Android is on the rise in China. While the smartphone market in the country is currently under 20% of total mobile devices as of earlier this year, smartphones are certainly a fast-growing segment. In the third quarter of 2012, Android smartphones have accounted for 90.1% of the market, which includes smartphone sales and ownership.
Meizu MX2 pictured ahead of November 27 media event
Meizu is about to release yet another iPhone-like-ish Android handset, the MX2, which has its own special media event set for November 27. And it looks like the Chinese Android handset maker is not afraid to show some MX2 skin with less than two weeks to go until the announcement.
Xiaomi unveils Android powered set-top box, coming soon to China for just $64
Xiaomi has made the jump from an obscure Chinese mobile phone manufacturer to a very intriguing name for Westerners in a very short while, but that doesn’t seem to have been enough for the 2 year old company.
Ainol Novo 10 Captain tablet unveiled – quad-core CPU, Jelly Bean and 1920 x 1200 pix res screen for $213
If the race for the snappiest smartphone with the highest resolution display is not just on, but crazy heated, the competition for the 10-inch tablet with the coolest screen seems to have stagnated a bit lately.
Meizu MX2 coming on November 13 with quad-core Exynos CPU, 2 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of storage
While many big-time Western-based smartphone manufacturers are simply struggling to survive, the smaller Chinese companies are growing and growing. And not just in the low-range budget-friendly niche, but also in the high-end sector, where Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi have made quite the splashes lately.
Chinese government blocks Google services during start of Communist Party Congress
The Chinese government has banned acces to Google services during the start of the Communist Party Congres, as a means to pre-empt potential dissent. This brings up the question, again, on the viability of foreign firms running Internet businesses in the country, including mobile platforms like Android.
Apple no longer one of China’s top smartphone vendors, says Canalys
According to Q3 2012 information from research firm Canalys, Apple is no longer considered one of the top five smartphone vendors in China. The Cupertino-based corporation has now dropped down to sixth place, edged out by a local Chinese company called Yulong.
Amazon might launch several Kindle devices in China in November
Usually, when people hear about Chinese Android-based tablets, they run for their lives, expecting poor build quality or low performance. Or, in many cases, both. However, there are the occasional exceptions of tabs coming out of that corner of the world that are budget-friendly, snappy and reliable, all in one package.
Meet the (leaked) Lenovo P770, the first smartphone with a 3,500 mAh battery
If there’s one area we haven’t seen enough innovation and development in, that’s definitely battery life, with the battle being more or less left at Motorola’s discretion. The Razr Maxx and Maxx HD, with their 3,300 mAh batteries, are the clear leaders in the autonomy department, but they still feel like they can be pushed further forward.