We already have enough of the iPhone 8 rumours and speculations, but that hasn’t stopped new reports from claiming that LG will be the exclusive battery supplier of the L-shaped batteries of next iPhone, dubbed ‘iPhone 9’. According to the report, Apple and LG have reached an agreement, making LG the sole vendor of the iPhone 9’s battery.
Apple is usually known to hire multiple providers for sourcing parts but apparently, LG’s huge investment in dedicated battery manufacturing facilities was a major reason why Apple sided with them. One of the other reasons could be the recent backing out of providers from the agreement causing an expected further delay in [...]
According to a new report, a supply chain source familiar with iPhone designs has claimed that Apple has ordered 70 Million displays for the next iPhone, with the extent of the order reaching 95 Million if the demand exceeds expectations of the company.
Despite tie-ups with LG in the past, Apple has chosen Samsung as the sole provider of the OLED screens which will most likely be Super AMOLED. Samsung may invest as much as 8 Billion dollars in the next few months to ramp up production of the the OLED displays, to fulfil the order from Apple in time. Increasing the capacity means, that Samsung will also be able to supply to other manufacturers who were at present unable to [...]
In a long conversation with Micromax CEO Rahul Sharma, we found out a lot about why the company went silent for a long time. A conversation that was long overdue and why the company needed to rework their backend to comeback to the market.
Micromax still is one of the largest smartphone vendors in the country, while their premium and flagships did not do so well in 2016, the company sold a large number of entry level smartphones and feature phones. However, once a big advertising giant, Micromax seems to be losing pace to Chinese competition like Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo who target the market by bombarding it with budget phones.
Rahul Sharma, was keen to let us know a few [...]
Chinese electronics and digital content major Leeco (Formerly LeTV) is now only a year and few months after its mega launch in India in serious financial problems. The brand which propelled ahead launching product after product and spending large sums of money for marketing and rebranding has a serious cash crunch.
Co-founder Jia Yueting told employees through a letter
We blindly sped ahead, and our cash demand ballooned. We got over-extended in our global strategy. At the same time, our capital and resources were in fact limited.
Reuters claims that LeEco is setup to sell the [...]
Indian celebrity and “Being Human” clothing brand owner, Salman Khan, has registered a new brand under the name of “Being Smart” towards an inevitable launch of Smart Phones for the entry – mid ranger market.
The phones are being made to compete against Chinese smartphone makers, with the likes of Xiaomi and Oppo. Salman has approached several investors for his venture and is building an operational management team that may be headed by an executive with leadership experience in Samsung and Micromax. One person with this exact background is Mr. Vineet Taneja, who had left Samsung Mobile India, to join Micromax informatics where he headed the [...]
Netflix has confirmed that it will partner with Airtel, Vodafone and Videocon in India, in order to strengthen its market presence in the country.
Netflix was launched in India, along with 129 other markets in Asia, in January, 2016. However, the US-based digital streaming company has faced stiff competition from the likes of Amazon Prime and HotStar. In order to get the rivalry out of the way, Netflix has decided to vigorously invest in the local content in India.
During a press conference in New Delhi, Netflix Co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings told reporters,
India is one of the most important and we are delighted to be teaming up with three of India’s [...]
While Nokia has had a bittersweet run in the past few years, Nokia Networks is still in the game. Nokia Networks is collaborating with two of the major network operators in India, (and many major Networks globally), state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Airtel, to prepare India for the 5th generation (5G) network technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G is the successor of the 4th generation (4G) network technology which was released in USA back in 2011. Though 4G was announced in India in 2012 it was rolled out properly in 2016.
Nokia Networks intend to utilize 5G first, which is an end-to-end 5G solution by Nokia, for the purpose. This includes the [...]
India had come to a standstill (almost) when Ola and Uber drivers called for a strike in February and the cab service was a nightmare. However, after failing to garner attention from their respective employers, Ola and Uber drivers have now decided to introduce their own app. Reports suggest that nearly 8000 cab drivers are in favour of the idea.
The President of Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Drivers And Owners Association, Tanveer Pasha, said in a statement:
We were to start discussing the logistics of the app with JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy during the protest at Freedom Park but he could not come due to health concerns. Nevertheless, he has promised his [...]
Facebook, Apple and Google, have come together to join hands – and it is not for a professional collaboration, the tech companies have spoken out in protest to Donald Trump’s ruling on transgender teens.
A directive that was rolled out in May 2016, by then President Barack Obama gave transgender teenagers federal guidance allowing them to avail education at public schools that are in line with their gender identity. Current President Donald Trump, has decided to withdraw the protections that were laid out for the transgender students.
In an effort to roll back the progress the [...]
Focus on Digitization and big reforms towards building infrastructure as well as bridging the rural gap – these are some of the key elements of the Union Budget 2017, tabled in the Parliament. The Finance Minister said that their agenda is to ‘transform, energise and clean India, that is ‘Tech India’. Here’s a complete lowdown on this year’s budget and what it means for Digital India.Increase in Duty of Printed Circuit Boards
Mobile phones are expected to get costlier as the addition of Special Additional Duty of 2% will be enacted on PCBs or printed circuit boards which account for approximately 50% of manufacturing costs of phones. This [...]
Apple inc. will start manufacturing iPhones in Bangalore (Bengaluru) starting April of 2017 to expedite their promise of Make in India and to ensure their ability to open self owned and maintained stores in India. Apple earlier had planned to open their own flagship stores in several cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, but due to the government compliance of requiring manufacturing in India, the process was delayed. Tim Cook’s recent visit to India was a positive sign on the efforts of the Cupertino based tech giant, to fully initiate and integrate it’s services in the Indian market.
The manufacture of iPhones will considerably bring down costs of [...]
Nokia may not be officially back, but, it has made sure you take notice, as the company files a suit over several patent infringements against Apple inc. over technologies that Apple’s been using in heir devices.
The suit was filed in Regional Courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich in Germany and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Through our sustained investment in research and development, Nokia has created or contributed to many of the fundamental technologies used in today’s mobile devices, including Apple products,” said Ilkka Rahnasto, Nokia’s head of Patent Business
The suit covers 32 patents for a range of [...]