Saturday, March 2

Tag: mobile

Intel launches 11th Gen Intel Core Processors
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Intel launches 11th Gen Intel Core Processors

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Intel launches nine new 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics (code-named “Tiger Lake”) on Sept. 2, 2020. Intel said that they are the world’s best processors for thin-and-light laptops with unmatched capabilities for real-world productivity, collaboration, creation, gaming, and entertainment across Windows and ChromeOS-based laptops. Leveraging Intel’s new SuperFin process technology, 11th Gen Intel Core processors optimize power efficiency with leading performance and responsiveness while running at significantly higher frequencies versus prior generations. More than 150 designs based on 11th Gen Intel Core processors are expected from partners including Acer, Asus, Dell, Dynabook, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI, Razer, Samsung, and others. A...
Sweden based Sinch acquire ACL Mobile for $70 Million
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Sweden based Sinch acquire ACL Mobile for $70 Million

Stockholm, Sweden, 15th June, 2020: Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, has acquired ACL Mobile Limited for $70 million. Founded in 2000, ACL Mobile is a leading provider of cloud communications services in India and Southeast Asia. Its platform enables businesses to interact with their customers through multiple channels including SMS, voice, email, IP messaging, and WhatsApp. The company serves more than 500 enterprise customers and is particularly successful in Banking and Financial Services industry, where ACL’s proprietary Axiom platform offers intelligent routing and granular access controls that specifically caters to the stringent security requirements of demanding financial institutions. Leading financial institution...
Huawei Aims to Ship 200 Million Smartphones this Year
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Huawei Aims to Ship 200 Million Smartphones this Year

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is looking forward to ship 200 million smartphones globally this year which will be almost the same number as Apple's annual shipment of 200 to 210 million units. Huawei's consumer business group CEO Yu Chengdong stated that the overall shipment of Huawei’s smartphones is likely to surpass 200 million this year. The company shipped 153 million units in 2017. “We are not pursuing to rank first on the market scale. For us, to be the first in user experience and the ability to innovate are most important,” Yu Chengong said. Along with this, he also told that the company is stepping up developing folding smartphones, which will be launched in 2019. “Bigger smartphones are needed as the digitalized development poses a higher requirement of handsets, but meanwh...
The Top Ten Most Downloaded Apps in India
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The Top Ten Most Downloaded Apps in India

Given the growing human dependence on internet and smartphones, the application market has been constantly booming.Indians are using smartphones and the internet in diverse aspects of their lives and owning a smartphone is really seen as an asset to facilitate one’s life.   Smartphones and their apps are extensively being used for communication among peers, to do some shopping or buy groceries, for cashless payments and food delivery.   The evolution of this digital revolution is also extending to other sectors such as health, insurance, loan credit and entertainment as well, cementing the digital culture further in the Indian society   Presently, India stands among the most internet-friendly ecosystems in the world and the scale and scope of this new...
Mobile-App Errors Expose Data On 180 Million Phones: Security Firm
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Mobile-App Errors Expose Data On 180 Million Phones: Security Firm

A simple coding error in at least 685 apps put millions of smartphone users at risk of having some of their calls and text messages intercepted by hackers, cyber-security firm Appthority warned on Thursday. Developers mistakenly coded credentials for accessing text messaging, calling and other services provided by Twilio Inc (TWLO.N), said Appthority’s director of security research, Seth Hardy. Hackers could access those credentials by reviewing the code in the apps, then gain access to data sent over those services, he said. Affected apps include the AT&T Navigator app pre-installed on many Android phones and more than a dozen GPS navigation apps published by Telenav Inc. Such apps have been installed as many as 180 million times on Android phones and an unknown number of times ...
Samsung to Bring Samsung Pay to Indian Devices
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Samsung to Bring Samsung Pay to Indian Devices

Handset maker Samsung will expand its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, to more affordable devices in its portfolio in India over the next few weeks. The service, which was launched in March this year in India, allows users to just tap and pay using the debit/credit cards and wallets stored on their mobile devices. Samsung Pay is available for users of flagship devices like Samsung S8, Samsung S7 Edge, S7 and S6 Edge Plus among others. The company today launched two new devices - J7 Max and Pro, priced at Rs 17,900 and Rs 20,900, respectively that feature Samsung Pay. "Since its launch in India, we have received tremendous response to Samsung Pay and we remain committed to taking it to maximum number of consumers. Over the next few weeks, we plan to extend Samsung Mini as a...
India to Have 1.4 Billion Mobile Subscribers by 2022
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India to Have 1.4 Billion Mobile Subscribers by 2022

The overall mobile subscriber base in the country is likely to grow to 1.4 billion by 2022 and nearly one-third of them will be 4G users, says a report by Ericsson Mobility. India led the mobile subscribers growth globally with highest net addition of over 43 million customers in January- March 2017, it said. China followed India with net addition of over 24 million mobile subscribers during the three-month period. Indias total mobile subscriber base is expected to grow to over 1.4 billion in the next five years of which 520 million will be 4G subscribers, the report said. The 5G service is expected to be operational in India by 2022 with subscriber base of around 3 million, it added. "Based on trend of deployment of LTE by telecom operators in India, we feel 3G will be domina...
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Xiaomi Bets Big on Mi Homes For Larger Offline Play

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi will set up Mi Homes in four cities, including Delhi and Hyderabad, as it looks to increase its revenues from the offline retail market in India. Last week, it unveiled its first Mi Home in Bengaluru that will allow consumers to experience and buy all Xiaomi products under one roof. Xiaomi had forayed into the Indian market in 2014, selling smartphones exclusively online through Flipkart. However, a year later, it partnered with distributors to sell devices through brick and mortar stores as well. "Over the next few months, we will expand Mi Homes to Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad. We want to bring these five (Mi Homes) to scale, ensure they are profitable before we add more," Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain told PTI. Xioami has 72 such Mi Homes i...
Samsung to Update Software Over ‘Red Screen’ Problem in S8 Smartphones
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Samsung to Update Software Over ‘Red Screen’ Problem in S8 Smartphones

Electronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly- released Galaxy S8 phone, it said today after some consumers complained of red-tinted screens. The launch of the device is a key step for the South Korean tech firm as it seeks to move on from last year's humiliating withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7 over exploding batteries, which hammered the firm's once-stellar reputation. The Galaxy S8 started over-the-counter sales in the US and its home market but South Korean users who pre-ordered the phones complained their screens displayed an unusually reddish hue. Online images of their phones went viral on social media but Samsung denied a hardware flaw and maintained that users could manually adjust the colour range according to their prefer...
Matrix Cellular Launches App, Enters Into E-commerce Space
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Matrix Cellular Launches App, Enters Into E-commerce Space

International mobile sim seller Matrix Cellular today launched an app for international travellers to help them book movie tickets, restaurants and taxi, among other things. Matrix Travel Companion App is now available for free on Android and Apple iOS platform, Bollywood actress and Matrix Cellular Independent Director Gul Panag said. She said the app has been incubated by Matrix Cellular but its business will operate independently from sim service business of Matrix. "Though we will like existing Matrix users to use this app but it is not mandatory for them to download it. It is free for everyone across the globe," Panag said. She said the company has partnered with Zomato, Uber to provide services in which they specialise while Matrix on its own has worked on tie-up with ven...
Will Take Action If India Shields Its Local Mobile Phone Makers: Chinese media
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Will Take Action If India Shields Its Local Mobile Phone Makers: Chinese media

India should resist the temptation of resorting to "protectionism" to shield local mobile phone makers against Chinese smartphone firms, China's official media said on Tuesday warning that Beijing could take countermeasures against any such move. The Indian mobile firms are seeking government action to ease the pain of their defeat to Chinese rivals, an article in the state-run Global Times said referring to pleas by the mobile phone makers that government should raise supplementary levies against handsets from Chinese companies. "As for China, the Chinese government is unlikely to sit idly while India harms the interests of Chinese companies. We cannot rule out the possibility that China will take countermeasures if India takes unfair measures to protect its home grown companies from ...
Trademark row: HC allows Intex to Sell Aqua Brand Mobiles
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Trademark row: HC allows Intex to Sell Aqua Brand Mobiles

The Delhi High Court has allowed major mobile phone maker Intex to sell its Aqua brand handsets and accessories in the local market. A bench of Justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Ashutosh Kumar passed the judgement while setting aside a single judges interim order barring Intex from selling its Aqua handsets and accessories, taking note of a trademark infringement plea of market rival Az Tech. "We feel that respondent (Az Tech) have neither made out a prima facie case in their favour, nor is the balance of convenience in their favour. In fact, irreparable injury would be caused to appellant (Intex) if an injunction were to be granted or continued. "And, above all, the conduct of Az Tech has not been honest, to say the least. This by itself disentitles them from getting an order of in...