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MIT’s New Speech Recognition Chip Delivers Power Savings of Up to 99 Percent

Researchers at MIT have developed a low-power special-purpose chip that is claimed to reduce the power consumption of electronic devices and help them save battery life as a result. The chip, which is specialised for automatic speech recognition, has been claimed to require between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts compared with 1 watt requirement by a standard smartphone running speech-recognition software. ... Read More »

Android Nougat Finally Running on Over 1 Percent of Active Devices, Reveals Google

Google’s Android Nougat has finally crossed the 1 percent mark in the monthly Google Play distribution data. The latest distribution numbers confirm that Android Nougat is running on 1.2 percent of active devices with Android 7.0 on 0.9 percent and Android 7.1 on 0.3 percent devices. Considering that Android 7.0 Nougat was officially made available to Nexus devices in August, ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Manufacturing Started Ahead of Schedule, 300 Percent Increase for June Quarter: Report

2017 will mark the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the original iPhone, and Apple is said to be readying something special for the iPhone 8. With the company expected to host the iPhone 8 launch in September, a fresh report suggests that it is starting production of the smartphone ahead of schedule in order to ensure that its supply ... Read More »

Budget 2017: Mobile Phones Prices Likely to See 1-2 Percent Hike, Says Counterpoint

With the Union Budget 2017-18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley levied a 2 percent Special Additional Duty (SAD) on imported populated PCBs for use in the manufacturing of mobile phones. The new customs duty is likely to affect the pricing of the ‘Make in India’ mobile phones considering price of the PCBs make up a significant part of a phone’s cost. ... Read More »

Demonetisation Triggers 30.5 Percent Drop in Smartphone Sales in India: IDC

Owing to demonetisation and subsequent cash crunch, smartphone sales fell by a whopping 30.5 percent (month-on-month) in November over the October festive season, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) revealed on Tuesday. Indian vendors were hit most due to demonetisation with a drop of 37.2 percent in November as compared to Chinese players with 26.5 percent drop and global ... Read More »

Android Nougat Running on 0.7 Percent of Active Devices and Froyo Is Dead, Says Google

Google has released its monthly Google Play distribution data and Android users will finally be able to bid adieu to Android 2.2 Froyo. The data shows, among other things, that Froyo has dropped to below the 0.1 percent mark, marking the end of what was the oldest active Android version until last month. The date was collected from Android devices ... Read More »

China Nibbles at Samsung’s Share to Take 50 Percent of India’s Smartphone Market: Counterpoint

Chinese brands took their largest ever slice of the $10-billion Indian smartphone market in late 2016, accounting for more than one in every two phones sold – a growing market share that ate into sales from top-selling Samsung Electronics. Samsung, the single most popular smartphone brand in India, commanded a roughly 30 percent market share just over a year ago. ... Read More »

Samsung Tips Profit Leapt 50 Percent Despite Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday that its profits in the last quarter of 2016 surged 50 percent to the highest level in more than three years, despite the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Analysts had expected Samsung’s profits to see big gains thanks to its mainstay semiconductor business, but the result surpassed even the most optimistic forecast. The semiconductor division cashed ... Read More »

Chinese Manufacturers Capture Nearly 40 Percent of Indian Smartphone Market in 2016: IDC

Chinese smartphone vendors last year captured about 40 percent share in India, the second largest smartphone market in the world, the official media here reported. Among all, Lenovo saw its shipment volume rise to the second only after Samsung in the third quarter last year, state-run China Daily quoted global research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) survey as saying. Xiaomi ... Read More »

IFCI Raises Lending Rate By 10 Basis Points To 8.6 Per Cent

New Delhi: Term finance lender IFCI today said it has raised benchmark lending rate by 0.1 percentage point (10 bps) to 8.6 per cent. The company has changed its its short-term benchmark rate (IBR-ST) from 8.50 per cent to 8.60 per cent with monthly rests for lending for tenure up to three months only, IFCI said in a statement. The ... Read More »