CCI’s ‘soft view’ on E-comm rules irks phone retailers
Unhappy with watchdog’s suggestions confederation of All India Traders, All-India Mobile Retailer Association will meet commerce minister next week.
2020 running high on tech: OnePlus 8 series, Galaxy Fold 2.0 & other smartphones expected to drop this year
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5G phones may reach Indian shores in H1
Indian consumers can expect to start buying the first set of 5G phones as early as in the first half of 2020, with some devices likely to be available in the first quarter, albeit at the higher end. However, the government prepares to auction 5G spectrum only in the April-June quarter.
It's raining tech: Samsung to unveil new foldable phone & flagship S model on Feb 11
In a teaser image, Samsung hinted at two phones - one shaped like a square and another with a rectangular form.
Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G phones globally in 2019
As of November 2019, Samsung accounted for 53.9 per cent of the global 5G smartphone market and led the industry in offering consumers five Galaxy 5G devices globally, including the Galaxy S10 5G, Note10 5G and Note10+ 5G, as well as the recently launched Galaxy A90 5G along Galaxy Fold 5G.
Tech rally, trade hopes boost Wall St to record highs
The biggest boosts to the main indexes were Facebook Inc , Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc and Microsoft Corp which rose between 0.7% and 1.5%.
Lost phones can be tampered with, tracking may be limited
The central registry for stolen or lost mobiles may not be able to protect the tampering or untraceablity of the phones. The IMEI can also be changed while repairing a broken or malfunctioning mobile phone. However the IMEI number which the registry wants to block, can also be changed, say experts.
Apple's news service reaches 100 million users, App Store sales expand
Apple gave the figures in its annual early January update on its services businesses. Apple's overall services segment revenue rose 16% to $46.3 billion in its most recent fiscal year ended on Sept. 28, 2019, while its iPhone segment sales fell 14% to $142.4 billion.
JioPhone Diwali offer drives subscriber growth for Jio in October: Analysts
Morgan Stanley in its analysis based on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) data said that Jio’s monthly wireless broadband subscriber additions of 9.1mn in October were higher than its monthly addition run rate of 8mn in H1F20, primarily aided by JioPhone Diwali offer.
Chinese phone companies may spice up premium space in 2020
Premium smartphones those priced over Rs 30,000 are expected to grow by 48% in 2020, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research. With Oppo, Vivo and Realme entering the premium segment, consumers are set to have an abundance of choice, which will help expand the market at a faster pace than before, analysts said.
DoT launches portal to track lost/stolen phones
The online portal will facilitate blocking and tracing of stolen or lost mobile phones in Delhi and Mumbai.
Baidu Chief Robin Li thinks AI will cut human dependence on mobile phones
Li also said the video as a form of content may become the numero uno form of content: “Video is becoming the main form of content. We used to see text; then more and more images on the Internet. Today, video is the most important form of content on the internet. People’s mindsets are also changing-- changing toward video content.”
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