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Global technology giant, Huawei Technologies, at the weekend, unveiled a new operating system (OS), HarmonyOS ostensible to counter the pulling of its Android licence by Google. It said it is microkernel-based, distributed OS designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios.

Huawei unveils Harmony operating system

Global technology giant, Huawei Technologies, at the weekend, unveiled a new operating system (OS), HarmonyOS ostensible to counter the pulling of its Android licence by Google. It said it is microkernel-based, distributed OS designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios.

Police uncover Chinese toxic waste factory, arrest two in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has uncovered a factory where e-waste are assembled and exported to China and Vietnam.

Police arrest two Chinese for operating ‘illegal, toxic’ e-waste factory

Two Chinese men Lin Piehao, 22, and Li Ruoneng, 27, have been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly operating an illegal e-waste factory said to be emitting toxic waste in the community.

Police arraign man for allegedly receiving stolen phones

A 31-year-old man, Sunday Ibe, was on Tuesday, arraigned in Lagos for allegedly receiving N6.8 million worth of stolen phones at Computer Village in Ikeja.
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Microsoft Word for Android installed more than 1 billion times

Microsoft recently hit a particularly notable milestone: its Android edition of Microsoft Word has passed the 1 billion mark for installs, according to the Google Play Store (via Android Police).
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

US to ease Huawei trade restrictions with heavy caveats

The Trump administration has clarified how it plans to ease the restrictions on US companies trading with Huawei. Officials said that the Chinese tech giant would remain on the Entity List, but that licenses to trade with the company would be issued under certain circumstances. Huawei was placed on the Entity List back in May, which means US companies are unable to sell technology to the company without government approval.
Microsoft today announced OneDrive Personal Vault, a new security layer for protecting sensitive and important files. The feature is rolling out “soon” to the web, Android, iOS, and Windows 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

Microsoft announces OneDrive Personal Vault for sensitive files

Microsoft today announced OneDrive Personal Vault, a new security layer for protecting sensitive and important files. The feature is rolling out “soon” to the web, Android, iOS, and Windows 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
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Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet

Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. And Facebook also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that will build a digital wallet for Messenger, WhatsApp, and a standalone app on iOS and Android.
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Huawei delays its first 5G phone Mate X until September

Huawei’s first 5G phone, the $2,600 foldable tablet-phone hybrid Mate X, will miss its originally expected June release date in favor of a revised September release.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Huawei replaces Android OS with ‘Hongmeng’

China’s Huawei is in the process of potentially launching its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) to replace the US Android OS, an executive confirmed after it was reported that the company has applied to trademark the OS in various countries.
Huawei has delayed the launch of its highly anticipated foldable phone, the Mate X, from June to September.

Huawei delays launch of foldable Mate X following Galaxy Fold failure

The Chinese tech giant told CNBC and The Wall Street Journal that it was doing extensive testing to make sure the device was ready for consumers, and that the company was taking a “cautious” approach following the failed launch of Samsung’s own foldable device, the Galaxy Fold.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook suspends pre-installation of WhatsApp, Instagram apps on Huawei phones

Facebook has said it would no longer allow pre-installation of its WhatsApp, Instagram and other apps on new Huawei phones.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

Vladimir Putin slams attempts to ‘push’ Huawei from global markets

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday slammed the US moves against Chinese tech giant Huawei, which has signed a deal to develop a 5G network in Russia.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

Huawei to sell off its undersea cable business

China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration. Now, Huawei is officially bowing out of one line of business, by agreeing to sell off its undersea cable operations, and reportedly shrinking another, by reducing smartphone production orders with supplier Foxconn.
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Huawei has been building a Play Store alternative in plain sight

The momentous news that Google is cutting off its Android relationship with Huawei in response to a US government ban on the Chinese giant wasn’t much of a surprise to Huawei.
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Official: Tizeti unveils voice calling service

An Internet Service Provider, Tizeti, on Tuesday unveiled an unlimited voice service app, “WifiCall.ng”, targeted at both individuals and businesses.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google offers Android users choices to satisfy EU

Google on Thursday said users of its hugely popular Android devices would be offered a choice of five browsers and search engines as part of the company’s effort to meet EU competition concerns.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google announces certifications scholarships for 30,000 Africans

Google on Monday said it was offering scholarships to 30,000 mobile developers as part of its commitment to provide training and bridge the skills gap among 100,000 Africans in five years.

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Pastor blames devil, poor tithes for stealing N1.2 million SUV

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