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Huawei to produce its own Android UI to take on the likes of HTC Sense, will intro an LTE device in the US in June

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Huawei to produce its own Android UI to take on the likes of HTC Sense, will intro an LTE device in the US in June
Huawei's VP of Product Marketing for the US James Jiang said in an interview at CTIA that the company will be providing its own Android UI version. The move is meant to underscore the ease of use that Huawei's devices bring to the table.

The interface could feature integrated contacts menu that links to social networks, and one-touch access to the most commonly used functions - both of those not exactly sight unseen, considering the likes of HTC Sense, TouchWiz and so on. There is no timeline for the new Huawei UI, so the competition can now breathe easier.

He also mentioned a Huawei CDMA/LTE device will be announced for a US carrier next month, but spared us the details. Huawei is also pitching its flagships like the quad-core Ascend D and the Ascend P1 S to US carriers, hoping they'll bite, and at the same time working on a global brand-awareness marketing campaign for its new devices.

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posted on 09 May 2012, 09:18 5

1. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Huawei is coming up in the world. We need more mid-to-high-end devices here in the US (hopefully at competitive prices). I'm all for another custom Android UI after I fell in love with the Kindle Fire's UI.

posted on 10 May 2012, 01:39

18. FlyMrTee (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Yea you're right they really are its another HTC story in the making

posted on 09 May 2012, 09:19 8

2. TechnoProdigy (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 May 2012)


I would really like to see these guys do good in America we need more competition

posted on 09 May 2012, 09:38 3

3. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Please pick up the Ascend D Quad Core model :)

posted on 09 May 2012, 09:42 3

4. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


I have a feeling that the other manufacturers are not worried about Huawei!

posted on 09 May 2012, 10:03 4

5. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Who sells Huawei aside from T-Mobile? The D Quad should be coming to TMO if you ask me.

posted on 09 May 2012, 10:12 3

6. BuckeyeCadet86 (Posts: 68; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


But the article clearly says CDMA/LTE so T-Mobile is out, its either Sprint or Verizon. I would assume Sprint as another launch device. I guess it could be MetroPCS or Cellular One I suppose.

Also Verizon and Sprint sell Huawei and ZTE (not smartphones) but under their own brand name.

posted on 09 May 2012, 10:46 1

7. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Thanks for the answer at the bottom there but your top part doesn't make sense. There is no connection between "a Huawei CDMA/LTE device will be announced for a US carrier next month" and "Huawei is also pitching its flagships like the quad-core Ascend D and the Ascend P1 S to US carriers".

So T-Mobile is not out of anything.

posted on 09 May 2012, 16:38 2

11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


They are pitching to all carriers. Huawei is like HTC was a few years ago, they are making a lot of carrier branded equipment to get known.

This saddens me. I was really hoping Huawei would stand out of the crowd by being the high powered stock android choice with promised super fast updates.

posted on 09 May 2012, 17:05 2

13. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I agree with you completely. Maybe they will still decide to go back to stock android though. I will not give up hope in them yet.

posted on 09 May 2012, 16:47

12. Baseballer (Posts: 131; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I think He's referring to the unknown flagship phone mentioned.

posted on 09 May 2012, 21:58

16. networkdood (Posts: 6260; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


AT&T has a HUAWEI Android phone - AT&T Fusion, I believe...prepaid

posted on 09 May 2012, 10:53

8. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Lol more fragmentation and slow updates and fc from a bloated android ecosystem

posted on 09 May 2012, 17:16 1

14. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


No matter what you will say against android, you can't stop people from buying it. You should be worried now coz once Huawei high end phones come to US, your iphone market share will continue to diminish. Huawei has a lot offer, its specs can compete with iphone. Don't forget also no os is perfect including your ios.

posted on 09 May 2012, 11:58 1

9. bhagi108 (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Gosh! ... waiting for the Ascend D Quad XL foreverrrrr

Hoping it will launch next month since I am really holding back from jumping for the SGS III

posted on 09 May 2012, 16:16 1

10. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Ugh, we were so close to having the best hardware with pure Google for more than once a year. Still has some smexy phones

posted on 09 May 2012, 17:24 1

15. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


As long as that sexy ascend d quad comes to sprint, ill be happy

posted on 09 May 2012, 21:59 1

17. networkdood (Posts: 6260; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Another manufacturer is always welcomed in the Android market as it will spur the others to improve....or get out.

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