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July 16, 2019 / News Bites

Apple stops selling iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India

Unable to push huge numbers in sales, Apple has reviewed its sales strategy in Inida and scrapped the sales of its most affordable models in India, iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus.
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July 16, 2019 / News Bites

Google to shut down Adsense mobile apps by end of 2019

The two Google Adsense mobile apps - for Android OS and iOS - will "be discontinued and removed from the...
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July 13, 2019 / News Bites

Xiaomi opens R&D centre in Finland for developing camera technologies

Xiaomi clearly has plans to become a leading camera phone brand, if we go by its recent actions. The smartphone...
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July 10, 2019 / News Bites

Redmi Note 7 series have sold 15 million units in 6 months

Redmi Note 7 was the first phone to launch under the new independent Redmi brand, and it is selling so hot that it has sold 15 million units.
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July 10, 2019 / News Bites

RealMe C2 joins our Bestsellers list with over 1 million units sold

In just 3 months after launch, RealMe C2 has clocked the 1 million unit sales mark. This was announced by...
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July 10, 2019 / News Bites

HongMeng OS will be a real threat to Android – Strategy Analytics

Analysts say HongMeng not only has a chance but will likely do significant damage to Android marketshare.
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July 9, 2019 / News Bites

Over 1,000 Android apps steal your data even after being denied permissions

User privacy is a mess, whether you use an iPhone or an Android phone. But on Android OS in particular, it is a sticky, hot mess.  Researchers found over 1,000 apps snooping around your Android phone to collect information you had denied them access to.
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July 8, 2019 / News Bites

Updates for Samsung app fools millions of Samsung users

Over 10 million Samsung phone users downloaded and installed the Updates For Samsung app from Google Play Store. The app...
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July 5, 2019 / News Bites

TECNO Phantom 9 launched in Lagos, and it isn’t what you were expecting

TECNO Phantom 9 has finally been launched and is the first Phantom smartphone to be positioned as a budget device. And that is not a bad development at all.
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July 3, 2019 / News Bites

Apple to launch iPhone with in-display fingerprint reader for China – Report

But it does not make business sense. Why would an iPhone with under-display fingerprint reader be sold only in China? The rest of the world don't want that feature?
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July 2, 2019 / News Bites

“I missed something on the foldable phone” – Samsung CEO

“It was embarrassing. I pushed it through before it was ready,” said DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung Electronics CEO, of...
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July 2, 2019 / News Bites

If You Have Missed the TECNO Phantom Series, there is Good News: The New TECNO Phantom is Coming!

A lot people say they have missed the TECNO Phantom. The sleek, premium look and feel; the features with specifications...
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July 1, 2019 / News Bites

Redmi K20 series phones have sold 1 million units in a month

Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi K20 series, consisting of the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, have reached 1 million in...
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July 1, 2019 / News Bites

OnePlus 7 Pro gets permanent price cut in Canada

If you are in Canada and have been wishing that the already bargain-priced OnePlus 7 Pro were a tad less...
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June 29, 2019 / News Bites

Some reprieve: US companies will continue to sell to Huawei – Trump

In a surprise move, US President, Donald Trump, has said he would allow US companies to continue to sell to...
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June 29, 2019 / News Bites

Airtel India shuts down 3G for 4G in Kolkata county

Airtel India is shutting down its 3G network in Kolkata and in its place will provide mobile broadband services in...
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June 29, 2019 / News Bites

Nokia 1 gets Android 9 update, but not Nokia 2

In odd tales, Nokia 1, which sits at the bottom of the rack, is getting the Android 9 Pie update...
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June 29, 2019 / News Bites

Apple’s chief design officer and iPhone designer Jony Ive quits

If you love the design of Apple's iconic  products - iPod, iMac and iPhone, there is a name behind it:...
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June 29, 2019 / News Bites

T-Mobile 5G: coverage map, cities rollout, phones

US wireless carrier, T-mobile, has rolled out its 5G services in 6 cities across the country - Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas,...
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June 27, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei has sold 100 million P30 series phones in 3 months

Huawei is on a roll despite its recent troubles with the US government. The company has sold 100 million Huawei...
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June 27, 2019 / News Bites

Lenovo Z6 is on the way with a 24MP triple camera

The triple camera configuration of the Lenovo Z6 will comprise of a 24MP main lens, 8MP telephoto lens, and 5MP...
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June 27, 2019 / News Bites

WhatsApp wants you sharing your Status to your Facebook Story

You know as these things go: Facebook owns WhatsApp, and in recent times, the two platforms have been working on...
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June 26, 2019 / News Bites

Google now lets you automatically delete your location history and search data

Google is now rolling out a feature that will automatically delete your location and activity data every 3 or 18 months.
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June 26, 2019 / News Bites

UMIDIGI X brings In-display Fingerprint to the budget class

Chinese manufacturer UMIDIGI has teased the UMIDIGI X, a budget smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint reader, a feature that has been the exclusive preserve of high-end smartphones. 
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June 26, 2019 / News Bites

Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G joins the exclusive list of 5G smarphones

Lenovo has joined the league of exclusive brands with a 5G smartphone with the announcement of the Z6 Pro 5G.
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June 26, 2019 / News Bites

The bell tolls for Gionee as court auctions off its patents – report

Hopes of a comeback by Gionee fades as a report says its patents are being auctioned off.
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June 25, 2019 / News Bites

Oppo introduces first under-display camera – with a caveat

An under-display selfie camera is the path to the perfect, notchless smartphone screen experience, and OPPO Mobile is first off the starting block. But there's a catch.
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June 25, 2019 / News Bites

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has sold over 1 million units in South Korea

In South Korea, three major wireless operators, namely  SK Telecom, Korea Telecom and LG Uplus, have launched 5G networks, and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is subscribers' preferred smartphone on them.
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June 25, 2019 / News Bites

iOS 13 and iPadOS public beta updates now available for download

If you are an iPhone or iPad owner and you enjoy living on the bleeding edge, this is for you....
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June 24, 2019 / News Bites

A 64MP camera phone is on the way from Realme

We've seen 32MP shooters. And this year, 2019, has been a year of 48MP cameras. But things are about to...
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June 22, 2019 / News Bites

Xiaomi discontinues Mi Max and Mi Note devices

If you are a fan of the Mi Max and Mi Note devices from Xiaomi, we have got bad news for you. Your beloved devices have been discontinued.
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June 22, 2019 / News Bites

Google blesses Gmail with a dark mode and kills the Pixel Slate line

Dark Mode is a much sought after feature on smartphones and Gmail is next in line to get it. Plus, it is the end of the road for the Pixel Slate line.
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June 21, 2019 / News Bites

These Huawei phones will be updated with Android Q

It isn't all bad news for fans of Huawei phones. Huawei Mobile has provided a list of their phones that...
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June 20, 2019 / News Bites

Introducing 120W Super FlashCharge: top up your 4,000 mAh battery in 13 minutes

Vivo's 120W Super FlashCharge, a new quick charging technology, will top up a 4,000mAh battery in 13 minutes flat, the manufacturer has said at the official announcement.
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June 20, 2019 / News Bites

Facebook introduces Libra, its own crypto-currency

Libra is a crypto-currency that will allow Facebook users to send money to each other and pay for goods and services through Facebook’s linked apps such as Messenger and Whatsapp.
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June 20, 2019 / News Bites

US-China trade war: Apple considers moving some manufacturing out of China

China has more Apple suppliers than the US does, yet in the heat of the ongoing US-China trade war, the company is considering moving 15-30% of its manufacturing capacity out of China and into other Asian countries.
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June 20, 2019 / News Bites

The 2019 Kindle Oasis lets you adjust colour temperature for reading

Amazon has launched the new Kindle Oasis with an updated 7-inch Ink display. The colour of the display can be adjusted to either a cool white or a warm yellow, depwending on your lighting condition, time of the day, and preference.
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June 19, 2019 / News Bites

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note9 cameras get dedicated Night Mode

Samsung's 2018 flagships, the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note9 are currently receiving a software update that adds a dedicated Night...
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June 19, 2019 / News Bites

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max: Everything we know so far

There is a growing buzz as we head towards the official announcement of the 2019 iPhone devices, Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max. Here is a quick summary of everything we know so far about these devices.
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June 19, 2019 / News Bites

OnePlus 7 Pro selling 10x more than Galaxy S10+ in China

Chinese online retailer JD.com reports that the OnePlus 7 Pro is selling ten times better than the Samsung Galaxy S10+. ...
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June 19, 2019 / News Bites

5G iPhones with 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch OLED screens to arrive in 2020 – Kuo

While 5G is rolling out in a number of countries around the world and manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei and others...
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June 19, 2019 / News Bites

Redmi K20 Pro scores 388,803 on AnTuTu to become the world’s fastest phone

The Redmi K20 Pro has scored a whopping 388,803 on AnTuTu's benchmark tests, outscoring every other phone, to become the...
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June 19, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei ban is bad for US businesses – Qualcomm, Intel, and Xilinx

Three US-based chipmakers, Qualcomm, Intel, and Xilinx, are arguing that the Huawei ban is bad for US businesses. According to...
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