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Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple seeks dismissal of India apps market antitrust case, cites tiny market share

Apple has asked India’s antitrust watchdog to throw out a case alleging abuse of market power in the apps market, saying it is too small a player in the South Asian country w...

MediaTek

MediaTek eyes premium Android phone market with new 5G chip

Chip designer MediaTek Inc on Thursday released a new 5G smartphone chip that it hopes will be used in premium-priced Android smartphones, a market Qualcomm Inc currently dominates...

Huawei Technologies

Rubio calls on Biden administration to blacklist Huawei spin-off Honor

Republican Senators led by Marco Rubio called on the Biden administration to blacklist Honor, a former unit of embattled Chinese giant Huawei, describing the firm as a threat to na...

Jio Platforms

Google expands Jio partnership with Indian smartphone, cloud tie-ups

Google deepened its partnership with Reliance Jio with an “ultra-affordable” smartphone which could connect hundreds of millions of customers to high-speed mobile data ...

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snap to buy augmented reality company WaveOptics for over $500 million

Snap has said it will acquire WaveOptics, a UK-based augmented reality (AR) technology company, for over $500 million.

Platform News: Tim Cook is the happy CEO of Apple

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...

Platform News: Apple logo

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...

Platform News: 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 movements

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...

Platform News: 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...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics logo

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 ...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics retail store for smartphones and other hardware

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...