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Smartphone makers cut back and Son changes tack

The inside story on the Asia tech trends that matter, from Nikkei Asia and the Financial Times

Hello, this is Akito Tanaka from Singapore. Here, various COVID-related restrictions are finally being eased, and life is slowly starting to return to how it was before the pandemic. The COVID contact tracing app, one of the most-used smartphone apps amongst Singapore residents during the pandemic, is being phased out. Mask-wearing in outdoor settings is now optional -- a particularly welcome change given the city-state's endless summer.

But elsewhere, COVID is still rocking the tech industry, and providing fresh reminders of how tenuous supply chains can be.

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