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A Huawei logo is seen above the company's exhibition pavilion during the CommunicAsia information and communications technology trade show in Singapore June 19, 2012. Reuters/Tim Chong

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has announced plans of investing US$1 billion over the next five years to support and sustain the efforts of information and communication technology developers.

"The aim is to help developers create innovative services and rapidly respond to customers' business needs," Huawei executive director and president of products and solutions Ryan Ding said in a statement, as reported by Reuters.

Industry experts are hopeful that a significant proportion of the investment will seep into Huawei's smartphone lines, bringing the benefits of innovative services to potential users.

According to a report in Phone Arena, Huawei is the first company to incorporate the innovative Force Touch pressure sensitive technology into its Mate S. However, the device is yet to hit the market.

Starting Oct. 19, Huawei is hosting its first Developers Congress in Shenzhen. More than 2000 developers have been invited to the two day event to participate and share their vision. The Developers Congress will host in-depth discussions on the developer ecosystem, Huawei's capabilities in cloud and pipe devices through over 100 sessions as well as interactive hands-on demonstrations. The developer’s community will also conduct workshops following Huawei's strategy for Enterprise Cloud, the Internet of Things and Telco Capability Cloud.

In the meantime Huawei has announced the list of devices that are going to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on its Weibo page. The company revealed that Honor 7, Honor 7i, Honor 6 Plus, Honor 6, MediaPad X2, Honor 4X, and Honor 4C in the Honor series; and Ascend P8, Ascend P8max, Mate S, Mate 7, Ascend G7, Ascend G7 Plus and Ascend G8 will be upgraded to the latest version of the operating system.

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