Chinese technology manufacturer Huawei has launched a range of smartphones, smart watches and tablets that run its new HarmonyOS 2 operating system. The move emphasises the company’s transition away from Google’s Android OS.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic caused global smartphone production to drop 11% year-on-year in 2020, reaching 1.25 billion units, according to figures from market research company TrendForce.
No new equipment to be installed after September 2021
The UK government has published more details of its plans to force the removal of Huawei equipment from any 5G networks operating in the country. This decision was originally announced in January.
Samsung still ahead
Xiaomi was one of the world's top three smartphone producers in the third quarter of this year; the first time it's ever reached that position. The figures come from technology analyst company Canalys, which puts Huawei in second place and Samsung in the lead.
Figures from tech analysts Canalys show new leader for Q2 2020
Chinese manufacturer Huawei shipped more smartphones in the second quarter of this year than any other company, marking the first time it's ever overtaken Samsung.