Tag Archive: Markets


Google’s Area 120 launches GameSnacks to bring games to developing markets

The web portal allows users to play via desktop, Android, and iOS.

What you need to know Google’s Area 120 incubator has a new project called GameSnacks. The goal of GameSnacks is to create a quick and easily accessible way for users in emerging markets to play casual games. The games are compressed and optimized, allowing them to run on devices with 1GB of RAM and load quickly even over 3G networks.

Google’s in-house Area 120 incubator  [Read More…]

Arlo has unveiled the market’s first wire-free floodlight camera

It’s launching in Spring 2020 for $ 250.

What you need to know Arlo has announced the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera at CES 2020. It’s the first wire-free floodlight camera to hit the market. You’ll be able to buy it this spring for $ 250.

Arlo is one of the most prominent brands when it comes to smart home security products, and at CES 2020, the company announced its impressive Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera. Along  [Read More…]

Vizio announces new soundbars for the high, mid, and low-end markets

Pricing and availability remain a mystery.

What you need to know Vizio has announced a bunch of new soundbars for CES 2020. The Elevate has powerful front speakers, an 8-inch subwoofer, and Dolby Atmos support. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

CES 2020 is steadily going into full-force, and Vizio has come prepared with a heap of new soundbars. There’s a lot to dig into, so without further ado, let’s dive in.

Starting first with  [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…]

Galaxy S11 could come powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset in most markets

The Snapdragon 865 variant of the Galaxy S11 could be more widely available than the Exynos 990 variant.

What you need to know A new report out of South Korea claims the Snapdragon 865-powered Galaxy S11 will not be exclusive to the U.S., Japan, and China. Unlike the company’s 2019 flagships, the Snapdragon 865-powered Galaxy S11 will apparently be sold in a large number of countries. The Exynos 990-powered Galaxy S11 variants will be limited to Europe.  [Read More…]

Microsoft confirms Cortana is going away on Android and iOS in some markets

What you need to know The Cortana app on Android and iOS is going away. This includes the Cortana experience inside Microsoft Launcher. Micrososft has not said which markets will be affected.

Microsoft has today announced that the Cortana app on iOS and Android, including Cortana inside the Microsoft Launcher, is being phased out early next year in certain markets. I reported last week that Microsoft was planning to remove Cortana from the Microsoft Launcher in certain markets,  [Read More…]

U.S. Cellular is launching 5G in two markets in early 2020

U.S. Cellular will be upgrading its existing 4G equipment to support 5G through 2020.

What you need to know Low-band 5G is launching on U.S. Cellular in the first quarter of 2020 4G equipment upgrades add support for 5G on 600Mhz spectrum. Parts of Iowa and Wisconsin will be upgraded first with 5G phones and service launching as it’s ready.

In the first phase of a multi-year plan, U.S. Cellular is upgrading its 4G towers to new  [Read More…]

Spotify’s fast and simple Lite Android app is now available in 36 markets

For the most part, Spotify Lite works very a lot like the main app.

What you need to know Spotify has introduced a lighter version of its Android app, called Spotify Lite. The new app is only 10MB in size and promises to deliver the same great experience as the main app but adds the ability to set a data limit and control the cache. Spotify Lite is now available for download in 36 markets across Asia,  [Read More…]

The standard OnePlus 7 is a refreshed 6T for international markets

A refreshed OnePlus 6T with some OnePlus 7 Pro specs and styling — for an affordable price.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s latest high-end phone — and what a phone it is — but it isn’t the only phone it released today. Even though we didn’t hear a peep about it at the launch event, outside of North America there’s also a standard OnePlus 7 to slot underneath the 7 Pro and offer a different value  [Read More…]

Google reportedly working on a mid-range Pixel aimed at emerging markets

Google’s Pixel-branded phone targeted at the mid-range segment could make its debut in July.

Google is playing on a lot of fronts in India — there’s the Android Go initiative for the entry-level segment, Android One phones tailored for budget customers, and the Pixel 2 series in the premium category. It now looks like the search giant is working on a mid-range Pixel tailored for emerging markets like India. That’s according to Economic Times, which states that  [Read More…]