Last week’s poll summary: Last week, we asked if you would buy the Vivo Nex if it came to your region. Most of our Instagram voters said they would buy the Nex, while YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter voters mostly voted no. So, why wouldn’t our readers buy this phone? Most of the comments talked about the rip-off Apple software and the fact that it has a moving part, which means it’s more likely to break down over time. You can view the full poll results...
At some point this week, we expect the European Commission to levy a fine against Google for Android antitrust issues.
The fine will be in the billions-of-euros, and likely will be one of the largest in history.
Google is expected to appeal, as it claims no wrongdoing in the Android antitrust case.
At the beginning of June, we learned that an ongoing Android antitrust case in Europe could result in a hefty fine for Google. The fine revolves around the Android operating system and Google’s alleged suppression of competition on the platform.
Samsung will reportedly open up pre-orders for its upcoming phablet, the Galaxy Note 9, from mid-August. Korean publication Chosun suggested the news in an article earlier today and echoed previous reports that the phone would be released on August 24.
Huawei has announced it will soon begin rolling out GPU Turbo to its major smartphones. The gaming performance upgrade, previously announced for Honor phones, will be deployed to Huawei handsets from August.
Why would Samsung want its own GPUs?
Interesting news from Samsung this week suggests the company is hiring for...
Robotics firm Cyberdyne launches US$82 million AI, healthcare fund (Japan). The fund will invest in healthcare and “cybernics”, an emerging area of research at the intersection of neuroscience, robotics, and systems engineering. Partners of the fund include Daiwa House Industry, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Daido Life Insurance, Mizuho Bank, and Mizuho Capital. (DealStreetAsia)
Snowball Finance nets US$120 million for its series D financing round (China). The social investment and financial information platform – also known as Xueqiu –...