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Samsung to update software over ‘red screen’ smartphone

Samsung Managing Director of Samsung Sri Lanka Youngmin Shin displays a Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone during the ceremony to launch the phone in Colombo on April 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA Electronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone, it said Monday after some consumers complained …

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Only 30% of recalled diesel vehicles rectified till now: Volkswagen

New Delhi: Over a year into the exercise, German auto major Volkswagen has been able to rectify only 30 percent of the 3.4 lakh recalled diesel vehicles it had equipped with defeat device that helped cheat emission tests in India. Volkswagen Group India said the process has been delayed as it involves different brands, engines and models. The company’s headquarter …

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New iPhone screen puts blue-colored spotlight on Japan supplier

Apple’s OLED iPhone expected this year will carry a Samsung screen.Photographer: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images The iPhone’s success has transformed the fortunes of dozens of suppliers, from glass manufacturers to the maker of robots that cut metal cases.Now, as Apple Inc. prepares to introduce a new smartphone with an OLED screen, a Japanese refiner better known for its chain …

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Sony surges as analysts say profit may reach highest since 1998

Sony Corp. shares jumped the most in almost three months after the company’s better-than-projected preliminary earnings boosted analyst confidence in its ability to hit the highest profit levels in almost two decades. The Tokyo-based company rose as much as 4.6 percent in early Tokyo trading, headed for its biggest jump since Feb. 3. Sony reported preliminary operating profit of 285 …

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Tata Motors Pilots Electric Bus In Shimla Ahead Of Tourist Rush

Mumbai: Tata Motors started commercial test drive of its first batch of electric buses under the Marcopolo brand in Shimla over the weekend. “Last Friday we successfully piloted our first electric bus in Shimla. It was carried out jointly with the Himachal Road Transport Corporation and the state transport department. “The 9-meter bus, with a seating capacity of 31 people, …

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BS III Models: Bajaj Auto’s Punjab Sub-Dealers On Strike

New Delhi: Over 200 sub-dealers and some dealers of Bajaj Auto in Punjab have stopped selling bikes from April 18 seeking compensation for the unsold BS-III units following the Supreme Court ban on sale of such models. Bajaj has around 40 dealers and over 200 sub-dealers in Punjab, who are sitting over 1,000 BS-III units since the ban came into …

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Sony nearly triples annual profit forecast

CHAMPAIGN, IL – APRIL 21: Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker appears on Day 3 of Ebertfest 2017 on April 21, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Ebertfest/AFP Timothy Hiatt / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP Sony on Friday nearly tripled its annual net profit forecast, citing lower-than-expected costs in its chip business and other divisions, including the …

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Royal Enfield opens subsidiary in Brazil

Mumbai: Royal Enfield on Friday inaugurated its first direct distribution subsidiary in the Brazilian capital of Sao Paulo apart from opening its first stand-alone flagship store there. Brazil is the fourth biggest two-wheeler market in the world and this subsidiary there makes the second one for the Eicher Motors-owned twowheeler maker outside the country. Royal Enfield opened its first direct …

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Over 10,000 units impacted by BS-III ban: Ashok Leyland

Chennai: Ashok Leyland today said 10,664 units of its commercial vehicles were impacted by the Supreme Court ban on BS-III vehicles but the financial hit will be minimal as the affected engines would be upgraded for aftermarket sales. The Hinduja flagship firm said the BS-III engines would be upgraded to BS-IV standard using its new intelligent exhaust gas recirculation (iEGR) …

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Honda opens bookings for CBR 1000RR Fireblade superbike

New Delhi: Japanese auto major Honda today announced opening of bookings for the 25th anniversary edition of its flagship super sport motorcycle CBR 1000RR Fireblade with price starting at Rs 17.61 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2017 Fireblade will be imported as completely built unit (CBU) in India and will be available at Honda’s exclusive Wing World outlets located in Mumbai …

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