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 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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18 Comments

1. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

18. FlyMrTee

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

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

2. TechnoProdigy

Posts: 5; Member since: May 08, 2012

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

3. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Please pick up the Ascend D Quad Core model :)

4. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

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

5. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

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

6. BuckeyeCadet86

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

7. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 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.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

13. kingpet13

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

12. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

8. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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

14. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

9. bhagi108

Posts: 21; Member since: May 09, 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

10. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 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

15. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

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

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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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