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Amazon tops 1 million Prime subscribers in India; reports record seller participation in Prime Day

Amazon has amassed at least 1 million subscribers for its Prime loyalty service in India, the e-commerce giant revealed today in a long rundown of how its platform fared during last week’s Prime Day in the world’s second largest internet market. More than a million Prime subscribers in India shopped from small businesses in the two weeks leading up to 48-hour Prime Day event last week, the company said in a blog post. Factoring in the ongoing global pandemic, Amazon last month chose India as ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, China, India, Tech, Walmart, Xiaomi, Jeff Bezos, Oneplus, Alexa, Amazon India, Amazon Prime Day, Diwali, Globally Amazon, Amit Agarwal SVP


The US' Clean Apps initiative would severely limit the global ambitions of China's smartphone vendors

The US intends to prevent Chinese smartphone vendors from preloading or offering apps developed by US companies. If Chinese vendors are forced out of these markets, there will be a significant opportunity for US-aligned vendors like Samsung, Motorola, and LG. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. The US State Department unveiled a five-pro...
Tags: Google, Indonesia, China, India, Africa, US, Trends, Snapchat, Middle East, Xiaomi, Lg, Huawei, Trump, US State Department, PRC, Global Times


More Chinese phone makers could lose US apps under Trump’s Clean Network

Over a third of the world’s smartphone sales come from Chinese vendors Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo. These manufacturers have thrived not only because they offer value-for-money handsets thanks to China’s supply chains, but they also enjoy a relatively open mobile ecosystem, in which consumers in most countries can freely access the likes of Google, Instagram and WhatsApp. That openness is under attack as the great U.S.-China tech divide inches closer to reality, which can cause harm on both sides. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Asia, Microsoft, Government, China, US, Tech, Tesla, Whatsapp, Beijing, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, WeChat, Chinese communist party


More Chinese phones could lose US apps under Trump’s Clean Network

Over a third of the world’s smartphone sales come from Chinese vendors Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo. These manufacturers have thrived not only because they offer value-for-money handsets thanks to China’s supply chains, but they also enjoy a relatively open mobile ecosystem, in which consumers in most countries can freely access the likes of Google, Instagram and WhatsApp. That openness is under attack as the great U.S.-China tech divide inches closer to reality, which can cause harm on both sides. T...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Asia, Microsoft, Government, China, US, Tesla, Whatsapp, Beijing, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, WeChat, Chinese communist party


Google is quietly bringing one of the iPhone's most-wanted features to Android (GOOG)

Google is launching a new Android feature called Nearby Share, which makes it possible to easily share files between Android devices. It's Google's answer to Apple's AirDrop, a capability that Android fans have long been asking for.  Nearby Share will detect when other Android devices are nearby and will enable users to share files anonymously if they wish. The launch comes after multiple leaks had suggested that such a feature was in the works.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Apple, Google, North Korea, Samsung, Trends, Xiaomi, Nfc, Near Field Communication NFC, Google Pixel, Android Beam


Microsoft's next big policy battle could be over its ties to China, as a GOP adviser calls on the tech titan to divest its Chinese holdings amid TikTok talks (MSFT)

Microsoft confirmed the company is exploring a deal to buy TikTok's operations in several countries including the US. President Donald Trump has threatened to ban the app over concerns including national security. Those concerns could affect Microsoft's bid. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday questioned Microsoft's relationship with China, suggesting the company should divest its Chinese holdings. China is home to Microsoft's largest R&D center outside the US, and its ties to th...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, White House, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Gop, United States, Xi Jinping, Bill Gates, Xiaomi, Baidu, Seattle, Donald Trump, Signal


Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program

South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and Lava among others have applied for India’s $6.6 billion incentive program aimed at boosting the local smartphone manufacturing, New Delhi said on Saturday. The scheme, called Production-Linked Incentive Scheme, will offer a range of incentives to companies including a 6% financial incentive on additional sales of goods produced locally over five years, ...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, India, Narendra Modi, Samsung, Tech, Taiwan, Xiaomi, New Delhi, Foxconn, Vivo, Oppo, Foxconn Wistron, Pli


InterDigital Files Patent Infringement Actions Against Xiaomi in India

Actions Brought Subsequent to Years of NegotiationWILMINGTON, Del., July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC), a mobile and video technology research and development company, has filed two patent infringement actions in India against Xiaomi. One complaint involves infringement of five of InterDigital’s cellular 3G and 4G Indian patents and the other complaint involves infringement of three of InterDigital’s H.265/HEVC Indian patents. The claims were filed after years of...
Tags: Business, News, India, Xiaomi, Delhi High Court, New Delhi India, InterDigital Inc, InterDigital, William J Merritt, FRAND, Samsung Apple Huawei, Research and Innovation Unit, Patrick Van de Wille


Earbuds That Fit Inside a Smartphone Is Equal Parts Smart and Stupid

With phones like the MiMix Alpha and its mysterious tri-fold prototype, Xiaomi is no stranger when it comes to dreaming up far out concept devices. But in a recently discovered patent, Xiaomi may have come up with a novel smartphone idea that’s better left on paper.Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Smartphones, Headphones, Xiaomi, Patents, Consumer Tech, Genius Or Half Baked


Luddite lawmakers villainize ‘Big Tech’ for no good reason

Washington, D.C. has caught a fever, and no, it’s not (just) COVID-19. Lawmakers have been whipped up into an antitrust frenzy, with yet another hearing targeting “Big Tech” slated for July 29. The Verge editor Casey Newton predicts that this, “tech antitrust hearing is shaping up to be one for the ages,” and the “outcome could be legislation that seeks to rein in the market power of these giants.” That outcome wouldn’t be particularly surprising, given Sens. Lindsey Graham and Josh Hawley’s rep...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, California, Opinion, Washington, Samsung, Sport, European Union, Soccer, Xiaomi, Fitbit, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc


Chinese tat bazaar Xiaomi to light a fire under Amazon's Kindle with new e-book reader (the register)

Is there room for another player in the Western market? Another day, another pie, another finger. Chinese retailer Xiaomi is believed to be working on a new e-reader after references to the upcoming product appeared on the website of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.… [Author: Matthew Hughes]
Tags: Amazon, News, Xiaomi, Matthew Hughes


Xiaomi eInk

It's the second one, the first was China only. https://www.theregister.com/2020/07/27/xiaomi_ereader/ I sent them a correction about back-lit.
Tags: Books, News, China, Xiaomi


Chinese tat bazaar Xiaomi to light a fire under Amazon's Kindle with new e-book reader

Is there room for another player in the Western market? Another day, another pie, another finger. Chinese retailer Xiaomi is believed to be working on a new e-reader after references to the upcoming product appeared on the website of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.…
Tags: Amazon, Software, Xiaomi


Qualcomm says its Quick Charge 5 fills 50% of your phone’s battery in 5 minutes

Qualcomm today announced its new fast-charging technology called the Qualcomm Quick Charging 5 (QC 5). This company claimed that this new standard will charge your 4,500mAh phone from 0 to 50% in five minutes, and to 100% in under 15 minutes. The chipmaker said that QC 5 will be available on devices with Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 865+, and future high-end chipsets. The standard will support chargers with more than 100W of power rating. Xiaomi has already committed to launching devices with QC 5...
Tags: Startups, Xiaomi, Qualcomm, QC, Plugged, Zhang Lei Mi Phone


Apple begins assembling iPhone 11 in India

Apple’s contract manufacturing partner Foxconn has started to assemble the current generation of iPhone units — the iPhone 11 lineup — in its plant near southern city of Chennai, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. A small batch of locally manufactured iPhone 11 units has already shipped to retail stores, but the production yield is currently limited, the person said, requesting anonymity as matters are private. Apple, in general, has ambitions to scale up its local production ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Gadgets, Apps, Asia, Hardware, China, India, Samsung, Tech, Taiwan, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, New Delhi, Oneplus


Indian smartphone shipments plummeted 48% YoY in Q2

This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. Smartphone shipments in India fell to 17.3 million units in Q2 2020, representing a precipitous 48% year-over-year (YoY) decline, according to Canalys. The Canalys report suggests that the decl...
Tags: Google, China, India, Narendra Modi, Trends, New York Times, Xiaomi, Facebook Facebook, Digital India, Jio, Facebook Just, Connectivity Tech, Insider Intelligence Connectivity Tech Briefing


China’s EV startup Xpeng pulls in $500 million Series C+

Xpeng, an electric vehicle startup run by former Alibaba executive He Xiaopeng, said Monday it has raised around $500 million in a Series C+ round to further develop models tailored to China’s tech-savvy middle-class consumers. The announcement followed its Series C round of $400 million closed last November. A source told TechCrunch that the company’s valuation at the time had exceeded the 25 billion yuan ($3.57 billion) round raised in August 2018. The new proceeds bring the five-year-old Chin...
Tags: TC, Hong Kong, China, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, North America, Electric, Foxconn, Ggv Capital, Guangzhou, Hillhouse Capital, Coatue Management, Sequoia Capital China


India smartphone shipments slashed in half in Q2 2020

Even the world’s second largest smartphone market isn’t immune to Covid-19. Smartphone shipments in India fell 48% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago, the most drastic drop one of the rare growing markets has seen in a decade, research firm Canalys reported Friday evening. About 17.3 million smartphone units shipped in Q2 2020, down from 33 million in Q2 2019, and 33.5 million in Q1 2020, the research firm said. You can blame coronavirus for it. New Delhi ordered a ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, China, India, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Xiaomi, Himalayas, Handset, New Delhi, Vivo, Oppo


Xiaomi goes back to basics with new pair of true wireless earbuds

The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic are a pair of budget buds with interesting features
Tags: Trends, Xiaomi, Home Theater


Xiaomi’s Mi TV Stick will go head-to-head with budget Roku and Fire TV devices

New device features Android TV, Chromecast, and Google Assistant technologies
Tags: Google, Android TV, Trends, Xiaomi, Home Theater, Roku, Media Streaming Devices, Mi TV Stick


The ‘new’ Poco M2 Pro is just a Redmi Note 9 Pro in disguise

At the turn of this year, Xiaomi announced that it’s spinning of Poco as a separate brand. Since that day, the company has launched the Poco X2 in India, and the Poco F2 Globally. While Poco shares a ton of resources with Xiaomi including software and manufacturing, it has tried hard to push a narrative that it’s an independent brand. But with its new phone, the Poco M2 pro, the firm is making that hard to believe. The $175 Poco M2 Pro is a new offering from the company, but it’s a love child of...
Tags: Startups, India, Xiaomi, Poço, Plugged, Poco F2 Globally While Poco


Facebook launches Avatars, its Bitmoji competitor, in India

Facebook Avatars, which lets users customize a virtual lookalike of themselves for use as stickers in chat and comments, is now available in India, the social juggernaut’s biggest market by users account. The American firm said Tuesday it had launched Avatars to India as more social interaction moves online amid a nationwide lockdown in the world’s second largest internet market. The company said Avatars supports a variety of faces, hairstyles, outfits that are customized for users in India. ...
Tags: Travel, Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Europe, Australia, India, Snapchat, Xiaomi, New Zealand, New Delhi, Messenger Facebook, Bitmoji, Avatars, Facebook Avatars


India bans TikTok, dozens of other Chinese apps

The Indian government on Monday evening said it was banning 59 apps developed by Chinese firms over concerns that these apps were “engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, and security of state and public order” in what is the latest standoff between the two most populated nations in the world. ByteDance’s TikTok, which counts India as its biggest market, Community and Video Call apps from Xiaomi, which is the top smartphone vendor in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Asia, China, India, Tech, Xiaomi, Ministry of Electronics, Computer Emergency Response Team CERT, Tiktok, UC Browser UC News Shareit CM Browser Club Factory


Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro Review: 5G for just $500

A top-spec smartphone with 5G for just $500? That's the Poco F2 Pro
Tags: Android, Mobile, Review, Trends, Xiaomi, Poco F2 Pro, Xiaomi Poco


iPhone maker Foxconn wants to expand its manufacturing presence in India

Today, phone manufacturing company Foxconn said that it is looking to expand its presence in India and invest more. The firm’s chairman said that it “views the outlook there very favourably” in the country, and may announce new investments in the coming months. The contract manufacturer currently produces phones for Xiaomi and select models for Apple in India. Speaking at Foxconn‘s annual general meeting, Chairman Liu Young-way said that even though the coronavirus pandemic has impacted operatio...
Tags: Apple, Startups, India, Xiaomi, Foxconn, Plugged, Liu Young


Xiaomi's Poco F2 Pro flagship lands in the UK with considerably gentler price tag

£499 nabs early birds 5G, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage Xiaomi's latest flagship, the Poco F2 Pro, hits UK shelves today with an early-bird price of £499.…
Tags: UK, Software, Xiaomi


How Reliance Jio Platforms became India’s biggest telecom network

It’s raised $5.7 billion from Facebook. It’s taken $1.5 billion from KKR, another $1.5 billion from Vista Equity Partners, $1.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, $1.35 billion from Silver Lake, $1.2 billion from Mubadala, $870 million from General Atlantic, $750 million from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, $600 million from TPG, and $250 million from L Catterton. And it’s done all that in just nine weeks. India’s Reliance Jio Platforms is the world’s most ambitious tech company...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Media, Microsoft, Saudi Arabia, India, Tech, Xiaomi, Vodafone, Venture Capital


Xiaomi and NXP ride a bus to Moscow with a wearable Mastercard

Threesome now plan to march East and conquer Europe Chinese consumer tech enfant terrible Xiaomi has bunged a special NFC ship into its fitness wearable, giving it the power to serve as a Mastercard in Russia.…
Tags: Europe, Russia, Software, Xiaomi, Moscow, Nfc, Mastercard, East, NXP


Xiaomi x TRANSFORMERS Cyberverse Bumblebee In-Hand Images

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Global smartwatch shipments grew 12%, in spite of…everything

Wearables have proven to be a surprisingly resilient category amid the global COVID-19-fueled shutdown. As noted earlier this month, shipment growth slowed — but didn’t stop — in Q1, even as many potential customers have far fewer steps to track. And according to new numbers from Canalys out today, smartwatches in particular continued to grow in spite of it all. Wearable growth slowed — but not stopped — by pandemic Overall, the category grew 12% year-over-year for Q1, up to 14.3 millio...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Hardware, Smartwatch, China, Tech, Xiaomi, Apple Watch, North America, Huawei, Oppo, Canalys, Canalys Apple, Europe Second