HMD Global publishes, then retracts Nokia Android 11 update timeline

Here’s something weird and interesting. HMD Global, the company making Nokia smartphones, has published its (very rough) timeline for when you should expect its devices to get the update to Android 11. Hold on, you say – that’s neither weird nor (when you see how vague it is) that interesting. Well, the weird and interesting … Read more

Counterpoint: Average selling price of smartphones rises 10% globally in Q2 2020

A new report from Counterpoint Research gives us insight on the average selling price (ASP) of smartphones in each major market. The major markets: North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, and China are listed in the visual graphic below. As per the report, the ASP of each market has increased in … Read more

Oppo is also launching a smart TV in October

Smartphone companies have been expanding their portfolios with smart TVs recently. OnePlus, Nokia, Xiaomi, Realme and even Honor have released products in this segment lately, and now Oppo is planning to join. During the 2020 Oppo Developer Conference, officials announced the company’s ecosystem is going to expand with a TV, which will be released in … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 gets eSIM enabled with the latest software update

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 unveiled earlier this month lets you have two different numbers – one through the regular SIM, and another through an eSIM. The eSIM functionality wasn’t available out of the box, but Samsung has now released a new software update to enable it. This new firmware, sporting version number F916BXXU1BTIA and … Read more