Tag Archive: Global


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…]

HMD Global, the company behind Nokia phones, just raised $100 million

Around 70 million Nokia handsets were sold in 2017.

Last year, a company by the name of HMD Global revived the Nokia brand and started releasing a heap of Android and feature phones under the iconic name. 2017 proved to be rather successful for HMD, and to ensure things stay that way, the company recently raised an additional $ 100 million in funding.

According to Reuters, new investors include FIH Mobile (a subsidiary of Foxconn) and DMJ  [Read More…]

LG’s new ‘Global Software Upgrade Center’ promises Oreo for the G6 by end of April, improved stability

Committing to faster software updates is always a good move.

Ahead of the May 2 launch of the LG G7, the company has announced the opening of a new “Software Upgrade Center” at its headquarters in South Korea dedicated to improving the process of creating and releasing software updates for its smartphones. As the name would imply, the goal is pretty simple: “providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates.”

The rest of  [Read More…]

Protect your online browsing habits and access global content for $50

How many times have you been excited to check out a video online only to click the link and see “The uploader has not made this video available in your country?” That has to be one of the most frustrating things online. Or maybe you want to see what local streaming services look like abroad. Better yet, you definitely want to protect your online privacy — keeping your browsing habits anonymous. A quality VPN is the solution to all of  [Read More…]

HTC’s Vive Focus standalone VR headset is coming to ‘global markets’

Ambiguity aside, this is still really exciting.

Although it may not have a prominent place in the smartphone market, HTC is currently dominating the VR world with its Vive headsets. Shortly after launching pre-orders for its new Vive Pro, HTC’s now confirmed that its Vive Focus headset will be expanding to ‘global markets.’

Per HTC’s official blog post –

Today at GDC 2018, HTC Vive announced that we are bringing Vive Focus to the global markets later  [Read More…]

MIUI 9 global is now rolling out: Here’s the list of eligible devices

The global version of MIUI 9 is now starting to roll out to Xiaomi’s devices.

MIUI 9 was unveiled earlier this year in China, and now the global version of the ROM is starting to roll out to Xiaomi’s entire portfolio of devices. The manufacturer is making the update widely available, with the five-year-old Mi 2 set to receive the latest version. To put things into context, the Mi 2 launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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A global unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is incoming?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active was announced last month as an AT&T exclusive. Coming with a rugged design and a larger battery, the Galaxy S8 Active has many fans. And the good news is that soon a new version might become available. You see, a new (unannounced) Samsung phone bearing model number SM-G892U was certified […]