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Mobile Minutes: Nexus gets spam protection; Amazon Prime lands in India; Huawei’s smartphone sales surge; Talkshow app


Google announced Tuesday it was rolling out an update to the Google Phone app on Nexus and Android One devices that will allow users to screen potential spam callers. The new feature will also allow users to not just block such numbers but also report them to Google as spam.
Read more on The International Business Times

Amazon launches Prime loyalty program in India
Amazon.com launched its popular Prime loyalty program in India on Tuesday, three years after its entry into the world’s second-most populous country.
Read more on Reuters

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei’s H1 smartphone shipments rise 25pc on-year
Chinese tech giant Huawei said smartphone shipments rose 25 percent on-year in the first half of the year, as consumers snapped up high-end phones in Europe and Central Asia.
Read more on CNBC

Talkshow app adds Q&A feature for celebrities seeking Twitter alternative
Twitter’s former VP of product Michael Sippey still calls himself “a huge fan of Twitter.” But bit by bit, Sippey is building a service that could one day replace Twitter for Hollywood celebrities and other users with sizable audiences.
Read more on Variety