Tag Archives: 2018

US Tech Market Poised For A Strong 2018, But With Doubts About 2019

At the midpoint in 2018, the US tech market is on track to grow by 6.7% in 2018, the fastest growth since 2012. However, 2019 is looking more uncertain, and we forecast that growth in US business and government spending on tech goods, software, services, and staff will slow to 5.5%. ForresterFORRESTER Three factors are driving this strong performance for the ... Read More »

WWDC 2018: iOS 12 to Bring Digital Health Features, ARKit 2.0 to Be Launched, and More Predictions

HIGHLIGHTS WWDC 2018 is now less than a week away It kicks off on June 4 in San Jose, California Here are some announcement predictions for the keynote address In recent months, Apple has been criticized for the addictive nature of its devices. Next week, the company plans to unveil software to help cure people of their iPhone habit. On Monday, Apple will hold ... Read More »

Samsung Tops Shrinking Smartphone Market in Q1 2018: Counterpoint

As global smartphone market declined for the second successive quarter in the first quarter of 2018, Samsung remained the leader, shipping 78 million devices and capturing 21.7 percent market share, Counterpoint Research said on Wednesday. Samsung shipments grew 5 percent with the launch of its latest flagship, the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Apple which surprised the analysts with a strong fiscal 2018 second-quarter results, shipped 52.2 million devices, ... Read More »

Apple iPhone dual-SIM devices likely for the first time in 2018!

The global innovation leader in smartphones, Apple, is believed to be set to launch a new dual sim device. One of the prominent Apple whistleblowers, known for leaking reliable Apple information, has leaked new information about a new Apple Device that will offer dual sim capabilities, for the first time in the company’s history. It is expected that Apple would ... Read More »

LG K8 (2018) Launched in Russia as LG K9: Price, Specifications

Following the unveiling of 2018 edition of the LG K8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company has now unveiled the smartphone in Russia under the brand LG K9. Besides the change in name of the handset, there has been no major alteration in terms of features and specifications. While announcing the LG K8 (2018) at MWC in last month, LG had said that the smartphone will ... Read More »

MWC 2018: LG V30S ThinQ is a new AI phone, but also more of the same

The V30S is expected to be first rolled out in Korea over the next few weeks, and the global availability as well as pricing is currently not confirmed. The Mobile World Congress is an annual mobile tech show in Barcelona, and this year, it is again hosting some of the largest tech brands from 26-February to 01-March. Over the past ... Read More »

MWC 2018: Nokia looks at the past and the future, and tries to perfect both

The Nokia 8110 Reloaded will be priced at €79 and will start shipping in May this year. Every year, phone companies make a beeline for Barcelona to showcase the very latest smartphone tech, at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) event. This year is no different, but it is HMD Global that has pulled a rabbit out of the hat—a ... Read More »

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Redmi Note 5 vs Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Mi A1: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 6 (2018) is one of the handsets launched at MWC 2018 Smartphone debuted in Chine earlier this year Nokia 6 (2018) is an Android One smartphone Nokia 6 (2018) is one of the four new Nokia-brandedAndroid smartphones that HMD Globallaunched at Mobile World Congress 2018. While Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 1 are new handsets, the Nokia 6 (2018) isn’t exactly a ... Read More »

Cheques, balances, degrees: How will Budget 2018 impact higher education?

(Getty Images/iStockphoto) The union budget 2018 has big-ticket plans for higher education. It has earmarked Rs 85,000 crore. There are plans for 24 new medical colleges and hospitals, 18 schools of planning and architecture (SPA) and research fellowships. It has also introduced the Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education scheme to grant loans to higher education institutions. Is it enough ... Read More »

Budget 2018: Customs Duty on Mobile Phone Imports Increased to 20 Percent

The Budget 2018 announcement of increase in custom duty on mobile phone imports was largely expected HIGHLIGHTS In Budget 2018, customs duty on phones raised to 20 percent Apple most likely to be affected as Xiaomi, Samsung mostly make in India This was first introduced in July at 10% and raised in December to 15% In the Union Budget 2018 speech, the ... Read More »