Month: January 2021

Government figures showed smartphone shipments in China fell sharply in 2020 as the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic slowed demand and interrupted supply chains, but interest in 5G models surged and comprised more than half of the total. Data from the China Academy of Information and Communications (CAICT) showed total shipments dropped 20.4 per cent year-on-year to
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Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi has been belatedly added to one of the US lists of companies its citizens aren’t allowed to interact with. “Today, the Department of Defense released the names of additional “Communist Chinese military companies” operating directly or indirectly in the United States,” says the DoD announcement. It goes on to talk about
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As India is kicking off its vaccination drive from Saturday, the existing caller tune featuring the coronavirus public service announcement voiced by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has been replaced with a new message that aims to spread awareness about the anticipated COVID-19 vaccine. Telecom operators have started rolling it out in the country and is
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CES 2021: Executives from Samsung Electronics America (SEA) and logistics company Ice Mobility urged consumers to be patient with 5G, explaining more advanced capabilities and use cases will become available as the technology evolves. Drew Blackard, VP of product management at SEA, told a panel many current services including video streaming are merely “better on
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Samsung Galaxy S21 series is now official. After a plethora of leaks, rumours, and teasers, the new flagship range of smartphones have finally been launched by the South Korean giant at its Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event. The new series continues the company’s tradition of bringing three distinct models in its flagship smartphone series — just
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Amazon India has launched a mobile-only plan for Prime Video — it’s called Prime Video Mobile Edition — to compete with Netflix’s Rs. 199 mobile-only plan, in what marks a global first for the ecommerce-first company. Unlike Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video Mobile Edition is tied directly to your prepaid plan. Amazon is collaborating with Airtel
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Qualcomm Technologies has agreed to buy high-performance silicon start-up Nuvia for about $1.4 billion, in a move that Qualcomm says will deliver “step-function improvements in CPU performance and power efficiency to meet the demands of next-generation 5G computing.” Qualcomm has big plans for Nuvia’s CPUs, saying that they will be integrated across its portfolio to
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Our latest 5G announcements and George shares the latest devices from Samsung. On today’s Up To Speed, Matt stepped away from NHL hockey’s opening games and Jess stepped away from her NFL playoff prep to share the following updates: The 5G story that keeps getting bigger If you missed Hans and the CES Keynote earlier
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5G technology is touted as an innovation platform that will enhance our connected world. To deliver on this promise, 5G will demand the network supporting it to be as flexible as the services running on it. The following high-level 5G uses cases are well understood and documented by the wireless industry: • Enhanced Mobile Broadband
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Full Year Partnership Includes Gaming Tournaments and Mobile Challenges Highlighting Powerful Mobile Gaming with Galaxy Devices Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Twitch today announced a partnership that secures Samsung Galaxy as the exclusive mobile device partner of Twitch Rivals North America (“Twitch Rivals”). Twitch Rivals is a series of competitive, online events designed from the
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW about the LG Wing’s top features, build and screen quality, battery life, performance, and camera image quality in a short and sweet video. The LG Wing concept really breaks the mold of modern smartphone design, but does it bring something meaningful to the table, or does it just look cool?
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