Wang Zijian, a Chinese cross-talk artist, announced earlier this month that he was to found a smartphone startup and the first product with “brand new user experience” would be available next summer.

Luo Yonghao, an English as a foreign language teacher, launched the first Android phone by his smartphone startup Smartisan earlier this year, two years after the founding of the company.

Dakele, or big coke, was founded by Ding Xiuhong, former deputy editor-in-chief at online news service Netease, in June 2012, around the same time Smartisan was established.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com