Amid reports that it is exiting the smartphone business, LG Electronics has shared that it is thoroughly reviewing the direction and open to all possibilities. The move comes on the back of 23 consecutive quarters […]
Just when it looks like the Trump adminstration was done with its actions against China, the US Department of Defense announced another list of Chinese companies alleged to have links with the Chinese military. Tech […]
Refurbished and used smartphones are expected to be in hot demand, growing from 225.4 million units in 2020 to 351.6 million units in 2024, a compounded annual growth rate of 11.2 percent, according to IDC. […]
The Huawei MateBook 14 AMD edition and Huawei MatePad T 10s Android tablet will hit Singapore stores on January 16. Designed for everyday use, the ultraportable MateBook 14 is the company’s first laptop running on […]
Indonesian education startup Cakap has raised US$3 million Series A+ funding to help grow its team and further develop its language tutoring app. The investment will also help business expansion in Indonesia and across the […]
Samsung Electronics’s One UI 3 will give its Android 11 users a new design, enhanced features and greater customisation. The upgraded interface has started rolling out on Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra smartphones in […]
With more local brands shifting their focus to 5G, the average selling prices (ASPs) of smartphones in China is expected to edge up 11.4 percent year over year in 2020, according to IDC. However, weaker […]
Poco Global has marked its announcment of becoming independent from Xiaomi with the launch of the Poco M3, its first entry-level smartphone for the masses. After shipping more than six million phones in over 35 […]
Singapore’s National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has launched the ScamShield app that blocks scam SMS and calls. Currently available only on iOS, the app checks an incoming call against a list maintained by the Singapore […]
Fortnite is set for a return to iOS, thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW game streaming service. NVIDIA and Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, are working on bringing the game back to the iOS platform […]
Deeptech company Umitron has released the Pulse mobile app that gives Android users access to ocean environmental data. Launched for aquaculture farmers in late July, the app provides a high-resolution ocean map of critical environmental […]
Huawei has buckled under the immense pressure of parts unavailability and chosen to hive off its Honor business to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology. Once the sale is completed, Huawei will not hold any shares […]
Xiaomi has launched its Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T smartphones in Singapore with availability from November 14. Priced at S$649 for Mi 10T and S$749 for the Mi 10T Pro, the flagship models come […]
Huawei is reportedly planning to hive off its Honor sub-brand of smartphones to a consortium led by Digital China and the Shenzhen government, according to Reuters. The sale of the budget-brand smartphone unit is said […]
Xiaomi was the bright spark in a sea of red as China’s smartphone market slid 14.3 percent year-on-year in Q3, according to IDC. With a 13 percent share, it opened up the gap between Apple […]
Xiaomi held on to pole position as India’s smartphone market enjoyed a double-digit growth in Q3, according to IDC. The China smartphone maker shipped 13.5 million units, growing serven percent year on year (YoY). Despite […]
Samsung Electronics is making locating Galaxy devices a breeze with the launch of SmartThings Find. The global introduction follows an early access trial involving six million users across Korea, the UK and the US. Available […]
Nine quarters was all it took for realme to sell 50 million smartphones — making it the fastest to do so. Just for reference, Samsung took 10 and Apple 13 quarters to reach the milestone. […]
Buying a smartphone these days is no longer about connectivity but how far it can go to match, if not replace, another device. Take the newly-launched Huawei Mate 40 Series, for instance. It can give […]
As smartphones become faster, cameras sharper and apps more powerful, the demand on the battery has been greater. Until a spectacular battery technology breakthrough comes about, Xiaomi has offered an alternative solution — faster wireless […]
Hyundai Motor Group has broken ground on the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS), an open innovation lab for research and development on future mobility. The S$400 million centre covering 44,000 square metre […]
In a battle of the China smartphone makers, Vivo slid ahead of Oppo in Thailand’s smartphone market in Q2. According to IDC, Vivo reached top spot with 19.5 percent market share, thanks to its focus […]
Huawei opened its second Australian Authorised Experience Store at World Square in Sydney at the start of October. Situated in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, the store features a Product Zone which showcases the latest […]
When the going gets tough, many laptops may not be able to handle the harsh environments. It takes one that is designed specifically to deal with rugged usage. Getac has launched the new generation of […]
Apple will open its online store in India on September 23. Residents in the world’s second most populous nation will be able to order the full range of Apple products on the platform.
Huawei is certainly making up for lost time. While the pandemic has paused product launches for much of the year, the China giant has responded with the launch of six new products tonigh (Singapore time).
By Edward Lim
For nearly an hour tonight, Huawei certainly stayed true to the theme of its event — “Huawei seamless AI life product launch”. It introduced a slew of products that are each impressive on its own right and deserving of the coverage that many other media will write about in the coming days.
If nothing changes in its relationship with Google, Huawei is ready to unleash its HarmonyOS on its smartphones in 2021. And from what was shared during a keynote by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business at Huawei Developers Conference, the new OS may well hold its own against the well-established Android and iOS.
Individuals in Singapore can check if they have been in proximity to COVID-19 cases using the newly-introduced SafeEntry Location Matching SelfCheck service.
If you’re using a Pixel, OnePlus, Oppo, realme or Xiaomi smartphone, rejoice because you’ll be the first to enjoy Android 11.