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iOS 10 Now Running on 60 Percent of Active Devices, Apple Says

Earlier this month, Apple released figures of the adoption rate of various version of iOS. The statistics on October at the time showed that more than half of active iOS devices, 54 percent to be precise, had already moved on to the latest version of iOS. Now, the Cupertino-based company has revealed the latest numbers, which reveal that more people ... Read More »

Smartphone Shipments in India Grew 23 Percent Year-on-Year in Q3, Says Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India grew 23 percent annually in the third quarter of 2016 as compared to the global smartphone market which grew at five percent, market research firm Counterpoint Research said on Thursday. The feature phone shipments grew two percent year-on-year and 23 percent quarter-on-quarter as feature phone to smartphone transition slowed down in recent quarters. Further, eight out ... Read More »

Samsung Posts 30 Percent Drop in Profits on Galaxy Note 7 Debacle

Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported an expected 30 percent profit plunge on the back of a highly damaging recall crisis that hammered the reputation of the world’s largest smartphone maker. The third quarter earnings were announced just hours before the start of an annual shareholder meeting which was set to approve the latest step in a complex generational change of ... Read More »

iPhone Sales in India Rose Over 50 Percent This Year; Apple Banking on Reliance Jio, Middle Class for Future Growth

On the back of its first annual revenue decline in 15 years, Apple is now looking at India – one of its fastest-growing markets – for future growth. CEO Tim Cook said in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call that it saw a 50 percent growth in iPhone sales in the fiscal year ending September 2016 and sees headroom for more ... Read More »

Samsung Recovers 60 Percent of Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Units From South Korea, US, Europe

  Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday it has got back around 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea, the United States and Europe, suggesting it is making progress in its attempts to recover from the crisis. In a statement, Samsung said it was focused on replacing all affected devices “as quickly and efficiently” as ... Read More »

Lenovo Confirms New Layoffs, Says Less Than 2 Percent Employees Affected Globally

  Lenovo has confirmed the latest round of layoffs in the company, saying that it’s part of the “ongoing strategic integration between Lenovo and its Motorola” smartphone business. In a statement, Lenovo claimed that the new layoffs only impact 2 percent of the entire 55,000 employees globally. Unfortunately, the Chinese company hasn’t revealed many details about the layoffs. Droid-Life in ... Read More »

Marshmallow on 18.7 Percent of Android Devices; Nougat Not Yet on Chart: Google

Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest publicly available version of Google’s mobile and tablet operating system, is powering less than 0.1 percent of active Android devices, according to the latest Google Play distribution data. To recall, Nougat started rolling out to Nexus devices last month and reportedly also started rolling out to Android One devices. Sharing the latest distribution data of ... Read More »

Indian Smartphone Market Grew 17.1 Percent in Q2 2016: IDC

The Indian smartphone market registered a healthy 17.1 percent growth over the previous quarter this year and a marginal 3.7 percent growth over the second quarter of 2015, market research firm International Data Corporation(IDC) said on Friday. According to the IDC’s “Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker”, smartphone market revived after declining for two successive quarters by registering 27.5 million units of ... Read More »

Coolpad Says Handsets Prices Could Go Up by 7-8 Percent in GST Regime

Mobile phones could become dearer by 7-8 percent after the GST comes into effect, Chinese handset maker Coolpad said on Wednesday. “Depending on the rate of GST, prices could go up 7-8 percent,” Coolpad India CEO Syed Tajuddin told PTI. While the GST rates are yet to be announced, handset makers are concerned that the regime may result in concessions ... Read More »

Google’s ‘Verify Apps’ Could Protect 90 Percent of QuadRooter-Affected Android Devices

A set of vulnerabilities called QuadRooter was reported to affect almost 900 million Android devices. Through malicious apps, these vulnerabilities can give attackers access to all the sensitive data on a Qualcomm-based device. However, Google has announced that the ‘Verify Apps’ feature in Google Play Services effectively blocks all apps with QuadRooter vulnerabilities from installing. This ‘Verify Apps’ feature is ... Read More »