Smartphone

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Apple sees accelerating revenue growth after setting iPhone sales record

Apple has reported holiday quarter sales and profits that beat Wall Street expectations, as brand new 5G iPhones helped push handset earnings to a new record and sparked a 57 perce...

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India import hurdles hit Apple iPhone, Xiaomi devices from China

India’s tight control of quality clearances for electronic products from China slowed the import of Apple’s brand new iPhone version a month and held up other goods mad...

Xiaomi

Xiaomi’s profit jumps as smartphone shipments surge

Xiaomi has reported a 19% jump in third-quarter net profit, beating estimates, as the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s shipments over the quarter surged by 45.3% on a year e...

Platform News: Google

China preparing an antitrust investigation into Google

China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe to Google, considering allegations it’s leveraged the dominance of its Android cellular working platform to stifle competition...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Chairman of Huawei says it’s supply chain has been attacked

Huawei Technologies will do whatever it can to strengthen its supply chain which has already been “attacked”, its own rotating Chairman Guo Ping has stated.

Qualcomm

Qualcomm ramps up 5G smartphone and laptop bets

Qualcomm is ramping up its effort to put 5G cellular phones within reach of countless people and financing new connected laptops targeted at the growing number of people working at...

Xiaomi

Xiaomi profit grows boosted by premium phone sales

Xiaomi’s overseas earnings have returned to pre-pandemic levels, its acting CFO has stated, as it declared profit had more than doubled in the second quarter on the back of s...

Nokia

Nokia posts second-quarter profit jump ahead of CEO change

The Finnish telecom network gear maker Nokia reported an unexpected rise in its own underlying profit on Friday regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, while its new CEO Pekka Lund...

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Samsung weighs dropping Bixby as Google dangles new deal

Samsung is currently considering dropping its Bixby virtual helper and Galaxy Apps Store from its devices as part of a international deal with Google, based on correspondence seen ...

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Samsung’s chip sales unlikely made up for smartphone weakness

At Samsung Electronics, demand for its chips from data centres bulking up to meet a surge in work-from-home traffic was not likely enough to offset muted sales of its smartphones i...

Tuna artificial intelligence app

Sushi meets AI: Japanese inventor’s app scopes out the best tuna cuts

If you’ve ever bought sushi in a supermarket, you may know the taste trauma that hit Kazuhiro Shimura one night. But “disappointing” tuna sparked an idea: he̵...

India China

Start-ups in India downplay Chinese links amid wave of anti-China sentiment

Indian start-ups with Chinese funding and Chinese smartphone makers are actively touting their Indian-ness to users as they seek to address a growing wave of nationalism following ...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

UK ditches homegrown COVID-19 tracing app to use Google-Apple model

The UK government will switch to the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not ...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

Contact tracing: Japan aims to launch its coronavirus app next week

Japan aims to launch a contact tracing smartphone app based on technology from Apple and Google next week to help curb the spread of coronavirus by tracking close contact with thos...