There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on Angry Birds toys, Call of Duty entering China, Apple map services and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: Squeezing cash from China’s billion phone app market. Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week.
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Mobile gamers now outnumber PC players in China (VB). The number of mobile gamers in China is expected to hit 192 million by the end of this year, likely exceeds the number of PC players.
Xiaomi phone’s profit margin reaches 20 percent (TechNode). A Chinese semiconductor analyst concluded after a teardown analysis that the reasonable profit margin for Xiaomi phone would be more than 400–500 yuan.
Chinese smartphone makers to roll out 4G models next year (ShanghaiDaily.com). More than 10 handset models that support home-grown 4G technology will debut next year, including brands of ZTE and Huawei.
Angry Birds toys in HK (Shenzhen Daily). Rovio Entertainment has offered its license to the global leader in retail marketing programs, to promote related toys in Hong Kong.
What do Chinese netizens think of the Microsoft Surface (Tea Leaf Nation). Most Chinese user love the Surface !
Taobao launches Android App Store (TECHINASIA). The Taobao app store has the potential to solve the Android app payment problem in China, sinc Alibaba also runs the country’s largest e-payment platform.
China’s first game console is struggling (KOTAKU). The Lenovo backed company eedoo, makers of China’s first domestically made video game console, has fired their head of marketing.
Activision Blizzard partnering with Tencent (CBS NEWS). Game publisher Activision Blizzard and Chinese internet services provider Tencent are teaming up to bring Call of Duty Online to Chinese video game players.
HTC loses ground in U.S. mobile market (FOCUS TAIWAN). The Taiwan handset maker has lost more ground in the U.S. market, while iPhone maker Apple has continued to increase its share.
Apple said to pick AutoNavi to offer iPhone maps in China (Bloomberg). The Chinese maker of electronic navigation tools was chosen by Apple to offer map services for users of future iPhones and iPads in China.
Amazon working with Foxconn to build smartphone (DIGITAL TRENDS). Amazon is planning to launch a smartphone to go up against the iPhone with the help of electronics manufacturer Foxconn.
Chinese iPad game depicts slaughter of stereotypical Japanese (WIRED). A new Chinese iPad game takes an ongoing dispute between China and Japan.