Posts Tagged: Android


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
  • at 3:00 pm
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Taiwan’s Chocolabs tests Indonesia market with TV drama streaming app

Chocolabs, a Taiwan-based app developer and part of accelerator AppWorks’ family, announces the launch of its TV drama streaming app calle...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 11:38 am
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XL Axiata launches an Android app store

Indonesian telco XL Axiata has been planning to launch its own app store for some time, and today it is revealed to be Gudang App (which mea...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Made in China: one game company’s struggle to do what they love

You probably haven’t heard of Songtang Animations. It’s a small developer with a staff of just 25 operating out of Haicang, Xiamen. The ...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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Nokia X+ rivals in Asia

Nokia’s Androids are cute, but they’re not strong enough for Asia

Yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) outed its three colorful, cute, and budget-minded Android phones, the X, X+, and XL. Priced from $122...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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Missed the boat? Here are 3 ways to download and play the original Flappy Bird

Note: Tech in Asia does not encourage app piracy. We’re linking to these sites for reference.

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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5 of America’s biggest tech companies wouldn’t survive without Asia

Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft all benefit deeply from cooperation and markets in Asia. Without Asia, these companies wouldn'...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Bakrie’s CDMA business offers free Path usage in Indonesia

The free Path usage is only available for Esia’s MaxFun and MaxPic smartphone users.

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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India's Micromax enter Russia, aims to be a top 4 phone brand this year

India’s Micromax enters Russia, aims to be a top 4 phone brand this year

Just as it promised a few months ago, Indian phone-maker Micromax today started operations in Russia. The official launch in the country bri...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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It turns out that North Korea's homegrown smartphone is made in China

It turns out that North Korea’s ‘homegrown’ smartphone is made in China

What a surprise! The North Korean Arirang AS1201 that was shown off last summer is actually, it now turns out, a made-in-China smartphone. H...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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You can now call cell phones and landlines using Line, but only on Android

The latest update to Japan’s top social messaging app Line comes with a Viber- and Skype-like voice call feature (hat-tip to @WhatT...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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China 'Funbox' games console

ZTE set to release China’s first games console later this month

According to Bloomberg, China’s second-largest game developer and operator The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) has partnered with ZTE (HKG:0763; SHE:000063...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 7:22 pm
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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
  • at 8:28 pm
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China’s Xiaomi is working on phone launches in India, Indonesia, and other Asian markets

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi held an event in Singapore this morning. Aside from launching the Redmi and Mi3 phones in Singapore, Xiaomi’...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:28 pm
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Now developers in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand can start earning money from Google Play

The Google Play Stores in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand now show the app prices in localized currencies.

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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11Beep app

Now a startup in Nepal has made an app like Snapchat that erases your digital footprint

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about erasable social media. Snapchat is taking the lead, and it has spawned imitators around the world....

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Samsung bloatware problem

Korean government wants to cull crapware, says all apps must be delete-able

Once a smartphone reaches the hands of a new buyer, it might be loaded with dozens of extra apps – some from the hardware maker, some ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Baidu Browser goes after Indonesian users, places emphasis on speed (REVIEW)

Baidu Browser is quite speedy. Behind the scenes, the company’s HTML5-oriented T5 engine technology helps speed up surfing time by 30 perc...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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