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Huawei may join Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo in GDSA to battle Google, Apple

Huawei may join Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo in GDSA to battle Google, Apple

The most massive mobile smartphone brands in China are meeting to join forces to take on Google and Apple's global dominance of the smartphone industry. To make this happen, Huawei is in talks with a group that already involves Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo, in what they call their Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA). The GDSA is a platform that aims to present a new app store (for starters) in a world that'd otherwise have them dependent on Google Play and the Google Services package for Android - and, of course, unable to use iOS or the Apple app/content ecosystem for their devices whatsoever.

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Apple gobbled up Huawei and Samsung in Q4 2019

Apple gobbled up Huawei and Samsung in Q4 2019

Global smartphone vendor shipments and marketshare in the fourth quarter of 2019 showed Apple stepping up in a big way. There's been a three-way battle going on in the global smartphone market for several years - after Apple and Samsung dominated the market for over half a decade, Huawei came up and put the battle back in the hearts of the brands. For several quarters, it'd been Samsung out ahead by millions of units shipped and a couple percentage points of the total market's shipments - but now Apple's suddenly back on top.

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New Interior Department rule will target drones made in China

New Interior Department rule will target drones made in China

The Interior Department will issue a new rule grounding its China-made drones tomorrow, according to a new report. The restriction would only allow drones made in China or that feature Chinese components to be operated in emergency situations including natural disasters. This move follows the Interior Department's grounding of its drone fleet in late 2019 over security concerns.

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Coronavirus symptoms, 2019-nCoV virus in China, case map, and CDC help

Coronavirus symptoms, 2019-nCoV virus in China, case map, and CDC help

The word corona means crown and is the only link between coronavirus and the beer called Corona. "Human Coronavirus" is a virus which was first identified in the 1960s and, in the year 2019, a new sub-type was identified in China. The World Health Organization reported the newest coronavirus on January 9, 2020, after identification by Chinese authorities during an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. This newest version of the virus is identified as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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China coronavirus: What we know and what to do

China coronavirus: What we know and what to do

Though it been managed far better than the SARS outbreak that happened years ago, the ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China has raised global concerns over the potential for the virus to spread internationally and infect a large number of people. Health agencies and organizations around the world have mobilized to address the matter; here's the latest on what they're doing and what you can expect in the immediate future.

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Novel coronavirus may have been transmitted to humans from snakes

Novel coronavirus may have been transmitted to humans from snakes

In an update on the matter this week, officials with the CDC stated that China's current coronavirus outbreak has been linked to the illegal sale of wildlife at a market in Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of the virus is currently taking place. A new study published in the Journal of Medical Virology has shed light on the potential origins of this virus, revealing that it may have been transmitted to humans from snakes.

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CDC says China’s coronavirus confirmed in the US for the first time

CDC says China’s coronavirus confirmed in the US for the first time

Only days after reports of the virus appearing in Thailand and Japan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the first case of the mysterious coronavirus behind an outbreak in Wuhan, China, has been confirmed in the United States. The CDC revealed the case in a briefing on Tuesday, explaining that the unnamed patient is located in Washington state and recently returned from a trip to Wuhan.

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To slay Google, Huawei says: “Ads aren’t important to us”

To slay Google, Huawei says: “Ads aren’t important to us”

Huawei held an event in January 2020 in London to tell developers about their strategy for a post-Google smart device ecosystem. Dr. Jaime Gonzalo, Huawei's Europe-based vice president of consumer services, spoke at this special event, suggesting that they'd be building an app ecosystem that's far less focused on "spam" notifications than are Apple and Google.

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Agressive pricing in China means 5G phones must start cheap

Agressive pricing in China means 5G phones must start cheap

A set of phones revealed today in China provide guidance for next-gen 5G smartphones that'll be released around the world in 2020. These are the Xiaomi-made Redmi K30 5G units, in several colors, all with the ability to connect to the fastest 5G in China, all starting at approximately $290 USD (rough conversion). That's less than $300 for a smartphone that's on the cutting-edge of tomorrow's connectivity, here today.

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New Samsung Mobile CEO was key to this classic Galaxy phone pair

New Samsung Mobile CEO was key to this classic Galaxy phone pair

Samsung announced Monday, January 20, 2020, that they'd be making a few switches in leadership. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced that their youngest president (at 51 years of age) Roh Tae-moon would be made the CEO of Samsung Mobile. Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh will still work with Samsung, continuing to lead Samsung IT and Mobile Communications (IM) division.

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Realme X2 Pro Review : Proof a great phone need not be expensive in 2020

Realme X2 Pro Review : Proof a great phone need not be expensive in 2020

The Realme X2 Pro was first announced in October of 2019 and features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED 1080 x 2400 pixel display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, and a price starting at around $330 USD. They key to understanding how a device of this combination of prices and features could exist lies in the aim of the company and the range of prices at which the device is offered. For its base price, this phone is surprisingly great.

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Huawei Mate X 1st-gen foldable appears to break, too

Huawei Mate X 1st-gen foldable appears to break, too

In 2019, Samsung Galaxy Fold early review unit display-breaking issue got a lot of press. Other companies like Huawei seemed to delay their own foldable display-toting devices as a result - better to reinforce in the meantime than to have a first-gen disaster, right? Now, after originally delaying their release from a planned June 2019 to an ultimate November 2019 exclusively in China, the Huawei Mate X's launch is... also not so hot.

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