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Bkav has announced plans to produce the Bkav-C85 smart phone series to support 4G connectivity at a price of less than VND1 million (US$43) as the firm strives to reach the goal of universal 4G phones in the near future.

Recruitment demand in IT industry quadruples

The recruitment demand of the IT industry has quadrupled after a decade, according to the report “Information Technology Human Resources of the 2010s and 2020" released by VietnamWorks, 

Made-in-Vietnam Bphone failed to get Google's certification

BKAV's smartphone Bphone B86 failed to reach Google's Play Protect certificate due to Google's demand that at least a million devices be sold each year.

Old Android smartphones disappear from “hand-carried” market

VietNamNet Bridge - Xiaomi and Nokia are step by step replacing Samsung, LG and Sony products in the market for hand-carried smartphones.

Android co-creator's startup sued over connector technology

 Two of the best-known names in the smartphone hardware business are squaring off in court over new technology that allows phones to connect to devices like cameras without wires or metal connectors.

Millions of USD lost every month from unlicensed OTT apps

VietNamNet Bridge - About 50,000 people use unlicensed OTT apps on Android box a month, according to some estimates. Collecting fees through scratch cards, the unlicensed apps may earn billions of dong of illicit profits.

Samsung phone recall portends Android turf war

 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s abandonment of the Galaxy Note 7 after reports of the phones catching fire will likely touch off a turf war among Android smartphone manufacturers, analysts said, presenting them a rare opportunity to gain share

Google gets more time to counter EU antitrust charge on Android

 Alphabet's Google has been given an extra three weeks to respond to EU antitrust charges that it abused its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals,

VN's app offers housework services at press of a button

A smart phone application on the popular iOS and Android platforms that allows users to call repair and housework services was launched on Wednesday (January 21).

Foreign players attracted to Vietnam’s mobile-app market

 VietNamNet Bridge – While Vietnamese internet companies and independent programmers continue to seek opportunities abroad, many foreign technology groups see the country as a lucrative .

Tesco Hudl and other Android devices face data reset flaw

 Hiding data by using a factory reset option does little to delete potentially sensitive information, suggest researchers.

Android Fake ID bug exposes smartphones and tablets

An Android flaw has been uncovered that lets malware insert malicious code into other apps, gain access to the user's credit card data and take control of the device's settings.

Nguyen Ha Dong confirms Flappy Bird will return

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Ha Dong, the father of the lovely “Flappy Bird”, has confirmed on his Twitter that he would revive the game, but said this would not occur soon.

Vietnam’s mobile phone sales put at 5.8 million units in Q2

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam consumed 5.8 million cellphones in the second quarter, most of them smartphones, according to market research firm IDC.

Making apps: easily done, difficult to sell

The number of Vietnamese apps on Google Play, Appstore and Apple Store has been increasing in accordance with the number of mobile devices in use. Tens of thousands of apps have been made, but only 2 percent of them can bring money.

Firefox smartphone system challenges Android, iOS

Mozilla Foundation announced Sunday it will launch in mid 2013 its widely anticipated Firefox operating system for smartphones in a direct challenge to the duopoly of Apple's iOS and Google's Android.