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Nokia Becomes Trusted Smartphone Brand Counterpoint Version

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Besides providing information about the smartphone brand market share from each quarter of each year, the research institute Counterpoint Research also publishes a report related to “Trust Rankings”. The report specifically compares electronic device manufacturers based on four main pillars; software updates, security updates, build quality, and recommendations for the enterprise-class (organization).

Until now, many smartphones have received regular software updates or software updates. Starting from the Android version upgrade to monthly security, not only the Google Pixel line.

One of the ones known to be the most diligent in these two things is HMD Global, through their Nokia Android smartphone which always features updates & security.

Two things are the differentiation offered by HMD since the launch of the Nokia 2, 5 & 6 in 2017, including its smartphone in Google’s Android One program.

This means that whenever there is a software update or security patch, Nokia smartphones are guaranteed to get them shortly after Google’s own devices.

Nokia Excels at Software Updates

Nokia Becomes Trusted Smartphone Brand Counterpoint Version

This makes Nokia dominate the various charts in the latest Counterpoint Research report. One of them, the chart above, which compares each brand to their smartphones that are already running the latest version of Android which is common (in this case, Android 10). Included in the variable are devices that are released in the span of 3 years.

Counting all aliases 100% of the 20 Nokia devices published by HMD, have received an update to Android 10. OnePlus is the same, but the number of devices is much less, only 7. While the three below are Samsung, Realme, and Xiaomi, where there are still those who use the Android 9 Pie series and even Oreo.

Meanwhile, for security updates or security patches, Nokia has again surpassed the chart with a score of 100%. Because it is included in the Android One program, all HMD released smartphones get it every month. Then followed by OnePlus, Lenovo, Realme, and Xiaomi. With Samsung and OPPO being one of the lowest because they update every 3 months.

Apart from software, the important factor that Counterpoint Research performs is the build quality or physical endurance. There are several criteria used, such as a test for pressure, drop (impact), temperature, scratches, and resistance to liquid (liquid). From an average score of 3 out of 5, Nokia smartphones get a score of 4 out of 5.

Security Factors & Updates Become Attractive During Pandemic

Nokia Becomes Trusted Smartphone Brand Counterpoint Version

In a report released, VP & Research Director, Peter Richardson said that the Covid-19 pandemic makes people more connected than before. The increase in cyberattacks is making software and security updates on Android smartphones even more important. Especially organizations or companies implementing a new work system.

Automatically, they prefer devices that are safe to use for workers or employees. “For the second year in a row, Nokia smartphones have topped our ranking for providing the most comprehensive software and security updates, and have the highest portion of the portfolio recommended for enterprise use,” explained Peter.

Meanwhile, 98% of other brands still present smartphones with inconsistent software and security updates. But again, not all people can see the differentiation offered by HMD as an attraction to buy. Especially for those who don’t feel like they keep a lot of important personal data, and prefer smartphones with higher specifications.

source:- counterpointresearch

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SpaceX Receives Dogecoin Payments for Next Year’s Moon Launch Mission

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SpaceX Receives Dogecoin Payments for Next Year's Moon Launch Mission!

SpaceX itself will launch its “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of next year, with Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin as payment.

“SpaceX launches the Doge-1 satellite to next year’s moon-paid mission in Doge – the first cryptocurrency in space – the first meme in space,” Musk said in a tweet.

On the other hand, Geometric Energy Corporation announced the previous Dogecoin-funded mission on May 9 yesterday, with a statement that did not reveal the financial value of the mission.

“This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the groundwork for interplanetary trading,” said Tom Ochinero, vice president of commercial sales for SpaceX, as quoted in a statement released by Geometric Energy.

Musk also said on Twitter in April that SpaceX would put “Dogecoin literal in the literal moon”. Dogecoin itself lost more than a third of its price on Sunday after Musk called it a “cacophony” during its guest-hosting place on the sketch comedy TV show “Saturday Night Live”.

On CoinGecko.com’s cryptocurrency tracking data, Dogecoin has surged more than 800 percent over the past month and is now the fourth-largest digital currency, with a market cap of US $ 73 billion.

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Cellphones to Laptops Can Be Expensive until 2022, Due to Global Chip Shortages

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Cellphones to Laptops Can Be Expensive until 2022, Due to Global Chip Shortages

Currently, a global shortage of semiconductors has hit several industries around the world, limiting not only smartphones, computers, and other electronic devices but also vehicles and other types of machines. And it looks like it won’t go away until 2022.

This is according to a Gartner report (first reported by IANS) which revealed that a global semiconductor shortage is expected to persist throughout 2021 and recover to normal levels in the second quarter of 2022.

A number of factors, both from the demand and supply side, have contributed greatly to Covid-19. There’s also the fact that everything we know – every gadget has a chip inside – from refrigerators, cars, smart speakers, and so on.

As the pandemic hit in early 2020, demand for consumer electronics and chips took a hit, but as production staggered back towards the end of 2020, demand for all kinds of chips in all types of devices from smartphones and laptops and more turned to hyper equipment. , and chip manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand.

And with preliminary conservative estimates, this chip shortage is expected to last at least a year or more.

The report highlights that device shortages across different categories are expected to extend into the second quarter of 2022, while substrate capacity constraints have the potential to expand into the fourth quarter of 2022.

“A semiconductor shortage will seriously disrupt supply chains and will limit the production of many types of electronic equipment by 2021,” said Kanishka Chauhan, principal research analyst at Gartner.

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Samsung Will Supply LTPO Screens and Circuit Boards for the Latest iPhone 13

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Samsung Will Supply LTPO Screens and Circuit Boards for the Latest iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 Series, which Apple will launch this year, is predicted to come with a new screen that supports high refresh rates. The reason is that many fans are waiting for Apple to present a screen upgrade on its newest iPhone.

Now, there is a recent report from South Korea which states that in the future almost all iPhone 13 produced by Apple will use Samsung’s LTPO screen.

Although later there will be a few screen components supplied by LG, the circuit board that connects the screen to the smartphone will come from Samsung Display.

More specifically, it is known that Apple will order 110 million screen panels from Samsung Display, 50 million from LG, and 9 million from BOE to meet consumer demand when the smartphone is launched.

The use of the LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) screen made by Samsung is known to allow the iPhone 13 Series to come with a 120Hz refresh rate and use less battery thus extending its durability.

As information, the circuit board that will be used in the iPhone 13 itself is said to have a strong and flexible type of RF PCB. However, for the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, Apple is said to be using a cheaper and conventional FPCB design.

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