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Download The Official Stock Wallpapers for The Honor Note 10

Yesterday, Hauwei’s sub-brand Honor released the new Honor Note 10.  The 6.95″ phone is packed with performance and while it is only available in China currently, it is expected that a global variant of the phone will be available later this year or early next.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t get the wallpapers from the new phone today.

The Honor Note 10 has ten stock wallpapers that come on the phone and as these things tend to go, it didn’t take long for them to leak online.  I’ve got all of them now and I’ve linked to them after the break so those who aren’t interested don’t have to wade through them.

Android Oreo Beta Program Opens for the Honor 7X

Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has announced on Twitter that a beta program has opened up for Honor 7X owners to test the company’s Android Oreo build.  The new build is EMUI 8, Huawei’s variant of Oreo.

In order to apply to the beta program, you have to fill out this Google Form with your information.

Honor View 10 Coming to The United States Later This Year

At CES 2018, Huawei has announced that the Honor View 10 will be making its way to the United States in 2018.  The View 10 is currently Honor’s flagship device and will available in Europe and Asia starting today.  While a timeline wasn’t given on when the phone will hit the US, it appears to be in reasonably short order based on rumors.

For those that may not know the specs of the Honor View 10, they are pretty impressive.  The phone sports a 5.99″ IPS FHD display with a 18:9 ratio.  It is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, has up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.  It has dual rear cameras of 16MP and 20MP while the selfie camera is a 13MP shooter.  All of this is powered by a 3750mAh battery.

Honor 6X Now Available at Target Stores & Online

Honor, the junior brand of Huawei, have teamed up with Target to start selling the Honor 6X.  The 6X has been in the United States since January but was only really available from Honor directly or through their Amazon store front.  With the phone now becoming available in over 400 Target locations, both companies are expected the $249 phone to sell.

I reviewed the Honor 6X back in March and it is a solid performer at an excellent price point.  That $249 price gets you the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage configuration of the phone, with that storage expandable thanks to the MicroSD card slot.  Through Target stores, you can get the phone in Silver, Gold and Gray (the Gray is only available in stores, not online).

Review – Honor 6X – Solid Performer at a Great Price

When it comes to mid-market Android phones, there are a huge number of options at under $300.  Most of those devices have compromises of some sort to keep that price point, some of which are painful to overlook.  That’s not so much the case with the Honor 6X.  The follow up to last year’s 5X, the Honor 6X brings a lot of power and features in its 5.5″ frame and has the features that you would expect for this price point.  But it is not perfect and does have some blemishes, most of which will be addressed when this phone sees its impending Android Nougat update.  With that update, there is no reason to overlook the 6X if you are wanting a good sized, mid-range phone.

I’ve been spending the last few weeks with the Honor 6X and without giving away the plot, I don’t have a problem recommending it.  It performs well, has a good camera and plenty of battery power to get you through the day.  Here is my review and thoughts on the latest phone from Honor.

Honor Accepting Android Nougat Beta Applications for the Honor 6X

It appears that Honor, Huawei’s junior brand, has begun accepting applications to the EMUI 5.0 (i.e. Android Nougat) beta program for the new Honor 6X.  When the 6X was released in January, one of the big disappointments was that it shipped with Marshmallow months after the release of Nougat.  At the time, Honor indicated that Nougat would be coming for the budget friendly device in the first quarter of 2017.  Now, at least, the beta program for it has started.

In a Tweet yesterday, Honor’s USA team posted that those who have an Honor 6X should email their IMEI number (both if you have the dual-SIM variant) to huaweifut@huawei.com.  And… that’s it.  No indication in the post was given on when the beta would kick off, how long it would last, how many applications are being accepted, etc.

Huawei Commits to 2 Years of Support on Honor Devices

If you are considering a Huawei Honor device as your next Android phone, there is some good news for you today.  Taylor Wimberly, the eCommerce Customer Acquisition Manager for the company here in the US, posted on his Google+ account some exciting news around support for Honor devices.  In essence, if you buy one, you are going to be supported with software updates – minor and major – for up to 24 months.

From this year we are making a commitment to provide customers with access to new features (at least once every three months during the first 12 months) for up to 24 months following each product launch.

This is great news as one of the biggest problems in Androidville is device updates from manufactures.  Huawei is giving it a good effort and that should make you more confident in buying their devices.

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