Smartphones

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snap hires head of carrier partnerships to boost global growth

Snap Inc said has it has hired its first head of telecom carrier partnerships, as the parent company of messaging app Snapchat seeks to bolster its growth outside the US.

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

How Apple is gaining smartphone customers during a chip shortage

Apple Inc is eating into its rivals’ smartphone market share as the iPhone maker navigates through a global chip crunch better than other mobile phone makers, according to da...

Platform News: Google

Google, in fight against record EU fine, slams regulators for ignoring Apple

Google has blasted EU antitrust regulators for ignoring Apple as it launched a bid to get Europe’s second-highest court to annul a record 4.34-billion euro (approximately $5....

Platform News: Xiaomi

Xiaomi says its devices do not censor users following Lithuania report

Xiaomi Corp has said that its devices do not censor users’ communications, a day after Lithuania’s Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due ...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

US Supreme Court backs Facebook in case about unwanted texting

The US Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for businesses to pester consumers with phone calls or text messages by tossing out a lawsuit accusing Facebook of violating a feder...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google phone cameras will read heart, breathing rates with AI

Cameras on Google’s smartphones will be able to measure heart and breathing rates starting from next month, in one of the first applications of the groups artificial intellig...

Platform News: Xiaomi

Xiaomi says legal complaint against US is to protect its interests

Xiaomi has stated that its legal complaint against the Department of Defence and the Treasury Department in the US was to protect its interests, in a notice on the Hong Kong stock ...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics logo

Samsung sees solid chip demand and stronger phone sales in first-quarter

Samsung Electronics forecast solid demand for its chips in the present quarter and stronger cellular sales after bringing forward the launch of its flagship smartphone to grab mark...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei to pack less of a punch in the new year after bruising 2020

Huawei this year will probably see slower 5G business and push farther into software, while trusting its smartphones get a reprieve from US sanctions which last year broke the chip...

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

Facebook to test relaunched Instagram Lite in India

Facebook has said it is testing a new, less data-intensive version of its picture and video-sharing app Instagram in India, a key growth market for the US social networking giant.

Platform News: Xiaomi

Xiaomi seeking up to $4 billion in equity deals

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is aiming to increase up to $4 billion in an equity and convertible bond agreement launched in Hong Kong on Tuesday, as reported by a term shee...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei to sell its $15 billion Honor unit to Shenzhen government, Digital China

Huawei plans to sell budget-brand smartphone unit Honor at a 100 billion yuan (approximately $15.2 billion) deal to a consortium led by handset distributor Digital China and the go...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei manages third-quarter revenue growth as US restrictions bite

Huawei Technologies managed a profit in the third-quarter revenue as the effect of the coronavirus pandemic added to supply-chain woes brought about by US restrictions on doing bus...

Paytm

Paytm targets a million apps on its mini app store to take on Google

Alibaba-backed Indian FinTech firm Paytm is aiming to get a million apps onto its own “mini app store” by the first quarter of 2021, it said on Thursday, seeking to cha...

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

Samsung likely to post 35% surge in third-quarter profit as smartphone sales recover

Samsung Electronics September-quarter profit has likely surged over a third, fuelled by increasing smartphone sales, plus a rush order of memory chips from China’s Huawei, an...