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Xiaomi Teams Up With Foxconn To Make Phones In India

Xiaomi launched its first phone entirely assembled in India yesterday, the Redmi 2 Prime. The company has paired up with manufacturer Foxconn, who …

Chinese smartphone brands are exploding in India, says IDC

India saw a record high 26.5 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest data from IDC. That represented …

Mobile

ChinaJoy in pictures: A sexy, crazy, and uniquely Chinese gaming trade show

<i>Disclosure: The organizers of ChinaJoy paid my way to Shanghai. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>SHANGHAI — ChinaJoy, the big game trade show in Shanghai, is a vast visual feast celebrating all things gaming. It draws 250,000 people to Shanghai’s gigantic expo center. Ten gigantic buildings house …

Xiaomi Regains Top Spot In China’s Smartphone Market, Ahead Of Huawei And Apple

Xiaomi regained its crown as the top smartphone firm in China during Q2 2015, according to reports from two analyst firms.<p>The Chinese company, which is valued at more than $40 billion and recently launched in Brazil, topped the scales in China with 15.9 percent of all shipments, according to …

Mobile

Why I switched over to Xiaomi

It all goes back to my first Android phone, the HTC Desire. The Desire – like so many Android phones – came jam-packed full of bloatware. This didn’t …

Android Phones

China has more mobile gamers than America has people

Ever wonder just how widespread mobile gaming is in China? A new “China Video Game Industry Report” has the answer: it’s massive. According to the …

China

Xiaomi will let Uber users in Asia buy the new Mi Note smartphone directly through the Uber app

China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced a partnership with Uber that will see the alternative taxi company take on a dual role of ecommerce company and on-demand delivery.<p>The tie-up is timed to coincide with the launch of Xiaomi’s latest flagship device: the Mi Note, a 5.7-inch “phablet.” …

iPhones and China fuel Apple's growth, not the Watch

It's that time again — Apple just dropped its Q3 2015 earnings and despite missing Wall Street's always-lofty expectations, it's been a solid three months of growth thanks to the two usual suspects. Say it with us now, folks: It's all thanks to the iPhone and China. (If you're the sort who cares, …

Yolk raises over US$500k for paper-thin solar charger

A couple of green entrepreneurs in South Korea are aiming to make solar power beautiful enough for the everyday smartphone user. The people at Yolk, …

Mobile gaming will be a $45B market by 2018, leaving console gaming way behind

As the smartphone continues to take over the world, mobile gaming will outpace the rest of the industry.<p>Spending on gaming software across all platforms will reach $88 billion this year, according to research from intelligence firm Digi-Capital. The company also forecasts that number will grow 8 …

Mobile Gaming
Apps

Alibaba’s cloud computing service launches in US, wants to rain all over Amazon

Alibaba’s cloud computing service is expanding outside of China for the first time. Alibaba today announced that its Aliyun platform, which started …

China

Watch as Apple localizes its heart-wrenching Christmas commercial for Chinese New Year

Remember this commercial from around Christmas?It was well-received, to say the least, and made more than a few people tear up. Now on the advent of …

Chinese New Year

Chinese startup lets you hire a nearby chef to cook a meal in your home

China has a wide range of food delivery options, both online and offline. Popular restaurants typically have either a couple delivery drivers on hand …

China

Samsung ends 2014 with slumping smartphone sales, mobile profits down 64%

Samsung released its Q4 2014 earnings report today, revealing an entirely expected slump in smartphone sales caused by sharper and cheaper …

Mobile

Dianping Reaches 190M Monthly Active Users In 2014

Dianping, the leading ratings and review site and major player in Chinese group-buying, had 190 million monthly active users as of the end of …

China

Apple beats Xiaomi, takes the top spot for Chinese smartphone shipments in Q4

If you’ve been wondering how the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were received in China, wonder no longer. On the back of those new handsets, Apple has grabbed …

Mobile

WeChat ads are live, and big foreign brands are in on the ground floor

Just a few days after testing ads in the WeChat timeline, Tencent has brought WeChat advertising live. Regular ads in the service began appearing in …

Advertising

Alibaba plots U.S. invasion with plan to help American businesses sell in China

Now that Alibaba dominates e-commerce in China, observers have been watching closely to see how it might wade into the U.S. market. Apparently, Alibaba is ready to take its shot, and early details of plans are just beginning to emerge.<p>According to a report by Reuters, Alibaba will offer U.S. …

Xiaomi introduces headphones and streaming TV box alongside new phone

The new Xiaomi Note smartphone wasn’t the only new gadget Xiaomi revealed at its press event in Beijing today. High fidelity headphones and a new …

Consumer Tech

China's Xiaomi unveils two thinner, lighter phablets

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1138000/1138003_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524434165_57e11badd0feed4f8d7d59235fca6ca8<p><b>Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled two flagship phablets in Beijing on Thursday, comparing them directly with Apple's largest …

Mobile Technology

Xiaomi Power Bank proves popular as phone users seek a cheap battery boost

It’s not just smartphones that Xiaomi is selling in the tens of millions – its cheap and cheerful Xiaomi Power Bank battery chargers are selling like …

Powerbank

Mobile phone shipments in China fell 22% in 2014: report

The number of phones shipped in China fell 21.9 percent in 2014 from the previous year, according to the Chinese Academy of Information and …

Mobile

Is China Mobile Now Competing With Whatsapp And Wechat?

Chinese information technology solutions provider Ultrapower's wholly-owned subsidiary is helping China's biggest mobile provider compete with …

China buys more iPhones than the US for first time in record-setting sales quarter: report

Fresh research from UBS estimates Apple sold 69.3 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2014, setting an all-time record for the company (h/t …

China

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Motorola Takes Second Plunge Into Chinese Market

Motorola will be re-entering an increasingly competitive Chinese smartphone market next month when it releases the new Moto X, and Moto G. The …

70% App Downloads From Mobile App Stores in China

Shares 33<p>Mobile app stores are the most used channels for downloading apps among China mobile phone internet users; besides, they are also the …

Baidu gets ticking with new search app for smartwatches

Chinese search giant Baidu has quietly launched a voice search app specially built for Android Wear smartwatches. The Baidu Watch app accepts voice …