Huawei Ships 200 Million Smartphone Units For 2019 In Record Time

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Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today announced that it has shipped 200 million smartphones to date in 2019, 64 days earlier than the same shipment milestone last year. Huawei’s relentless focus on cutting-edge technology and innovative ID design, with its complete commitment to consumers worldwide, has reinforced their trust and commitment as more consumers continue to support Huawei.

 

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Honor Empowers the Visually Impaired with Launch of New AI-Powered App – ‘PocketVision’

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Global smartphone brand HONOR has announced the launch of PocketVision, an AI powered app that makes it easier for the visually impaired and people with low vision to read. According to the World Health Organisation, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form visual impairment. PocketVision uses the power of HONOR’s AI (artificial intelligence) and superior quad camera technology in the HONOR 20 PRO to deliver a portable, affordable alternative to other magnifiers and typoscopes currently on the market, creating an enhanced reading experience for people all around the world.

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Benro launches new 3XS Lite Smartphone Gimbal Stabiliser for Next-Level Smartphone Videography

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Today, Benro announced the new 3XS Lite Smartphone Gimbal Stabiliser. Small and light enough to fit in a jacket pocket or handbag, the 3XS Lite puts a host of unique features at your finger tips. It features portrait to landscape shift at the touch of a button and can support an additional external battery (both unexpected in a gimbal of its size). It will be an exciting and powerful tool for filmmakers, bloggers and vloggers wanting to capture smooth video footage, and needing to be ready-to-shoot at a moment’s notice.

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Huawei Announcement Regarding Google’s Blacklisting

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I am looking forward to attending the global launch of the brand new HONOR 20 Series at Battersea Evolution, London, SW8 tomorrow afternoon. HONOR are Huawei’s sub-brand and I was saddened this morning to read, in conjunction with my press invitation, a notice from Google cutting Huawei’s access to key Android apps and services following the United States’ move to blacklist the tech company. Essentially, Google has ceased to provide software and support to Huawei as part of President Trump’s blacklisting of the company and affiliates.

So, what does this mean if you own, at the least, one of the 59 million Huawei or Honor smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2019? Well, you will still be able to use your smartphone, it means that Huawei has to supply its own updates from SOSP to the version of Android running on its phones, rather than Google’s updates. It does this anyway, for its own domestic market in China. But it does mean that any new additions Google make to Android via their Google Play Services framework, will no longer be available to Huawei for its western phones.

Huawei apparently were not taken by surprise by this announcement and are said to have had a Plan B in place for a while, which includes working on its own operating system, they already have this in place in their smartwatches.

But this is an extremely bad day for Huawei, not only for their smartphones but also to their computer business…watch this space for further updates…

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Instagram Mobile Photographers To Follow Now @andrewphamish

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This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer.com, one where we will handpick highly talented mobile photographers and artists from Instagram and bring them to your attention.
Today, we are featuring @andrewphamish – Andrew Pham an incredibly talented and creative mobilearchitectural photographer. To view more of his work, please go here.
To follow this new series, please go here.

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Welcome To TheAppWhisperer Merchandise Store and Competition

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Over the past ten years many people have asked us for the facility to purchase merchandise branded with TheAppWhisperer logo. We are very close to our supporters and we wanted to ensure we could deliver what they wanted before we launched, today we have!

We’re delighted today to open our new TheAppWhisperer merchandise store. Our store caters for all, women, men, children, babies and dogs! Each item is branded with TheAppWhisperer logo, either in rectangle or square formats. We ship throughout the world!

To celebrate the launch of our brand new store, we are offering 15% off of everything! This discount is available until 20 May 2019, so take a look and see if anything interests you, if you have any specific requests, please just drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do.

As well as the discount that we are offering for this launch, we are also launching a competition (there will be prizes), we want to see you, your children, your grandchildren, your dog, your friends, your neighbours, anyone wearing, drinking from or enjoying our merchandise around the world. Send you images to our hashtag on Instagram to #TheAppWhispererMerch – the winner will receive a fabulous prize.

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase you can return it within 30 days for a full refund. The shop accepts all payment options and all delivery methods are catered for. Each purchase, goes towards supporting and liberating TheAppWhisperer, we are a not for profit and each donation/purchase helps us to help all mobile photographers and artists throughout the world.

To visit our shop, please go here

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Lightroom CC for your Smart iPhone

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Hi, everyone! I’m back with another How I Did It!™ video tutorial, this one on using Lightroom CC for capturing and processing RAW files.

Capturing and processing RAW files has long been the standard among traditional photographers due to the increased quality that can be attained from RAW files. Now, the power of RAW shooting and processing and the resulting quality is available on mobile devices. In the video, I share tips about shooting RAW and processing RAW files in Lightroom CC on the iPhone. (Lightroom CC also runs on Android phones.)

Thanks for watching and thank you for your support of past videos. If you have particular topics you’d like me to cover in the future, I invite you to share your suggestions by emailing me at RadDrew@raddrewphotography.com!

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Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – Seeing Through The Eyes Of Bob Weil

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We are delighted to bring to you the seventh of this year’s series of interviews and the nineteenth of this fascinating series, within our Portrait of an Artist column entitled “Seeing through the eyes”. This is a section that has been created by our wonderful Portrait of an Artist Editor, Ile Mont. Mont has been inspired by the life and works of Carolyn Hall Young, as so many of us have. Young was the main contributor to our Portrait of an Artist Flickr pool and filled it with portraits of so many wonderful people, not only of herself. It is for this reason that Mont wanted to create this section, to enable us to view the artists style through their own eyes. At the end of each interview, Mont will keep Young’s tradition alive, with a portrait of herself, seen through the eyes of the artist. In this case, you will see that at the end of this interview there are portraits of Mont, seen through the eyes of Bob Weil, what a gift!

Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group or use this hashtag on Instagram #tawportraitofanartist, this way, Mont will search through these artists first to interview. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images in this interview ©Bob Weil, with the final image a collaboration ©Ile Mont/Bob Weil

(To view our other published interviews in this series, please go here).

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HONOR Launches 8A: A Superior Best Value Smartphone

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HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, today launched the HONOR 8A, an affordable smartphone that boasts a 6.09-inch Dewdrop FullView Display, 87 per cent screen-to-body ratio and offers finger gesture command features, which can be used with a one-handed grip. The sleek smartphone is also equipped with SmartPA, which amplifies sound significantly to deliver premium audio performance. The HONOR 8A is available at a fantastic price point of £139.99.

The key features of the HONOR 8A include:

·         6.09-inch HD+ Dewdrop FullView Display

·         SmartPA speakers combined with a dual-suspension structure

·         Long lasting 3,020 mAh battery

·         Triple card slots (i.e. Dual SIM slots and Micro-SD slot)

·         13MP main camera with flagship level f/1.8 wide aperture; complemented by an 8MP front-facing camera

·         MT6765 high-frequency 8-core processor

·         Built-in wireless FM Radio

·         Phone unlock using facial recognition

·         EMUI 9.0

“We’re thrilled to launch the HONOR 8A, our latest best-value smartphone. With the HONOR 8A, we are offering a smartphone built with the highest quality technology, but at an affordable price point. The device is a perfect mixture of style and substance, as it brings both impeccable design and fantastic audio quality. We are beyond excited for our fans to get hold of the HONOR 8A,” said Michael Pan, President of HONOR Western Europe.

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Samsung Electronics Anounces High Resolution Sensors for SmartPhone Cameras

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Samsung Electronics has launched two new high-resolution image sensors that are destined for multi-camera arrays in smartphones.

The two “Isocell” sensors – a 48-megapixel and a 32-megapixel unit both feature small size 0.8 micron pixels and are crucially compact to fit the slim bodies demanded of smartphone makers.

Called GM1 and GD1 respectively, the two new sensors feature Samsung’s Isocell Plus technology which adopts an innovative pixel structure that improves both light sensitivity and color fidelity, and what Samsung are calling Tetracell technology where the output from four pixels is combined into one (oversampled) for reduced noise.

The sensors also support the gyro-based electronic image stabilization (EIS) tech used in video capture.

It’s believed that the new sensors which start mass production in November will feature in the Samsung Galaxy S10 device, slated for release next year.

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