Jolla Oy is a Finnish technology company. Headquartered in Tampere, Jolla has its own research and development offices in Helsinki and Cyberport, Hong Kong. Jolla was founded in 2011 by former Nokia staff of the MeeGo project team to use the MeeGo opportunities and its "endless possibilities". Pronounced'yolla', the company name is Finnish for "dinghy" and it refers to the possibility for the company to compete against giants like Samsung and Apple pictured in antithesis as big cruise ships; the community and the media used the name as an ironic joke about the "burning platform" memo, which contained the metaphor "jump into the cold sea water" or "burn with burning platform" used in context of the Nokia business activities. In 2005, Nokia created a new Linux operating system called OS2005, which shipped with the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, it was renamed Maemo and shipped with the Nokia N900 in 2009. An alliance of Nokia and Intel merged their Maemo and Moblin projects into a new project called MeeGo in 2010.
The same year, Nokia announced that the N8 would be the last flagship phone to run Symbian, "Going forward, N-series devices will be based on MeeGo". Unexpectedly, in 2011 the MeeGo project was cancelled, regardless of MeeGo's potential for success. In compliance with agreements with Intel, one MeeGo device was released, the Nokia N9, which achieved iconic status. Despite the N9 market success, the MeeGo project in Nokia was doomed and a general atmosphere around it was having more and more negative influence on the MeeGo team and other Nokia employees; as a result, in October 2011, some of the MeeGo team left Nokia to form the project called Jolla, aimed at developing new opportunities with the Linux MeeGo OS, using funding from Nokia's "Bridge" program which helps establish and support start-up companies by ex-Nokia employees. At the time, Nokia was supporting employees leaving the company with a €25,000 start-up grant, but Jolla's founders had not given any rights to patents or other intellectual property to Jolla.
Jolla's Sailfish OS, which used middleware core stack of Mer, is a direct successor to MeeGo and the Jolla is successor of N9, but used only the open-sourced components of MeeGo, while the closed-source user interface design for all future devices had to be developed from scratch. As a result, new mobile standards were established together with Mer. On 6 July 2012, Jolla publicly announced its intention to develop new smartphones that used a gesture-oriented swipe interface corresponding to former Nokia's Harmattan UI experience, they named their operating system "Sailfish OS", which includes a gesture-based user interface developed using Qt, QML and HTML5, as did Nokia's N9. Jolla cooperated with others to grow the MeeGo platform. On 17 September 2013, it announced that the phone will be capable of running Android applications, thanks to the built-in Alien Dalvik. Due to formal limitations, the Google Play Store had to be installed by the end user manually. On 7 July 2015, after a failure of cooperation with Chinese manufacturer to deliver the Jolla Tablet, Jolla announced it would spin off its hardware operations to a brand new company, continue to focus on current activities as a developer and licenser of the Sailfish OS.
In November 2015, Jolla had to lay off half of its employees due to financial problems caused by delayed financing from an investor. On December 21, 2015, forced to cancel the Jolla Tablet project, Jolla announced that they would be "shipping a small batch of the Jolla Tablet to early backers during early 2016" but "all of our backers will not get a Jolla Tablet", because their Chinese manufacturer had produced a batch as a consequence of delayed financing, while it was impossible to produce more as essential components were no longer produced. Subsequently, in April 2016, Jolla launched a campaign to refund all the tablet payments, made during the crowd-sourcing campaign. After the setbacks with the tablet production, Jolla concentrated on developing the Sailfish mobile operating system. In August 2017, Sailfish X was introduced for the Sony Xperia X smartphone. Sailfish OS is an operating system; the software can be tailored to best fit the consumer needs, from companies to mass consume. It is the core product of Jolla.
Sailfish OS is an evolution of Mer project. It is based on Linux open source code powered with C, C++, Qt and QML; the core is developed on Linux kernel. Sailfish OS has its own native applications that can be developed and uploaded in the store through the portal harbour.jolla.com. Thanks to Sailfish SDK, developers can emulate the whole OS behavior; this enables the development for programmers who don't have a Sailfish device. Sailfish application are complemented by the Android ecosystem. Here with Alien Dalvik, third-party Android applications become compatible with Sailfish. Sailfish OS has an open core that can be improved by the community but a proprietary UI, seen as the succession of the Nokia N9 interface, it is touch-based and the only available interface with true multitasking capabilities. Basic UI applications, like mail, camera are provided by Jolla and are under continuous development. Sailfish OS 1 was launched in December 2013 with the first Jolla phone. Sailfish OS 2 was implemented in November 2015 for the Jolla Tablet and made compatible for all other products onward.
Sailfish OS 3 is planned for Q3 of 2018 and it will introduce several novelties with respect to the old version. The new generation will
Medion AG is a German consumer electronics company owned by Lenovo. The company operates in Europe, the United States, the Asia-Pacific region; the company's main products are computers and notebooks, but smartphones, tablet computers, digital cameras, TVs, refrigerators and fitness equipment. Medion products in Australia and the United States are available at Aldi and Super Billing Computers, with some products branded as Tevion; some of Medion's formal laptops were sold in North America at Best Buy stores and were sold in Canada at Future Shop as Cicero Computers. In the United Kingdom, Medion products, including laptop and desktop computers, have been sold by Aldi, Sainsbury's, Somerfield and Tesco, as well as being sold direct through Medion's own Web site and various other online retailers. Medion launched MEDIONMobile as ALDIMobile in Australia in an agreement with Aldi Stores. Medion Australia Pty Limited remains as the owner of ALDIMobile. In China Medion products are sold under the Lenovo brand, but not all Lenovo branded products are Medion products.
Medion sponsored Sahara Force India through Formula One Team driver Adrian Sutil in Formula One in 2007 to 2011, until Sutil left the team. In 2013 Sutil returned to Sahara Force India, Medion returned as a sponsor. Sutil and Medion left the sport at the end of 2013. Other brands used on Medion products: Cybercom Cybermaxx Life Lifetec Micromaxx Essenitel b Ordissimo ERAZER PEAQThese Medion products can be recognized by the serial number starting with "MD" or "LT". On 1 June 2011, the Chinese multinational Lenovo Group announced plans to acquire Medion AG. Since August 2011, they hold the majority stake in Medion. MEDION official website
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MLS Innovation Inc. is a Greek software engineering and telecommunications equipment company founded in October 1989 in Thessaloniki. In May 2001, it was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, its headquarters are in Thessaloniki. In November 2014 MLS moved its headquarters to Thessaloniki's Technopolis ICT Business Park, in order to take full advantage of the fastest growing area of Thessaloniki, which had evolved into a centre of innovation and technology; the headquarters occupy a total area of 2.800 sq.m. which houses the following departments: Administrative services Financial department Sales department Logistics center and warehouses Engineering Customer service MAIC is the main selling point of MLS, now incorporated in all its devices. MAIC has evolved the user experience of all MLS devices while interacting with the user. MAIC uses voice recognition technologies to perform the following actions: calls and email, search the Internet or YouTube, tracking and calls to open pharmacies, banks, petrol stations, information on nearby parking, traffic on the road or weather report, launch installed applications, encyclopedic searches and dictation of their summary, translating words or sentences and spelling out the correct pronunciation from Greek to English and vice versa.
In 2003, the company developed the first automatic navigation system in the Greek market and, in 2005, released the MLS Destinator, its standard-setting automotive navigation system, which attained a leading market position. In 2006, the company marked another breakthrough with the release of the MLS Destinator Talk&Drive, the first voice-recognition driven navigation system. Since 2011 the company has undertaken a new direction addressing to the international markets with the roll-out of the MLS Destinator Talk&Drive® navigation system, entering the Turkish, Moroccan, Saudi Arabian and Cypriot markets. In 2010 MLS entered the educational technology market and completed the development of its own innovative interactive touch board, the MLS IQBoard, for use in all forms of classroom-based instructional technologies. MLS undertook the supply and installation of 1,100 interactive boards, totaling 1.6 mil. Euros. In 2012 the company expanded its commercial activities in the mobile phone market by launching the first Greek Android smartphone MLS iQTalk.
The Greek smartphone combines voice recognition and artificial intelligence technologies as well as the incorporated innovation Talk&Call which enables users to verbally pronounce the contact’s name in order to automatically dial it. The follow-up model MLS iQTalk Crystal additionally incorporated Talk&SMS which allowed users to dictate the content of their text message before sending it automatically. Focusing on research and development, MLS evolved its new innovation Talk&Post for Facebook, incorporated in its MLS iQTalk King model; the Talk&Post for Facebook application enabled the user to upload posts by using his voice. In November 2013, MLS iQTalk Crystal max entered the market, introducing the first MLS mobile phone at 4,5 inches to incorporate the application Talk&Email enabling the user to dictate an email while it is automatically written on the phone. In January 2014, MLS launched the latest smartphone MLS iQTalk Silk, providing the feature of locking and unlocking the phone by a voice command.
Talk & Lock unlock the device. At the end of 2015, MLS announced the creation of a new category of products with the brand name "Diamond", which included the premium smartphones models MLS Diamond 4G, MLS Diamond 5.2 4G and MLS Diamond Fingerprint 4G. In 2013 the company expanded its field of action in the tablet market by launching the first Greek Android tablet, MLS iQTab. MLS iQTab incorporated the Talk&Post for Facebook and Talk&Email innovations, with the latter enabling the dictation of emails by voice. In a short period of time, MLS additionally launched three more models of Android tablets. In November 2013 MLS iQTab Navi was released, incorporating the innovative MLS Destinator Talk & Drive application, which guided the user to the named destination by oral command. MLS iQTab Astro 3G, one of the next models to be brought into the market, incorporated the “family” function which provides the coincidental use of a single MLS iQTab Astro 3G by many different users. In 2015 MLS promoted the first integrated MLS Android Super Smart TV.
The MLS Super Smart TV was a comprehensive Android device with multiple applications. As with other products in the field of "smart" devices with Android operating system, MLS Super Smart TV incorporated MLS's voice recognition technologies which allowed a user to change channels and play movies or songs, search on Google, post updates on social media, etc.right on the screen of his TV. MLS Magic is MLS's latest innovative product, launched in 2016 and belongs to the 2-in-1 category of products, allowing the user to own both a tablet and a laptop, it is dual boot, meaning that it combines two operating systems, both Windows and Android. MLS announced on Tuesday 19 July 2016 the trade of a total 400 common registered titles, each worth 10,000 Euros, which would begin trading in the Fixed Income Alternative Market of the Athens Stock Exchange; the duration of the corporate bond is four years with an option to extend for one more year. At the end of every coupon period, which will be quarterly, the issuer will deposit the coupon amount to every holder of the Corporate Bond title, calculated based on an annual i
Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing. Xiaomi makes and invests in smartphones, mobile apps and related consumer electronics. Xiaomi released its first smartphone in August 2011 and gained market share in China to become the country's largest smartphone company in 2014. At the start of second quarter of 2018, Xiaomi was the world's fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer, leading in both the largest market and the second-largest market, India. Xiaomi developed a wider range of consumer electronics, including a smart home device ecosystem. Xiaomi has 15,000 employees in China, Malaysia, Singapore and is expanding to other countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa. According to Forbes magazine, Lei Jun, the founder and CEO, has an estimated net worth of US$12.5 billion. He is 118th in the world. Xiaomi is the world's 4th most valuable technology start-up after receiving US$1.1 billion funding from investors, making Xiaomi's valuation more than US$46 billion.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010. Xiaomi's logo "MI" is short for Mobile Internet since Xiaomi was founded to be a mobile-first technology company. Xiaomi has a total of 15,222 full-time employees. Most are based in Beijing, Mainland China, while the others are split between India, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Xiaomi produces many products. Notably, it produces smartphones. Observers suggest that part of Xiaomi's rapid success rests on its ability to differentiate itself within the Android universe; the company has increased its range of products. As well as mobile phones, Xiaomi has started selling wearables, mobile accessories, appliances such as television and speakers. In 2018 it was selling tablets and smart-home devices. Xiaomi operates on a vertically-integrated model that enables the company to sell hardware at cost or below in order to attract users and earn money by selling content. Hugo Barra, a former Google executive who served Xiaomi's vice president from 2014 to 2017, characterized the organization as "an Internet and a software company much more than a hardware company".
Xiaomi keeps its prices low or close to "bill-of-material" by keeping most of its products in the market longer, eighteen months rather than the six-month norm followed by many smartphone companies. This strategy allows Xiaomi to take advantage of price reductions in the prices of key components of its products, it enables the company to sell hardware with specifications comparable to high-end devices at a fraction of the cost. The company's version of the Android operating system, the MIUI skin, with its design, app marketplace, functionalities, has established a community of users who form a crucial part of Xiaomi's customer base and contribute to the company's drive for market awareness; this ecosystem is a massive source of revenue as indicated in 2015, when sales from the platform reached $750 million. The company focuses on the world's second-largest smartphone market. Xiaomi announced on May 2, 2018, the launch of Mi Music and Mi Video to offer "value-added internet services" in India.
On March 22, 2017, Xiaomi announced that it planned to set up a second manufacturing unit in India in partnership with contract manufacturer Foxconn. On August 7, 2018, Xiaomi announced on its blog that Holitech Technology Co. Ltd. Xiaomi's top supplier, would invest up to $200 million over the next three years to set up a major new plant in India. Xiaomi started to sell more simple goods such as sunglasses, pillows, glass lunchboxes, filters, backpacks, screwdrivers and etc. In 2019, researchers at Check Point found a security breach in Xiaomi phone apps; the security flaw was reported preinstalled. On 9 April, 2019 Xiaomi announced on its official verified Facebook page that its products will launch On April 24, 2019 in Nigeria. On Xiaomi verified Facebook page it wrote. Xiaomi is officially coming to Nigeria on April 24. Extraordinary things are about to happen soon. Want to join? MIUI Redmi Xiaomi Smart Home YI Technology Official website
Amoi Technology Co. Ltd. is a Chinese electronics company based in Xiamen, Fujian. It is a mobile service provider which integrates manufacturing, R&D and sales of mobile communication devices. Amoi was established with the original name of Amoisonic. Amoi now has total asset of RMB 3.25 billion. Its English company name is derived from Amoy, the old name for Xiamen, from which the company originates. Amoi Shanghai Institution, Amoi Research Center. Amoi manufactures a diverse range of consumer electronics, including mobile phones and LCD televisions, for sale both domestically and internationally. Amoi manufactures the 3 Skypephone mobile phone along with the INQ Phone, the social networking phone exclusive to 3 Skypephone. China women's national volleyball team Xiamen International Marathon Amoi official website Amoi official website Amoi USB Drivers
Lenovo Group Ltd. or Lenovo PC International shortened to Lenovo, is a Chinese multinational technology company with headquarters in Beijing and Morrisville, North Carolina, United States. It designs, develops and sells personal computers, tablet computers, workstations, electronic storage devices, IT management software, smart televisions. Lenovo is the world's largest personal computer vendor by unit sales, as of March 2019, it markets the ThinkPad line of notebook computers, IdeaPad and Legion lines of notebook laptops, the IdeaCentre and ThinkCentre lines of desktops. Lenovo sells its products in around 160 countries. Lenovo's principal facilities are in Beijing and Morrisville, with research centers in Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Wuhan in China, Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture and Morrisville in the U. S, it has a joint venture with NEC, Lenovo NEC Holdings, which produces personal computers for the Japanese market. Lenovo was founded in Beijing in November 1984 as Legend and was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988.
Lenovo acquired IBM's personal computer business in 2005 and agreed to acquire its Intel-based server business in 2014. Lenovo entered the smartphone market in 2012 and as of 2014 was the largest vendor of smartphones in Mainland China. In 2014, Lenovo acquired the mobile phone handset maker Motorola Mobility from Google. Lenovo is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index referred to as "Red Chips". Liu Chuanzhi founded Lenovo on 1 November 1984 with a group of ten engineers in Beijing with 200,000 yuan; the Chinese government approved Lenovo's incorporation on the same day. Jiǎ Xùfú, one of the founders of Lenovo, indicates the first meeting in preparation for starting the company was held on 17 October of the same year. Eleven people, the entirety of the initial staff, attended; each of the founders was a middle-aged member of the Institute of Computing Technology attached to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The 200,000 yuan used.
The name for the company agreed upon at this meeting was the Chinese Academy of Sciences Computer Technology Research Institute New Technology Development Company. Their first significant effort, an attempt to import televisions, failed; the group rebuilt itself within a year by conducting quality checks on computers for new buyers. Lenovo soon started developing a circuit board that would allow IBM-compatible personal computers to process Chinese characters; this product was Lenovo's first major success. Lenovo tried and failed to market a digital watch. Liu said, "Our management team differed on which commercial road to travel; this led to big discussions between the engineering chief and myself. He felt that if the quality of the product was good it would sell itself, but I knew this was not true, that marketing and other factors were part of the eventual success of a product." The fact that its staff had little business experience compounded Lenovo's early difficulties. "We were scientists and didn't understand the market", Liu said.
"We just learned by trial-and-error, interesting—but very dangerous", said Liu. In 1990, Lenovo started to market computers using its own brand name. In May 1988, Lenovo placed its first recruitment advertisement; the ad was placed on the front page of the China Youth News. Such ads were quite rare in China then. Out of the 500 respondents, 280 were selected to take a written employment exam. 120 of these candidates were interviewed in person. Although interviewers only had authority to hire 16 people, 58 were given offers; the new staff included 18 people with graduate degrees, 37 with undergraduate degrees, three students with no university-level education. Their average age was 26. Yang Yuanqing, the current CEO of Lenovo, was among that group. Liu Chuanzhi received government permission to form a subsidiary in Hong Kong and to move there along with five other employees. Liu's father in Hong Kong, furthered his son's ambitions through mentoring and facilitating loans. Liu moved to Hong Kong in 1988.
To save money during this period and his co-workers walked instead of taking public transportation. To keep up appearances, they rented hotel rooms for meetings. Lenovo became publicly traded after a 1994 Hong Kong listing. Prior to its IPO, many analysts were optimistic about Lenovo; the company was praised for its good management, strong brand recognition, growth potential. Analysts worried about Lenovo's profitability. Lenovo's IPO was massively over-subscribed. On its first day of trading, the company's stock price hit a high of HK$2.07 and closed at HK$2.00. Proceeds from the offering were used to finance sales offices in Europe, North America and Australia, to expand and improve production and research and development, to increase working capital; when Lenovo was first listed, its managers thought the only purpose of going public was to raise capital. They had little understanding of the rules and responsibilities that went along with running a public company. Before Lenovo conducted its first secondary offering in 1997, Liu proudly announced the company's intent to mainland newspapers only to have its stock halted for two days by regulators to punish his statement.
This occurred several times until Liu learned that he had to choose his words in public. The first time Liu traveled to Europe on a "roadshow" to discuss his company's stock, he was shocked by the skeptical questions he was subjected to and felt offended. Liu came to understand that he wa
Gionee was a Chinese smartphone manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Founded in 2002, it was one of China’s largest mobile phone manufacturers. According to Gartner, its market share in China was 4.7% in 2012, it has expanded into other markets, including India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nepal, the Philippines and Algeria before going bankrupt. In August 2016, Gionee India introduced their plans to build a manufacturing plant in India. At the same time, Gionee introduced its first Made in India smartphone with the introduction of the F103 model; the model was manufactured in a Foxconn plant in Andhra Pradesh. Gionee India was sold to Karbonn Mobiles in September 2018 with license of its brand. In November 2018, it was reported that chairman Liu Lirong lost over US$144 million to gambling in a casino. On 10 December 2018, the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court accepted the bankruptcy liquidation application filed by Huaxing Bank against Gionee. BLU Products, a cell phone manufacturer based in Miami, sells many rebadged Gionee phones under their brand name in the United States and other North American markets, engineers phones together with Gionee China and Gionee India.
In 2014, it was shown by the German media that Gionee was delivering smartphones and tablets with pre-installed malware. Gionee Global Gionee China Gionee India