Tecno Phantom 8 Catchy Features

The Tecno brand has become a household name in Uganda today after the likes of Nokia and Samsung over the years since it started selling phones well back in 2006. The company was among the very first players that introduced dual-SIM devices to cater for people who want to use more than one mobile operator. In its bid to conquer and fit into a market that was embracing the merits of having portable smart devices, Tecno jumped into the smartphone scene in 2012, and it is safe to say that its devices have been received well, especially in Africa and Southern Asia where it currently operates.

On Sunday it launched it’s Phantom 8 as were speculations, and the device surely has some eye-catching features especially in the optics aspects. See list below and you can also read up on them by clicking on this site-> NaijaAndroidArena 

  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 3.0
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size: 5.7 Inches FHD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.60 GHz Cortex, MediaTek chipset
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 2TB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 12MP + 13MP camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 20MP with LED flash
  • Battery: 3500 mAh (non-removable)

According to Tecno Uganda, the price is not yet out for the Ugandan market but will be this November.

Africa’s tech ecosystems can’t work like Silicon Valley, and they shouldn’t try to

There’s a temptation to see burgeoning venture capital, home-grown businesses, freshly minted startups, and the potential for big financial exits as omens of the next Silicon Valley. The Bay Area has become synonymous with a young, digitally-creative generation that connects technology to change. Many believe this culture is now sprouting in Africa.

More tellingly, US-based entrepreneurs and venture capitalists originally from Africa are heading home, betting they’ll find fertile ground for new companies.

Read more about this https://qz.com/1081783/africas-tech-ecosystems-in-lagos-and-nairobi-cant-work-like-silicon-valley/

Know how to get the Uber free rides for a month

Uber Uganda in a strategy to get more people using it’s app and transportation service has so far partnered with  MTN, Vodafone, Africell, Jumia Market to offer free rides that are attractive, as the latest where it giving away free monthly rides.

The offer launched on 23rd October and ends on 5th November 2017. It entails Uber Uganda giving users who received an email with the number of rides they are expected to take in a week to qualify to enter a draw to win 700,000 UGX month worthy of rides. In addition to the offer, lucky riders who meet their weekly goals stand a chance to win spa vouchers and meal vouchers.

There are conditions though like the activity is active for rides taken in Kampala, and the rider shouldn’t opt out of the promo and that the firm determines your trip goals based on objective criteria that are determined by Uber itself.

Africa leads the way in election technology but there’s long way to go

Kenya’s recently annulled elections will be re-run tomorrow 26th October 2017, but the long-term questions they raised about their election management are still not really answered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer teams, but there are also much wider questions of electoral capacity – problems that extend to the top of the African Union, and thence across the whole continent.

It should be known that African democracies are in the process of coordinating a generation jump in applied technology. So far, they have actually done a remarkable job by global standards.  Things like electronic voting are still not available in the UK, where people in raincoats wait patiently while someone with a pencil draws a line through their name on a paper spreadsheet.  Nothing has changed for 100 years.

Africa has led the way – and the West isn’t the place to look for immediate answers for all the problems of running a 21st-century election. One such problem is the use of multiple forms of electronic voting. Voter identification by electronic means is given priority in Nigeria, but even there, it’s not implemented consistently: there are different systems provided by different companies, all submitting tenders on a competitive basis.

Read more about this here -> https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/10/03/africa-leads-the-way-in-election-technology-but-theres-long-way-to-go_c1646456

Culture trumps technology when it comes to digital transformation

Alongside buzzwords like “Artificial Intelligence”, “Internet of Things” and “Cloud”, digital transformation is the catch-all umbrella term that covers anything that is considered “disruptive” enough to transform an industry.

Most organisations are rapidly exploring how to implement new and emerging technologies to digitally transform and become disruptors themselves. Some of them are succeeding. Many are not. The reasoning lies not in the implementation of technology, but the rationale behind it and the way in which these technologies are being implemented.

If you consider history though, the underlying principles of transformation have been around for thousands of years. The printing press disrupted the written word as people knew it. Microwave ovens disrupted the way households cooked. FM radio changed the way the world communicated. If you consider these technologies, most – if not all – were met with resistance before becoming adopted in the mainstream. Having said that, a great number of innovations that were poised to disrupt the industry have also failed.

Many businesses may feel that they are perhaps too large or too entrenched in established practices to enable true agility. On the contrary, when considering some of the tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft, it is evident that innovation inducing agility is a result of culture, and not of size or strategy.

It is often said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, and this is particularly true when considering a digital transformation strategy: create a culture that encourages innovation and that drives customer engagement, and you will escape bland digital transformation.

Patricia Kahill

is a Social Media, Content Creator and Marketer at Kahill Insights.
A Development Practitioner who has no self talent but is driven by curiosity and passion; in a nutshell she is a Multipotentialite. She believes in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit which makes her a Christian.

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