While back in the day Chinese knock-off phones aimed to replicate the originals’ designs by the letter while taking specs down a notch (or several), Shanzhai’s M.O. seems to have changed lately.
Oppo has no plans to bring any of the company’s smartphones in Europe very soon, according to an official statement from Carl Pei, International Markets Manager for the Chinese.
Although it may not be as exciting as Oppo’s Find 5 or ZTE’s Nubia Z5, the Meizu MX2 is still one of the coolest Android smartphones to come out from someone other than the well-established names in the industry.
Despite being an important player in the tablet market, Acer has never been keen on making a push in the high-end smartphone niche.
Apple’s iPhone 5 got its fair share of Chinese Android-based clones before and around the time of its release, but since it’s been out there hasn’t been much movement in Shanzhai Land.
There are a lot of stories floating around the internet that suggest the success of Android in China can’t really be called a success due to the fact that almost half of all Chinese Android phones are not connected to Google in any way, shape, or form. So does Google have a China problem?
Amazon has been trying to expand more and more lately, rolling out all types of Kindle-related features and services to regions that are outside the U.S. In its latest move, it has launched the Kindle ebook store in China, allowing users of Chinese iOS and Android apps to download and enjoy reading books of their own choosing whenever they like.
Do you know the saying “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”? Well, after some recent events, if we were to take that and move it to China, we’d definitely say we don’t want what happens there to stay there, but to reach as many people across the world as possible.
Established less than three years ago, Xiaomi has become a leading smartphone manufacturer in China, and even on the international level. Reuters has a cover piece on Xiaomi and its charismatic leader Lei Jun.
While most of us Android enthusiasts in the West will probably take a break from technology on Christmas Day, spend some quality time with our families and check our stockings for presents from Santa, Chinese techies might get an unexpected treat come December 25.