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.
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.
Samsung has expanded its in-house Galaxy Upcycling Program to let customers transform old Galaxy smartphones into ‘smart home’ Internet of Things devices. The scheme has been launched in the UK, the USA and South Korea.
Apple has launched a small tracking device called AirTag, described by the company as "an iPhone accessory that provides a private and secure way to easily locate the items that matter most".