This has been an extremely busy week in the tech industry. A lot has happened during this week from Qualcomm demanding a ban on the iPhone to OnePlus launching the OnePlus Launcher in Google’s Play Store as a limited beta. Here is a quick recap of all the important news that happened in the tech world this week.
Official OnePlus Launcher makes a debut on Play Store
OnePlus this week to show off and test its launcher, uploaded it onto the Google Play Store as an unreleased beta, after the booking slots filled up OnePlus took down the app from the Play Store. Read More about this story.
Qualcomm sues Apple, seeks ban on iPhone imports
Qualcomm has alleged Apple of illegally importing and activating iPhone units in the United States, which is costing Qualcomm its royalties. Thus Qualcomm has now gone to the ITC and asked them to put a ban on the import of the Apple iPhone in the United States. Read More about this story.
HMD Global partners Zeiss to enhance photography in future Nokia phones
HMD Global the parent company of Nokia has gone ahead and shook hands with Zeiss to use their camera lenses on their smartphones. This new partnership actually has roots in the past when Nokia was the largest player in the smartphone market (before being sold to Microsoft). Read More about this story.
Samsung could be working on a smart speaker powered by Bixby voice assistant
The Wall Street Journal had earlier reported that Samsung is planning to mass produce and sell its own smart speakers like Amazon, Google and Apple. But, due to Samsung’s digital assistant, Bixby not being fully ready they might delay the launch. Samsung originally introduced Bixby during the launch of its flagships the Galaxy S8 and the S8+. Read More about this story.
Asus Zenfone AR could launch in India on July 13
Asus this week sent out media invites saying Please Reserve July 13, with an artwork of a smartphone along with the earth on top. The smartphone is seen in detail can be made out to be the Asus Zenfone AR. The Zenfone AR is a highly awaited smartphone as it will come with Google’s Project Tango, also it is the world’s first phone to launch with an 8GB RAM. It is going to compete with the OnePlus 5. Read More about this story.
Review of the week:
Nubia M2 Lite
We had a reviewer test out the Nubia M2 Lite, it was put through rigorous testing so that we could tell you whether or not you should go in for this device. Nubia has claimed that the M2 Lite is having the best in class camera, but will it be able to stand up to the competition. Read the full Nubia M2 Lite Review.