Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is quite ambitious with its smartphone shipment target.Huawei’s initial smartphone shipments target for 2019 was 250 million units.According to Guo Minghao, a well-known analyst, Huawei will regain Google’s GMS certification by the end of July.When this happens, its sales in Europe will rebound.In addition, he believes that in 2019, Huawei’s mobile phone shipments will exceed 260 million units.In a recent interview with YahooFinance, Huawei’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei, is hopeful that the company can hit 270 million units.
China’s small space station, Tiangong-2, has burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere as part of a planned deorbital maneuver.It was launched in 2016 as a test bed for space technologies and was originally only scheduled to be in space for two or three years.But it survived longer than expected and has continued to be a venue for testing and for occasional manned missions.It has spent a total of nearly 1,000 days in space.The space station’s planned deorbit was executed by putting it into a controlled descent into the atmosphere, where it broke up into small pieces.This space debris fell to Earth, landing in the the ocean in a region of the South Pacific
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Some more details about Nokia’s upcoming Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 have surfaced.According to the latest tip from China, the Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 could both launch at once at an event later in China.The news which comes from Nokiapowerusers has it that both devices could launch first in China later in August or September.We are not sure when precisely the devices, an AUgust launch date us the most plausible.A number of Nokia phones had also secured many pre-release certifications, an indication too that their launch could happen soon.It’s not the first time we are hearing about both devices.
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It’s been a long time coming, but Marvel has finally revealed the face of its long-in-the-works Shang-Chi movie: Canadian-Chinese actor Simu Liu has been tapped to bring the martial arts superhero to life.Liu, known for the sitcom Kim’s Convenience (which is excellent), was apparently just cast for the role this past week, with his screen test last Sunday.The upcoming movie, all about the master of martial arts Shang-Chi, will also feature Tony Leung playing the Mandarin.No, not the Iron Man 3 one.Also, Awkwafina is in the film in an as-yet-unannounced role.Shang-Chi will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, The Glass Castle), based on a script by Dave Callaham.
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Lenovo owned Motorola earlier this Month launched the Motorola P50 in China.The device which is a rebranded Motorola One Vision has been available for pre-orders in the country since July 15th but is now on sale.Just like the Motorola One Vision, the P50 is available in Brown Gradient and Sapphire Gradient color options only, while it comes only in 6GB/128GB memory configuration.You can get the P50 from Motorola’s s online store at about CNY2,499 ($365/€325).The Motorola P50 is virtually the same device as the Motorola One Vision.But while the One Vision gets just 4GB of RAM, runs on pure Android 9, the P50 features 6GB of RAM, and Android Pie-based ZUI 11 out of the box.
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Skateboarding will be presented in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and China has created a national team and organizes a training troop around the country.Fans from all over the world who want to watch the live action of Olympic Street Skateboarding can buy Olympic Street Skateboarding Tickets online.The sport has held in China ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where it will feature for the first time.For five hours a day, Liu Jiaming 22-year-old young boy rides a short taper board with two small wheels attached at either end and performs a series of tricks including jumps, flips and mid-air spins.China’s General Administration of Sport and the Chinese Roller Sports Association had co-organized the event to find the top performers among the 132 athletes from around China who took part.Liu, who has been skateboarding half of his life became a full-time professional at the age of 15.
A couple of days ago, we’ve learned that Huawei was gearing up to launch a new pop-up camera smartphone in India.Many of Huawei’s competitors already have a device of this class in the country.For that reason, the Chinese Behemoth decided that now is their turn to unveil a handset with such capabilities.The company currently offer two smartphones with sporting an elevating camera, P Smart Z and Y9 Prime (2019).Obviously, one of them will make its way to India.Now it’s clear that it will be the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) to debut in India later in this month.
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The smartphone manufacturing industry is quite competitive, especially in the top three markets.The largest phone market, China, is a beehive of competition.India, the second-largest smartphone market prefers Xiaomi and a few other brands including Oppo.However, the European market is wide open and the competition is less intense.Many Chinese OEMs are now moving into Europe and Oppo seem to be planning a mass invasion.Recently, OPPO submitted more than 20 trademark registration applications to the European Intellectual Property Office.
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In terms of buzzworthy hotness, however, the moon is currently enjoying press like it hasn’t seen since the early 1970s.Fifty years after Apollo 11 first put astronauts on the moon, we’re going back, as the next 10 years are poised to be the most significant in lunar history in, well, decades.What have we got to look forward to?The biggest moon-related news on everyone’s mind right now is the announcement, made by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence earlier this year, that President Donald Trump has directed NASA to commit to sending American astronauts to the moon by 2024.This would be the first time that people have walked on the moon since Eugene “Gene” Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, the crew of Apollo 17, in December 1972.While questions have been raised about how feasible the deadline is, the Artemis mission has nonetheless generated plenty of excitement.
Huawei is gearing up to the launch of Honor 9X and 9X Pro on July 23.A few days before the release date, both devices popped out in TENAA’s database.In addition to the Honor duo, the upcoming Huawei also took the opportunity to get it Huawei Mate 30 Lite certified on the Chinese regulatory agency.Both Honor 9X and 9X Pro feature a 6.59-inch IPS panels with FHD+ resolution and 16MP selfie snappers.Under the hood, both handsets also share the same core – The Kirin 810 chipset.The 9X will be available in 4/64 GB, 6/128 GB, and 8/256 GB variants while the 9X Pro will only be offered in 6/128 GB and 8/256 GB variants.
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Google is hunting official permission to keep supplying Android to Huawei, the Chinese phone-maker claims, as uncertainty around the US government’s blacklist on trade continues to overshadow its device roadmap.Huawei Hongmeng OS, reports earlier suggested, isn’t the Android alternative for phones that has previously been described.Instead, the platform is said to be focused on very different segments, such as Internet of Things devices and smart TVs.Instead it’s hoping Google gains permission from the US Department of Commerce to continue collaborating.Google has apparently applied for an export license with the US DoC, which would permit it to supply Android to Huawei despite the latter being on the so-called Entity List.That’s the trading blacklist which prevents any American company not explicitly licensed from doing business with a foreign firm.
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Climate change can cause dramatic shifts in global temperatures and weather patterns.While scientists won't be able to reverse all of the negative impacts of these changes, they are looking for ways to lessen the effects by controlling the weather.Cloud seeding is the process of adding particles to clouds to force them to rain or snow.Another possible technique that China is exploring is using winds to naturally transport the silver iodide into the clouds.Silver iodide has a very similar structure to ice, so the ice crystals in the cloud will bond to it, making the cloud increasingly heavy until it releases its moisture as rain or snow.The process is called stratospheric aerosol injection.
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Today, Chinese manufacturer, Redmi, released a new member in its powerbank lineup.The new Redmi powerbank comes in two versions.We have the Redmi 10,000 mAh standard version and the Redmi 20,00 mAh fast charge version.Presales is currently ongoing on Xiaomi Mall while the first outright sale is on July 23.The standard version is selling for 59 yuan ($9) while the fast charge version goes for 99 yuan ($14).The Redmi powerbank continues the minimalist style of Xiaomi.
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XIDU, an emerging Chinese laptop manufacturer in Shenzhen, is coming up with a new budget laptop supported by Windows 10.Featured by the high-quality performance of XIDU series, XIDU PhilBook is a touchscreen 2-in-1 laptop, which was launched in order to cater to the different demands.Although it is sold with the price of $269.99, its performance is equal to or even surpasses that of its counterparts from large bands in many perspectives.* 2-in-1 convertible laptop with 360-degree hinge and touchscreen* 11.6″ multi-touch Full HD (1920*1080) IPS display* Intel Atom Quad-core 1.44GHz processor, max up to 1.92GHz
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Huawei’s new operating system Hongmeng seemed like a pretty interesting alternative to Android in the face of Google’s possible future objections.It was due to less-than-fantastic outlook from Google’s home country’s laws with regard to Huawei that this all started.Whether or not the Hongmeng OS was created in response to early chatter about this possibility is a different matter entirely.If we take a look at the current state of the matter, it would appear that Huawei’s doing slightly better in the government’s eyes (here in the USA) than they were earlier this year.They’re still under fairly serious scrutiny, but there’s a good chance that Google will continue to work with Huawei for Android for the foreseeable future.The folks at Huawei this morning suggested that Hongmeng is not meant to be an alternative to Android for the company for smartphones.
5G has come, but it’s not mature.Even China, which has leading positions in this industry, has registered only 8 5G-enabled smartphones.Moreover, 4 out of 8 belong to Huawei.Obviously, when talking about the 5G network, Huawei is on everyone’s lips.But there are other manufacturers that work hard to bring similar (or better) products to the market.Though after the US ban, it fell behind.
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A decision must be made as a 'matter of urgency', says Intelligence and Security CommitteeExcluding Huawei from the UK's 5G network infrastructure would harm resilience and "lower security standards", the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) warned today.It also called for Britain's next prime minister, which most think will be uncombable hair syndrome sufferer Boris Johnson, to help make a decision on the matter of the Chinese kitmaker's inclusion so that UK networks can all move on with their plans."The extent of the delay is now causing serious damage to our international relationships: a decision must be made as a matter of urgency," said the committee.The committee released its statement on the status of 5G suppliers ahead of the government's delayed Telecoms Supply Chain Review, which will determine whether Huawei's gear can be included in the UK's network infrastructure.The supply chain review was supposed to be published "by spring 2019" and has since been put on ice until the end of August, weeks and in some cases months after the initial rollouts of 5G NSA kit by some of the UK's networks.
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Chinese manufacturer Huami spent the first half of 2019 bringing out a new series of watches including the new Amazfit Verge 2 and Amazfit Bip Lite, and it seems these new devices will soon be on sale worldwide.Huami has often brought its Amazfit devices to markets like the US and UK eventually, after they launch in China, but it often takes a few months.A new piece of information suggests its latest series of watches are nearly ready for an international release.Recent Bluetooth SIG filings - that's the body that certifies devices that use Bluetooth technology - have been spotted with wearables listed such as the Amazfit Bip Lite and Amazfit Verge Lite, meaning these could be coming to non-China regions soon.One device listed is called the Amazfit Smartwatch 2, which isn't a name we've heard for devices available in China.It may be this device is actually the Amazfit Verge 2 but with a new title.
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In the ruling of a property dispute case involving Bitcoin on Thursday, the Hangzhou Internet Court recognized that cryptocurrency assets have the attributes of virtual property and should be protected in accordance with Chinese regulations, The Beijing News reported (in Chinese).Why it matters: The court ruling reaffirms that owning Bitcoin is still legal in China and that it is a commodity with corresponding property rights.In 2018, the Shenzhen Arbitration Commission ruled that cryptocurrency assets should be protected in accordance with Chinese regulations on property ownership.According to the court documents, the Hangzhou Internet Court said cryptocurrency meets the virtual property requirements because it is “valuable, scarce, and disposable.”The court’s acknowledgment of Bitcoin’s legitimacy does not indicate that other cryptocurrency-related activities will be legalized, but some believe this to be a clear signal that the authorities are starting to loosen their control over it.This is also the first time it recognizes Bitcoin as valuable, scarce, and disposable, which are attributes of property with protections under Chinese law.
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BMW will set up a computing center with one of its China allies, online gaming giant Tencent, to push forward the commercialization of driverless vehicles in the world’s biggest vehicle market.Why it matters: BMW is accelerating the pace of major strategic moves as it draws closer to the mass production of its first L3 autonomous vehicle model in China in 2021.The German automaker on Monday announced it partnered with Chinese navigation map provider NavInfo to develop high-definition (HD) maps necessary for driverless cars.BMW started testing autonomous vehicles on experimental 5G networks earlier this year, as part of the alliance with state-owned carrier China Unicom.Shanghai authorities granted the car maker road test licenses in May 2018, making it the first global OEM permitted to test self-driving cars on roads in China.Details: The computing center will begin initial operations before the end of year, focusing on safety validation of the L3 and early research for L4 technologies before mass production of the L3 vehicle in 2021, the company said in an announcement.
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