Top 5 best-selling smartphone brands in 2021

Analyst company IDC has published a quarterly report on the shipments of mobile devices in the global market in 2021. About 1.35 billion smartphones were shipped last year.

Samsung regained the top spot in smartphone shipments in 2021, holding 20 percent of the global market after shipping 272 million smartphones during the year. In second place was Apple with 235.7 million shipped smartphones. Xiaomi (191 million), Oppo (133.5 million) and Vivo (128.3 million) were also in the top five.

Ryan Reith, vice president of IDC, said that as the second half of the year comes around, chip and component shortages are having a significant impact on the smartphone market.

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Rumor has it that Intel's Arc Alchemist A-Series line of graphics cards will include a completely budget-friendly graphics card known as the A310.

Firefox 3.5 beta releases

Mozilla has just released its Firefox 3.5 beta version that has been especially designed to enhance the performance, offer some new programming features and private browsing mode in its open source Web browser.