Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra has announced that the company is moving user data and services to new servers over multiple sites, in order to improve user access speeds and combat fears over privacy.
Android is by far the most popular mobile platform in the world so everything should be rosy right? We take a look at the growth of China and India, the profitability of the OEMs, and the threats to Google’s dominance.
Intel has announced a $1.5 billion deal for a 20 percent share in two of China’s biggest mobile chipmakers, Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics.
Samsung devices have been banned from use by Chinese state officials.
Samsung agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle charges that it lied to the US.
Sure, the trend is worldwide, but China (and Asia in general) is spearheading selfie-enabling technology. Case in point, the new camera add-on that Sony is hawking in China, which looks like a tiny perfume bottle (or bottle cap).
Authorities have insisted that China’s three state-owned wireless carriers cut their handset subsidy budgets, which could hinder local and international vendors, except for Xiaomi that is.
Lenovo has seen substantial growth in its smartphone business over the past 12 months, led by demand from emerging markets and its home country of China.
It may come as surprise that ZTE has consistently ranked as high as the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer for global volume and device shipments, and is a major contributor to the 3G and LTE (4G) standards that we enjoy today. What’s next?
Xiaomi has become the larger smartphone vendor in China, accounting for 14 percent of handset shipments in Q2 2014.