Smartphone News Report [23rd June 2017]


Welcome to Droidengage’ s news report for 23rd June 2017. We have curated the most interesting news and helpful around the globe for you to digest. Keep yourself updated on the latest things that happened to smartphones, their brands and the new decisions and actions they’ve taken.

We have curated the most interesting news contents around the globe for your to digest. Keep yourself updated on the latest things that happened to smartphones, their brands and the new decisions and actions they’ve taken.

Click on the either the titles or the “read more” permalinks and it will take you to the particular news content you want to read.

Apple removes 58,000 Chinese apps from app store

U.S. tech giant Apple removed around 58,000 Chinese apps from the company’s official app store between June 10 and 21, 33.5 percent of which were gaming apps.

According to The, ASO 100, a Beijing-based data analysis platform, detected the anomaly in the Chinese version of the Apple app store in the past two weeks. On June 15, 22,000 apps were removed, a number that is six to 10 times greater than Apple’s daily removal quota. ASO 100 suggested that such a large-scale removal means Apple is cleaning up and regulating the Chinese app market on its iOS system. Read More


WhatsApp is rolling out sharing of all file types!

It was necessary to import the file in Document 6 that you wanted to share in WhatsApp, but since today things are going to change.

It was a little over a year ago that WhatsApp introduced documents in WhatsApp, allowing to share these file types only: csv, doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, rtf, txt, xls, xlsx and similar. Read More


YouTube’s mobile app will soon adapt any videos to fill the screen

This week, VidCon, the annual gathering of online video creators and fans, is being held in Anaheim, California. Naturally, YouTube is using the event to make a number of big announcements. One of them centered on an upcoming update for the mobile YouTube apps that will allow users to fill the screen with any clip, no matter what its format might be. Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note8 launches late September for nearly €1,000

Samsung is making preparations to launch its most expensive cell phone yet, telling partners that its Galaxy Note8 will retail for €999. The 6.3-inch device, with the same edge-to-edge, 18.5:9 aspect ratio AMOLED display as in the Galaxy S8 lineup, will be unveiled in the second half of September, an individual briefed on the company’s plans told VentureBeat. Read More


Russia Threatens to Ban Encrypted Messaging App Telegram

Russia has threatened to block access to the Telegram messaging platform unless the company that runs the app provides more information about itself (via Sky News).

The head of communications regulator Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, said repeated efforts to obtain the information had been ignored by the company and warned that “time is running out” for the app. Read More


Google will stop scanning your Gmail messages to sell targeted ads

Google will stop its long-standing practice of scanning the contents of individual Gmail users for advertising purposes, the company announced in a blog post today. The practice, something Google has done nearly since the launch of its email service, allows the company to digest the contents of email messages and use them to deliver targeted ads within Gmail itself. Read More


Miami Man Fined $120 Million for Making 96 Million Robocalls in Three Months

Somewhere across the mystical Acheron, the “river of woe,” deep down in the darkest pits of the Malebolge, the undead servants of Hell are picking open a new prison in Cocytus, the frozen lake where God has permanently trapped Satan in the Homeric underworld. They await the arrival of a new Prince of Darkness, a Bringer of Sadness, a Miami man named Adrian Abramovich, who is accused of making 96 million illegal telemarketing robocalls in just three months Read More


SEGA Forever Collection brings SEGA classics to Android and iOS for free

Many of US remember the classic SEGA games that we grew up with as kids. In order to keep these games relevant (and in order to keep making it money), the Japanese company is launching SEGA Forever to bring back “nearly every SEGA game ever released from every console era – Master System, Genesis/Mega Drive, and Dreamcast – SEGA’s last system before deciding to stop making hardware altogether. Games will be free to play and ad-supported, though SEGA will likely provide an option to pay a subscription for no ads. These ads would briefly play before you start playing a game. Read More


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