Posts Tagged: Android in China


Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing its overall valuation above the RMB 1 bill...

  • April 14, 2014
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Jingdong Nokia X

Learning from Xiaomi, Nokia’s new Android phone will only sell online in China

Online retailer Jingdong (a.k.a. JD.com) will be the exclusive seller of the Nokia X series in China, the Finnish company’s first An...

  • February 24, 2014
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Wandoujia app

App store Wandoujia seals $120 million in funding amidst China’s Android boom

Wandoujia, one of China’s top Android app stores, has secured a massive $120 million in funding, the Beijing-based startup revealed to...

  • January 13, 2014
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Smartisan OS launch

China-made, Android-based Smartisan OS gets $11.5 million in funding. What’s next? A phone?

Launched earlier this year with insane amounts of hype, China-made Smartisan OS is an Android skin. And that’s it. It’s not a ph...

  • December 17, 2013
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Android prices in China 2013

Report: China now has 270 million active Android users, growing faster than ever in countryside

If anyone is in the position to know what Chinese netizens get up to online, it’s Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), the nation’s top search e...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 11:28 am
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5 best free Android apps in China for all your mobile mass media

Anyone who has ever ridden the subway in Beijing knows the Chinese love to consume content on their smartphones. But because of censorship o...

  • October 31, 2013
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IDC: China to ship 360 million smartphones this year, 450 million in 2014

IDC: China to ship 360 million smartphones this year, 450 million in 2014

Research group IDC believes that China will ship in more than 450 million smartphones in 2014. That’s up from an estimated 360 million...

  • September 24, 2013
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Hugo Barra joining Xiaomi in October

CONFIRMED: Xiaomi hiring ex-Android VP Hugo Barra, starts new job in October

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin has just confirmed the big rumor swirling around the tech scene in the US and China this morning ...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 10:58 am
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Apple iPad vs Samsung tablets in China, 2013

Despite rising sales, Apple’s iPad sees China market share shrink to 28%

New statistics from a Hong Kong-based analyst with researcher IDC, provided to Bloomberg, reveal that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is losing its grip...

  • August 21, 2013
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Huawei gets aggressive with Xiaomi in China, puts a tiny price on its massive new phone

Huawei gets aggressive with Xiaomi in China, puts a tiny price on its massive new phone

Huawei took the wraps off its massive MediaPad X1 earlier this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. It’s a 7-inch phone a...

  • February 26, 2014
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IDC: 351 million new smartphones shipped in China in 2013

351 million new smartphones shipped in China in 2013: IDC

351 million new smartphones shipped to stores across China in 2013, according to data from market intelligence firm IDC. That means China ac...

  • February 24, 2014
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Android prices in China 2013

The average price of a new Android phone in China? A mere $233

Android is huge in China, with an estimated 270 million actively using an Android phone right now. We know which brands Chinese Android user...

  • December 20, 2013
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Temple Run 2 in China

Game publisher helps Temple Run 2 dash to 130 million users in China

Getting China’s smartphone owners to play mobile games is as easy as getting a horse to water, but getting them to drink up in-app pur...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 1:59 pm
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All the facts and figures on China's smartphone users in 2013

All the facts and figures on China’s smartphone users in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

China looks set to snap up over 350 million new smartphones this year. So what brands are Chinese people buying? How much do they spend on 3...

  • November 7, 2013
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China's vanished and unacivated Android tablets

What happened to China’s millions of ‘vanished’ Android tablets?

Ben Evans, a technology analyst and consultant, points out that there are about 15 million unactivated Android tablets in the world right no...

  • October 26, 2013
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China's coolest homegrown smartphones, 2013 infographic

5 of China’s coolest homegrown smartphones in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

China is an Android nation, with an estimated 300 million active Android users by the end of this year. Google’s mobile OS has also pr...

  • September 11, 2013
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Xiaomi Red Rice launch

Android VP Hugo Barra has left Google, said to be moving to Xiaomi

(UPDATE: It’s now officially for real; see the new post). Hugo Barra, Google’s vice president of product management for Android,...

  • August 29, 2013
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appinchina service

This new startup connects developers with China’s multitude of Android app stores

China looks set to have 300 million active Android smartphone users by the end of the year, which makes it a market that app developers badl...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 4:16 pm
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