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Gadgets Africa Unwrapped: From Sim Re-registration to 5G and World Cup, this is 2022 in Tech

2022 technology Gadgets Africa Unwrapped
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As we reflect on the year 2022 in technology, it’s clear that it was a year of significant growth and change. From the proliferation of 5G networks to the continued rise of artificial intelligence, we saw several exciting trends and advancements in the tech world. 

In addition to these larger trends, we also saw many new gadgets hit the market, ranging from foldable laptops to smartphones and fitness trackers. Let’s take a look back at a few notable ones we covered here on Gadgets Africa.


Early this year, Kenyans were thrown to panic when the Communications Authority announced compulsory re-registration of SIM Cards. This was to be done by April 15th, 2022, or else the users would face disconnection. However, the authority later extended the SIM Card registration validation exercise by six (6) months. Now, all Kenyans both in the diaspora and Kenya are required to do SIM card re-registration with photo IDs.

Badili Africa First Physical Store

Badili Africa is serious about upgrading the second-hand gadgets market in Kenya. At Badili, you can sell your old phone at an unbeatable price, buy a refurbished phone at almost half the price, and trade in your existing phone for a better one. Launched early this year, customers can access all their services through an easy-to-navigate website. The first recommerce platform in Africa opened its first physical Badili store on July 22nd, 2022.

Samsung Galaxy Flip 4 Review

Welcome to our video review of the Samsung Galaxy Flip 4! We’re excited to share our thoughts on this 2022 smartphone. In this review, we took a closer look at the Galaxy Flip 4’s design, features, and performance, and give you our honest assessment of whether it’s worth the investment. We answer an important question- Why the Flip? So sit back, relax, and join us as we explore the device.

Safaricom 5G Launch 

Safaricom became the first service provider in Kenya to announce 5G trials in March last year. In October 20222, Safaricom announced the availability of 5G Wi-Fi to empower its customers with super-fast internet at home and work, complementing its growing fiber network. Check out where and how to access it.

World Cup Qatar 2022 Technology

The World Cup 2022 in Qatar saw the widespread use of technology in various aspects of the tournament. From player tracking systems that provided real-time data on player performance, to virtual reality experiences , technology played a major role in enhancing the overall experience of the tournament. The tournament’s state-of-the-art stadiums and facilities were also testament to the integration of technology in the world of soccer. Read here on some of the tech used.

ChatGPT Shakes the Internet

ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by artificial intelligence company OpenAI, has been generating a lot of buzz recently. The conversational AI has been well-received by users since its release and has sparked discussion about the current state and future potential of artificial intelligence. Many people are interested in the unique features that make ChatGPT stand out, and what it says about the direction of AI development. Here are some things you need to know.

Kenya Tech Travel Guide

Thinking of traveling to Kenya? Be it for business or pleasure, you are most welcome, or as we’d say it, ‘Karibu Sana’. Feel at home, ‘Hakuna Matata’. Let’s talk tech. Here’s a Kenyan Tech travel guide. A comprehensive list of what you should know before you get to Kenya.

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