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The US has ‘locked the door’ on us, Chinese tech giant Huawei says

“Huawei has faced increasing headwinds in its push to make inroads in the U.S. market, as the White House and Republican lawmakers target Chinese tech companies, citing national security concerns” writes Akiko Fujita for cnbc.com. With the White House ramping up efforts to derail the ambitions of Chinese tech companies in the U.S., electronics giant Huawei said it would increasingly look to Europe to grow its international market share in high-end devices.”It’s a natively high-end market considering the GDP, considering the culture.”. The U.S. has long held an allure for…

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No turnaround for Apple in China due to smartphone ‘saturation’: UBS

“Apple’s iPhone sales in China will not return to their peak levels anytime soon, according to one Wall Street analyst” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The analyst said Apple’s China sales peaked in 2015, when the country represented 25 percent of iPhone shipments versus 19 percent today.UBS predicts Apple’s iPhone sales growth in China will be roughly flat this fiscal year because consumers are waiting longer to upgrade to new phones and there is rising local competition.Despite the company’s growth issues in China, the analyst reiterated his buy rating and…

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Blockchain May Cut Samsung’s Shipping Costs By 20%

“Ltd. (005930.KS) is considering using a blockchain ledger system to manage and keep track of its global shipments worth tens of billions of dollars a year” writes Daniel Liberto for investopedia.com. The technology has been billed as a way to transform how transactions are recorded, verified and shared, prompting Gartner Inc. to predict that blockchain-related businesses will create $176 billion of value by 2025. Source: investopedia.com Share This:

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U.S. tech dominance is under threat from this one Chinese company

“There are few companies that would have the capability and budget to build technology to rival it” writes Ryan Shrout for marketwatch.com. Just this past January, AT&T T, +1.47% backed out of plans to offer Huawei devices in its flagship stores due to pressure from the U.S. under warnings of espionage.As Huawei grows its share in the Chinese and global markets, Qualcomm will have less of the Android smartphone space to address. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Samsung’s latest smartphone can’t connect to the internet. Like, at all.

“Well, here’s something you don’t see announced often (or ever, for that matter): A smartphone that can’t connect to the Internet” writes Raymond Wong for mashable.com. That’s right, Samsung’s new Galaxy J2 Pro (it ain’t a “pro” anything if it can’t go online) is intentionally designed to have no way to go online. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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The EU is likely to hit Google with a multi-billion-dollar fine in the next few months, but no one really expects it to dent Google’s dominance

“The big issue for Google is less what the EU might do than how the strategies of smartphone makers might evolve” writes Foo Yn Chee for businessinsider.com. An executive at one major smartphone maker said European wireless carriers have told his company they would refuse to market phones without Google Search or the Google Play app store. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

“An executive at one major smartphone maker said European wireless carriers have told his company they would refuse to market phones without Google Search or the Google Play app store” reports businessinsider.com. Ordering the company to divest its Android business altogether, for example, would be difficult to justify under European law, European Commission sources said.The big issue for Google is less what the EU might do than how the strategies of smartphone makers might evolve. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Your Heartbeat Could Power a Smartphone

“Scientists have also sought to use the same effect behind everyday static electricity to power devices” writes Charles Q for theatlantic.com. That can power a wearable heartbeat meter that uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly send its data to a smartphone. “The mechanical energy of daily human motions can get converted into electricity by our cloth,” Wang says.Electronics are now so powerful that a smartphone has more computing power than all of NASA did when it put the first men on the moon in 1969.In principle, the heat from a human…

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Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available for pre-orders on 13 April

“Earlier, Xiaomi had removed the Cash-on-Delivery option for the Redmi Note 5 Pro on Mi.com as well as Flipkart, in a bid to dissuade black-marketers from hoarding units of the smartphone” reports techradar.com. Additionally, the smartphone has also been available in very limited numbers via Mi Home stores as well as Mi Preferred Partners.Customers who were unable to purchase the latest Xiaomi smartphone since its launch so far can pre-order their unit on 13 April, with the delivery expected to be completed within two to four weeks. Source: techradar.com Share This:

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