companies are far behind and just starting to play catch up. By...
Tags: Guns, Washington, China, America, Barcelona, Beijing, West, Republican Party, Huawei, Newt Gingrich, Mobile World Congress, Trump, Barcelona Spain, U S House of Representatives, Patrick Kennedy, Gun Rights News


Samsung is said to be trying to fix a creasing issue with the $1,980 Galaxy Fold's screen

Samsung is said to be working to address a flaw in the Galaxy Fold's screen that results in a crease after the phone has been folded about 10,000 times, Bloomberg reports. The company is reportedly considering offering free screen replacements to Galaxy Fold buyers after the device launches. Samsung is also said to be working on two new foldable phones to follow the Galaxy Fold. Samsung is said to be working to improve the durability of the screen on its Galaxy Fold, the nearly $2,000 foldabl...
Tags: Amazon, Motorola, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Xiaomi, Deloitte, Huawei, Mobile World Congress


Attendee Journey Highs And Lows At MWC19 Barcelona

I just returned from MWC19 Barcelona, for which I was a judge of the GLOMO Awards. As a Forrester analyst whose research includes service design, I paid extra attention to the attendee journey. I’d like to share the top stand-out elements in its design, which did a nice job of considering the three phases — […]
Tags: Ecommerce, Customer Experience, Barcelona, Experience Design, Mobile World Congress, Forrester, Service Design


Huawei opens a cybersecurity transparency center in the heart of Europe

5G kit maker Huawei opened a Cyber Security Transparency center in Brussels yesterday as the Chinese tech giant continues to try to neutralize suspicion in Western markets that its networking gear could be used for espionage by the Chinese state. Huawei announced its plan to open a European transparency center last year but giving a speech at an opening ceremony for the center yesterday the company’s rotating CEO, Ken Hu, said: “Looking at the events from the past few months, it’s clear that thi...
Tags: Network Security, Security, Mobile, Asia, Internet Of Things, Europe, China, US, Tech, Eu, Cybersecurity, Telecommunications, Commission, European Commission, Brussels, EC


5G is 'ready' once you redefine 'ready'... and then redefine 'reality'

It'll be big one day. But that day is not tomorrow Analysis If the industry had one job at Mobile World Congress last week, it was to tell the world that 5G – the biggest thing since "electricity or the automobile", according to Qualcomm's CEO* – was almost upon us.…
Tags: Software, Qualcomm, Mobile World Congress


Lego mocked Samsung and Huawei's foldable phones with the 'Lego Fold'

Lego mocked Samsung and Huawei with its own "folding phone" — in fact a 3D pop-up book photographed to look like a Samsung Galaxy Fold. Lego aped Samsung's marketing hype with details about the "stunning display" and "battery." It's a gentle, mocking reminder that real folding phones are still outlandish devices. Lego has punctured some of the hype around folding smartphones after Mobile World Congress last week, unveiling its own "Lego Fold" foldable phone in a tweet. The Lego Fold is, in fa...
Tags: Amazon, New York City, Samsung, Trends, Lego, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold Lego, Lego Fold


Facebook and Google unveil new efforts to tap into the 'unconnected' population (FB, GOOGL)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Facebook and Google both announced a host of partnerships aimed at making internet access globally  ubiquitous at Mobile World Congress 2019 last week. The companies’ new partnerships support their respective connectivity initiatives: Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi is aimed at providing affordable...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Cisco, Philippines, Soma, Globe, Ghana, Mobile World Congress, Business Insider Intelligence, Google Station, Business Insider Intelligence Apps, South Africa Vodafone, Nokia Aruba


Mobile World Congress Offers Food For Thought

Food Tech figured prominently on the menu at Mobile World Congress 2019. Mobile operators, network equipment providers, device manufacturers and solution providers address challenges from farm, field, fishery or factory to fork, - and beyond. Venture investment has increased significantly. And, if Mobile World Congress is any indication, companies large and small are eager to get a place at the table.
Tags: Marketing, Ai, Iot, Mobile World Congress, 5g, Food Tech


Don't Get Fooled by 'USB 3.2' Marketing Later This Year

At Mobile World Congress last week, the USB Implementers Forum decided to change up the wild and crazy world of USB by renaming what’s now known as “USB 3.2"—the latest and speediest standard expected to hit PCs later this year—as well as USB 3.0 and USB 3.1.Read more...
Tags: Usb, Ports, Lifehacks, Mobile World Congress, Jargon, USB Implementers Forum, Usb 32, Usb 31, Usb 30


Trump's administration is warning US allies to stay away from a powerful Chinese company — but not everyone's listening

The US and Chinese phone giant Huawei are at each other's throats. America claims Huawei is used as a backdoor for the Chinese government to spy. Huawei denies this. The US has been lobbying allies to reject Huawei's 5G technology, but not everyone's listening. The tension between the US and Huawei has reached fever pitch over claims the Chinese tech company acts as a backdoor for the Chinese government to spy. The US gave a defence briefing at Mobile World Congress this week in which it call...
Tags: Japan, UK, Washington Post, Gchq, China, Germany, Singapore, US, America, Trends, Canada, Parliament, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Mobile World Congress


The Trump administration is warning allies to stay away from a powerful Chinese company — but not everyone's listening

The US and Chinese phone giant Huawei are at each other's throats. America claims Huawei is used as a backdoor for the Chinese government to spy. Huawei denies this. The US has been lobbying allies to reject Huawei's 5G technology, but not everyone's listening. The tension between the US and Huawei has reached fever pitch over claims the Chinese tech company acts as a backdoor for the Chinese government to spy. The US gave a defence briefing at Mobile World Congress this week in which it call...
Tags: Japan, UK, Washington Post, Gchq, China, Germany, Singapore, US, America, Trends, Canada, Parliament, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Mobile World Congress


Here's why the US is terrified of one Chinese company controlling the world's 5G networks

US officials stepped up their rhetoric against Huawei, just as the Chinese firm made a big pitch about its 5G business at the mobile industry's flagship gathering. At the Mobile World Congress, the top US cyber official, Robert Strayer, asked European governments to consider the "threat" posed by using Huawei's 5G equipment in their mobile networks. Huawei shot back, and said the US also had surveillance systems. Security experts told Business Insider that the US was afraid of yielding control...
Tags: Europe, UK, China, Germany, US, Samsung, America, Trends, Barcelona, Fbi, Canada, United States, Middle East, Huawei, Defense Department, Ericsson


MWC 2019: folding wrist phones, 5G and quintuple cameras – 8 standout gadgets

Also unveiled in Barcelona: Microsoft’s Hololens 2 and phones with folding screensThe annual mobile technology jamboree in Barcelona has revealed the latest exciting developments that will feature in phones, tablets and watches over the next 12 months. From folding handsets and ultra-sophisticated cameras to brick-like smartphones with a very long battery life – here are eight of the most notable products from Mobile World Congress 2019 this week. Continue reading...
Tags: Android, Gadgets, Business, Technology, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Barcelona, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Augmented Reality, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, 5g


Here are our picks of the best phones of MWC 2019

We saw an awful lot of smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. Some were good, some were bad, but with folding phones and 5G on the agenda it was a show to remember. Here are our picks for the best phones of MWC 2019. The post Here are our picks of the best phones of MWC 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, Best phones, Nokia 9 PureView, Mwc 2019, Xiaomi Mi 9, Huawei Mate X


Huawei Inks 5G Deals Across Europe Despite U.S. Government Warnings

Huawei landed a host of new 5G deals at the global wireless industry's top trade show this week despite the U.S. government's appeals for allies to ban the Chinese tech giant's hardware. The telecom equipment and device maker announced at Mobile World Congress that it would sell the gear needed to build the next generation...
Tags: General, Advertising, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, 5g


Nokia's futuristic new smartphone with 5 rear cameras is launching soon in the US

The Nokia 9 PureView will launch on March 3 in the United States. The phone includes five rear cameras and is aimed at early adopters and photography enthusiasts. It will be available from retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo While companies like Samsung have outfitted their new top-of-the-line smartphones with three rear cameras, HMD Global is one-upping them with a five-camera array on the Nokia 9 PureView. The $700 phone, which was announced on February 24 during Mobile Worl...
Tags: Congress, Nokia, US, Samsung, Trends, United States, MacBook Air, Lg, Huawei, Qualcomm, Mobile World Congress, Zeiss, Best Buy Amazon, Android Authority, HMD Global