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.
At long last, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for HTC, one that emanates from the 5-inch display of the HTC Droid DNA, also known as the HTC Butterfly. Here’s the latest update on the flagship smartphone’s availability.
Onda V972 tablet unveiled – Retina-style display, quad-core CPU and Jelly Bean for just $240
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.
HTC Butterfly launching in China in mid-December for $760 contract-free
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.
Oppo Find 5 specs are now officially official, heading to the US for $499 contract-free
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 announces two new quad core Snapdragons for the Chinese market
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.
The Galaxy Galapad is a clone I would be happy to own!
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!
Chinese mobile subscriptions top 1.1 billion, 49 million smartphones sold in Q3 2012
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.
$103 Beidou Chi with 5-inch screen coming December 4
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.