US 5G ban fails to dent Huawei revenue

The Shenzhen-based Huawei’s first quarter revenue rose 39 per cent from the previous year to Rmb179.7bn (£21bn), suggesting US efforts to persuade countries to ban the Chinese group’s telecoms equipment from their 5G networks have not tempered growth. Although Australia and Canada have joined US in blocking Huawei kit several European countries have effectively rowed…

Apple and Qualcomm settle after two years of patent disputes

Apple and Qualcomm have decided to drop all ongoing litigation and settle their royalty disputes by reaching an agreement on global patent license and chipset supply. The Trump administration’s  vision of finding a national technology front runner for the forthcoming wave of 5G wireless communication may be coming true. Qualcomm’s legal settlement with Apple this…

Huawei, Samsung reveals folding smartphones costing  £1987

Huawei  and Samsung are in a race to persuade customers  they need to spend around £2000 for new type of folding smartphones Mate  X with an 8-inch display  at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Mr Richard Yu of Huawei CEO claimed it was “the world’s fastest folding 5G phone”, because of its in-house processor and…

Shares in Snap soared 26 per cent

Shares in Snap, maker of the Snapchat messaging app soared 26 per cent at the start of Wall Street trading after the firm said last night it had arrested a fall in users on Apple device and drew a series of favourable reviews from analysts for its progress with a new Android app. The targeting…

Apple in the process for fixing eavesdropping Face Time bug

Apple Face Time software  has a major flaw acknowledged by Apple, which allowed for brief eavesdropping –even if the recipient did not pick up and in some cases the target iPhone could send video without the receiver’s knowledge. Apple’s status page shows it has disabled the ability for users to make group calls on Face…

Huawei posts 21 per cent increase in revenue to $109bn for 2018

Huawei, despite  “malicious incidents”  from US the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan who raised security concerns about supplier, has posted  21 per cent increase in revenues to $109bn for 2018. Guo Ping, Huawei’s current rotating Chairman said the Chinese telecoms equipment maker had secured 26 5G contracts this year said  ” We must not…

Xiaomi UK smartphone launch with flash sale of only £1

“Flash sales” publicising Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone company’s UK launch have sparked a backlash on social media. Xiaomi advertised two of its new handsets for £1 each last week as part of a “ crazy deals” promotion and after two or three Mi 8 Lite phone sales the website said “ Sold Out”, as soon…