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Economy slowdown not to impact smartphones in India: Xiaomi

The India smartphone market saw its highest-ever shipment of 36.9 million in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 -- with 9.9 per cent year-on-year (YoY) and 14.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

Aug 22, 2019, 11:43 AM IST

Bugs found in backend systems of top 5,000 free Android apps

While the researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University studied only applications in the Google Play Store, applications designed for iOS may share the same backend systems.

Aug 13, 2019, 16:06 PM IST

Global trade tensions may hit smartphone biz: Samsung

Early this week, Japan promulgated a revised Bill to remove South Korea from its 'whitelist' of trusted trading partners, following the July 4 export control measures on three materials used in chips and displays, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

Aug 08, 2019, 17:44 PM IST

Facebook sues malicious app developers

The apps were made available on the Google Play store. The malware that came with the apps created fake user clicks on Facebook ads that appeared on the users' phones, giving the impression that the users had clicked on the ads.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:41 PM IST

Your video selfie may measure blood pressure

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have tested a technology called transdermal optical imaging that measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Global smartphone sales to decline 2.5% in 2019: Gartner

The current mobile phone market of 1.7 billion shipments is around 10 per cent below the 1.9 billion shipments reached in 2015.

Aug 02, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

Huawei outsells smartphone rivals in China, tightens market grip amid US spat

Huawei, which was put on a trade blacklist by the United States since mid-May and was virtually barred from doing business there even earlier, shipped 37.3 million smartphones in China in the three months ended June, up 31% year-on-year, according to market research firm Canalys.

Jul 30, 2019, 13:18 PM IST

5 hours daily on phone increases risk of obesity

Spending too much time using the smartphone facilitates sedentary behaviours, reduces the time of physical activity, which increases the risk of premature death, diabetes, heart disease and different types of cancer.

Jul 29, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

India may have 88 million 5G connections by 2025: GSMA

According to GSMA, data consumption pattern in India on 4G network supports in time uptake of new 5G devices and services.

Jun 06, 2019, 10:44 AM IST

Global smartphone shipments may decline 3.1% in 2019

This is slightly below 2018's shipments that touched 1.39 billion.

Jun 04, 2019, 15:28 PM IST

Huawei says will continue support for smartphones and tablets

This comes after Google said it would comply with an order barring the Chinese company from updates to its Android operating system.

May 20, 2019, 15:05 PM IST

5G smartphones likely to hit Indian market in April: Reports

Premium smartphones that run on a 5G network are expected to hit the market in April.

Mar 06, 2019, 08:31 AM IST

Fulfilling pre-poll promise, Amarinder government to dole out smartphones to Punjab youth

One-time bundled 12 GB data and 600 local minutes talk time (voice) with one-year validity would also be provided under the scheme.

Jan 02, 2019, 22:49 PM IST

Large number of apps on smartphones impacts device performance: Report

The research found that there is increase in adoption of entertainment apps and 40 percent of the users are watching content on a daily basis.

Dec 13, 2018, 12:28 PM IST

Smartphone use may increase ADHD risk in teens

The findings have ramifications for parents, schools, technology companies and paediatricians concerned that tech-dependent teens are driven to distraction or worse.

Jul 18, 2018, 16:13 PM IST

Parents, smartphones responsible for increase in rape cases: BJP MLA Surendra Singh

Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh has said that children up to 15 years of age should not be allowed to roam around freely.

May 01, 2018, 18:36 PM IST

Flipkart, ASUS to launch Indian consumer-oriented products

On the marketing front, both companies would extensively support each other in the planning and execution of marketing activities for ASUS ZenFones.

Apr 17, 2018, 15:06 PM IST

Among all devices, smartphones will be most damaging to the environment by 2020: Study

While smartphones consume little energy to operate, 85 percent of their emissions impact comes from production.

Mar 05, 2018, 12:30 PM IST

47% Indians care more about smartphones than their loved ones: Study

The study pinpointed key problematic smartphone behaviours that impacted people's relationships with others and themselves.

Feb 24, 2018, 19:42 PM IST

US hotel chain offers discounts to families if they give up their phones

The Wyndham Grand hotels are offering five percent additional discount to guests for saying bye-bye to their phones during their stay.

Feb 20, 2018, 17:52 PM IST