xiaomi phone

We’ve talked time and again over the past few months about the “Chinese offensive” on the global smartphone market, led by companies like Huawei, ZTE, Alibaba and Baidu. However, it seems... that there are even more Chinese tech manufacturers looking to make it big in an Apple and Android dominated world, and some of the smaller ones, like Xiaomi, are growing in leaps and bounds.

Xiao...

Android China

We’ve talked several times in the past about how the global smartphone market is dominated by China, where pricing and functionality come first, while hardware specs and raw power are often... ignored by the regular tech users.

Most recently, we’ve been seeing some interesting movements in the Chinese smartphone market, with Alibaba and Baidu, two relatively unknown names in the Wes...

Motorola-XT889

Motorola might not be one of the most popular Android device manufacturers in the US (not anymore), but over in China, it’s still fairly successful. We shouldn’t, therefore, be very surprised... to see Moto unveiling the China-exclusive Razr V XT889, one of the most fashionable Motorola-designed phones of recent time.

The RAZR V rocks a very sleek design, with rounded edges and a display wr...

LePad-A2107

In a tech world where pretty much everything has been done at least once, it’s very difficult to truly innovate.

However, while most manufacturers are simply doing their best to... come up with the thinnest gadgets (0.000001 inch slimmer!) or the ones with the crispest screens, Lenovo has unveiled a tablet with at least one truly original feature.

The LePad A2107, the com...

Galaxy S3

Samsung seems to have learned its lesson after the worldwide release fiasco of the Galaxy S2, a phone that needed over four months to spread from Europe to America. This time around, Samsung... is doing a great job to put the new S3 (almost) simultaneously up for sale in as many parts of the world as possible.

Until now, Samsung’s new flagship has hit 28 countries across Europe and...

Lenovo phones

Lenovo, the second largest PC company in the world, is doing quite well in the smartphone market and is planning to release up to 40 new models during the second half of 2012.  In 2011, the Chinese... company, which bought IBM’s entire PC business in 2005, built and sold six million smartphones. For 2012, the company wants to triple that number to 18 million units. To do this, Lenovo will la...

china android

According to a recent report from market research firm Canalys, smartphone shipments in China have doubled year over year, surpassing those in the US for the first time. China is now the biggest... smartphone market in the world, accounting for 22% of global smartphone shipments, up from 16% last year. US smartphone shipments rose just 5% year on year, now accounting for 16% of global smartphone shi...

android china liftoff

If there was still anyone that doubted Android’s booming success in the global smartphone market, the most recent report from Analysis International should once and for all establish the mobile... operating system’s dominance. According to said report, Google’s Android operating system is the most popular smartphone platform in China, leading the race against Symbian and iOS with an almost unbe...

banned-android-market

Despite a contradicting report made by The Wall Street Journal, a source who’s more familiar with the issue said that the Android Market will not be making its way to China anytime in the... near future. It was just last week when The Journal reported that Google had a goal of bringing the Android Market into the country, thus they are pursuing partnerships with the local carriers who wo...

cheaptab

 

It’s official, Ice Cream Sandwich for all!

In Sunnyvale, California yesterday, Ingenic Semiconductor and MIPS Technology made one the the best announcements that an Android... fan, or anyone, could ever ask for. The newest version of NOVO7 will be packing Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for just $99 plus shipping and handling.

The device has been for sale for a while...