Samsung Galaxy S9+ top selling smartphone, but Apple, Xiaomi dominate list
topped the chart of best selling smartphone globally but Apple still
dominates the total list with five entries in the top ten. Counterpoint
has released its Market Pulse research and crowned Samsung's Galaxy S9+
with the best selling smartphone in the world title.
In the list of
top ten, the majority belonged to Apple with all the recent launches in
the list. Samsung's Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy S9 got the top two ranks,
followed by Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and Apple iPhone 8. iPhone 6
and iPhone 7 reserved the seventh and ninth position respectively.
Aadhaar number no longer mandatory to register for a new mobile number
Department of Telecom (DoT) released a circular on Tuesday asking all
telecom operators to work on a mechanism that employs Virtual IDs
instead of the sensitive biometric data. This step will help UIDAI
restrict the massive flow of data to major telecom companies. The
companies will now have to use Virtual IDs and Limited KYC, which
essentially mask user data and hence avoids blatant sharing of sensitive
The implementation of this new service launched by UIDAI is
due on July 1. Telecom companies are expected to make the necessary
changes in their data verification method.
Uber launches Uber Lite, a slimmed down version of the ride-hailing app
in a quest to be on every mobile device, has come up with a
Lite-version of its much popular ride-hailing app. The move is touted to
assist travelers in booking a ride even when they are facing bad
connectivity. While the full version of the app consumes almost 180 MB
space on IOS devices and 40 MB on Android phones, the slimmed down
version is expected to be just around 5 MB.
The app is first being
piloted in Indian markets; and if successful, it might be rolled out to
international markets. The minimal version of the app saves space, is
compatible with all major carriers, and works on even the most basic