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Indian anti-monopoly suspects Apple of abuse in the application market

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On Friday, the Indian competition watchdog agency ordered an investigation into Apple’s business practices in the country, saying it suspects the company of violating antitrust laws.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) ruling came after the non-profit group Together We Fight Society stepped in in December claiming that Apple with iOS was abusing its app market dominance by forcing developers to use a proprietary in-app purchase system.

According to the applicant, the 30% commission charged and other restrictions are detrimental to competition, increasing costs for application developers and customers, as well as raising the threshold to market. The CCI found the allegations well founded.

“At this stage, the Commission is convinced that the case against Apple deserves an investigation,” the CCI said.

The investigation must be completed within 60 days of receiving the order.

Apple has not yet commented on the regulator’s decision. Rather, she turned to CCI with a request to close the case of abuse of market power in the application market.

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Paid apps in Huawei AppGallery can be downloaded completely free of charge: Huawei has not yet responded

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Paid apps in Huawei AppGallery can be downloaded completely free

Since Huawei was under US sanctions, Huawei has been forced to switch to its own software solutions as it is banned from using Google services. One of them is the AppGallery app store, which has become a replacement for Google Play.

AppGallery has a pretty serious issue that one developer says has remained unresolved for months, even though he reported it to Huawei back in February. This vulnerability allows anyone with a little bit of technical skill, some free time, and a bit of inclination to put in a little effort to download and install any paid app from AppGallery without paying for it. Of course, for developers who support Huawei by releasing their apps in the AppGallery, this is very bad news.

Paid apps in Huawei AppGallery can be downloaded completely free of charge: Huawei has not yet responded

Dylan Roussel, the developer who discovered the problem, emphasizes that this vulnerability is on the side of Huawei, which still remains unresolved. The bottom line is that the AppGallery API does not offer any protection for paid apps.

Roussel himself was able to download and use several paid apps by exploiting this vulnerability. Obviously, this is a big problem, because with the active exploitation of the vulnerability, developers will receive less profit from the possible sale of their applications.

It remains to be hoped that Huawei will soon solve the problem.

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The new king of Android: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus is 10% faster and 30% more energy efficient than its predecessor

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The new king of Android Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Tomorrow, Qualcomm will host an event where the company plans to unveil its flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus mobile platform. But the key characteristics of the single-chip system leaked before the announcement.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus (SM8475) will be manufactured using 4nm process technology by TSMC. The platform will offer an overall performance boost through overclocking. The processor will still retain the “1 + 3 + 4” architecture. It will receive the main Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex A710 cores and four Cortex-A510 cores.

The new king of Android: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus is 10% faster and 30% more energy efficient than its predecessor

According to well-known insider Digital Chat Station, the architecture of the CPU and GPU remained the same, but at the same time significantly (30%) improved energy efficiency. Productivity increased by 10%.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will replace the existing Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and will soon be available in flagship smartphones from various brands.

Digital Chat Station was the first to report the specifications of Xiaomi 12 and Redmi K50.

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The latest Google Camera (GCam Go) for low-cost Android devices is out

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The latest Google Camera GCam Go for low cost Android devices

There are many ports of the original Google Camera (GCam) for different brands of smartphones. However, the app may not work on low-end devices for which the GCam Go app is made.

Camera Go v2.12 is the latest stable version of GCam Go and is already available for most Android Go devices. It works great on devices running Android 8.0 or later.

This version includes support for HDR+, night mode for low-light photography, support for additional camera modules, and other improvements. The app supports a wide range of devices from leading OEMs including Samsung (both Exynos and Snapdragon), Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, Oppo and more. The app works well with all the leading SoCs on the market, including Snapdragon, MediaTek, and Exynos.

The latest Google Camera (GCam Go) for low-cost Android devices is out

What’s new in GCam Go v2.12:

  • Added support for ultra wide-angle lenses
  • Fixed intermittent support for many devices including Redmi Note 7 series and several Samsung devices
  • The application now supports 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Fixes for HDR+ and color grading. Night mode has also been improved
  • Updated GUI and in-app layout

Download GCam Go v2.12 MOD APK.

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