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Xiaomi Released MIUI 7 Global Stable Build Today

Global smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has just announced global stable build MIUI 7 today. The users will be able to receive the update over-the-air (OTA) on phones via the updater app. MIUI 7 is available as a simple download on most of Xiaomi’s devices, including Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Pad, Mi Note, Redmi 1S 3G, Redmi […]

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Oppo Defies Saturated Market With 50 Million Sales In 2015

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo shipped 50 million smartphones in 2015, exceeding expectations with 67 percent year over year growth. It’s part of a wider reshuffle in China’s smartphone market that saw Xiaomi fall from grace and Huawei take top spot as the country’s largest vendor by shipments. Xiaomi sold just over 70 million, falling well short of their […]

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Huawei Celebrates The New Year By Boosting Sales Expectations

While many Chinese smartphone vendors are looking to 2016 for a reprieve from dwindling smartphone demand, Huawei Technologies Co. is ringing in the New Year with some better news. The company said on Thursday that their 2015 revenue is expected to rise 35.5% over the previous year, significantly higher than a prediction release earlier this year of 20%. The Shenzhen-based […]

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Huawei, Foxconn To Launch New Factory In Southwest China

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn is building a new factory in southwestern China for Huawei, according to sources who spoke to the Nikkei Asian review. It comes as wages in eastern China and Taiwan are rising, while Huawei is seeking to lower costs for their local smartphone offerings. According to the sources, the factory will be built in Guizhou, which is […]

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Smartisan Hopes to Woo Consumers With a Minimalist New Flagship

This holiday season Chinese smartphone manufacturer Smartisan Technology Co., Ltd. (锤子科技) launched its newest smartphone, the Smartisan T2. The T2 follows Smartisan’s first flagship model, the T1, after more than two years of development. The T2’s exterior is a stripped down, minimalist design. The power button is integrated into the home button and the nano SIM tray […]

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Yet Another Patent War Is On: Huawei Sues Samsung Over Infringements

Huawei Technologies announced on Wednesday that it has filed lawsuits against Korean rival Samsung over alleged patent infringements in the U.S. and China. The dispute mainly relates to Samsung’s alleged unlicensed use of Huawei’s 4G technologies, operating systems, and user interfaces in their smartphones, according to the Chinese smartphone maker. Although the lawsuit was only […]

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Huawei Sued Samsung. Now Samsung is Fighting Back.

The spat between Samsung and Huawei has officially come full circle. Samsung has sued the Chinese smartphone maker for patent infringements in Beijing’s Intellectual Property Court, just two months after Huawei brought a similar patent suit against Samsung in both the U.S. and China. The scuffle is significant in that it marks the first high-level legal dispute originating […]

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Local Rivals Bite Into iPhone’s Market Share In China

Having an Apple device is synonymous with being wealthy and fashionable for many Chinese people. And while the mindset remains, a declining number of customers are willing to pay the price, and local competitors are lining up to offer comparable alternatives at a more affordable price. This is evidenced by the iPhone’s sinking market share in China, a market of huge strategic importance […]