Smartphones

Angry Birds Rovio

Angry Birds maker happy as stay-at-home gaming boosts profit

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of the 10-year-old “Angry Birds” smartphone app, has reported a 160% leap in second-quarter adjusted operating profit, helped by ...

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Google turns Android phones into earthquake sensors

Google’s Android mobiles have started discovering earthquakes around the globe to provide data that could give countless users valuable seconds of warning of a tremor nearby,...

Rio Beach Smartphone App

Rio seeks to roll out a mobile app for beachgoers

Sunbathers wanting to stop by Rio de Janeiro’s famous beaches, despite Brazil’s raging coronavirus epidemic, will be able to book socially-distant sand distance via a c...

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

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...

Platform News: 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...

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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.

Platform News: Google search engine team

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.

Platform News: 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. 

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

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...

Platform News: COVID-19 and coronavirus

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. 

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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 ...

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

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 ...