Tag Archive: Global


Losing Google support would ruin Huawei’s global smartphone business

Even a company as big and influential as Huawei doesn’t stand a chance in the open market without Google services.

It took less than two days after the announcement of President Trump’s executive order to increase scrutiny of business dealings between foreign and U.S. technology companies for the first major shoe to drop: Huawei is expected to fully lose access to Google apps and services, as well as future Google-approved Android updates. And unlike previous government intervention  [Read More…]

Artificially intelligent Google art project is writing a global poem

An AI might be writing poetry better than you can. That is, if you’re impressed by lines like “Intrusion of the night and sea. Prince Biodiversity burst forth upon the altar of stones”? What about “Imperfection was on earth and every word. Symbiosis breathed along the sea”?

Launched today, POEMPORTRAITS is a collaboration with Google Arts & Culture Lab that uses machine learning to generate original lines of poetry based on words you input – a.k.a. “donate” –  [Read More…]

OnePlus breaks into the top five global brands in the premium category

Strong sales of the OnePlus 6T allowed the brand to climb up the ladder.

With flagships from Samsung and Huawei now crossing the $ 1,000 mark, there’s increased interest in “affordable flagship” devices that offer similar hardware at around the $ 600 price point. The latest data from Counterpoint Research reveals as much, with the likes of OPPO and OnePlus netting huge gains in the premium category.

OnePlus in particular managed to break into the top five  [Read More…]

Umidigi F1 Play takes on Redmi Note 7 as global sale starts

One of the biggest trends we’re starting to see in 2019 is the rapid growth and iteration in cameras. The advent of multiple cameras is a huge one right now with not just a second one, but a third, or fourth. Another big trend is jumping from 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras up to 48-megapixels.

Indeed, that’s a key feature in Umidigi’s latest phone, the F1 Play. Launching as an affordable Android 9 Pie device, this one delivers a ton of  [Read More…]

Google Assistant picks up new Indic languages; Maps integration goes global

You can now talk to Google Assistant in eight Indic languages, and switch between languages on the fly.

Google announced Hindi support for Google Assistant at the start of last year, and since then the search giant has been steadily adding more Indic languages to the mix. Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu were added over the course of 2018, and at Mobile World Congress Google is adding support for four additional Indic languages: Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, and  [Read More…]

Who is HMD Global and why care about them?

Nokia was once upon a time the king of mobile phones. However, the company has seen its fair share of struggles over the years. A partnership with Microsoft for making Windows Mobile-powered smartphones mainstream eventually failed and 2016 saw the demise of the Nokia brand we all knew and loved.

But in recent years, the company has had a chance to regroup. Not so long ago, Nokia announced that its brand was making a return to the mobile market, after  [Read More…]

Huawei announced today the Honor Play is going global

The Honor Play is not a new phone from Huawei’s sub-brand, it was actually released in China back in June. However, the “crazy fast, crazy smart” Honor Play is now branching out to new markets.

Crazy Fast, Crazy Smart

Powered by the Kirin 970 AI NPU (neuron process unit) and GPU Turbo technology the Honor Play promises a faster and smarter performing smartphone. The GPU Turbo technology, in particular, boasts a 60% increase in performance with a 30% decrease in  [Read More…]

The Umidigi Z2 finally hits global sale, pre-order discount still in effect! (Promoted)

If you’re been keeping track of the Umidigi Z2, you know its pre-order period just ended – and as such, its now officially for sale. If you missed out on the pre-order but still want a great deal on the Z2, you’re in luck – ordering now will still get you a $ 50 discount, bringing the price down to $ 249.99.

Umidigi 2 Specs

Why the Umidigi Z2, you ask? Let’s take a look. It’s got a notched 6.2″  [Read More…]

Nokia 8 users get new Pro Camera mode via global update

Own a Nokia 8? Then you might want to check it for new updates. HMD recently announced it has started rolling a new update for the Nokia 8 which brings a Pro Camera mode.

The new mode will allow users to control the individual elements of the camera and thus, take better pictures.  Once the update is installed, you will be given manual control over things like focus, white balance, ISO, shutter speed and more.

Perhaps the coolest aspect of  [Read More…]