Smartphones

Samsung

Samsung expects smartphone demand to drive second half earnings

Samsung Electronics anticipates a recovery in demand for smartphones and customer electronic equipment to underpin profits in the second half of the year, after a coronavirus-prope...

Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies overtakes Samsung Electronics as top handset maker

Huawei Technologies grabbed the title of vendor that was biggest smartphone from Samsung Electronics in the second quarter, underscoring the resilience of the Chinese marketplace e...

Sony Corp

Sony sees software subscription as future for data-analysing image sensors

Sony Corp’s image sensor business aims to replicate PlayStation’s success to address its reliance on a handful of manufacturers in the fickle smartphone market: It plan...

Qualcomm

Qualcomm pushes 5G tech into chips for cheaper phones

Qualcomm Inc has said it is putting 5G technology into chips for smartphones that will sell for as little as $300 and that will come to market in the second half of this year.

Google France

Google Maps to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions

Google is adding features on its Maps service to alert users about coronavirus-related travel restrictions to help them plan their trips better, the unit of Alphabet Inc has said.

Huawei Technologies

Huawei and Apple boost market share, as China smartphone shipments fall

Apple and Huawei Technologies each captured a higher share of China’s smartphone market in the first quarter, according to data from research vendor Canalys. 

Samsung

Samsung Electronics expects second-quarter profit fall as virus hits sales

Samsung Electronics has said it expected profit to decline in the current quarter due to a pandemic-related slump in sales of smartphones and televisions, although the chip busines...

France PM

French contact-tracing app not ready yet, raises liberty issues – PM

Lawmakers in France will be allowed to debate and vote on the government’s contact-tracing app once the government is confident it can prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus...

Virus

How smartphone apps can help ‘contact trace’ the new coronavirus

A global race is on to develop smartphone apps and other types of mobile phone surveillance systems to track and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Samsung

Solid chip sales are unlikely to cushion Samsung’s first-quarter profit

The sudden global shift to working from home has boosted demand for Samsung Electronics’ memory chips from laptop makers and data centres, but first quarter profitability is ...

Samsung

Olympics delay deals setback to Samsung’s plans to win over Japan

For South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, the Tokyo Olympics of 2020 were going to be the springboard to gain significant inroads into Japan’s lucrative smartphone market ...

Huawei Technologies

Huawei unveils P40 smartphones online as coronavirus thwarts launch event

China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. 

rIC

India lays out $6 billion roadmap to boost electronics manufacturing

India’s cabinet has approved a 480 billion rupees (approximately $6.37 billion) plan to boost electronics manufacturing and woo large investment to a country which, following...

Coronavirus app

EU privacy rules no obstacle to coronavirus fight; smartphone tracking a no-no

Europe’s privacy rule book does not create obstacles to taking action to curb the coronavirus epidemic but mass tracking of people’s movements and contacts using smartp...