Smartphone News

Xiaomi just surpassed Apple to become the world's no. #2 smartphone company by shipments

Xiaomi's rise comes after Huawei descended from the top spot over the recent months.

Alfred LeeJul 19, 2021

Global Smartphone shipments shoot up by 27% in Q1 2021

Apple had the highest jump in smartphone shipments in Q1 2021

Alfred LeeMay 04, 2021

Smartphone shipments jumped 27% globally in Q1 – TechCrunch

More good news from a smartphone market currently rebounding from the far-reaching impacts of the pandemic. New numbers from Canalys put global shipments for Q1 2021 at 27% above where they were the same time last year. The industry was hit early and hit hard by COVID-19. The first quarter saw the company running into […]


Appboxo gets $1.1 million seed to build a mini-app ecosystem for all developers – TechCrunch

Pioneered by WeChat almost four years ago, mini-apps are now common in China and India, and gaining traction in other markets, too. Mini-apps, or lightweight apps designed for integration into host apps, allow smartphone users to access several services through one app, saving them data and storage space. They also give host apps more ways […]


Xiaomi focuses investment in 5G and AI over next five years

More than 50 billion yuan ($7.18 billion) will be invested by Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp in artificial intelligence and fifth-generation internet technologies over the next five years.

Ismawati AsmatJan 03, 2020

Instagram competitor Amazon Spark shut down; Huawei decreasing international smartphone shipment

Tencent launches video streaming in Thailand; Indonesia expects more foreign investment after ratings bump to BBB

Wallace HoJun 17, 2019

The Key To The iPhone X's Future Lies In China

Given Apple’s stellar sales record, figures for the U.S. tech giant’s premium smartphone have fallen well short of expectations.

BEAMSTARTMar 15, 2018

Voice assistants are making the smartphone redundant

Limitations of the smartphone, include its small screen sizes, inefficiency multitasking, being a general nuisance in public, and not to mention the small fact that they can be used to spy on us.

BEAMSTARTFeb 26, 2018

You’ve been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone’s battery healthy?

BEAM TeamJan 04, 2018

Edward Snowden’s new Android app turns your cheap smartphone into a home security system

Edward Snowden, launched Haven, an app for cheap Android-burners that turns them into full-fledged home security devices

BEAM TeamDec 24, 2017

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