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Safaricom’s Masoko Plans Expansion into more Sub-Saharan Countries in 2020

Masoko online retailer by Kenya’s largest telco Safaricom has revealed their expansion plans into more sub- Saharan countries in 2020. The growth has been cited to take on the rising opportunities across the sub-Saharan region to meet consumer demands. The company states there’s an estimated growth in smartphones which will hit a 525million mark by […] The post Safaricom’s Masoko Plans Expansion into more Sub-Saharan Countries in 2020 appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Xiaomi Invests in Chip Designer VeriSilicon, a Move to Produce Own In-House Chips

Xiaomi has previously shown interest in making their own semi-conductor chips, but well that dream hasn’t been seriously worked for –as far as we know. Reuters has hinted the Chinese tech company has secured a 6% stake in a Chinese chip designer company –VeriSilicon Holdings Co Ltd. VeriSilicon in a filing to the China Securities […] The post Xiaomi Invests in Chip Designer VeriSilicon, a Move to Produce Own In-House Chips appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Nokia 2.2 Officially Announced in Kenya Going for Ksh 10,500

HMD Global has been on the run to fight for more market share in the Kenyan industry. Most of there products –if not all –are often centralized on the guaranteed updates –both security and OS for three and two years respectively.  But we all know they have kept their word since the beginning. Nokia 2.2 […] The post Nokia 2.2 Officially Announced in Kenya Going for Ksh 10,500 appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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TECNO Spark 3 Wins Phone of the Year 2019 Award in AITTA

TECNO -the leading brand in Africa has won the smartphone of the year award 2019 in the Africa Information Technology & Telecoms Awards (AITTA) concluded recently in Lagos Nigeria. AITTA awards in its third year now is aimed at rewarding excellence and leading brands in terms of products and services in both African telecoms and […] The post TECNO Spark 3 Wins Phone of the Year 2019 Award in AITTA appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC is Optimized Gaming and VR

Qualcomm has announced a new chip aimed at boosting its high-end SoC, SDM 855 with a more powerful CPU. The new chip is majorly aimed at phone users who value CPU speed and will dearly love the new chip for its improved performance when it comes to gaming on mobile. The new Snapdragon 855 Plus […] The post Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC is Optimized Gaming and VR appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Chad Finally Lifts Social Media Ban after More than a Year

Chad has finally lifted its ban on Social media usage after banning the practice over a year ago. The ban was implemented in March 2018 and has been in place for the past 16 months. The Chadian government cracked down on some social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp to curb the rising anti-government […] The post Chad Finally Lifts Social Media Ban after More than a Year appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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We Got it Wrong! Huawei’s HongMeng OS is Not Meant for Smartphones, the Company Prefers Android

Ever since the US blacklisted the Chinese tech giant Huawei, the company has had its plans known by the public that indeed they are working on an Android alternative. It was likely the most immediate action for Huawei to take. However, it also became clear that Huawei’s Android OS alternative –HongMeng –has been a side […] The post We Got it Wrong! Huawei’s HongMeng OS is Not Meant for Smartphones, the Company Prefers Android appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Facebook Fined $5 Billion over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has today imposed a roughly $5 Billion fine on Facebook over the company’s most significant data scandal that surfaced in 2018. It was discovered that Facebook had violated its terms for sharing private information of 87 million of its users to the British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica. The […] The post Facebook Fined $5 Billion over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Google is Redesigning the News Tab on Desktop Searches

Google has issued a sneak peek on their upcoming update to the News Tab in desktop searches. In a tweet, Google stated the news tab redesign “makes publisher names more prominent and organises articles more clearly to help you find the news you need.” The redesigned news tab now shows fewer searches related to a […] The post Google is Redesigning the News Tab on Desktop Searches appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Huawei’s First 5G Device Mate 20X 5G Officially Launched

Huawei has finally launched their first 5G powered phone, Huawei Mate 20X 5G. The 5G powered Mate 20X is identical to the regular Mate 20X (launched back in October 2018), externally. Huawei Mate 20X 5G sports a 7.2-inch display -much like a phablet, a triple camera on the back and a dew-drop notch that houses […] The post Huawei’s First 5G Device Mate 20X 5G Officially Launched appeared first on TechTrendsKE.