Tag Archive: China


Google is reportedly planning to launch a censored search app in China

This would mark the first time Google Search has been in China since 2010.

While going to Google to search for virtually anything is a common practice for many of us, the same isn’t true for people in China. The Chinese government’s strict censorship rules ban a regular version of Google Search from operating in the country, and while that won’t be changing anytime soon, a new report from The Intercept claims that Google’s working with the  [Read More…]

Visiting China is a great way to realize just how much you rely on Google

The moment your plane lands, your phone just became a whole lot less useful.

It took me a few moments to realize what was happening. Landing in Shanghai after a 12-hour Air Canada flight, you could forgive me for being a little groggy when I walked into the terminal, hopped on the free Wi-Fi and said “hmm, my connection isn’t working.” Even though I could load androidcentral.com, nothing else on my phone worked. Gmail wouldn’t sync. Hangouts  [Read More…]

Samsung to use 100% renewable energy in the U.S., China, and Europe by 2020

The renewable energy will be used at the company’s factories and offices.

On Thursday, June 14, Samsung announced a big change in the way it powers all of its operations. By 2020, the company aims to use 100% renewable energy at factories, offices, and operational facilities throughout the United States, China, and Europe.

While these three regions are Samsung’s main focus at the moment, it says it’ll “seek to further increase its use of renewable energy around  [Read More…]

U.S. and China reportedly close to undoing ban on ZTE

Are ZTE’s troubles finally coming to an end?

ZTE’s had a rough few weeks recently, but it would appear that the company may be due for some good news. According to two new reports, the United States and China are very close to finalizing a deal that would lift the Denial Order issued against ZTE.

According to sources that spoke with Reuters —

Washington neared a deal to lift its ban on U.S. firms supplying Chinese telecoms  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 6X debuts in China with AI-powered dual cameras

The Xiaomi Mi 6X features the Redmi Note 5 display, low-cost Snapdragon SoC, and 4GB/6GB of RAM but also features two AI-integrated dual cameras. Xiaomi says its new AI cameras are better than the Oppo R15 and OnePlus 5T.

The post Xiaomi Mi 6X debuts in China with AI-powered dual cameras appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Huawei is working on an Alexa and Google Assistant competitor for China

It’s called “HiAssistant”, and it actually sounds fairly impressive.

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are dominating the virtual assistant market. Samsung and Apple have tried lessening their grip with Bixby and Siri, respectively, but these attempts have proven to be futile at best.

Huawei started talking about AI a lot more with the launch of its Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, and according to a new report,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi announces Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c, coming to China February 1

Launching for around $ 55 and $ 39 USD, respectively.

Xiaomi’s Mi Box is one of the few products the company sells in the United States, and to be honest, it’s not that great. Android Central‘s Andrew Martonik wasn’t very impressed with the Mi Box when he reviewed it in late-2016, but Xiaomi might be looking to redeem itself with the newly announced Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c.

The Mi Box 4 is the more  [Read More…]

LG G6 spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo beta in China

LG’s testing the Oreo waters.

The LG G6 was definitely one of the most underrated phones of 2017, but it looks like it’s finally starting to get some Oreo love in the form of a beta that’s being run in China.

One Chinese forum user shared numerous screenshots of their G6 running Oreo, and while all of the text is in Chinese, it’s easy to see that this is definitely the Oreo that we know and love.  [Read More…]

Samsung may release a Galaxy Note 8 with 4GB of RAM in China

Samsung could be aiming for an $ 800 price point with the 4GB Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung usually reserves its highest-specced phones for the Chinese market — the country was the first to pick up a 6GB version of the Galaxy S8 — but it looks like the manufacturer is set to launch a Note 8 variant with 4GB of RAM in the country. That’s according to TENAA’s certification page for SM-N9508 and SM-N9500, the country-specific variants of the  [Read More…]

New OnePlus 5 color teased in China

Gold OnePlus 5 could be inbound in the company’s home market.

The OnePlus 5’s decidedly muted palette may be about to gain a new, colorful addition. The company has teased a new OnePlus 5 color option on Chinese social platform Weibo, showing the existing black and grey variants alongside the outline of a new, unknown hue.

A caption invites fans to guess “who is coming.”

One likely candidate is “soft gold” (or “mint gold”) — this  [Read More…]