Xiaomi India head receives a well-deserved promotion.
Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, who joined the Chinese manufacturer in May 2014, has been promoted to vice president. Jain will continue to oversee the company’s Indian operations in his role as managing director. Under Jain’s leadership, Xiaomi hit several milestones, with the company now claiming 30% of the online handset market. The Indian business also crossed $ 1 billion in revenue last year.
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Google will be helping the country of Cuba connect to the Internet. In an interview, President Barack Obama stated Google plans to announce it will help expand broadband and Wi-Fi access to the Internet in that country.
ABC News anchor David Muir chatted with Obama as part of his historic visit to Cuba, and asked him about that subject, stating that just 5% of Cuban homes have Internet access. Obama replied:
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HTC has promoted Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America, to the position of global Executive Vice President. André Lönne will take over as President of HTC America.
HTC says that in his new gig, Mackenzie will report directly to CEO Cher Wang to help launch new partnerships, along with improving relations with current partners. You can check out an interview with Mackenzine that was posted as part of our recent Android History feature.
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10 questions with Ron Louks, the man leading the charge behind the Priv by BlackBerry, the company’s first Android handset
Already available for pre-order, the BlackBerry Priv begins shipping on November 6th. For BlackBerry, the launch of this Android-powered slider is a BIG deal. For the first time in the company’s long history of building smartphones, BlackBerry is shipping a device that doesn’t feature a proprietary operating system built in-house. Instead, they have committed to Android, a move that [Read More…]
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As part of our Android History series, we sat down with HTC America President Jason Mackenzie to talk smartphones, Google, HTC, design and software, among other things. Having played major roles at HTC’s American business since 2007, Mackenzie has a unique perspective on his company’s journey over the past eight years — including its founding role in the Android world, and [Read More…]
August 4 is President Obama’s 54th birthday, and if celebrating presidential birthdays is your cup of tea, Google Play Music has your back. To celebrate the occasion, you can now listen to a custom radio station on Google Play Music made up of some of President Obama’s favorite songs.
Samsung continues to reshuffle executives within the company, thanks to a downturn in profits and declining handset sales. Pranav Mistry is the next employee to move seats, with the Indian national appointed as the new global vice president of the South Korean giant. You may recall the name as Mistry played a part in the development and subsequent launch of the Galaxy Gear, the first Android smartwatch from Samsung.
President Barack Obama has issued a new request to the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband wired Internet service in the US as a public utility, like telephone or power companies are currently classified. This is just the latest attempt to regulate Internet service providers under net neutrality principles.
Motorola Mobility has a new President and COO: Rick Osterloh. Formerly SVP of Product, Osterloh is taking over the helm of Motorola from form CEO Dennis Woodside. Woodside, if you’ll recall, stepped down in September to take a position as COO of Dropbox, following Google’s selling of Motorola to Lenovo.
Motorola Mobility has announced Rick Osterloh as the new President and COO. Osterloh is stepping into the role of former CEO Dennis Woodside who is now the COO of Dropbox. Hopefully Osterloh can steer Motorola into the right direction especially after the acquisition from Lenovo.
Below is a snippet from Motorola’s blog:
Since his return, Rick’s had a key role in the company’s reinvigoration. He’s [Read More…]