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A look at the Android world outside of Google’s control

by: Simon HillApril 3, 2014
There is a massive Android ecosystem that doesn't depend on Google and it’s growing rapidly. Is there a danger that Google could lose control of Android? We take a look at what it all means.
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Baidu Eye: Chinese search giant plans Google Glass competitor

by: J. Angelo RacomaApril 3, 2013
Chinese search giant Baidu is reportedly developing a Google Glass-like device that will have the same capabilities.
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Baidu creates mobile browser for Orange customers in Africa and Middle East

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 15, 2013
It seems that Baidu has its eye on the mobile market in Africa and the Middle East. The Chinese search giant is partnering up with Orange to pre-install its mobile browser on Android handsets in nineteen countries in the region.
 
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Baidu Cloud Phone to be officially unveiled on December 21st

by: Andrew GrushDecember 19, 2012
Chinese search giant Baidu is now preparing to launch its first smartphone, which at this stage is known under the name “Baidu Cloud Phone”. The smartphone will be officially unveiled on December 21st via a special online conference.
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Baidu Cloud-powered Lenovo A586 is official, coming December 10 with Voice Unlock for $160

by: AdrianDecember 7, 2012
The A586, also known as LePhone A586, is the first fruit of the Baidu-Lenovo partnership and it’s ready to go on sale starting next Monday, on December 10. This is not the first time we’re hearing about the phone, but we now know much more info than last week.
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Baidu Cloud Phone spotted on the web, coming soon with dual-core CPU and dual-mode CDMA/GSM

by: AdrianNovember 29, 2012
We heard a number of interesting stories starring China’s Baidu last spring, but come summer it was like the company went into total sleep mode. It was all quiet on the Eastern front during the fall too, but now that winter is (almost) here Baidu is back in business.
 
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Alternative app stores and platform branches: Is Android too open?

by: Simon HillOctober 4, 2012
Android is continuing to dominate the worldwide smartphone market. Google’s open approach with Android is often cited as a major reason for the platform’s success, but recent events beg the question of whether that openness is a double-edged sword.
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New Mobile browser Baidu Explorer is 20% faster than competition

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 3, 2012
Google might be the dominant search company in most of the world,but when it comes to search in China, Baidu happens to be King. It seems that Baidu wishes to move beyond search with its new mobile browser. The new browser is called Baidu Explorer and makes a pretty bold claim: it is supposedly 20% faster than any of its competitors when it comes to HTML5 and JavaScript.
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Baidu negotiating with 20 handheld manufacturers for Cloud ROM-based phones

by: AdrianJune 4, 2012

Although some of you might have laughed a few days back when we told you about Baidu’s plans to challenge Google and Apple in the mobile OS market, today we have additional news on the Chinese company’s intentions, and these look even more ambitious.

Upon officially introducing the Cloud ROM to the public, Baidu has announced that it is in discussions with 20 handset manufacturers “to seek possibilities for cooperation”. The 20 unnamed companies join a list of Baidu partners already featuring Changhong, the manufacturer behind the making of the first ever Cloud-powered phone, and Dell, a company that probably needs no introduction.

While today’s press release [...]

 
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Baidu’s custom Android ROM now available for Nexus S, swaps Google’s services with Baidu-made clones

by: Mike AndriciJune 1, 2012

Google may well be the most used search engine in Europe and the US, but as it turns out, the Mountain View-based giant is just a minor player in China (the biggest market of them all), accounting for just 14.7% of the search market. When it comes to Google’s mobile OS however, statistics change all of a sudden, and show Android accounting for north of 68% of the Chinese mobile-OS market during Q4 2011.

It’s in this context that Baidu, the leader in China’s search market (with 79% of Chinese searches) has released a custom ROM for Android that swaps Google and most of its services for Baidu’s own search engine and a bunch of other cloud based services, that are very [...]

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