Sony Shipments Fall By More Than Half During The Last Quarter

Sony shipments fall by more than half during the last quarter

Sony recently reported its results for the quarter ending 30 June 2019. For those hoping that the launch of the Xperia 1 would help lift sales, then you'd be disappointed to here that volumes fell by 55 percent year-on-year to just 0.9 million phones – Sony managed 2.0 million phones the year before. Sony's struggles are still very much real, although the launch of the Xperia 1 only happened at the end of May, so we may see a bounce in the subsequent quarter.

Fujifilm X-pro3 Registered, Could Be Launching This Fall

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Registered, Could Be Launching This Fall

If rangefinder-style cameras are your kind of thing but you don’t want to spend the money or have the money for a Leica, Fujifilm’s X-Pro series comes pretty close. In fact, it seems that we might be able to expect to see a new X-Pro camera later this year as it has been rumored that the X-Pro3, successor to the X-Pro2 which was launched in 2016, could be coming in the fall of 2019.

In addition to the rumor that it could launch this fall, Nokishita Camera recently tweeted that an unknown Fujifilm camera has been registered with the model number FF190002, leading to speculation that it could be the X-Pro3. While there is a possibility that it could be the X-H2, it is most likely the X-Pro3 because the X-H2 is said to only arrive in 2020.

Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall

Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall


It has often been reported that Huawei is developing its own operating system as an alternative to Android should its license for Google’s operating system ever be revoked. Due to the recent trade restrictions imposed by the United States on China, Google did suspend Huawei’s Android support and so there’s more talk now of the company’s Android alternative.

A new report suggests that Huawei will be in a position to launch it as early as the fall this year. Huawei hasn’t confirmed on its own when it’s planning to launch its own operating system for smartphones. The CEO of Huawei’s consumer business Richard Yu has reportedly revealed in a private WeChat group that the company will be able to launch its Android alternative by the fall this year.

Shipments Of Plastic Waste To China Fall Sharply

Shipments of plastic waste to China fall sharply

The world's two top exporters of plastic waste, the United States and Japan, are struggling with the problem of its disposal after China stopped accepting the material.

A US recycling industry group says the United States has been the top exporter of plastic waste over the past decade, and 30 to 40 percent of this type of garbage was shipped to China.

Subaru Profits Fall By Half Last Year Among Recall Maladies

Subaru profits fall by half last year among recall maladies

Subaru took a financial beating last year, according to its freshly released earnings report. During the full fiscal year, which ended March 31, the carmaker's operating profits effectively halved. Net income dropped 33% to 147.81 billion yen, or $1.33 billion, and revenue fell 2.2% to 3.16 trillion yen ($28.5 billion).

Subaru states that its operating income declined by 48.5% to 195.5 billion yen, or to about $1.78 billion. According to Subaru, this was not only due to a decrease in sales, but also due to recall campaigns. Total production decreased nearly 6% to 989,000 units, and production stoppages at the Gunma plant were partially to blame for that — but Impreza, XV and Levorg sales also sank. The redesigned Forester did start out well in the summer, but sales in the first half of 2018 were more modest with the outgoing generation still in the showrooms.

Smaller Nintendo Switch Expected To Arrive This Fall

Smaller Nintendo Switch Expected To Arrive This Fall


The reports about a smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch continue to come in. A new one suggests that the company is going to release this iteration of its popular Switch console by the fall this year. Nintendo is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the Switch as well.

Japan’s Nikkei reports that the smaller Nintendo Switch will primarily focus on enabling better portable play for owners. However, it won’t lose the ability to be docked to a TV like the original Nintendo Switch.

Toyota U.s. Auto Sales Fall 6.6 Percent In January

Toyota U.S. auto sales fall 6.6 percent in January

Toyota Motor Corp on Friday reported a 6.6 percent fall in U.S. vehicle sales for January, hurt by lower demand for its Camry and Prius cars.

The No.3 automaker in the United States by sales said it sold 156,021 vehicles in January, down from 167,056 vehicles a year earlier. Camry sales fell 3.4 percent, while Prius sales slumped 57 percent, the company said.

Morning Musume.'18's Iikubo Haruna To Graduate After Fall Tour

Morning Musume.'18's Iikubo Haruna to graduate after fall tour

It's been announced that Iikubo Haruna will graduate from Morning Musume.'18 and Hello! Project after the group's upcoming fall tour 'Morning Musume.'18 Concert Tour Fall ~READY, SET, GO!~.' 

Iikubo explained that she thought about her future as the group celebrates 20 years since formation, "What do I want to challenge myself to the most right know? When I thought about it, there were many things I wanted to challenge," "This year, I will be 24. In order to achieve my challenges, I wanted to go solo at this timing and challenge myself to various things." She plans to continue to activities in showbiz after graduating. 

Android 9 Pie Go Edition Release Confirmed For This Fall

Android 9 Pie Go Edition Release Confirmed For This Fall

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Google introduced the Android Go initiative with Android 8.0 Oreo last year. It’s a watered down version of Oreo that’s aimed at devices with 1GB of RAM or less. With Google rolling out a major update for its platform earlier this month, it has now confirmed when Android 9 Pie Go edition will be released. Yes, it will release a Go version of Android 9 Pie as well.