Sunday, March 1, 2015

Huawei Press Conference, MWC, Barcelona 2015

Huawei arrived in Barcelona and the tech journalists and bloggers in town for the #MWC15 were eager to find out what was in store. 

There was big excitement for the announcement of the #TalkBandB2 #TalkBandN1 and the #HuaweiWatch

This is where it happened. The W Hotel in Barcelona was the venue for the Huawei Press Conference.

The journalists arrive for the Huawei Press Conference in Barcelona.

Striking a pose at the Huawei Press Conference.

The expectation is building. Journalists wait for the Huawei Press Conference to begin.

Sporty style. Showing off the #TalkBandN1 at the #Huawei Press Conference

Amy Lou discusses the success of the Huawei Brand. A brand that consumers love.

Amy Lou discusses the success of the Huawei Brand. A brand that consumers love.

Amy Lou discusses the success of the Huawei Brand. A brand that consumers love.

#TalkBandN1 — with Richard Yu.

Timeless design. Smart Inside. A first look at the#HuaweiWatch.

Richard Yu closes the Huawei Press Conference.

The journalists in the Experience Room at the Huawei Press Conference.

A lot of excitement around the next generation of wearables from Huawei.

#TalkBandB2 is elegant and practical.

The #HuaweiWatch has arrived!

Huawei Amps up Wearables Game, Launches Huawei Watch, TalkBand B2 and N1 Fitness Tracking

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Huawei @ MWC 2015

Open Roads to a better Connected World

Message from Ken Hu, Rotating and Acting CEO, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

"With the rapid development of the ICT industry, greater connectivity will bring a wealth of opportunities to enterprises and exciting experiences to individuals.
Led by the vision of universal connectivity, the telecom industry will move towards open digital operation and build an open ecosystem through full industry chain collaboration which will become a powerful engine driving the development of other industries. The increasing demand for real-time and on-demand content, as well as all online and user-generated content for social sharing, are bringing the society together with increased productivity, new online experiences and agile innovation.

To celebrate this, the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will bring together over 85,000 attendees. Huawei is delighted to be participating in the event and cordially invite you to join us at our booth.

In answer to these trends, our experts will be on site to discuss hot topics including the evolution of ultra-mobile broadband, Internet architecture-based agile business enablement, cloud-based experience innovation and building an industry chain ecosystem. 

Through various platforms such as forums, exhibition experiences, summit dialogues, and an evening banquet, we will also share Huawei's concepts, views and innovative products and solutions, inviting you to join us on the exciting path toward a more beautiful world of universal connectivity. Further information on this will be provided closer to the event.

We are grateful for your consistent support and look forward to welcoming you at Mobile World Congress in 2015."

Thursday, February 19, 2015

EMUI 3.0 Feature: Magazine Unlock

A broader selection of Fine Wallpapers

More regional landscapes and cultural content. Travel the world from the comfort of your home. Make the most of every free second.

Features of Magazine Unlock
As a "door" before the portal, the lock screen is the interface used most by users, even if it only displays briefly each time.
Check the weather forecast of your city without unlocking your phone

Our Competitive Edge
As a "door" before the portal, the lock screen is the interface used by users, 
even if it is only displayed briefly each time.

Comparison with our competitors products:
the magazine unlock in EMUI 3.0 provides a more exciting and varied lock screen.

No longer will user have to see the same wallpaper each time.

The wallpaper changes each time the screen is activated
and the wallpaper selection is constantly updates.
Magazine unlock promises a novel encounter each time the user activates the screen.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Whatsapp Finally Available On The Web

WhatsApp has finally announced a feature that most of us were awaiting for long. WhatsApp is now available on your desktop, but only if you are an Android,Windows Phone or Blackberry user. Currently there is no support for iOS due to Apple platform limitations.

To activate WhatsApp on web, simply in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code which you are supposed to scan inside of WhatsApp. For this very reason, you need to have the updated version of WhatsApp on your phone . Once you are done pairing your phone with the WhatsApp web client, you are all set to rock-n-roll.
Not to forget, your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What Inspires EMUI Designers?

Do you know what inspires #EMUI team?

Share & ask your loved ones to Stay Up, Stay Real, Stay happy!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2014,Huawei Ranks No.94

On October 9, Huawei became the first Chinese company to rank in Interbrand's Top-100 Best Global Brands of 2014, at No. 94.

Why Huawei?
Quotes from Interbrand in top media:
Jez Frampton, Interbrand’s Chief Executive, said: “Huawei’s rapid growth and long-term investments in its brand helped it earn a place among the world’s most valuable brands. Despite its low brand awareness in the US, Huawei has gradually expanded its reach around the world.” 

“It continues to demonstrate its technological prowess in both its consumer products as well as in its enterprise solutions—and it remains well positioned to meet the needs of customers in both emerging and developed markets,” Frampton said. 

More quotes at
Business Week

Quote from Huawei:
“Huawei is honored to receive this acknowledgement from Interbrand,” said Shao Yang, Vice President of Marketing, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “This important recognition for Huawei is evidence of our relentless commitment to ‘Make it Possible’ for people everywhere to enjoy our premium quality products. We are now ranked number three globally in terms of smartphone shipments, and our brand recognition is growing steadily in key regions such as China and Western Europe. We also continue to focus on building the Huawei brand globally.” 

Huawei Consumer BG Brand Development

Worldwide presence and achievements

China's Huawei is the world's third largest smartphone provider in the world, and a major global force in telecommunications and networking.

A household name in Asia and increasingly in Western markets, Huawei is also rapidly becoming a market leader in Latin America and Central Asia, and a major player in Canada.

In Q2 2014, Huawei shipped a total of 20.56 million smartphones to markets in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, an increase of 85% compared to last year. Shipments grew by 550% in the Middle East and Africa, 275% in Latin America, 180% in Asia-Pacific and 120% in Europe.

In Q1 2014, Huawei smartphone shipments outside of China accounted for 40% of total shipments. 

Consumer-centric premium brand strategy

In 2013, Huawei launched its "Make it Possible" campaign aimed at making the connected world a reality for more people.

Huawei's award-winning Ascend-series of smartphones clearly illustrate how the company is working to change its image in the mobile handset market-from that of the low-cost alternative to one of a premium brand.

Focused on innovation and globalization, Huawei strategically utilizes its resources according to market demand, and has adopted a new marketing approach to enable this.

Its work in partnering with telecom carriers around the world is being leveraged as a way to show people how much of a positive impact Huawei products have on their daily lives. 

Performance and rankings

According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Huawei achieved 6.9% market share, up from 4.3% in Q2 2013, shipped 20.3 million smartphone units, and achieved the highest year-on-year increase among leading vendors at 95.1%.

In Q2 2014, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) retained its number three position in global smartphone shipments for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to market research and analysis firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

According to global market research company IPSOS, Huawei’s brand awareness reached 52% globally and 68% in China in 2013, a year-on-year increase of 110% and 113% respectively. Huawei’s brand awareness also saw significant improvement in markets such as South America, Southeast Africa and Europe.

Latest flagship smartphones and awards

Launched at IFA 2014, Huawei’s latest flagship big-screen device Ascend Mate7 is among the top- performance large smartphones available. A lightning fast octa-core smartphone with superior single-touch fingerprint technology, Mate7 dials up the mobile experience to make it easier for users to live life to the fullest.

Launched in Paris in May 2014, Huawei Ascend P7 is a 4G LTE smartphone that delivers stand-out design, unparalleled camera experience, access to ultra-fast connectivity and superb battery performance. In August 2014, Ascend P7 was awarded ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2014 – 2015’ by EISA.

Ascend P6, launched in June 2013, is now on sale in over 100 countries with shipments surpassing four million units since it was launched on June 18, 2013. In September 2013, Ascend P6 was awarded ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2013 – 2014’ by EISA, and more recently received the 2014 iF Design Award in Germany for its slim design and superb screen-to-body ratio.

Brand cooperation

Since the beginning of 2014, Huawei has launched a series of promotional campaigns worldwide to build its ‘Make it Possible’ brand worldwide which includes sponsorship activities with leading football organizations.

Notable cooperation including sponsorships with Liga de Fútbol Professional (LFP) in Spain, AC Milan in Italy, Borussia Dortmund in Germany, Arsenal Football Club in the United Kingdom, Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in France, and most recently Galatasaray Sportif A.Ş in Turkey.


Interbrand, a division of Omnicom, is a brand consultancy, specializing in areas such as brand strategy, brand analytics, brand valuation, corporate design, digital brand management, packaging design and naming.

Interbrand releases an annual ranking of the best global brands, which evaluates each brand's financial performance, role, and strength. The annual report, "Best Global Brands," was published in BusinessWeek  until 2009; Interbrand assumed sole authorship in 2010.

To qualify, brands must have a presence on at least three major continents, and broad geographic coverage in growing and emerging markets. Thirty percent of revenues must come from outside the company’s home country, and no more than fifty percent of revenues should come from any one continent.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Huawei and Omlet Announce Partnership to Bring Open Social Platform to Huawei Devices

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Omlet, a spinoff from Stanford University to create an open social ecosystem, jointly announced their partnership today at CES 2015.

Coming pre-installed on upcoming Huawei Android devices, Omlet’s open social platform will unlock the unique attributes of the devices, providing a way for people chat and share photos with friends without losing ownership of the data they choose to share.

To protect users’ privacy, all photos and data are shared in real time using Omlet. Users have full control of their data — Omlet lets users decide where to store their data using services such as Box, Dropbox, or Baidu Cloud. In addition to data privacy and security, the partnership will also make the social experience on Huawei more fluid, freeing people to share messages, images, videos and themes from across the device with one click.

“Omlet is a unique platform that fits with Huawei’s mission to creating the world’s best mobile experience,” said Su Jie, Vice President of R&D, Huawei Consumer BG. “By creating more seamless and secure ways to share, Omlet helps create a more social, more connected experience on Huawei devices.”

The first feature from Huawei and Omlet will make photo sharing possible from a locked screen. Called Share-First, users would be able to snap a photo and share it, all without unlocking their device, making it the fastest way to take and share photos from a phone. At the same time, recipients will be able to view and save the photo from their locked device.

Also new to Huawei is the Theme Share feature, ideal for Huawei customers who enjoy downloading themes to personalize their devices. With Theme Share, it will be easy for them to share their favorite themes with their friends.

The integration of Omlet’s open social platform in Huawei devices will make it easy to quickly create and share collaborative photo albums. The Social Gallery feature built on the Omlet platform will allow users to build, share and comment on a photo album with friends without the use of any central data storage.
These features will start to ship with Huawei devices later this year, and mark the first innovations to come from the Huawei and Omlet partnership.

“Consumers will love how Omlet on Huawei smartphones will simplify sharing,” said Monica Lam, Co-Founder of Omlet and Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University. “Partnering with Huawei gives Omlet an opportunity to further expand the open social, privacy-enhancing ecosystem, the primary mission for all of us at Omlet.”

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Huawei Showcases Full-Range of Integrated Mobile Offerings at CES 2015

Las Vegas, U.S.A., January 6, 2015: Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today showcased more than one hundred products at CES 2015 including its latest flagship smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, mobile access devices, home access devices, smart home devices, OTT and vehicle-mounted modules. The company also introduced the start of the Hilink era - its strategy to offer fully integrated mobile internet solutions to consumers all around the world – as part of its commitment to bringing the latest technology to consumers and creating extraordinary connected experiences for people everywhere.

“2014 saw our greatest achievements to date. Our strategy of focusing on premium mid- to high-end products has borne fruit, with year-on-year smartphone sales increasing by 30% to over US$11.8 billion. Flagship smartphones Huawei P7 and Huawei Mate7 have proven popular with consumers the world over. Meanwhile, the global influence of our brand has continued to grow with Huawei becoming the first mainland Chinese company to successfully enter Interbrand’s Top 100 Global Brands of 2014 list,” said Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG.

“Looking ahead, we are committed to further consolidating and strengthening our smartphone business, and will continue to bring people an integrated, intelligent experience. Leveraging Huawei’s strong capabilities and advantages in mobile broadband connectivity, we will continue to focus on exploring opportunities in car networking and Internet of Things and strive to create better overall smart experiences (such as driving plans, driving preferences, safety analysis, etc.) through the integration of big data and cloud services,” concluded Mr. Yu.

Huawei’s Flagship Handsets Lead The Way

Reflecting the success of Huawei’s mid- to high-end flagship phone strategy, the company’s smartphones have been well-received by consumers all over the world, leading to a surge in shipments throughout the year. As a result, Huawei’s brand awareness rose from 52% in 2013 to 65% in 2014, and brand recommendation value reached 43% according to IPSOS.

Both Huawei and Honor flagship products were showcased at CES 2105. These included Huawei P7 (the Sapphire, Arsenal, and standard editions), Huawei Mate7 (both the premium and standard editions), as well as Huawei Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus.

Following the success of Huawei P6, the Huawei P7 smartphone achieved shipments of 4 million units only six months after it was launched at a standalone event in Paris in May 2014. The Huawei Mate7 meanwhile was well received worldwide since its launch in September last year. Further consolidating Huawei’s position as a leading vendor in the high-end smartphone market, the premium G7 (also launched at IFA) shipped more than one million units within two months of its launch.

Huawei Consumer BG Unveils “Hilink” Era

In addition to its flagship smartphones, the exhibition included Huawei’s vision of the Hilink era, its strategy to offer fully integrated mobile internet solutions to consumers all around the world. Huawei products designed to address the diverse technology needs of consumers in the age of global mobile internet. The platform of home-based networked smart products comprising media and storage and air quality monitor, smart sockets, infrared remote controlled light, and a smart electric fan, among many others, aims to bring easy connection to people everywhere anytime. Huawei MediaPad T1 and X1, wearable device TalkBand B1, mobile access device E5 PRO, home access devices PT500 and WS331C, OTT Huawei M330 and vehicle-mounted module ME909Tu-565 were also on show to demonstrate Huawei’s integrated “Hilink” solution.

Monday, January 5, 2015

EMUI "Magazine Unlock" feature receives 2014 Golden Pin Design Award

The Golden Pin Design Award is one of the top design awards in the global Chinese user market. 
Each year, internationally renowned designers are invited to be on the jury. The competition is split into three stages - the preliminary stage, the secondary stage and the final. It firmly adheres to the principles of fairness and impartiality and enjoys a high degree of credibility. Around 100 products are selected each year and awarded the "Golden Pin Design Mark" in recognition of their quality. Of these 100 products, 15-20 are awarded an Annual Best Design Award with an honorary trophy. The organizers also help the award-winning products to gain media exposure and host global product exhibitions to assist with the expansion of overseas markets.

A total of 1901 products from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and Malaysia have entered the 2014 Golden Pin Design Award. Following a tight schedule of preliminary and secondary rounds lasting more than a month, the jury selected 416 products to enter the final.
Huawei's "Magazine Unlock" in the Product Design category has been successfully shortlisted - in addition to being awarded the Golden Pin Design Mark for its quality, it will also compete for the "Annual Best Design Award" in the final.

Huawei's competition entry "Magazine Unlock" is shown below:

Numerous influential designers from across the world have been invited to be on the jury, including the famous MUJI Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa, president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) Brandon Gien, the Hong Kong graphic designer Tommy Li, who has received nearly 580 awards, and professor Cai Jun from the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University. A total of nine judges from China and abroad will select 20 products out of 416 finalists to be awarded the "Annual Best Design Award". 
The list of winners will be released at the prize-giving ceremony on 11th December - all eyes are fixed on who will win the big prize.

According to Lin Pan Song, organizer of this year's jury for the Golden Pin Design Award, this is the first year that the competition is open to all Chinese markets - a record of 1901 products registered for the event, but a smaller proportion of products made it into the final compared to previous years, meaning that this year's jury has set higher standards. The judges have also assessed the products based on the needs and habits of Chinese users.

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