The Mate 30 phones might be powered by EMUI 10 based on Android 10, but they’re not running Google’s version of Android. You won’t find the Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps, or Google Search, and that much was evident early in the Mate 30 presentation on Thursday. As soon as Huawei’s App Gallery app store appeared, it was obvious that Huawei would march ahead without Google, as long as the US ban is still in place.
That’s because Huawei is giving serious consideration to using Android as a base for its own OS. And it’s not even talking about HarmonyOS for smartphones, which is what we’re probably going to see one day on Huawei phones, ban or no ban. Huawei, forced by the US [...]
As an iPhone user, there’s one technology available on Android devices that I envy most, and it’s obviously one that has yet to make it over to iOS devices. That’s fast wired and wireless charging that can replenish battery life quicker than ever. And somehow, that technology is getting even better.
For comparison purposes, the iPhone 11 finally fixed some of the iPhone’s battery issues. All three iPhone 11 models have larger batteries than before, and all three support 18W wired charging, though only the two Pro models ship with 18W chargers in the box. Early reviewers confirmed that battery life is indeed superior to last year’s iPhone XS series, and the three [...]
Summer’s over, school’s back and — what’s that, your kid needs a new smartphone? Of course they do. Well, whether you’re looking for a cheap plastic phone with a great camera like the Pixel 3a or a super-powerful flagship with a stylus (and a price tag to match) like the Note 10, we’ve have the best phones for students in 2019 and beyond.
Best Overall: Google Pixel 3a
In a few short hours, one of the most exciting Android phones of the year will be unveiled, complete with a daring new design, new camera abilities, but also a huge “defect” that will make it practically unusable in most markets. That is, if Huawei’s Mate 30 series, including the Mate 30 Pro, will ship without preloaded Google apps, as most rumors claim right now. But you don’t have to wait to see what this iPhone 11 contender will have to offer, because its full specs have been leaked, right alongside those camera details you wanted.