Up to May
Huawei Technologies has shipped 100 million smartphones this year as of May 30.
“HongMeng OS” for China market and “Oak OS”
Huawei is trying to develop its in-house operating system to take on Android and it should be ready by the end of summer, according to Chinese newspapers.
Tells investors to go forth and multiply
Sony has told its investors that it will not be giving up on smartphones, despite them thinking that it is a waste of cash and effort.
Along with hope for Apple
Any hope that overpriced smartphones will make any impact in China have been dashed.
Oh those pesky applets
Oracle has made the bizarre claim that the only reason it is not the king of the smartphones is that Google used applets in its software.
Apple/Samsung dependant US is snubbed by the cool tech
One of the take-outs from this year’s Mobile World Congress was a noticeable lack of development from US smartphone companies.
Learnt from the fingerprint scanner
Samsung is working toward building phone displays where the front-facing camera hides under the display completely, similar to the way the fingerprint reader is embedded inside the displays of the latest Galaxy S10 phones.
Cards: you gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
The fruity cargo cult Apple has discovered, much to its horror, that the great unwashed see foldable phones as the sort of future technology it should have been producing.
Third consecutive year of declining shipments
Bean counters at International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size to work out that the smartphone market is still pants.