Tag Archive: Markets

LG brings a Ray of light to emerging markets

LG Ray is now official, becoming the latest entry-level offering from the South Korean manufacturer. The phone will be available in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region later this week, followed by Latin America. LG is targeting 3G markets with the handset, which comes with a brushed-metal finish at the back along with rear-mounted volume and power buttons.

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Sprint announces faster LTE Plus network, launching today in 77 markets

Sprint has announced the rollout of its LTE Plus network, available now in 77 of the carrier’s markets. Built using LTE Advanced technologies like carrier aggregation and beamforming, Sprint’s LTE Plus is meant to deliver faster speeds and more consistent service.

Samsung plans to launch its contactless payment service in new markets come 2016

Samsung is planning to bring Samsung Pay to China, Spain, and the UK at the start of 2016, after debuting in the US and South Korea on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung managed to process $ 30 million in transactions in South Korea during the first month of operation.

Motorola begins Marshmallow rollout for Moto X Style and 2014 Moto X in select markets

Motorola’s David Schuster took to Google+ today to announce that the company is set to start the initial deployment for Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Moto X Style in Brazil and India and the Moto X (2014) in Brazil, while the updated is expected to start rolling out for the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition in the “next few weeks.”

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LG’s Nexus 5X is now available for purchase in select launch markets

The Nexus 5X is now available for purchase in select markets. LG has announced that the company’s third Nexus smartphone can be ordered on the Google Store and at participating retailers in Canada, India, Ireland, Korea, Japan, and the UK and US. Additional markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America are expected to follow suit in the coming weeks.

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HTC announces One M9+ Aurora Edition, Butterfly 3 for international markets

Google obviously stole the spotlight this morning with its barrage of announcements, but HTC had some things to say as well.  We’ve previously heard about HTC’s event in Japan, and suspected that variants of the top-end One M9+ and Butterfly J would be discussed (rather than the One A9, which was just teased).  Turns out those rumors where true.

One M9+ Aurora Edition


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Netflix to continue global expansion and hit more markets across Asia in 2016

Netflix has announced plans to launch the streaming service in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan in early 2016. The company plans to extend its coverage across Asia, kicking things off in the new year with these four new markets. Those who reside in the affected countries will soon be able to take full advantage of content available on Netflix.

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HTC begins testing promotions within its BlinkFeed app in select markets

HTC has announced that users in select markets will begin to see promotions appearing inside the BlinkFeed app, as the company tries something new.

Users in the US, UK, Germany, Taiwan, and China may begin to see a limited number of promotions appear within the BlinkFeed app, as HTC rolls out a new pilot program. These promotions will look just like a normal BlinkFeed post, as they are native ads, and HTC hopes to deliver content  [Read More…]

In pictures: Tech shopping at Taipei’s bustling Guanghua markets

Taipei’s Guanghua markets — and its newly-opened Syntrend mall — offer up a frenetic tech-buying experience unlike any other.

More than most cities, Taipei is big on technology. The Taiwanese capital is home to major global tech brands like ASUS and D-Link, with the likes of Acer, HTC and Foxconn headquartered close by in neighboring New Taipei City. It’s also home to a big competitive gaming scene, and no end of outlets  [Read More…]

Cyanogen partners with Playphone to bring social gaming to emerging markets

Cyanogen OS is getting a gaming boost from Playphone in emerging markets.

Cyanogen has announced a partnership with Playphone, a sort of mobile gaming social network and store all in one, that will see the service installed on Cyanogen OS phones in “key international markets.”