Tag Archive: Global


Trump administration will soon begin blocking Huawei’s global chip supply

TSMC and other chipmakers will no longer be able to supply chips to Huawei without first obtaining a license from the U.S.

What you need to know U.S. will soon begin blocking shipments to Huawei from global chipmakers. The announcement comes just a day after President Donald Trump extended the ban on Huawei and ZTE for another year. Huawei could soon lose access to all semiconductors made using U.S. software and technology.

Just a day after the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi will introduce the global version of MIUI 12 on May 19

MIUI 12 beta testing could begin in India by the end of this month.

What you need to know Xiaomi will be launching the global version of MIUI 12 on May 19. It had launched MIUI 12 in China last month. The latest iteration of Xiaomi’s custom Android skin brings a refreshed UI design, enhanced dark mode, new animations, security improvements, and more.

Xiaomi introduced the latest iteration of its MIUI Android skin at the Mi 10  [Read More…]

Global smartphone shipments tumbled 13% in Q1 2020 due to COVID-19

The share of 5G smartphones, however, increased by 7% in Q1 2020 compared to the previous quarter.

What you need to know According to Counterpoint Research, the global smartphone market fell 13% YoY in the first quarter of 2020. A total of 295 million smartphones were shipped globally, down from 341 million in the same period a year earlier. The only brands that achieved growth in shipments in Q1 2020 were Xiaomi and Realme.

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TikTok registers 2 billion global downloads according to latest data

Over 75% of those downloads came from Android users…

What you need to know Data suggests TikTok has surpassed 2 billion global downloads.. TikTok has also generated over $ 450M in spending. Its Q1 performance has been record-breaking.

Popular video app TikTok has surpassed 2 billion global downloads on iOS and Android, according to the latest data from Sensor Tower

The report states:

Social video app TikTok from ByteDance has been downloaded more than 2 billion times  [Read More…]

HMD Global is finally updating the Nokia 2.3 with Android 10

Better late than never, I guess.

What you need to know HMG Global is updating the Nokia 2.3 to Android 10. The phone was slated to receive the update back in Q1 2020, so the company is a little behind schedule. It’s rolling out in multiple countries as a 1GB download

The $ 129 Nokia 2.3 from HMD Global did not ship with Android 10 out of the box, despite launching in the U.S. nearly five months  [Read More…]

New rumor says the POCO F2 will make its global debut next month

The phone is also rumored to lack 5G connectivity.

What you need to know If a new leak is to be believed, the POCO F2 will launch in global markets as a rebranded version of the Redmi K30 Pro next month. The vanilla Redmi K30 had launched as the POCO X2 in India in February this year. POCO is also tipped to be working on a new budget phone featuring similar specs to the Redmi Note 9  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 10 series goes global as the new Mi 10 Lite brings 5G for less

Xiaomi’s 2020 flagships finally roll into Europe.

What you need to know Xiaomi has announced the global availability of its Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. The company has also added a new Mi 10 Lite, aimed at making 5G more accessible. The Mi 10 Lite starts from ₤349, while the bigger Mi 10 series will start from ₤799.

Xiaomi has announced the global availability of the Xiaomi Mi 10 series. It’s also added a new member  [Read More…]

Nokia Mobile parent company launches a global data roaming SIM card

With HMD Connect, you won’t have to go through the hassle of purchasing a local SIM card when traveling.

What you need to know HMD Global has introduced a global roaming data SIM card called HMD Connect. The SIM card works in 120 countries across the globe and offers plans starting at €9.95 ($ 10.7). You can activate your SIM and manage bundles using the HMD Connect App, which is now available to download from the Play  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Mi 10 is slated for global launch on March 27

The event will be live streamed.

What you need to know Xiaomi has finally revealed its plans for the global launch of the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. The phones’ launch was delayed due to the cancellation of MWC 2020. The launch event will now take place on March 27 and will be an online-only affair.

Owing to the growing severity of the coronavirus pandemic, the biggest mobile showcase of the year has been canceled. And  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 are finally getting Android 10 in global markets

The update should be about 2.2GB in size.

What you need to know Xiaomi is finally rolling out Android 10 to the Mi 9T/Redmi K20. Previous MIUI builds were based on Android 9. Android 10 improves privacy, adds a system-wide dark mode, and more.

The Redmi K20 — also sold as the Xiaomi Mi 9T in global markets — is finally getting some Android 10 love (via GSMArena). While Xiaomi had previously released MIUI 11 for the  [Read More…]