Displaying items by tag: Mobile Phones

There is little doubt in the mind of any observer of the smartphone industry that, after the disappearance of Huawei as a frontrunner, two Chinese brands — Oppo and Xiaomi — have been vying to take up the fight to market leaders Apple and Samsung.

Technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research has put online a claim that Motorola became the third biggest smartphone OEM in the US in 2021 for the first time.

Published in Mobility

Social media behemoth Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has announced that it will shut down its face recognition system and delete more than a billion individual facial recognition templates. However, this does not mean an end to the use of the technology altogether.

Published in Security

The market for semiconductors is expected to grow by 17.3% year-on-year globally, against a figure of 10.8% in 2020, the technology analyst company IDC says, adding that the current shortage should be over by the middle of 2022.

Published in Development

The OPPO A74 5G is another low-budget device that has entered the market recently, and one that could claim to be the second-lowest priced 5G smartphone in Australia.

Camera retailer digiDirect is expanding into computers, mobile phones, gaming and streaming products, and has made two appointments to support the move.

Published in People Moves

Both in speed and adoption, 5G has outstripped earlier technologies such as 4G and 3G, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, accounting for more than 60% of devices sold in the first two months of 2021 in the US.

Published in Mobility

Global technology provider IBM has announced it has developed the world's first two nanometer process, a first for the semiconductor industry.

Published in Mobility

The average Australian will spend 16.6 years of their life on their mobile phone - equating to 5.5 hours every day or a total of 145,800 hours - based on the average age of around 10 years old that we get our first phone - and average Australian life expectancy.

Published in Mobility

The number of devices in use globally will total 6.2 billion in 2021, the technology analyst firm Gartner says, adding that this includes PCs (laptops and desk-based), tablets and mobile phones.

Published in Hardware
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 16:02

Aspera R40 targets tradies and outdoor types

Aspera Mobile's R40 rugged mobile phone is IP68 rated, meaning it has been tested to withstand being immersed in 1.2m of water for 45 minutes and is fully dustproof.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 03 February 2021 10:26

Optus launches new customer device payment service

Optus has introduced an interest-free device payment option — OptusPay — covering the purchase of all phones, tablets and wearables.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 07:55

Mobile roaming recovery to take three years: analyst

Analyst firm Juniper Research has predicted it will take three years for mobile roaming activity to recover from the effects of travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 11 December 2020 13:00

Growing mobile phone use by Australian children

New research has found that almost half (46%) of Australian children aged between 6 to 13 years use a mobile phone—up from 41% in 2015 - with the trend continuing to grow.

Published in Mobility

A trend in people shifting from fixed to mobile communications is continuing, according to the telecommunications industry regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Published in Mobility

Chinese smartphone maker vivo will offer 20% off all its products, including accessories, from 25 November until 1 December as part of its Black Friday sale, the company says.

Published in Mobility

Debit card provider eftpos is buying Australian payments app Beem It which enables consumers to send and receive money using their phone,as part of its move further into the "digital ecosystem".

Published in Deals

Only 56% of Victorians have the COVIDSafe ‘tracking app’ on their phone more than five months after the app was launched by the Federal Government in late April and as the State continues in lockdown with stage 4 restrictions.

Published in Apps

Cloud security firm Ping Identity has acquired San Francisco-based mobile digital identity management solutions company ShoCard.

Published in Security
Thursday, 01 October 2020 09:46

Optus extends support for eSIMs

Optus is now allowing customers to connect to its mobile network using an eSIM via an app on their phone, claiming it is the first mobile provider in Australia to allow it.




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