Huawei’s had it tough in 2020 — and 2019, for that matter. However by some means, properly due to gross sales in China, it’s shipped more phones than anyone else. Greater than Apple, greater than Samsung. That’s within the face of US bans, its personal conservative gross sales estimates and the entire lack-of-Android-on-its-flagship-smartphone… factor.
Huawei’s gross sales declined by solely 5 p.c to 55.eight million models, in comparison with an enormous 30 p.c drop for Samusung, right down to 53.7 million smartphones shipped. Whereas smartphone gross sales dropped considerably within the US and elsewhere because of the coronavirus, gross sales in China suffered far much less, and 70 p.c of Huawei’s gross sales are actually in its residence nation. It helps that gadgets just like the P40 Professional are unimaginable telephones when you ignore the entire Android / lack of Google factor.
Huawei’s time within the high spot could also be quick: Samsung, naturally, thinks gross sales will rebound within the subsequent quarter.
Apple confirms its new iPhones will probably be delayed by a ‘few weeks’
The corporate’s CFO was very candid concerning the delay on a convention name.
New iPhones seem in September, sometimes weeks after a splashy press convention at Apple HQ. Not so, this yr. Throughout the company’s post-earnings conference call, the corporate’s Chief Monetary Officer, Luca Maestri, confirmed that Apple’s new iPhones could be arriving later than traditional, one thing Qualcomm had hinted at earlier this week.
“As you realize, final yr, we began promoting new iPhones in late September,” Maestri stated. “This yr, we mission provide to be obtainable just a few weeks later.” In these instances of COVID-19-related delays, just a few weeks actually is not too dangerous. Until issues change — it’s 2020.
Google posts its personal Pixel 4a ‘leak’
Count on to see it revealed on August third.
We’ve seen hints and renders of Google’s subsequent funds telephone floating round for months, and now Google is stepping into the dialog. Headers on its social media pages and a devoted web site introduce some placeholder textual content, and when you manipulate the colours to match Google’s brand, the web page reveals a launch date for its “Simply What You’ve Been Ready for Telephone.”
NASA’s Perseverance rover is on its approach to Mars
It’s scheduled to reach in February 2021.
The launch was profitable, with the group asserting it acquired telemetry from the spacecraft and despatched instructions again to it. Just a few points did come up throughout launch, however they’ve been handled. In line with Deputy Venture Supervisor Matt Wallace, “With the understanding of the causes of those points, we’re conducting the operations crucial to maneuver the spacecraft again out of protected mode and into regular cruise mode.”