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Beleaguered mobile biz Huawei’s Consumer Business Group has rolled out its newest flagship devices: the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro. Huawei Mate 40 launch picture Click to enlarge On paper, both phones tout impressive specs. The beating heart of the series is HiSilicon’s Kirin 9000 SoC, which also happens to be Huawei’s first …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Most powerful?

    10% above the top Snapdragon is good, but it is shit compared to Apple when it comes down to it.

    1. _LC_

      Re: Most powerful?

      Oh yeah, Apple - the fastest, the bestest...


      "New Benchmark Shows iPhones Throttle So Hard They Lose Their Edge Over Android"


      "Apple A13 & A12 in iPhone throttle hard, loose edge over Android phones"

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Most powerful?

        "Loose edge"? I'm surprised to hear that about an iPhone, what with all the glue they put in them.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Most powerful?

        Looks like Samsung might be edging ahead by detecting that benchmark and altering behaviour.

  2. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    Eleven hundred quid for a phone?

    Well I guess someone will, but not me.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They should do a top end tablet

    Nice processor, you should make a top end Android tablet with it.

    Look at Apple's big screen iPad Pro vs the Galaxy Tab s7+. The Apple device is clearly made for a business computer, the Tab s7+ is a sort of "media viewer/business/game/phone" mashup.

    Stick a bigger screen on it. These things will sit on tables anyway, so why compromise on screen size.

    Aspect ration on the iPad is far more square than the Tab s7+ giving far more usable square inches for the same screen diagonal size. This is crystal clear when you split two apps vertically, one on top the other in a letterbox aspect ration with tiny letterbox panes.

    Memory limit needs increased, FFS a 512MB limit on app heap size is a joke! Worse, since Android 9 the garbage collect thread seems to run far less often meaning my software hits that limit, then the garbage collect thread starts blocking and everything slows to crawl. It's currently not suitable for heavy app usage, Google keeps pushing it further towards little applets and pushing their ChromeOS wrapper. You have a fork anyway, so why keep humoring their attempt to cripple Android and push Chrome OS?

    Apps forced into panes by default. The layout should be saved with one folder, so I click the folder, the apps in that folder open in the preconfigured layout.

    Never let an app force portrait or landscape! The user of the tablet chooses the orientation not the app. The app is given a fake tall or wide pane to play with based on their requirement! I never want to see a messaging app that forces a giant tablet to be turned into portrait just because it was designed for a tall window. Simply give it a tall window and let the rest of the screen be used by other apps!

    The lifecycle! Will the software still be running is I switch to another app? It's a tablet for business, quit trying to save RAM as if its one of those Android One devices. Android One flopped, the changes made to reduce RAM consumption were a disaster. You don't need to compromise on RAM usage.

    The opportunity is still there, Samsung really blew it with the S7+.

    Make an "Android-means-business" tablet.

  4. Colonel Mad

    App Porting

    Can't you transfer you existing playstore apps over to a new huawei? and if so does it work?

    1. Roland6 Silver badge

      Re: App Porting

      Probably need to sideload Play services etc. first...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: App Porting

        I got Play Store working on my Huawei but it's also easy to use other app stores, many of which contained all the apps I wanted and 1000s more besides.

        On the other hand... more than 1000 quid for a phone!!!! Have you lost your marbles?

      2. Roland6 Silver badge

        Re: App Porting

        In today's news feed:

        Googlefier lets you easily install Google apps on Huawei and Honor devices

        Seems to be a 10 minute process with this XDA Developers app.

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