Samsung MWC 2021
Samsung to ‘reimagine smartwatches’ at its MWC event
The Samsung Galaxy MWC 2021 virtual event is scheduled for June 28. It will be live-streamed on YouTube and on the official MWC website.
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Official HONOR and Qualcomm strategic partnership details emerge
HONOR has announced that it will become one of the first Android OEMs featuring this latest chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G.
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Apple is investing more money in Corning, but for what?
Apple’s investment helps support more than 1,000 jobs across Corning’s US operations in Kentucky and other facilities.
Google
Google cuts Play Store commission fee to 15% for most developers
Google’s reduced commission will come into effect starting July 1, 2021.
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Teenage Engineering will design Nothing’s products
Nothing still doesn’t have a launch date for its first product.
HP is acquiring HyperX’s gaming peripherals business for $425 million
Kingston will retain the DRAM, flash, and SSD products.
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Vivo plans to double its presence in Europe
In addition to Romania and the Czech market, Vivo also has plans to expand into Serbia and Austria in the first half of this year.
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Nothing acquires Essential
Former Android founder Andy Rubin has sold his Essential brand to Carl Pei’s Nothing Technologies Limited.
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TikTok sale to Walmart and Oracle shelved
Last year in September, TikTok reached a deal with Oracle and Walmart…
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Carl Pei is now the CEO and co-founder of Nothing
Nothing will be releasing its first smart devices in the first half of this year.
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Honor signs deal with Qualcomm, MediaTek, and more after Huawei split
Honor has signed deals with AMD, MediaTek, Micron Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, SK Hynix, and Sony.
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LG’s smartphone business could be handed over to a Vietnamese manufacturer
Vingroup has a market capitalization of US$16.5 billion as of the end of 2020.
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LG contemplates smartphone market exit
Are “wow factors” enough to keep LG’s smartphone business alive? Only time will tell.
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Huawei delists Honor products from Vmall as Honor Mall goes live
Honor has launched its own Honor Mall as its e-commerce site in China.
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Drone maker DJI and Chinese chip giant SMIC added to US government’s Entity List
DJI is accused of enabling wide-scale human rights abuses, while SMIC has been targeted over its close ties with the Chinese military.
HUAWEI introduces AppGallery promotion to support businesses hit by the pandemic
HUAWEI is also letting content providers keep 90% of the revenue generated from ad-click, a much higher share than what they get from rivals.
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Apple is developing its own modem to replace Qualcomm’s
Apple is working on its own cellular modem to use on its future devices that will eventually replace modem components sourced from Qualcomm.
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HUAWEI announces Health Lab sports research center
In 2020 alone, researchers have collected 10,900 hours of running data and a running mileage of around 105,000 kilometers.
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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei reveals what he is doing next
He is working on an audio brand.
Samsung
Samsung aims to enhance shopping experience with its Exclusive Stores programs
Samsung has also launched WhatsApp Chatbot that will help consumers connect to the nearest Samsung SmartCafé.
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Apple, Xiaomi, OPPO and more hit by import hurdles in India: Report
The delay in the launch of new smartwatches from multiple brands is due to the delay in BIS approvals since August 2020.
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iPhone 12 Pro, M1 MacBooks, new iPad Air demand is higher than expected: Report
The overall iPhone 12 sales are going strong, and momentum looks promising for the holiday season and going into 2021.
Amazon UK
PS5 pre-orders on Amazon UK are shipping, but customers are receiving random items like a foot massager
One customer received a coffee machine while the other received a foot massager instead of the PS5.
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Apple is halving its commission rate to 15% for most developers
The reduced cut comes after the whole Apple-Epic Games fiasco.