Tag Archive: Production


Vivo Apex confirmed for public release, production to begin mid-2018

The phone of tomorrow will be here a lot sooner than we thought.

During MWC 2018, one of the gadgets that caught our attention the most was Vivo’s Apex concept phone. If you don’t recall the device by name, you probably remember it for its 91% screen-to-body ratio and front-facing camera that pops out of the top frame. Vivo was originally marketing the Apex as just a concept device, but now it’s been confirmed that the phone will actually  [Read More…]

The Essential Phone is now in full production

After multiple delays the Essential Phone has experienced, it could finally just be round the corner and feels like a launch is imminent. Andy Ruben was vocal in explaining to those who pre-ordered the device that the initial shipping window was missed due to getting the smartphone certified. The founder has taken to Twitter again […]

No, Google hasn’t cancelled Pixel production

An email sent to someone on Reddit claimed that Google had stopped Pixel production. It hasn’t, so chill.

Reddit is useful for a lot of things, but it’s also very good at fomenting alarm when none is necessary. That became apparent this week after an email to a customer that, three months earlier, had ordered a Google Pixel had it cancelled with a warning that “Google will be ceasing production of their Google Pixel line and we will not  [Read More…]

Samsung Reportedly Halts Galaxy Note 7 Production, For Now

Samsung’s issues with the Galaxy Note 7 phablet have just taken a turn for the worse. According to South Korean publication Yonhap News Agency the smartphone producer has temporarily halted the production of replacement handsets. This decision comes after a number of replacement phones, which were deemed safe by the Korean company were reported to

Samsung confirms it’s ‘adjusting’ Note 7 production after new battery fire reports

Production change is ‘to ensure quality and safety matters,’ company says.

Late last night reports emerged from Korea that Samsung had “temporarily suspended” production of the Galaxy Note 7 while it investigated a growing number of battery fires in supposedly safe replacement phones.

Today the company has issued its own statement, stopping short of saying production had been halted, instead using gentler language.

A Samsung spokesperson told Android Central:

We are temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note7  [Read More…]

Samsung reportedly suspends Galaxy Note 7 production

Latest development follows days of reported battery fires from new Note 7.

Samsung has “temporarily suspended” production of the Galaxy Note 7, according to Korea’s Yonhap News. The outlet cites an unnamed official at one of Samsung’s suppliers.

The halt is in cooperation with consumer safety regulators from South Korea, the United States and China, the official said on the condition of anonymity.

“This measure includes a Samsung plant in Vietnam that is responsible for  [Read More…]

Samsung to limit recalled Note 7s to 60% battery in Korea as report blames ‘production error’

OTA will mitigate the risk of explosions by limiting battery charge. Meanwhile a preliminary report to Korean regulators blames production error which “placed pressure on plates” in battery cells.

While Samsung won’t be remotely disabling recalled Galaxy Note 7s anytime soon, it seems the company has a plan to mitigate the risk of further battery explosions — at least in its home market of Korea.

The Associated Press reports that Samsung will issue a software update  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 2 runs into production issues

It looks like Xiaomi’s Mi Band 2 won’t be available to consumers this month. CEO Lei Jun shared on Weibo that issues with mass production of the wearable have led to a delay of one month. The tracker was initially slated to launch alongside the Mi Max phablet and MIUI 8.

Xiaomi could still unveil the Mi Band 2 next week, opting to make the fitness tracker available to consumers at a later date. Recent leaks  [Read More…]

India’s mobile phone production hits the 100 million mark in 2015

Mobile phone production in India has crossed the 100 million mark in 2015, with major companies like Samsung boosting their local manufacturing efforts. All Samsung devices sold in the country are assembled locally, and the government’s “Make in India” initiative is making it easier for international vendors to set up shop in India.

From Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad:

Today, I am happy to announce that in December, Rs 1.14 lakh crore investment has come  [Read More…]

Samsung releases three new episodes of its Gone VR series, gives behind the scene look at production

Samsung has unveiled more of its original VR content from its GONE series, with episodes three, four and five now available in Samsung Milk VR. Following the release of the first episodes in December which quickly rose to the top viewed pieces of Milk VR content, Samsung is back with three more episodes and a behind the scenes look at production. GONE is a series that brings you deep into the mystery, having you look around to gain  [Read More…]