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LG Optimus G: One million units sold, heads to Europe and China in Q1

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We have some solid news coming out of LG camp earlier today — the manufacturer managed to sell one million units of its flagship LG Optimus G Android smartphone.  With availability of the Optimus G in the U…

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ZTE confirms 5 inch Grand S, expected to launch in China in Q1

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One of the common themes among smartphones being announced at CES 2013 is the 5 inch display and 1080p resolution.  This theme confirms the trend of Android smartphones, with each generation receiving a large…

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Huawei Ascend D2 pushes innovation with quad-core processor, 5 inch 1080p display

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In case the Huawei Ascend Mate with its giant 6.1 inch 720p display isn’t exactly your cup of tea, then Huawei wants to interest you in its other flagship device known as the Ascend D2. Instead of being mark…

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Huawei Ascend Mate Android smartphone boasts 6.1 inch touch screen display

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You thought the Samsung Galaxy Note II would have the largest screen on a smartphone in 2013, didn’t you?  Don’t worry, I’m sure numerous other Android fans believed similarly.  However,…

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ZTE announces the Nubia Z5 running Android 4.1 with a 1080p display in China

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Consumers in China are about to receive a high-end Android smartphone featuring the latest technology in the next couple of weeks.  Earlier today, ZTE announced the Nubia Z5, which will officially go on sale i…

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HTC will focus on high-end smartphones to strengthen its brand

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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, reveals how he plans to navigate his company to success through high-end smartphones.  It is no secret that HTC has been struggling recently…

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NEC 909w/909e rugged waterproof and dustproof smartphone to hit China soon

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While we here in the United States are always looking for thinner, lighter and more stylish when it comes to smartphones or tablets, the Asian market is booming with rugged waterproof, dustproof and shockproo…

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The9 launches new game channel to combat Android Market shutdowns in China

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When the Android Market goes down in most places, people freak out for a couple of hours and then go back to their business until the next failure happens weeks or months later. In China, Market failures are more f…

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MIUI gets official, will power Xiaomi Phone

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MIUI started off as a hacked version of Android that merged elements of a few Android UI flavors with an Apple-like sense of design. Today, it’s on more than half a million rooted Android phones, and is hea…

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Titanium clad Coolpad N930 to be released in China, rest of the world?

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It’s unclear whether this quite handsome, titanium clad unit ever will be released outside the realms of China, but judging from the English menus seen in the photos, it just might be. The N930 is Coolpad’s firs…

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Huawei launches cheap but powerful IDEOS Android phone

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Huawei today officially announced the IDEOS, an entry-level phone that the company claims will make the smartphone industry question what exactly it means to be entry-level. The IDEOS will be a $100-$200 pho…

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HTC will deliver Froyo and Sense to China soon

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HTC is diving head first into the mobile phone market in China, and it’s doing it with phones running a Froyo-based version of Sense. The Chinese HTC website says that the Desire will launch with Android 2…

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Google mobile services disrupted or blocked in China

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Google mobile services disrupted or blocked in China

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According to Google’s own “Mainland China service ability” site, China has partially blocked Google’s mobile services. This is of course connected to the falling out of Google an…

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China Unicom kicks Google off its Android phones

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China Unicom kicks Google off its Android phones

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The first casualty of the Google-China spat is Google. After Google’s refusal to self-censor its search results despite the government’s insistence that it comply with Chinese law requiring c…

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Microsoft invades Android as search and maps provider on Motorola’s Chinese phones

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Microsoft invades Android as search and maps provider on Motorola’s Chinese phones

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Motorola has announced a new partnership with Microsoft to make Bing the default search engine and map provider on all Android devices released in China. Motorola’s soon-to-release Android phones wi…

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