Chinese technology manufacturer Huawei has launched a range of smartphones, smart watches and tablets that run its new HarmonyOS 2 operating system. The move emphasises the company’s transition away from Google’s Android OS.
Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi has been removed from the US government’s blacklist of businesses with alleged links with the Chinese military.
Dixons, PC World and Team Knowhow also disappear
Technology retailer Dixons Carphone plc is going to rebrand its Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse, Team Knowhow and Dixons Carphone operations. From October 2021, the Currys name will be used across the business.
New proposals from UK communications regulator Ofcom would allow customers to buy a wider range of indoor mobile repeaters.
Figures from Strategy Analytics show 340 million devices shipped
Global smartphone shipments reached 340 million units in the first quarter of 2021, a 24% year-on-year increase, according to new figures from Strategy Analytics.