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Samsung and Huawei grow, Apple and Xiaomi have had better days




Gartner analysts talked about sales of today’s most powerful smartphone makers. Samsung, Huawei, Apple, and Xiaomi are in the spotlight.

Samsung has risen in sales, and, strangely enough, so has Huawei. Even with the problems that Huawei has faced with the US sanction in the face of the impossibility of negotiating with US companies.

Samsung and Huawei grow in just one year

Samsung and Huawei grow, Apple and Xiaomi have had better days 1

Samsung has considerably increased the sales of its smartphones. Last year the company sold 73 million units in the third quarter, this year is almost us 80 Thousand

Huawei is on a similar path but with more significant growth . The Chinese brand rose from 52 million units to 65 million.

Apple and Xiaomi lower sales

( But not everything is a bed of roses. Apple in the third quarter of 2018 managed to sell 45 million iPhones and went to 40 million in 2019. Already Xiaomi went down from 33 to the 32 million.

OPPO was able to keep sales stabilized and shows that it is ready to face front positions.

Third quarter market share of 2019

  • Samsung – 20 4%
  • Huawei – 17%
  • Apple – 10 .5%
  • Xiaomi – 8.3 %
  • OPPO – 8.0%
  • Other – 35 8%

The market is more competitive than manufacturers ever know. Making an impact on the smartphone world is not easy. We have seen the top of the range offering more and more, but at a more painful price.

Already the middle and lower range are increasingly capable and at a more competitive price. We’ll see how the year will end 2019. Christmas is an important time for all manufacturers, but I don’t think there will be much change in market shares.


Attention! Bug on Android is frustrating users using PIN code




Last September, some Pixel users who use the PIN code to unlock their Android could not sign in to their device. Two months later, it seems that this bug has not been fixed and is now affecting third-party smartphones.

There are users of smartphones from Sony and OnePlus who are starting to complain about the same problem. This bug is apparently affecting models running Android 9 or Android 10.

Users cannot access your smartphone by its PIN code

The bug in question occurs when users try to use your PIN code to enter your smartphone. After validating your code, the smartphone screen turns off and then back on the lock screen, as if nothing had happened.

That is, if you have no other method of authentication enabled or available, you will be unable to access your device. A scenario that can be problematic for those who really need to use their smartphone.

Problem will stem from a process of validating your password

Recent Discoveries maintain that the cause of this bug is a method called “Synthetic Password Key”. In short, this method compares the code you entered as stored in the system.

It appears that this procedure is not being completed, returning a null value. It is this null value that is causing Android to crash.

As far as we know, this problem is not widely dispersed in the market, affecting a small group of users. Even so, it is important to alert you to using various smartphone unlocking methods whenever possible.

Google has said that it is aware of the issue and has already referred the case to the appropriate department. However, a solution has not yet been shipped to market.

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You can now hear Samuel L. Jackson’s voice on your Amazon Echo




Amazon has a habit of making celebrity voices such as singers or actors available in its Alexa smart column, to vary from the standard voice. The most recent addition is Samuel L. Jackson, whose “voice” can be added to the column catalog by 99 cents. All in English only is clear.

This way, Amazon Alexa users can now have Jackson’s voice answering music requests, weather status and all sorts of questions. Just ask Alexa to introduce you to Samuel L. Jackson or buy your voice manually.

Samuel L. Jackson’s voice has been recreated with technology

Instead of recording a ton of pre-made sentences, Amazon used a neural network that converts text to voice. Of course, the actor had to spend hours in the studio recording audio to create a sound base. However, the end result is a kind of deepfake vocal.

Comedy video “predicted” the actor’s voice on Alexa

In 2017, the comedy YouTube channel 80 gumdrops has released a video about a family that just bought an Amazon Alexa. The funniest part is that the column comes with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson by definition. During the video are played several sentences of his most iconic movies, complete with profanity and all.

Alexa will have an option “uncensored”

Samuel L. Jackson is known for his characteristic voice and a great use of profanity in his roles. As such, Amazon includes an unfiltered version of the voice, where the answers will be much more explicit. This option can be enabled or disabled in Alexa settings.

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