The Chinese focus on the “World Island” is protecting the Americas — at least for the moment — as consolidation bites in the Android business. Recent quarters have seen a big squeeze in the Android smartphone business as Huawei grows, but mainly at the expense of smaller brands and less at the expense of market leader Samsung.
This morning, Vodafone announced its commercial launch date for 5G services in the UK: July 3. In anticipation of the launch, Vodafone UK will start selling its first 5G smartphone next week, with further smartphone models to follow over the summer, as well as a 5G home router.
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