Tag Archive: China


Google suspends Indian ‘Remove China Apps’ from the Play Store

The app was found to violate the Play Store’s Deceptive Behavior Policy.

What you need to know Remove China Apps, which was the top trending app in India recently, has been removed from the Play Store. Since late May, the app was downloaded over 5 million times in the country. The app allowed users to delete all apps developed by Chinese companies from their phones.

An app called Remove China Apps went viral in India last month,  [Read More…]

Following new Huawei attack, China mulling moves against Apple and Qualcomm

The Chinese government is considering both restrictions on, and investigations against, U.S. companies operating in China.

What you need to know China is mulling over retaliatory measures against the U.S., following its move to cut off Huawei’s access to crucial semiconductor suppliers. Reports suggest it’s considering launching investigations against U.S. companies. Apple, Boeing, Cisco, and Qualcomm have all been named as potential targets.

The trade war between the U.S. and China may be slated to become far  [Read More…]

Xiaomi to unveil MIUI 12, Mi 10 ‘Youth Edition’ in China on April 27

The Mi 10 Youth Edition will have a 50x zoom camera.

What you need to know Xiaomi will introduce MIUI 12 alongside the Mi 10 Youth Edition in China on April 27. While no details are available yet, we expect MIUI 12 to come with a wide range of new features and improvements. It is also expected to offer enhanced gesture controls and greater customization options.

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro launch at absurdly low prices in China

The base variant of the OnePlus 8 starts off at $ 565 in China, with the Pro verison retailing for $ 765.

What you need to know The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are now official in China, with the base version starting off at the equivalent of $ 565. The Pro variant, meanwhile, retails for $ 765 in the country. OnePlus is likely offering regional pricing in markets where it has to maintain its dominance.

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A trade deal with China won’t affect Huawei’s Entity List status — for now

What you need to know New tariffs on consumer goods from China will not go into effect Sunday. A preliminary “phase one” trade deal with China has been reached. This deal nothing to do with Huawei’s Entity List status.

Sources at media outlets like CNBC and the Wall Street Journal say that a new agreement that would offset of halt the upcoming tariffs on specific consumer goods from China has been accepted by both Washington and Beijing.

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Samsung outsourcing some production to China to compete with Chinese brands

Using a Chinese ODM will help it lower prices on budget level phones.

What you need to know Samsung is partnering with a Chinese ODM Wingtech to produce its Galaxy A series phones in China to save money. The South Korean company plans to ship 60 million made in China phones, according to sources. Critics fear there could be quality issues with the ODM-made phones and that it could likely backfire, lowering the costs for all companies  [Read More…]

The company that owns TikTok created a smartphone for China

ByteDance worked with Smartisan to launch a phone you can’t buy in the U.S.

What you need to know TikTok owner ByteDance released the Jianguo Pro 3 smartphone in China. The device will be released under the Smartisan brand. Swipe up from the lock screen to launch the Chinese version of TikTok.

Video sharing service, and enigma to older techies, TikTok is going to be featured on a new smartphone launched by its parent company, ByteDance. After  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate X set to launch at the end of October in China

Supplies will be limited.

What you need to know A report from cnBeta has revealed that Huawei’s first foldable phone, the Mate X, will debut in China at the end of October. The Mate X was originally expected to be released in June but was delayed for “extra tests.” There is no word on when the Mate X would launch globally, but supplies will be limited at launch due to the difficulties in manufacturing the device.

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Samsung putting $11 billion into quantum-dot displays to compete with China

Samsung is facing a loss in profits from increased competition and a slowdown in sales.

What you need to know Samsung is investing $ 11 billion along with $ 336 million from the South Korean government into quantum-dot displays to stave off Chinese competition. A new quantom-dot production line will be built in Asan and is set to start operating in 2021. It will create 81,000 jobs and initially will be able to produce panels 65 inches  [Read More…]

China threatens India with ‘reverse sanctions’ over Huawei 5G trials

China warns there would be consequences for Indian firms if Huawei is blocked from 5G trails.

What you need to know A new Reuters report suggests Chinese is threateing India with sanctions if Huawei is prevented from doing business in the country. India is set to hold 5G trails, and the government hasn’t decided if Huawei should be included yet. For now though, no evidence of a backdoor has been found in Huawei’s networking infrastructure.

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