Android remains the dominant mobile platform in the world with almost every brand — except Apple — selling smartphones based on it. Be it Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Samsung or Vivo — everyone sells Android phones. If you have wondered which was the highest-selling Android smartphone out of the 100s that were sold in 2020 then look no further. According to Omdia, a market research firm, it was the Samsung Galaxy A51 , which was the most shipped Android phone of 2020. As per Omdia, Samsung shipped 23.2 million units of the Galaxy A51 in 2020 to earn the top spot in the list of Android phones. The highest selling smartphone in the world was the iPhone 11. The list of top 10 smartphones has five Android phones and five iPhones. Out of the five Android phones, four were from Samsung and one was from Xiaomi. As per Omdia, Apple shipped 64.8 million units of iPhone 11 in 2020. This is the second year in a row that an iPhone has been the best-selling smartphone in the world. As for … [Read more...] about This is the world’s most ‘popular’ Android phone
By Avik Chattopadhyay The spark On February 1, 2021, after the budget presentation, on being asked by a television reporter why there was no mention of electric mobility , Nitin Gadkari, the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, made an interesting remark. “The country needs to explore more self-sufficient and self-reliant methods of powering mobility to reduce our dependence on imports!” This was significant and one needs to read between the lines; especially if one couples the National Hydrogen Mission [NHM] that was announced by the Finance Minister. On February 8, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy told the media that the draft of NHM will be ready in two months. Link this with the fact that Delhi inducted Hydrogen-CNG buses in its fleet in October 2020. Fast forward a few weeks, and on February 23, the Indian Auto LPG Coalition [the industry body of auto LPG stakeholders] impressed upon the government to promote a few alternative clean energy … [Read more...] about Opinion: ‘Atmanirbhar’ alternatives to electric mobility!
Video Player Close BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- China has maintained its position as the world's largest manufacturing hub for 11 straight years, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the global manufacturing output, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). In the past five years, the value-added industrial output in China has increased from 23.5 trillion yuan (about 3.63 trillion U.S. dollars) to 31.3 trillion yuan, Xiao Yaqing, minister of MIIT, said Monday. During the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) period, the average growth rate of the value-added output from China's high-tech manufacturing sector reached 10.4 percent, up 4.9 percentage points from that of the overall industrial output, MIIT data showed. The information transmission and software and information technology service industries have seen remarkable progress during the period. Their value-added industrial output surged from 1.8 trillion yuan to 3.8 trillion yuan with the … [Read more...] about China remains world’s top manufacturing hub for 11 consecutive years
Chennai is being pounded by the worst rains in nearly a century, with a fresh bout of heavy downpour over the last few days leaving most parts of the city under water. Several parts of the state of Tamil Nadu are also being lashed by torrential rains, with the number of deaths rising to 188. See also: These photographs show the devastating impact of heavy rains in Chennai Daily life in the city came to a grinding halt, as flights to the city were suspended yesterday after the Chennai airport's runways were flooded with water. This has left nearly 4,000 people stranded at the airport, which will remain closed today as well, with rains forecast for the next few days. Around 19 trains were also cancelled due to flooding of rail tracks. With most roads being waterlogged, schools have been closed and scheduled exams postponed. Chennai Airport remains shut. Please tell your friends to postpone non-essential travel or make road arrangements. pic.twitter.com/n4ketfLGWe — Shiv … [Read more...] about Chennai flooded after worst rains in a century, locals unite on social media
In a nutshell: While the world moves in the right direction when it comes to fighting Covid, an in-person E3 this year always felt like wishful thinking. Now, LA City documents appear to confirm that the physical event has been canceled. Resetera user Rösti discovered a special meeting schedule for the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development on the city's official website. It lists E3 2021 as a "canceled live event in 2021." The document also notes that the board is working with the ESA production team on broadcast options at the LA Convention Center, as well as a license for 2022 and 2023 events. The news isn't too surprising. We heard reports earlier this month that E3 was set to be an online-only event . The ESA said it was "transforming the E3 experience for 2021," though not all game companies seem onboard with the idea of an online format. In the same month that E3 takes place, another massive conference, Mobile World Congress, will return as … [Read more...] about E3 2021’s in-person event has been canceled, according to city tourism board