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HTC reportedly has a huge announcement for tomorrow

China Times claims that trading of HTC shares will be suspended tomorrow, September 21, pending a major announcement. The publication goes on to say that the HTC headquarters are busy with people preparing for a major presentation - the second floor is filled with chairs and screens. It has been rumored for months that Google is interested in acquiring parts of the HTC business. Note "parts" 0 the HTC brand will remain independent but will be refocused to the Vive VR headset. Google will acquire the manufacturing and R&D capacity of the Taiwanese firm that brought the first Android...



Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ for wearables unveiled: they cut reflectivity by 75%

Gorilla Glass SR+ got a sequel - Gorilla Glass DX and DX+. While these are being used mostly in smart wearables, Corning says they are working on versions of these materials that can be used on phones as well. The DX and DX+ follow the Gorilla Glass 6 and their main goal is to reduce reflection. Corning cut reflection down by 75%, which they claim improves screen contrast by about 50% at a given screen brightness. And if you can use a lower screen brightness, you can save battery - the screen is the primary power sink on a smart watch. Where the Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ differ is...



Amazon Cloud Drive nixes unlimited storage tier

Hot on the heels of Apple's reorganization of its online storage tiers for iCloud, Amazon has made some changes to its Cloud Drive service too. However, in this case it's not good news at all. While Apple is now basically offering 2TB for the price of 1TB, Amazon has decided to end its unlimited storage subscription. This was launched more than two years ago, and it was available for $59.99 per year. From this point on, though, Amazon Cloud Drive only has two paid tiers left alongside the free 5GB option: you either get 100GB for $11.99 per year, or 1TB if you pay $59.99. That's it. Given...



Australia bans Huawei and ZTE from supplying equipment for its 5G project

The Australian government has just banned Huawei and ZTE from supplying equipment for the development of its 5G mobile network. The news came out of the blue while Australia officials gave the same reasons as the USA - risks of foreign interference and hacking. If you remember, the US did the same thing with the Chinese firms (Huawei and ZTE) a while ago. The government even prohibited the use of ZTE and Huawei devices from US officials not long ago. Huawei's Australian arm responded with a tweet that this is a really bad decision by the Australian government that will negatively...



First Realme 2 sale in Indonesia smashes record

Realme introduced its latest phones in the end of September and promised an expansion of the brand outside India. Today the Realme 2 trio finally appeared on Lazada Indonesia and the original Realme 2 phone immediately smashed the retailer's sales record. According to Realme, the first flash sale sold 15,000 units in 10 minutes, breaking the smartphone sales record in 2018 of the website. Oppo Realme 2 The Realme 2 is available in the Asia-Pacific country in two variants - 3/32 GB for IDR2 million ($130) and 4/64 GB for IDR2.4 million ($157). It can be purchased in either Diamond...