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Samsung, the world’s third largest feature phone maker, ranked Lava fifth





This year, 2020, is not very convenient for everyone else, but Samsung’s phone business seems to be quite profitable. We have already told you about the success of this South Korean company in the smartphone business in India and in the world market in the last few months. But many of us may not be aware that the company is making feature phones at the same pace as it is making smartphones. According to a recent report, smartphone brand Samsung has achieved the third position in the market as the largest feature phone maker. However, the Chinese company Techno is also in the same place. Both brands have 10% share in the feature phone market.

According to a report by Counterpoint Research, Samsung shipped about 8.5 million feature phones in the third quarter of this year. In this case, India is considered an important market for Samsung, as the company had an 18% share in the region at the time of the mentioned.

At the moment, the Chinese phone brand iTel tops the feature phone market with a market share of about 24%. On the other hand, HMD Global or Nokia is in the second place with 14% share. However, Indian feature phone manufacturers are not far behind. According to the report, Indian company Lava is now the fifth largest feature phone brand in the world market.

Incidentally, according to Counterpoint Research, about 64 million feature phones have been shipped to the world market this year. In this case, the Middle East and Africa region has become the largest market for such devices. However, the sales of feature phones have declined this year as compared to last year, the report said.





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Duo up for Turner Prize immediately after convincing Tate to drop farmed salmon




Duo up for Turner Prize after convincing Tate to drop farmed salmon

Cooking Sections are a single of 5 artist collectives nominated for the controversial contest this yr with the winner of the £25,000 prize declared in December.

Londoners Daniel Fernandez Pascual and Alon Schwabe begun function in 2013 and say they want to take a look at “the techniques that organise the earth via food”.

Their 2020 Tate Britain show Salmon: A Pink Herring appeared at the multi-million pound farmed salmon sector which would deliver gray coloured fish starved of the normal diet plan that colours their flesh so as an alternative feeds them dye pellets.

The demonstrate, a a single space installation, incorporated a white phase with animal sculptures illuminated with pink and purple lights when a voice around spelled out how industrial fish farming will work.

The exhibition was halted by lockdown but persuaded Tate to eliminate farmed salmon from its cafes and dining places and change it with much more eco-friendly decisions like seaweed and shellfish.

Their earlier initiatives contain The Empire Continues to be Store which they established up in Baker Road to glance at how international food networks sprung up on routes employed to transportation fruit, sugar, rum and spices from the empire and an ongoing installation in the Isle of Skye entails an underwater oyster desk that transforms into a group eating desk as the water recedes at lower tide.

Cooking Sections, who are nominated for the 2021 Turner Prize, at get the job done in the Isle of Skye

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The other nominees involve fellow Londoners Black Obsidian Audio Program which was initially established up for a 2018 gallery exhibit but has taken on a lifestyle of its individual consistently taking part in live and lately hosting a 24-hour rave for charity and Belfast-based Array Collective.

The shortlist is done by Cardiff primarily based Gentle/Radical and Challenge Artwork Functions from Hastings.

Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain and Chair of the Turner Prize jury, explained: “One of the good joys of the Turner Prize is the way it captures and reflects the temper of the second in modern day British art. After a calendar year of lockdowns when very few artists have been equipped to exhibit publicly, the jury has selected five outstanding collectives whose operate has not only continued via the pandemic but become even much more relevant as a end result.” 

The prize, whose former winners have bundled director Steve McQueen, Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry, was launched in 1984 to celebrate and publicise contemporary art.

It has beforehand courted controversy with nominees which includes Tracey Emin’s unmade mattress and Martin Creed’s empty space with lights likely on and off. It was cancelled very last yr and the prize revenue was as a substitute shared among quite a few younger artists.

This year’s jury, which contains actor and artwork collector Russell Tovey, will announce the winner at a ceremony in Coventry which is this year’s Uk Metropolis of Tradition.

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