Worldwide Android News 15/04/16 – MediaTek, Samsung And More


MediaTek Did Good In March, Hits Highest Revenue This Year

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MediaTek is one of the largest mobile processor manufacturers in the world. The company has been on a rise for years now, and their Helio X20 and X25 flagship SoCs sure do look promising and will be used by many companies this year. The company managed to grow in March, their consolidated revenues grew 61% on month, and 4.6% on year to $657.61 million, which is the highest revenue MediaTek managed to achieve in the last 5 months.

Ivvi Launches Ivvi i3 In China With Snapdragon 430 SoC & 4GB Of RAM

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Ivvi, Coolpad's sub-brand, has released a new handset with rather interesting specs. This phone sports no bezel on the sides, and features a 5.2-inch 720p AMOLED display. The phone also packs 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB / 128GB of internal storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 430 64-bit octa-core SoC running at 1.4GHz, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes out of the box here with the Ivvi 2.0 UI on top of it.

Videocon Launched Two New Entry-Level Smartphones

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The company has introduced Videocon Krypton V50DA & Krypton V50DC. The V50DA sports a 5-inch WVGA display, 1GB of RAM and is fueled by a quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz. The 5-megapixel snapper is placed on its back, and a 3,000mAh battery is also available here. The Krypton V50DC sports almost identical specs, but unlike the V50DA, it comes with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The two device run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, and are priced at Rs. 5,999 ($90) and Rs. 6,099 ($92), respectively.

The Pioneer P5L Is Gionee's Newest Entry-Level Smartphone

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This handset has been introduced in India, and it sports a 5-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by a quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz, and a 2,300mAh battery is also a part of this package. The 8-megapixel snapper is available on the back of this smartphone, and Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with Amigo 3.1 UI available on top of it. The phone is priced at Rs. 8,499 ($128).

Samsung Milk Music Now Available In China

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Samsung is shutting down their Milk Music service in specific markets, but it is just launching in some other markets. The company has announced that Milk Music is now available in China, and it brings local content to your devices with over one million tracks and enhanced discovery features. The service has been released for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy A9 Pro in China, though other devices will get it soon, says the company.

Google Maps' Traffic Alerts Are Now Available In India

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Google has announced that their Traffic Alerts feature in Google Maps is now available in India as well. Indian Google Maps users will get notifications during navigation if traffic conditions change for the worse at some point, which will help them get to their destination more efficiently. This feature has been available on both Android and iOS for a while now, and it has rolled out to Indian consumers recently.

BlackBerry Priv Is Now Available For Purchase On Amazon In Mexico

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BlackBerry Priv is Blackberry's first Android-powered smartphone. This device has been out in the market for quite some time now, and it is now available from Amazon in Mexico as well. The price for the unlocked version of this smartphone is 15,863,95 Pesos, which is around $913. The company has confirmed that Mexican consumers can use the 12-month payment plan in order to purchase this smartphone.