Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall

Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall

It has often been reported that Huawei is developing its own operating system as an alternative to Android should its license for Google’s operating system ever be revoked. Due to the recent trade restrictions imposed by the United States on China, Google did suspend Huawei’s Android support and so there’s more talk now of the company’s Android alternative.

A new report suggests that Huawei will be in a position to launch it as early as the fall this year. Huawei hasn’t confirmed on its own when it’s planning to launch its own operating system for smartphones. The CEO of Huawei’s consumer business Richard Yu has reportedly revealed in a private WeChat group that the company will be able to launch its Android alternative by the fall this year.

Shipments Of Plastic Waste To China Fall Sharply

Shipments of plastic waste to China fall sharply

The world's two top exporters of plastic waste, the United States and Japan, are struggling with the problem of its disposal after China stopped accepting the material.

A US recycling industry group says the United States has been the top exporter of plastic waste over the past decade, and 30 to 40 percent of this type of garbage was shipped to China.

Subaru Profits Fall By Half Last Year Among Recall Maladies

Subaru profits fall by half last year among recall maladies

Subaru took a financial beating last year, according to its freshly released earnings report. During the full fiscal year, which ended March 31, the carmaker's operating profits effectively halved. Net income dropped 33% to 147.81 billion yen, or $1.33 billion, and revenue fell 2.2% to 3.16 trillion yen ($28.5 billion).

Subaru states that its operating income declined by 48.5% to 195.5 billion yen, or to about $1.78 billion. According to Subaru, this was not only due to a decrease in sales, but also due to recall campaigns. Total production decreased nearly 6% to 989,000 units, and production stoppages at the Gunma plant were partially to blame for that — but Impreza, XV and Levorg sales also sank. The redesigned Forester did start out well in the summer, but sales in the first half of 2018 were more modest with the outgoing generation still in the showrooms.

Smaller Nintendo Switch Expected To Arrive This Fall

Smaller Nintendo Switch Expected To Arrive This Fall

The reports about a smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch continue to come in. A new one suggests that the company is going to release this iteration of its popular Switch console by the fall this year. Nintendo is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the Switch as well.

Japan’s Nikkei reports that the smaller Nintendo Switch will primarily focus on enabling better portable play for owners. However, it won’t lose the ability to be docked to a TV like the original Nintendo Switch.

Toyota U.s. Auto Sales Fall 6.6 Percent In January

Toyota U.S. auto sales fall 6.6 percent in January

Toyota Motor Corp on Friday reported a 6.6 percent fall in U.S. vehicle sales for January, hurt by lower demand for its Camry and Prius cars.

The No.3 automaker in the United States by sales said it sold 156,021 vehicles in January, down from 167,056 vehicles a year earlier. Camry sales fell 3.4 percent, while Prius sales slumped 57 percent, the company said.

Morning Musume.'18's Iikubo Haruna To Graduate After Fall Tour

Morning Musume.'18's Iikubo Haruna to graduate after fall tour

It's been announced that Iikubo Haruna will graduate from Morning Musume.'18 and Hello! Project after the group's upcoming fall tour 'Morning Musume.'18 Concert Tour Fall ~READY, SET, GO!~.' 

Iikubo explained that she thought about her future as the group celebrates 20 years since formation, "What do I want to challenge myself to the most right know? When I thought about it, there were many things I wanted to challenge," "This year, I will be 24. In order to achieve my challenges, I wanted to go solo at this timing and challenge myself to various things." She plans to continue to activities in showbiz after graduating. 

Android 9 Pie Go Edition Release Confirmed For This Fall

Android 9 Pie Go Edition Release Confirmed For This Fall

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Google introduced the Android Go initiative with Android 8.0 Oreo last year. It’s a watered down version of Oreo that’s aimed at devices with 1GB of RAM or less. With Google rolling out a major update for its platform earlier this month, it has now confirmed when Android 9 Pie Go edition will be released. Yes, it will release a Go version of Android 9 Pie as well.

Tsubaki Factory To Hold A Fall Tour

Tsubaki Factory to hold a fall tour

Tsubaki Factory will hold a nationwide tour (currently untitled) from September to December. 

The tour is set to begin on September 16 at Kanazawa EIGHT HALL with the finale on December 1 at Okayama CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM. There will be a daytime and nighttime show for all dates. In addition, all shows will come with a handshake event, and all venues will set up an area specifically for women. 

Morning Musume.'18 Announce Fall Tour

Morning Musume.'18 announce fall tour

Morning Musume.'18 have announced that they will hold a nationwide tour this fall. 

The tour will kick off on September 22 and 23 at Harmony Hall Zama in Kanagawa and will wrap up on December 9 at Fujishi Bunka Kaikan in Shizuoka. You can take a look at the tour schedule below. 

Arena Of Valor Will Launch On The Nintendo Switch This Fall

Arena Of Valor Will Launch On The Nintendo Switch This Fall

While battle royale style games are currently the trend, it's impossible to ignore the fact that MOBA games are still just as popular, if not more so. We're talking about games like League of Legends, DotA 2, Mobile Legends, and more. The good news for Nintendo Switch gamers who want to play a MOBA on their consoles, Arena of Valor will be the title to look forward to.

The game has been announced for the Switch and is currently scheduled for a release this fall. The game is currently in closed beta on the console and so far initial reviews have been pretty positive. In case you're not familiar with Arena of Valor, this is a MOBA that is popular in markets such as China.