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Huawei P40 Pro

  • Huawei P40 Pro rumors: Release date, specs, 5G support, colors and 10x optical zoom

    Huawei isn't letting the last-minute cancellation of Mobile World Congress stand in the way of its 2020 launch plans. Amid the extraordinary circumstances stemming from the novel coronavirus now dubbed COVID-19, Chinese telecom giant Huawei is pushing forward with plans for its latest generation of flagship phones, the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro, reportedly to be unveiled in Paris in late March, with an expected release date soon after. Just like its predecessor the P30 series, the upcoming premium phones won't feature Google's suite of services (which includes Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps and so on) nor will it have the full might of Google's Android operating system behind it due to the ongoing trade ban with the US. Instead, the phones are expected to operate yet again on Android's generic open-source operating system and consumers will have to download apps via Huawei's App Gallery as a substitute for the Google Play Store.

Googler Mentions 'Pixel 5' in Android Open Source Project

  • Googler Mentions 'Pixel 5' in Android Open Source Project

    It has been a mere four months since Google unveiled the Pixel 4, and it's already time to be on the lookout for Pixel 5 leaks. Over in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), a Googler has added a seemingly innocuous comment that confirms what we already expected: Google is working on a Pixel 5.

    The comment doesn't tell us much about the device—it's associated with a low-level optimization feature called UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer (UBSan). It's apparently causing some bootability issues, so developer Elena Petrova is fiddling with it. The comment also notes that the "Pixel 5" is currently running Linux kernel 4.19, whereas the Pixel 4 is on 4.14. Here's the full text.

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