High-speed 5G internet is here in the Philippines. Globe Telecom has announced the first commercial 5G service in the Philippines for residential and business customers, achieving its 2018 goal of rolling it out by the second quarter of 2019.
Google relisted Huawei as one of its partners in the Android Q Beta program and is now lobbying for continued business dealings with it. Chipmakers like Qualcomm and Intel are reportedly pushing for the easing of the ban on supplying products to Huawei. Today, there’s another good news for the embattled technology giant.
We at Revü have confirmed that there’s currently a full-refund program for purchased Huawei smartphones and tablets in the Philippines.
In a sign that it’s preparing for a scenario where it won’t be able to do business with Google because of the trade war between the United States and China, Huawei has applied for a trademark for its own operating system.
London-headquartered publication Financial Times reports that Google is making a case to the U.S. government for the company to continue its business dealings with Huawei.
Huawei, through chief legal officer Song Liuping, today called for a quick end to the state-imposed ban that prevents American companies from buying and licensing products and technology to the Chinese OEM.
Xiaomi and its exclusive distributor in the Philippines, Grimalkin Corporation, have ramped up the opening of official Mi stores in the country. Just this month, they added two branches — one in Manila on May 18 and another in Pampanga May 25th.
It could be the beginning of the end for yet another known phone brand.
Existing Huawei phones and tablets will still be able to receive software updates from Google for the next three months amid a trade ban that essentially forces Huawei to use an open-source version of Android, or develop its own OS and ecosystem for future devices.
Today’s biggest technology news isn’t about hardware. Rather, it’s Google’s announcement that the American tech giant will comply with the Trump administration’s executive order, which just added Huawei to the list of companies prohibited from trading with US businesses without a government license.