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Shipments of Smartphones in China falls to 18%

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Shipments of Smartphones in China falls to 18%, Because of COVID-19.

More approximate estimates from Canalys. Following a 13% decline in global mobile shipments over a year, China’s stats are much worse. Shipments in Q1 on the world’s largest mobile market dropped 18 percent year-over-year. Perhaps, it was to blame for the COVID-19 pandemic.

It indicates that China was hit hard for the first time in Q1 because it suffered the new coronavirus outbreak. The first known case dates to the middle of November and ultimately has a major impact both on local retail patterns and on the global supply chain, which is primarily headquartered in China. The lowest figure since 2013 has been 72.6 million shipments.

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Naturally, the numbers could have been higher. Although 18% is very high for an industry that had been declining long before the virus appeared, Canalys says those statistics have been rescueled by the new status of the smartphone as a ‘key commodity.’

The smartphone’s status as an ‘ essential’ personal item has stopped the market falling further during the pandemic.

The Q1 performance was also buoyed by China’s well-established ecommerce channel for smartphone distribution, and the fact that most Chinese businesses were able to resume work rapidly after two weeks of nationwide travel restrictions.

Unfortunately, the same conditions do not apply in any other major markets in the world.

In a quote, Canalys VP Nicole says.
Smartphone market in China

However, economists remain “cautious” about the potential of the economy to rebound back in China, let alone the rest of the world, with certain countries already being impacted by the pandemic.

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Apple Music is now free for 6 months; get it right now.

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Apple Music is now free for 6 months

It’s just the right time to join it if you haven’t been on the Apple Music train. The free trial period for Apple Music’s Paid subscription has been extended from three months to six months. The advantage is that Apple Music is available on Android as well as on iOS devices. And also on computers (Windows or Linux).

For individual, family, and students who have not tried premium yet, the six-month free test offer for Apple Music is available in select several countries. Following the end of the trial period, Apple initiates a payment package that can be charged through your VISA, Master card or Debit card.

How to get the Free Trial for six months on Apple Music!

  1. Get the Apple Music App properly installed in your device by downloading it from Google play store for Android users and Apple store for iPhone users.
  2. Launch the app after installation, then open it and pick Try for Free.
  3. It will lead you to a page that will preview the number of months you have for free. If it indicates 3 months, your position is obviously not covered by this bid. In case your device has VPN and it’s in use, disable it, refresh your device and restart the process.
  4. When this is completed, click Try It Free. You will then be requested to pick a plan that you like. These plans also have rates which depend on your location.
  5. After the plan has been chosen, you are allowed to sign in either by means of the Apple ID you have already developed or by means of a new Apple ID. The free 6-month trial takes place after the plan and Apple ID have been chosen. Note, the trial or program may be cancelled at any time.

This is not known why Apple Music wanted to deliver a lucrative six months’ free trial, although it is extremely likely that this decision was made to persuade customers to sign in ahead of COVID 19. If you realize after six months that you don’t like Apple Music, simply cancel it.

In the comments section below, tell us your best Music Streaming App with some reasons why you like it.

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Microsoft to preview Xbox Series X games on 7th May.

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Next month Microsoft will display some Xbox Series X games. The software maker will host a special Internal Xbox stream on 7 May with a emphasis on Xbox Series X titles.

The event in the organization will feature next-generation gaming from Microsoft’s “global developer partners.” though the tirltle for Xbox Game Studio games will be made known later.

So pumped to see our partners showing us a first look at Xbox Series X gameplay next week. According to Aaron Greenberg, Xbox Marketing General Manager. Also aware of some large summer plans being worked hard by Xbox Game Developers staff. More details in the near future. We are likely to see further Xbox Series X plans from Microsoft in June as E3 was supposed to take place.

The Microsoft case is confirmed shortly after Ubisoft has released the first Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer. This holiday will be the latest game in the series of Vikings, which can be played on Xbox X and PS5 Games.

Ubisoft has announced that during the Microsoft gathering, it would showcase gameplay in Valhalla. The time for the event of Microsoft’s inside event will be by 7th May at 8AM PT / 11AM ET.

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Google Meet App is Reportedly free for everyone.

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Google Meet App tends to be free

Google revealed today that it will make Meet, the video communication platform for businesses that interact directly virtually just like the Zoom, publicly available to everyone. To this day, you could take part in a meeting without being a paying customer, but to launch calls you needed a paid G-suite account.

Though, free Meet calls can’t be arranged immediately. Beginning next week, Google will open up Google meet free for public customers. It could take a couple of weeks before anyone gets there.

Free plans are only valid after September with meetings lasting no longer than 60 minutes so before then you can talk as much as you want. The only real restriction is that no more than 100 people are permitted in meetings. You already have screen sharing, real-time subtitles and the company’s latest tiled interface only days ago.

People may need a Google account to attend meetings, though, which may not be a big barrier for most users, but it creates more complexity than merely a Zoom link is needed.

Google believes you get a better network in exchange not just because reaching codes are difficult to infer, (which is a non-starter for “Meet-bombing”), Nonetheless, since Meet operates on the web and is therefore less vulnerable to threats.

“With COVID, video conferencing is really becoming an essential service and we have seen video conferencing usage really go up,” the Director of Product Management, Smita Hashim at Google Cloud, reviewed through Techcrunch. As such resources are increasingly needed, Google agreed to put individual users together, while Hashim noted that some of these were already on the company’s roadmap.

We are accelerating what we are doing, given the crisis and given the need for video conferencing at this point.

We still have the Google Hangouts product but Google Meet availability we are accelerating. This is a newer product designed to scale to many more participants and that has features like closed captioning and those kinds of things.

She said

At the moment, Hangouts are not going anywhere for users and even for Google Duo. Yet this step will exacerbate deprecation, at least for the Hangouts users who have been on health issues for a long time.

Google obviously noticed that Zoom caught up with the market and that Microsoft unveiled plans for a business team version. Google will not completely take advantage of what is now a break-through for Video-Conference software without a free and readily available version of Meet, and the business thus makes sense to press forward and get this new edition out of doors as soon as it can.

From a leadership perspective, the message was really: how can Google be more and more helpful

Techcrunch ask Hashim from Google

That was the direction we got. So from our side, video conferencing is the product which is really hugely accelerated usage and Google Meet in particular.

So that’s why we first launched the advanced features, then we did the safety controls and then we said, ‘okay, let’s accelerate some of these other features,’ but we kept seeing that need, so it felt like a very natural next step for us to take and make it available to all our users.

Hashim replied

Google is currently releasing a new version of G Suite, dubbed G Suite Essentials, along with free Google Meet access for all. This latest version, designed for small groups with links to Google Drive, Files, Board, Slides and of course Google Meet, is free until 30 September. It will be available free of charge. Then, Google will bill, but the company has not yet settled on the price, as Hashim told Techcrunch.

Google also provides some benefits for enterprise users before September 30. Which provide unrestricted access for all G Suite users to enhanced Google Meet apps and the option to live feeds of up to 100,000 audiences within their sectors, free extra Meeting licenses without an extended contract and free G Suite Essentials for business customers.

Google has used the presentation today to post some latest Meet statistics. For eg, last week meeting participants in regular meetings reached 100 million, and Meet now hosts 3 billion minutes of video meetings. After January, average peak usage has risen 30 times. That’s a huge amount of time for meetings.

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