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US Ban on Sales to ZTE Triggers Patriotic Rhetoric in China

A US ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corphas unleashed a patriotic backlash in China’s cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world’s two largest economies. The United States this week imposed a ban on American companies selling parts and software to ZTE for seven years, saying it had broken a settlement agreement with repeated false statements – a move that threatens ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini Spotted on TENAA and AnTuTu Sites, Tipping Design and Specifications

Samsung may soon launch a variant of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones, called the Galaxy S9 Mini. The compact counterpart of the South Korean giant’s 2018 flagships may make its way to the markets this year, if certain reports are to be believed. A smartphone, with model number SM-G8750 was spotted earlier this month on a benchmark site. Now, another handset with model number SM-G8850 has ... Read More »

Moto G6 Plus With 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 660 SoC Spotted on Geekbench

HIGHLIGHTS Moto G6 Plus Geekbench scores are 4123 (multi-core) and 866 (single-core) Smartphone to be powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2.21 GHz One of the variants will have 4GB of RAM Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and Moto G6 Plus are the three smartphones that the Lenovo-owned mobile maker is expected to launch this week. Motorola is anticipated to unveil the trio at its Thursday, April ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini Spotted on TENAA and AnTuTu Sites, Tipping Design and Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Specifications of an upcoming Samsung handset revealed SM-G8850 could be another variant of the Galaxy S9 Latest leaks showcase renders and specifications Samsung may soon launch a variant of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones, called the Galaxy S9 Mini. The compact counterpart of the South Korean giant’s 2018 flagships may make its way to the markets this year, if certain reports are to ... Read More »

Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto Z2 Play, and More on Discount as Amazon Hosts Motorola 45th Anniversary Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has hosted Motorola 45th Anniversary sale It offers discounts on Moto G5 and Moto Z2 Play among others The sale will run until April 11 Amazon India on Monday kicked off the Motorola 45th Anniversary sale to offer some of the popular Moto series Android handsets at discounted prices. The list of models that have received discounts includes the Moto G5, ... Read More »

WhatsApp Says It Collects Very Little Data as Facebook Privacy Scandal Rages On

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says all messages are end-to-end encrypted Experts say information about calls is likely being mined by WhatsApp Group chats also put users at risk, according to privacy experts WhatsApp has attempted to address privacy concerns surrounding its service as parent company Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal continues. The world’s most popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp says it collects very little data and that ... Read More »

Facebook Asked to Explain Curb on Russia Media Accounts: RIA

Russia’s communications watchdog said on Friday it had asked Facebook to explain why access had been restricted to the Facebook accounts of some Russian media organisations, RIA news agency said. Roskomnadzor said it considered the restrictions to be a continuation of Facebook’s “unfriendly policy towards Russian users,” RIA said. The report did not specify which accounts had been affected, but Roskomnadzor said ... Read More »

Moto G6 Images, Specifications Spotted on TENAA Certification Site

Lenovo-owned Motorola hasn’t yet launched a smartphone in the first three months of 2018, but, if rumours are anything to go by, we might see the company’s entire range of budget smartphones getting launched in the coming weeks. According to several reports and leaks, the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play are expected to make an appearance. And, with the latest sighting on ... Read More »

Facebook Being Pressed by EU on Sharing of Its Users’ Data

The European Commission pressed Facebook on Monday over whether EU citizens’ data were among those improperly harvested by a British political consultancy, after the US regulator said it was investigating the firm’s privacy practices. That piled yet more pressure on a firm that has lost more than $100 billion (roughly Rs. 6.5 lakh crores) in market value in the last 10 days. Facebook shares fell ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Go on Sale in India: All You Need to Know

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now available to buy via Flipkart, Samsung Shop, and retail outlets in India. To recall, Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Compared to the last generation – the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ – the smartphones feature faster processors, better cameras, AKG-tuned dual speakers for enhanced audio, and AR Emojis. Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ price in India, launch ... Read More »