AccuWeather Global Weather Center – January 6, 2016 – AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that it will provide long-time partner honor, the leading Chinese smartphone e-brand under Huawei, with detailed weather information for its newest honor 5X device. AccuWeather provides comprehensive local weather information and updates which power the home screen weather widget on honor smart devices and will now expand availability, providing weather information with Superior Accuracy™ for the honor 5X handset through this new integration.
The honor 5X is the latest innovation in leading mobile devices for the global market. The device boasts a sleek, metal design and a large 5.5-inch 1080p screen, a 13-megapixel camera with 16GB of expandable flash storage, a Snapdragon 616 processor, and a rear fingerprint sensor. Included on the honor handset will be the AccuWeather widget which will provide current local conditions and 5-day forecast globally. AccuWeather’s content is readily available when users engage with the home screen widget, personalizing the weather so people can make more informed decisions throughout their day.
“AccuWeather is pleased to be a part of honor’s expansion into the American market,” said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. “As the world’s largest weather company and digital media leader, with an established presence in China, partnering with honor for the launch of the honor 5X expands our strong relationship to bring users the most innovative, most accurate forecasts available worldwide.”
AccuWeather started the partnership with Huawei in 2009, resulting in AccuWeather being offered on a wide variety of Huawei and honor products. Users of those devices receive accurate and localized forecasts for locations worldwide with current conditions, hour-by-hour forecasts, and more.
In 2015, AccuWeather formed a historic joint venture with the China Meteorological Administration for the distribution of enhanced weather information in China. The partnership expands AccuWeather's forecast locations and offers people throughout China enhanced weather forecasts of many kinds never before available in China.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather’s CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
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honor is a leading mobile device e-brand under Huawei. In line with its slogan, “honor for the brave”, the brand was created to meet the needs of digital natives through internet-optimized products that offer superior user experiences, inspire action, foster creativity and empower the young to achieve their dreams. In doing this, honor has set itself apart by showcasing its own bravery to do things differently and to take the steps needed to usher in the latest technologies and innovations for its customers.
For more information contact:
Justin Roberti / 814.235.8756 / Roberti@AccuWeather.com
Katie Seifert / 973.588.2235 / KSeifert@CoynePR.com
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