In a Chinese court, Samsung has recently been fined for copyright infringement against Huawei's intellectual property. The major patent battle was initiated when the Chinese company sued Samsung by claiming that more than twenty of Samsung's smartphones have violated Huawei's patented graphical arrangement systems. If you are wondering what that means, it basically means that Huawei had exclusive rights to a certain pattern of icon arrangement systems and similar things, but Samsung allegedly used the same techniques in some of their own smartphones, thereby violating the patent. The fine or compensation stands at 80 million yuan/11.6 million USD, which Samsung will now have to pay Huawei as per the decision of the court.
In response to the decision, Samsung had this to say, "We will thoroughly review the court's decision and determine appropriate responses."
Huawei on the other hand was naturally pleased with the court's decision and mentioned that the company "notes the court's decision in this case."
A spokesperson for the Chinese smartphone manufacturer further added the following lines,
"Huawei believes that respecting and protecting the intellectual property of others enables all companies to make a return on our R&D investments."
"We maintain that respect for intellectual property promotes innovation and healthy, sustained growth in the industry."
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We all know about Trump's obsession to ban Chinese products and apps. And just recently, trump administration banned a popular Chinese social media app, WeChat. This new US sanction would force Apple to delete the app from its App store so no one could use it. The action taken wasn't appreciated by Apple and many other tech companies doing business with China as this may result in a significant setback from the Chinese public. A new report suggests that Apple plans to push back on the ban because of the negative impact company has to face due to the ban. A survey being conducted says that more than 95 percent of Chinese users would rather replace the iPhone with an Android phone than lose WeChat.
At the moment, it is not clear that if the ban on the WeChat app is strictly restricted to just the US App Store or applies internationally. Tencent, the parent company of WeChat, stated that they believe that the ban is limited to US states but the ban may need some clarity from the Trump administration. According to another survey at Bloomberg, around 1 million Chinese Apple users said that they would rather switch to an Android device than use an iPhone if they don't get WeChat. A HongKong user said that banning WeChat would make an iPhone into electronic trash. Another stated that all of his family members use WeChat for day-to-day communication.
A Wall Street Journal report also revealed that more than a dozen big tech and E-commerce companies are reluctant to accept the order including Apple, Ford, Walmart, and Disney. These companies are pushing back against the ban. They have decided to pursue and talk with White House representatives about the negative consequences of a ban that WeChat might have on their business. With WeChat being used to payments, E-Commerce, and marketing as well, the company is confident that US businesses may find it very difficult to sell smartphones in China without the app.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 chinese version is getting the Android 5.0.2 update. See deatils below.
Samsung rolled out the firmware update for SM-T705C, and the latest firmware version is T705CZCU1BOJ4 .
Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Firmware Details :
Model Name: Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Firmware Version: T705CZCU1BOJ4
OS: Android Lollipop
OS Version: 5.0.2
Build Date: October 26, 2015
Don't forget to use our ODIN 3 Tutorial to learn how to manually flash the Firmware above into your Samsung device safely and easily.
Samsung might have released Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy Note 9 in a number of countries, but China is still not in the list of the lucky nations unfortunately. However, the latest Note from Samsung is receiving the latest Android security patch in the region and it comes in as firmware version N9600ZCS1ARL7. While I am pretty sure that Chinese readers would have been a lot more glad to hear about the OS upgrade than hearing about just the January patch, it is an important security update nonetheless and if it has arrived on your smartphone already, we suggest you get it installed as soon as possible to secure your Galaxy Note 9 against the security threats.
As per Samsung Mobiles China, they will update the Galaxy S9, S9+ and the Galaxy Note 9 with Android 9 Pie, by the end of February. As of now, users in India, UAE, South Korea and Germany have confirmed that they are receiving the OS update in their respective regions, so let's hope that Note 9 users from the rest of the world are also able to join them soon enough.
Honor has officially announced through a Weibo post that the company is releasing the next honor V40 smartphone on January 18 in China. Honor started as a Huawei sub-brand but in November the company decided to sell out the unit and let it be established as an independent manufacturer. The Honor 40 will be the first phone from the company after its separation from Huawei. Beginning from today, the Honor 40 will be available for pre-order through the official website, online E-commerce sites, and physical malls in China. The Honor V40's poster has been released by the company that showcases its design from the front side.
From the poster, it is clear that the phone has curved edges and its top-left corner has a cutout to house the two front-facing cameras. Recent reports suggest that the Honor V40 will feature the same 6.722-inch OLED panel that is available on the Huawei Nova 8 Pro. The device display may support a higher refresh rate up to 120Hz which is also getting into the mainstream these days. The phone will also have an in-screen fingerprint scanner to add an extra layer of security.
The Honor V is expected to be powered by the Dimesnity 100+ chipset with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB/256GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. The phone will be running on a 4,000mAh battery with 66W fast charging. The device is rumored to arrive with support for 45W wireless charging. The device may come with Android 10 operating system based Magic UI version 4.0. It is also rumored that the company might also release another V40 variant alongside the regular Honor V40 but that has to be confirmed yet.
The Honor V40 may feature a 32-megapixel primary camera with a 16-megapixel camera sensor for the front photography option. The rear side of the phone may feature a 64-megapixel, an 8-megapixel, two 2-megapixel camera sensors from Sony.