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Smartphone maker Oppo is cutting around 20 percent of staff in key software and device teams after it merged operations with affiliate OnePlus, the first major consolidation in a Chinese mobile industry struggling with chip shortages and COVID-triggered economic shocks. Oppo, which in 2016 became the country’s top-selling brand, is retrenching after expanding too rapidly on
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Google was fined KRW 207 billion (roughly Rs. 1,300 crores) by South Korea’s antitrust regulator, saying the US technology giant abused its dominant market position to restrict competition in the mobile operating system market. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) investigated Google for allegedly preventing local smartphone makers from customising its Android OS. The fine
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Apple Watch Series 7 is reported to have averted a delay in shipments, and Apple is expected to begin shipments in late-September. The wearable is scheduled to be announced at the Apple event on September 14. Just a few days ago, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported of production delays and said that the wearable will be
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Battlegrounds Mobile India — commonly known as BGMI — is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with gamers in the country by offering them special permanent rewards. The battle royale game has introduced new missions that the players need to complete to win new in-game apparel for their avatars. Last month, BGMI game developer and publisher Krafton had
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South Korea’s parliament on Tuesday approved a bill that bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, effectively stopping them from charging commissions on in-app purchases. It is the first such curb by a major economy on the likes of Apple and Alphabet’s Google,
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iPhone 13 series could come with low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communication connectivity that will allow users to make calls and send messages without requiring cellular coverage, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly predicted in a note to investors. The next-generation iPhone lineup is said to have hardware ready to support communication via LEO satellites in areas
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Jio is one of the largest telecom operators in India. It offers a variety of plans for both prepaid and postpaid users. You can easily get a Jio SIM and activate your number to start using its services. Not only a does Jio offer physical SIM cards, it also offers eSIM or Embedded Subscriber Identity
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Microsoft has updated its Windows 11 minimum system requirements to include more Intel CPUs. Through an official blog post, it announced that after Windows Insider testing and exploring options with OEMs, the minimum system requirements now include additional older Intel CPUs that will be compatible with Windows 11, though the other prerequisites still remain in
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Apple slows down older iPhone handsets as their batteries age to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The company hadn’t disclosed this when it first started doing it, and faced much outrage when it was discovered. It then apologised, offered reduced price battery replacements, and gave users control of this so-called Performance Management feature. Now, a report claims
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A South Korean parliamentary committee voted on Wednesday to recommend amending a law, a key step toward banning Google and Apple from forcibly charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curb by a major economy. Apple and Alphabet’s Google have faced global criticism because they require software developers using their app stores
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