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 Android smartphones, Diablo III, iPhone 5 pre-order, Alibaba on bribery and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: a promo video on Flyme OS for Meizu smartphone. Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week.
A promotion video on Meizu smartphone with new custom interface, the advertising seems to be inspired a lot by Apple …
Reasons why big international brands should fear the new wave of Chinese smartphones (TECHINASIA). Six reasons why mostly Android-based phones from Chinese web companies could soon by depriving Samsung, HTC, and Motorola.
Huawei releases new custom ROM for Android 4.0 smartphones (unwiredview.com). Huawei has pushed live its new Emotion UI for its Chinese customers to download.
NetEase close to ‘Diablo III’ game deal (INVESTOR.com). The Chinese online potal is “well-positioned” to clinch a deal with Activision Blizzard to exclusively offer the “Diablo III” game in China.
China preempts Apple on iPhone 5 launch (REUTERS). Apple’s next-generation iPhone has not even been released yet, but opportunistic sellers on China’s largest e-commerce platform are already accepting pre-orders.
China to launch Netflix-like movie service (REUTERS). The government-run China Movie Channel will launch an online service this year, promising a big new revenue source for Hollywood from streaming its films and TV shows to Chinese subscribers.
Lenovo CEO heads to Taiwan for US1.57bn ODM contracts (WantChinaTimes). CEO of China’s leading computer maker traveled to Taiwan to meet the country’s electronics industry to tie up contract orders.
HTC to continue lawsuit against Apple without Google patents (FOCUS TAIWAN). The Taiwanese handset maker will continue with a lawsuit against Apple, despite a U.S. trade panel denying its petition to use some patents acquired from Google.
Former Alibaba exec detained on bribery suspicions (COMPUTERWORLD). A former manager from the Chinese e-commerce giant, who in charge of its group-buying website had been detained by local police on suspicions of accepting bribes.
Sina to offer new Internet TV service (ShanghaiDaily.com). SINA, operator of the Twitter-like Weibo site in China, plans to add multimedia content to win social networking users.
China Mobile develops NFC phones (CHINADAILY). The world’s biggest mobile operator said their first TD-SCDMA 3G mobile phone which supports the Near Field Communication technology, will help to promote its mobile payment services.
Android dominates China’s smartphone market (ZDNet). The google’s mobile operating system took almost 77 percent of sales in the first quarter of 2012.
A slow pace of expansion may cost Apple more than just sales (REUTERS). Each Apple store in China is serving 216 million Chinese.