We rarely used to come across decently looking and decently specced gadgets over in “Shanzhai Land”, but something’s changed of late. We don’t know if it’s because the Mayan end of the world is nearing or just due to the planets aligning in some bizarre way, but one thing is clear – awesome Android-based devices are coming in flocks from China.
Although many frowned upon the launch of a new HTC flagship phone so close after the One X and One X+ releases, the Droid DNA (aka J Butterfly) might have just brought the Taiwanese a much needed breath of fresh air financial-wise.
Talk about stating the obvious. Oppo, who’s been tormenting us with a far too long and exhausting hype-building campaign for the Find 5 phone, has finally decided to make the 5-incher’s spec sheet public surprising no one.
Qualcomm just unveiled two new chips today: the MSM8226 and the MSM8626. They’re both 28 nanometer chips, and they both support TD-SCDMA, which is the 3G technology that China uses. Curiously, they have a weaker GPU than previous quad core Snapdragon chips.
There was a time when a $200 Chinese tablet would be nothing more than an unresponsive touchscreen hot glued to a wobbly casing. But the past few years have seen a huge change and now even the clones are worth buying!
China. The land of cheap knock-off electronic devices, but also one of the world’s booming economies and the clear leader of the “mobile revolution”. Also, at least for us here at Android Authority, one of the greatest sources of impressive reports on the growing global mobile phone market.
Beidou has already taken the Chinese phone market by storm with its dual- and quad-core offerings. Now it plans to do the same with the Beidou Chi, a $103 5-inch phone!
Not everyone wants or needs a super-powered quad-core beast of a smartphone, and this is especially true for many Chinese smartphone buyers. In China, there are tons of cheap single and dual-core smartphones that are more than capable of offering a basic smartphone experience without costing a fortune. The newly released Huawei T8830 is one of these highly affordable yet reasonably spec’d handsets.
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.
The Asus Transformer range really set the bar for convertible tablets, but their high prices have kept them out of reach of many gadget lovers. If you can’t justify spending the money on an Asus take a look at the Aocos PX102 at just $208!