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Huawei has just dropped a bomb on the American customers of the Ascend Mate 2 that the smartphone will not receive the Android 4.4 update. The device was launched back in June in the U.S. sporting Android 4.3 and the Emotion UI. But the company details in its blog post that the smartphone will not see the update to what is now the next best version of Android. Strangely, the smartphone has seen the update in other parts of the world, so this is clearly hard to fathom for the customers. Since the device is offered without a contract, the...

Customers in the U.S. can now purchase the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 from popular retailer Newegg, in addition to getting it from Huawei’s official web store. The smartphone is sold unlocked and off contract for $300, so nothing’s different in that regard. The company is offering a two sided micro USB cable which can share power from the smartphone’s massive 3,900 mAh battery to other devices. The Ascend Mate 2 comes with a 6.1 inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core chipset,...

Chinese manufacturer Huawei was expected to be showing off the Ascend Mate 7 phablet at its IFA keynote address today. And right on cue, the smartphone has been announced, putting an end to the restless cycle of leaks and rumors. Huawei is touting the design of the smartphone to be one of the key selling points as it apparently lacks any plastic whatsoever. The entire body is made up of more than 95% metal and also has chamfered edges. The smartphone is powerful in every sense, right from its massive 6 inch 1080p display down to the...

Huawei’s upcoming flagship, the Ascend Mate 7 has made an appearance on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, giving us a look at the metal exterior. Although the display is not completely on, we can ascertain from this image that the smartphone will feature slim side bezels, much to our joy. Moreover, the date shown on the phone is from over two months ago, so it might not be the most recent picture of the device. The design is quite similar to the HTC One Max, especially on the back where a fingerprint scanner is placed right under the...

We could be in for quite a treat at next month’s IFA 2014 event if the current schedule of events is anything to go by. Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 4, while Sony is all set to announce the Xperia Z3. However, it seems like another big ticket manufacturer could have something for us during the event. A teaser posted by Huawei, hints at a large 6 inch 2K display smartphone breaking cover at next month’s event, which means that the Galaxy Note 4 won’t be the only 2K display phablet on show in Berlin. Although...

Huawei is offering a new deal on accessories from its American online store. This provides a flat 40% off on all qualifying accessories such as power banks, portable speakers, headphones and cases for the Ascend Mate 2 which was launched in the country recently for $299.99. Among the battery packs, Huawei has a 3,000 mAh variant as well as a 5,000 mAh unit for $39 and $49 before discount, so there’s quite a lot of savings on offer. Make sure you head over to the source link below and enter the coupon code HW40OFF during checkout....

Chairman of Huawei, Yu Chengdong, sat down for an interview with the media recently where he gave out juicy information on the company’s upcoming flagship. Believed to be the successor to the Ascend P7, he said that the smartphone will pack a sapphire glass display and even had a unit in his pocket to show. Sadly, no pictures are available of the device at the moment, but needless to say, durability will be one of its strong suits. Given that it’s still early days, we might have to wait a couple of months before the manufacturer launches...

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 phablet was made available in the U.S. not too long ago. And now, AnTuTu has already revealed the successor in its benchmark listing, suggesting yet another massive device with a decent hardware inside. Expectedly, the manufacturer has gone with its home grown octa core Kirin 920 chipset packing a Mali-T624 GPU, so it’s not all that bad as far as hardware is concerned. The display size is mentioned to be 6.1 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is in line with the current crop of flagships....