Global Mobile Phone Sales Increase In Q2, 2016

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 344 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 4.3 per cent increase over the same period in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Overall sales of mobile phones contracted by 0.5 per cent with only five vendors from the top 10 showing growth. Among them were four Chinese manufacturers (Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and BBK Communication Equipment) and South Korea’s Samsung. “Demand for premium smartphones slowed in the second quarter of 2016 as consumers wait for new hardware launches in the second...

Weekly Recap: Top 10 Stories On Channel Times

1. Has ‘Freedom 251’ Gone In Cold Storage? After a hype and a lot of media publicity, it seems that all is not well at the end of makers of “Freedom 251”, dubbed as world’s cheapest smartphone. Crippled with huge financial losses, makers of Freedom 251 have now knocked the door of the government to support their loss-making venture. Read More 2. BlackBerry To End Production Of Iconic Classic Smartphone BlackBerry which is going through tough times, has announced to stop manufacturing of its iconic Classic smartphone. The move has raised doubts...

Facebook Is Privy To Your Conversations 24×7

The company records your conversations whenever you leave your smartphone nearby with the Facebook application running in the background. Facebook claims that the process is not for pushing targeted advertisements, but to facilitate the users in posting stuff related to the content which they might be consuming. For instance, the background noise from a television show or a movie. Some users have also claimed that they have been flooded with advertisements which aligned with the conversations, they recently indulged in, reflecting a possibility of Facebook utilizing your conversations for commercial...