The week has just ended and I thought it will be a good thing to share some of the few stories we covered that you may have missed. From Xiaomi coming to Africa to Google partnering with Infinix to bring Android One to Africa, we have covered all those stories for you. Below are the top Eight stories from this past week.
Xiaomi coming to Africa. Xiaomi, one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world, has decided to make its debut in Africa. The company will be partnering with Mobile in Africa Limited to launch its devices in Africa this September. Plans are already underway in 50 African countries to set up online stores where these devices will be available. Read More of that here.
YouTube Offline Is Coming To Kenya. This week, Google revealed that YouTube Offline will be coming to a few African countries including Kenya. YouTube offline is a service that allows you to view video content from YouTube even when you have no internet connection. Read More here.
Uber Kenya now accepts Cash and mobile money payments. This week, Uber announced that users in Kenya will now be able to pay for their rides using either cash of mobile money. This is after the completion of a two month pilot period. Lack of diverse payment options is what has slowed down Uber’s growth in Kenya given the fact that people here prefer using mobile payment options. Read More here.
22 year old Kenyan won Ksh 500,000 in a Mobile App Competition. AVIC International Holding Corporation in conjunction with Gear Box have announced the winners of the just concluded Mobile App Challenge held at Kenya Teachers Training College in Gigiri, Nairobi. More of that here.
First exclusive photos of Tecno’s upcoming flagship. This week, we got the first photo of Tecno’s upcoming flagship. From the photo, the phone looks really impressive. Check out the photo here.
Kenya’s Squad Digital Gets International Recognition for its ingenious website design. Squad digital is one of Kenya’s leading advertising firms and this week the company got recognized internationally for its innovative website. Read more here.
Android One came to Africa. This week, Google partnered with Infinix to bring Android One to Africa. The first phone in this program to come to Africa is the Infinix Hot 2 and is available in Nigeria but a source inside Infinix tell me that it will be in Kenya at the beginning of September. Read More here.
Tecno Camon C5 Review. This week I also reviewed the Tecno Camon C5. This is Tecno’s first 4G smartphone in Kenya and it performs quite well. Read the review here.
Other notable reviews
Lastly, I have listed two other devices I reviewed recently, check the out.