India being one of the most populated country in world, also has a massive smartphone user base. The research firm, Canalys has shared an India bound sales report that exhibits the sales performance of different smartphone OEMs in the country.
According to a report published by Canalys, Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has once again come out on top as the most selling smartphone maker in India for the Q2 of 2019 (April to June). Noteworthy, the position has been held by Xiaomi since 2017 after it surpassed Samsung that held the postition for an extended period of time.
In terms of sales figures, Xiaomi sold 10.3 million (1.03 crore) smartphones in the Q2 of 2019 [...]
American technology giants Apple and Qualcomm dropped all pending lawsuits against each other and signed a six-year licensing agreement back in the month of April this year. As a repercussion of the decision, chipmaking giant Intel, who was the chief supplier of smartphone modem for the Apple iPhone for the last few years; announced that it is quitting any development on 5G modems. Now, the latest reports reveal that Apple is in advanced talks in buying the dormant 5G modem division from Intel for a hefty sum of US$ 1 Billion.About the deal
As mentioned above, due to the settlement between Apple and Qualcomm, Intel announced that it is quitting the 5G modem business. [...]
Following the initiation of “Make In India” movement several electronic companies setup their assembly plants in India. Wistron, which is contract manufacturer for Apple started assembling iPhones in the country in the year 2016.
Surprisingly, a report states that India made iPhones which are manufactured by Wistron are now being exported to the European markets as well. According to a senior executive at Counterpoint research, Apple is currently exporting the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7. Speaking of numbers, close to 1,00,000 units are exported each month.
The iPhone’s that are being exported to Europe are put together at the Wistron facility which [...]
With the rise in the popularity of cryptocurrencies since the last few years; many major smartphone OEMs have also tried to take advantage of the trend. Taiwanese electronics giant HTC launched its Exodus handset which is based on the blockchain technology for trading and buying cryptocurrencies. Samsung also launched a wallet supporting the currencies with its Galaxy S10 lineup of devices. Now, reports of another major smartphone manufacturer getting into the cryptocurrency market have surfaced online. Latest patent filings by LG reveals it is working on a cryptocurrency wallet for use in its devices. It will be called the ThinQ Wallet and may be introduced soon.LG ThinQ [...]
The introduction of the Reliance Group’s Jio network has brought substantial changes in the Indian telecom industry. It is a common occurrence in businesses to have acquisitions and mergers taking place for mutual benefit between two or more parties. The added edge of two companies working together helps provide an advantage to both parties and increases economical prospects, such as the Airtel and Tata merger.
According to a new report, Tata Teleservices’ Consumer Mobile services have now officially been integrated into Bharti Airtel. The news of the completion of the merger arrived after a joint statement issued by both the companies.
In the month of May, the US Commerce Department designated the Chinese tech titan, Huawei to an entity list. This move revoked all American companies from having any sort of trade relations with the Chinese corporation.
Subsequently, Huawei had to deal with a significant setback as major companies including Google and Microsoft had to withdraw their software support for the former’s hardware offerings. As it seemed things could not get worse, ARM, the British semiconductor and software design company also pulled off the plug. Hence, Huawei could no longer manufacture its Kirin chipsets as they incorporated Cortex architecture which is developed by ARM. [...]
At the Apple WWDC 19 event, which was held in the month of June, the company announced its latest Mac Pro computer which is designed for pro consumers, professionals and movie makers. Before the launch of the current gen computer, all Mac Pro machines completed their final assembly in the USA at the Austin, Texas assembly line.
But with the new Mac Pro, Apple is shifting the last stage of assembly of these high-end computers from the United States to China. Noteworthy, even if the last generation Mac Pro was assembled in its home country, components used in it were manufactured in several countries.
According to reports, this effort could help reduce costs related to [...]
Apple and Huawei have been neck-and-neck in regards to their global smartphone market share. The lead is taken by Samsung while the aforementioned companies go back and forth for the second place. Huawei had almost cemented its lead when the US-China trade wars severely hampered the company’s business. A new report now points at Apple raising its iPhone production following the ban on the Chinese company.
Huawei had been accused of installing backdoors on its networking equipment and providing the data to its home Government, China. The ban sought to isolate the eastern tech giant due to concerns regarding data security by the US Government. Apple is reportedly [...]
Even though it has been six years since OnePlus came into existence, it is still a young company in comparison to the likes of Apple and Samsung. The company launched its first handset in the year 2013 which was the OnePlus One. The device due to its worthy hardware and software received a warm welcome from the global audience.
Following the successful launch of its first handset, the company has never looked back. A freshly shared report by counterpoint research has revealed intriguing findings of the company’s performance. The report states that OnePlus’ has managed to grow steadily, despite the fact that the global premium smartphone market fell by eight [...]
American social media giant Facebook has announced a digital currency called Libra on the 18th of June. It is a cryptocurrency that aims at allowing billions of Facebook users to make transactions globally. Libra is expected to debut in the year 2020 alongside a blockchain network supporting it. The company also introduced its newest subsidiary called Calibra, which is a payments interface that will leverage the various assets of Facebook like Messenger and WhatsApp.About Libra
As mentioned above, Libra is the latest cryptocurrency backed by Facebook. The company believes it will be used for money transfer between people in developing countries; who do not have [...]
Last month, the United States government put Chinese telecom giant Huawei on an entity list which barred all American companies from doing business with it. Due to the decision, Huawei lost access to business with companies like Google, Microsoft and Intel. The former was the most important for its smartphone business, as it meant the company will not be able to provide software updates to its devices. It was expected that due to this decision, sales of the company’s handsets will reduce drastically. Now, a report claims Huawei will face a drop in smartphone shipments by up to 60% in 2019 in comparison to last year.About the report
In the month of March, the US Commerce Department put Chinese tech giant, Huawei in an entity list. This move barred all American companies from having any sort of trade relations with the Chinese corporation which has caused a global stir up. Following the ban, Huawei was left stranded due to the withdrawal of support from American companies for its software and hardware offerings. The major impact of the ban was received by the company’s smartphone division which was once anticipated to take over Samsung in the year 2020.
Huawei is not the only company that is undergoing discomfort after the ban. As US-based chipmakers including Qualcomm and Intel are losing a lot of [...]