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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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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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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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Phone maker taps Nigerian demand for low-cost smartphones

A smartphone manufacturer has set up its first factory in Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos to provide Africa’s biggest mobile market with low-cost smartphones amid an economic recession. AfriOne’s devices, using the Android operating system, will cost from 29,000 naira ($92) to 33,000 naira, targeting middle-income buyers in a country of about 180 million people, according to Lekan Akinjide, director …

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AfriOne unveils manufacturing plant for ‘Made in Nigeria’ phones

AfriOne Ltd., a technology-driven enterprise, on Friday inaugurated its manufacturing and assembly plant for Made in Nigeria phones and other technological devices. AfriOne Ltd., a technology-driven enterprise, on Friday inaugurated its manufacturing and assembly plant for Made in Nigeria phones and other technological devices. The Chief Executive Officer of AfriOne, Mr Sahir Berry at a news briefing in Lagos said …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisis

An Indian visitor takes a selfie with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S8 during an event in New Delhi on April 19, 2017. MONEY SHARMA / AFP The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung Electronics added more than $1 billion to its market capitalisation Friday as investors cheered positive reaction to its new Galaxy S8 and the device went on sale …

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Stakeholders seek regulatory review to boost mobile money

Eric Barbier, chief executive officer, TransTo, blamed growth of mobile money in Nigeria and Africa on regulatory issues.“It is difficult to get Central Bank of Nigeria. Stakeholders in the mobile money ecosystem have called for a review of the prevailing mobile money regulatory framework, so that the country can achieve the target growth rate in the system. They noted that …

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AfriOne launches first Nigerian-made smartphones

Gravity Z1 is one of the locally made phones the firm will be launching on Friday. AfriFone Limited today will on Friday commission an assembly plant and launch its  AfriOne mobile phones and other consumer devices,  a feat the company describes as “a  technological breakthrough and precedent for the enterprise and Nigeria’s 170 million strong populous. This marks the availability …

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Alphabet’s Verily makes smartwatch for health research

This handout photograph obtained April 14, 2017 courtesy of Verily Life Sciences in San Francisco shows Verily’s wrist-worn “Study Watch” designed to gather complex health data in clinical studies. Study Watch is meant for research and will be put to work in several studies including a multi-year study to identify patterns in the progression of Parkinson’s disease, according to a …

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