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Huawei first in smartphone shipments in China for Q2 2017

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China is still the world's largest smartphone, but its growth streak finally ended in Q2 2017. After six consecutive weeks of increasing shipments the past three months marked a 3% decline, according to analyst company Canalys. For second quarter in a row leading company is Huawei with 23 million units. Oppo came a very close second with 21 million units, which is up 37% year on year. In third followed vivo with 16 million shipments between April and June. Xiaomi managed to ship just under 15 million units but was enough to leap over Apple in fourth place. This is a 60% boost...

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Posted by Mobiler - July 27, 2017 at 4:00 am

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Huawei first in smartphone shipments in China for Q2 2017

China is still the world's largest smartphone, but its growth streak finally ended in Q2 2017. After six consecutive weeks of increasing shipments the past three months marked a 3% decline, according to analyst company Canalys. For second quarter in a row leading company is Huawei with 23 million units. Oppo came a very close second with 21 million units, which is up 37% year on year. In third followed vivo with 16 million shipments between April and June. Xiaomi managed to ship just under 15 million units but was enough to leap over Apple in fourth place. This is a 60% boost...

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Huawei first in smartphone shipments in China for Q2 2017

China is still the world's largest smartphone, but its growth streak finally ended in Q2 2017. After six consecutive weeks of increasing shipments the past three months marked a 3% decline, according to analyst company Canalys. For second quarter in a row leading company is Huawei with 23 million units. Oppo came a very close second with 21 million units, which is up 37% year on year. In third followed vivo with 16 million shipments between April and June. Xiaomi managed to ship just under 15 million units but was enough to leap over Apple in fourth place. This is a 60% boost...

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Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition to be launched soon

The Mercury Silver edition of the Mi 6 that was last seen when the phone was announced will soon be on sale. Unfortunately, the phone will only be sold in China. Even worse, only 100 units will be made available, which will likely disappear in seconds. The Mercury Silver edition is just the regular Mi 6 but in a super flashy chrome finished back that is almost entirely colorless and reflects like a true mirror. This extends to the back and all the sides but the front will still be black. Xiaomi did not reveal the exact launch date yet but did reveal the price, which will be RMB...

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New batch of Google Pixel 2 renders and a video arrive

A new heap of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL renders are upon us, complete with a video. The renders are based on factory computer-aided designs and rumored dimensions acquired by ONLeaks. Google Pixel 2 The dimensions in question are around 145.3x69.3x7.8mm (8.2mm if we count the camera hump) for the Pixel 2 and 157.6x76.3x7.9mm (8.6mm with the camera hump) for the Pixel 2 XL. Google Pixel 2 XL The new leak aligns nicely with earlier renders and an earlier video meaning this could very well turn out to be it. There's still a while to go...

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Apple now has to pay $506 million to a university's patent licensing arm

In October of 2015 a jury ruled that Apple had to pay the patent licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison $234 million for infringing a patent, even though the company denied any infringement and argued that the patent was invalid. And today a US District Judge added $272 million on top of that, ordering Apple to pay the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) a whopping $506 million in total, for the same patent. The judge says Apple owes WARF additional damages because it continued to infringe upon its patent until it expired in December 2016. Apple is going to appeal the...

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Android Pay reaches Spain

Back in May Google revealed that Spain would be one of the next markets to get Android Pay, and today this has become reality. The mobile payments service is now live in the country, although at the moment it only works with Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards issued by BBVA. While supporting only the customers of one bank might not be that impressive, the good news is that over one million stores across Spain will accept Android Pay as a method of payment. A short list of some of the places where you can use Android Pay in Spain is available here. Of course the service also...

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Posted by Mobiler - July 26, 2017 at 11:30 pm

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Facebook's TV shows rumored to debut in mid-August

Last month we heard that Facebook's next project involves investing in the production of original video shows. And today a new report says we should expect to see the first episodes coming out in mid-August. The social network has allegedly commissioned two types of content - short-form, inexpensive "spotlight shows", as well as higher-end TV-style shows with running times close to what you'd expect from cable TV productions. The former are what's coming next month, while for the latter we're going to have to wait some more. According to "people familiar with the matter", Facebook...

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iPhone 8 to be out in October-November with iris scanner, sans side-mounted TouchID

The famed and hyped iPhone 8 with its near-bezelless OLED display can't seem to keep itself out of the news, not even for a day. A new report out of Asia, based on supply chain sources, now tells us that this model will only start shipping in October or early November (in very limited numbers), though it will probably be unveiled alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus at a launch event that's slated to occur on September 7, 8 or 9. Those devices may be released on September 17 (but that's a Sunday and Apple usually starts sales on a Friday, so take this with a grain of salt). The sometimes...

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Fi Referral Challenge wants you to Race to Google HQ

If you use and love Google's Fi, the company's own MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator), why not spread the word? Refer a friend or two? You may have done that already, but from this point on referrals come with goodies for you. If you refer two people to Fi and they become customers (and stick around for at least 30 days), you will receive $20 in Google Play credit as well as $40 Fi credit. When you reach five referrals you will get a Fi weekender bag plus $100 Fi credit. The credit will come in around three weeks after the person you referred has been active for 30 days. The bags will...

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