Tag Archives: China

China Smartphone Shipments Decline 21 Percent, Xiaomi Sees Growth: Canalys

HIGHLIGHTS While Huawei saw minor growth, shipments of Oppo and Vivo declined Xiaomi saw substantial growth of 37 percent year on year Q2 2018 expected to show growth for most OEMs Smartphone shipments in China have dropped by 21 percent in Q1 2018 compared to the same quarter in 2017, as per the latest data shared by market analyst firm Canalys. ... Read More »

Google Expands Further Into China, Opens Shenzhen Office

HIGHLIGHTS Shenzhen is already home to Tencent, Huawei, and ZTE We have many important clients in the city, Google said It had announced opening its AI China Center in Beijing recently After opening a research lab focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in China – its first such centre in Asia – Google is said to have opened another office in the country. According to ... Read More »

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Coming to Mobile Devices in China: Tencent

HIGHLIGHTS PUBG will be hitting mobile devices As of now it’s been announced for China only The country constitutes to 40 percent of the game’s player base PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) will be coming to mobile devices. Tencent — PUBG’s China publisher will be working with the game’s developer Bluehole to bring PUBG to mobile devices for the Mainland China market. ... Read More »

China state-controlled media sides with Trump over American ‘fake’ media

President Donald Trump received a ringing endorsement this week from an unexpected source: A highly nationalistic Chinese propaganda outlet. In a Thursday editorial, China’s Global Times praised many of the U.S. leader’s qualities, and criticized the American media for “fake reports” that painted a negative picture of the man. “Trump is one of the most popular heads of state on the Chinese Internet, and generally the Chinese ... Read More »

Discop Africa: AAA Entertainment Strikes Pay-dirt in China

 Four years after they first arrived at Mipcom with a catalog of South African films, the duo behind AAA Entertainment found themselves landing their biggest sale to date with an unexpected buyer: the Chinese. The Johannesburg-based sales and distribution company signed an agreement with Huace Group to bring five South African features into the Chinese market, signaling a potential shift from their ... Read More »

Japan Urges China To Play Bigger Role In Restraining North Korea

Japan security adviser urges China to play a bigger role in restraining North Korea’s Nuclear porogrammes BEIJING: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s top security adviser has urged China to play a bigger role in restraining North Korea’s nuclear and missile development programmes, Japan’s foreign ministry said in a statement. National security adviser Shotaro Yachi made the remarks in a meeting ... Read More »

Apple Sees Decline in China Smartphone Shipments, Oppo Leads: IDC

Shipping 44.9 million iPhones to China, Apple has beaten Xiaomi, touted as the ‘Apple’ of China that shipped 41.5 million smartphones and slipped to fifth spot, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed. According to IDC’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, Apple dropped from 58.4 million iPhones in 2015 and Xiaomi from 64 million Mi phones, drops of ... Read More »

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Inc. has filed suit in China challenging Qualcomm Inc.’s fees for technology used in smartphones two years after Chinese regulators fined the chipmaker for its licensing practices. Two lawsuits filed by the iPhone maker accuse Qualcomm of abusing its control over essential technology to charge excessive licensing fees, a Beijing court said on its microblog. It said Apple reports ... Read More »

Gionee Steel 2 Launched in China: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

The Gionee Steel 2 smartphone has been launched in the Chinese market at CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 13,000). The new Gionee Steel 2 is now available for pre-orders in China on the company’s online store. So far, there is no official word regarding whether the new Gionee Steel 2 will be available in international market. The new Gionee Steel 2 ... Read More »

China Nibbles at Samsung’s Share to Take 50 Percent of India’s Smartphone Market: Counterpoint

Chinese brands took their largest ever slice of the $10-billion Indian smartphone market in late 2016, accounting for more than one in every two phones sold – a growing market share that ate into sales from top-selling Samsung Electronics. Samsung, the single most popular smartphone brand in India, commanded a roughly 30 percent market share just over a year ago. ... Read More »