Quartz – Johannesburg-based Onyx Connect is betting on local talent to build affordable Android-based smartphones for the African market after inking a software licensing deal with Google. After receiving a 150-million rand ($11 million) investment from undisclosed investors, the company hopes to start making the new phones as soon as next year.
More from The Black Report®
- March 15, 2017 Google Expands Its African Initiatives TechCrunch - Alphabet is committing to training another 1 million students under its Digital Skills for Africa program in the next 12 months, the company said at […]
- January 11, 2017 Regina King Inks Production Deal With ABC Studios Deadline - Emmy-winning American Crime co-star Regina King has signed a two-year deal with the studio behind the acclaimed John Ridley limited series, ABC Studios, […]
- March 25, 2017 Dave Chappelle’s Unapologetic Return To The Spotlight The Washington Post - More than a decade after walking away from Comedy Central, Chappelle inked a $60 million deal with Netflix to release a trio of specials, the […]
- March 25, 2016 Apple vs Samsung: The great smartphone battle is coming to Africa The Nerve Africa - Apple has just thrown down the gauntlet to Samsung, showing its intention to fight for the mid -range priced smart phone market cornered by the […]