A Chinese daily deals and local reviews site has compiled stats about its mobile app users, showing interesting contrasts between iPhone and Android user-base in China. In its first mobile lifestyle report, the Shanghai-based company has revealed consumer similarities and differences in China’s 23 cities based on neighboring businesses search via its mobile platform. It went on to point out the differences in consumer preferences between Chinese iPhone and Android users. The report found that “iPhone users prefer an elegant and romantic lifestyle, while Android users prefer a more common lifestyle.” The data also showed that iPhone users tend to spend a lot more and seek out luxury, while Android app users are more practical on their spending …
The world’s thinnest smartphone, Oppo Finder, will be soon available for sale in China and the price is very attractive, just 2,498 yuan (about $395). No contract is required and that’s almost half the price of an iPhone. More photos of Oppo’s press conference after the break.
We’ve seen a flood of Windows 8 devices so far at Computex, and we think there’s no way they aren’t going to suck, especially the ASUS AiO — who wants to hold a 18-inch tablet on his hands? On the other side, the Android devices look cool on the Computex show floor, and we think the Chinese branded Android phones look not-so-bad. So, if you’re in the market for a cheap Android phone with satisfactory performance, start with this short list of Chinese-branded Android phones from Gigabyte, Acer, and Malata which have been showcased at Computex.
Eguan (a leading data research company in China) has published marketshare data for smartphone operating system in China in the first quarter of 2012. According to the data provided, Android is still on the rise – and it’s a fairly steady climb from 68.4% up to 76.7%. On the other hand, Symbian smartphone market share has decreased, and iOS came behind Symbian.
The iPhone is 9.3mm thin. The Galaxy S II is 8.45mm thin. The Droid RAZR is 7.1mm thin. The Huawei Ascend P1 S is 6.68mm thin. So everything they’ve learned has come down to this: a 6.65mm-thin Android smartphone released by a Chinese domestic mobile phone brand called Oppo. Check out the teaser video of the Oppo mystery phone after the jump.
It’s a pleasant surprise to see Japanese electronics maker NEC re-entering the mobile terminal market in China after a six-year respite. Recently, NEC held a press conference in Beijing and the company announced it will provide mobile phone-based cloud computing services to corporate users and sell smartphones at retail stores. With the new 909e, NEC hopes the Chinese will love this waterproof, dustproof and shockproof Android smartphone that can withstand any conditions. More photos and video after the break.
HTC announced its new One line of Android-powered smartphones, and the HTC One X, is the most impressive one. It has a large 4.7-inch HD screen, a quad-core processor, and a 8-megapixel camera that offers the fastest photography we’ve ever seen on phones. The best thing? It allows you to take a photo while shooting video. There’s no need to stop recording at all. Hands-on photos and video after the break.
At the start of this year, Back in November last year, China’s online mapping service providers were required to apply a new licence to continue operate their business in China. Until today, many locals online mapping service providers had already received the license from China’s industry regulator, while Google is still waiting for it.
Chinese low-end smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced that they will team up with China Unicom to offer the Xiaomi Phone through the telecom operator, just like what Apple did. And guess what, the company sold out all of its inventory of 100,000 Xiaomi phones in three hours when the company started a new round of online sales. This record is definitely comparable to what Apple achieved for the sales of iPhone 4 or 4S.
Had about 10+ emails asking us for some comparison between Meizu MX and other top smartphones these days, so we figured out we would spend some time to collect the results of tests that are done by Chinese tech sites who have got their hands on the Meizu MX. So, most of our readers want to know how does that new eight megapixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture lens make MX an appealing upgrade from Meizu’s last generation Android phone M9. And most importantly, how does the MX’s camera stack up against competition with Apple’s iPhone 4S and the super affordable Xiaomi? Jump past the break to see the results, and check out “our” comprehensive MX sample gallery below.
There Are Too Much Light Pollution Over at Hong Kong Apple Stores
Amazon is the First Foreign Tech Company to Offer Paid Android apps in China
You Can Buy Fresh Crocodile Meat in China Supermarket
Lenovo First MediaTek-based Smartphone Teased by Kobe Bryant (Video)