Google and Samsung Electronics are prodding Chinese regulators to ensure that once Microsoft's deal for Nokia's handset unit closes they won't be forced to pay higher patent licensing fees, according to a Bloomberg report.
Gartner said 2013 was a tipping point for the mobile phone market, as smartphone sales outpaced feature phones for the first time.
Talk may be cheap, but Alibaba is getting ready to start having some very expensive conversations with mobile game developers. Last month, according to a report in the South China Morning Post, the Chinese e-commerce firm said it was launching a new platform for developers to create mobile games, the kind of announcement that might not have gotten a lot of attention were it not for the pricey incentive that came along with it.
Chinese handset makers Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo have taken much of the smartphone world by storm. However, they will need to raise their brand awareness even more and get flagship devices sold by U.S. carriers to truly break through, analysts said.
In another step towards the liberalization of the Chinese telecom sector, the government plans to allow foreign investment in seven telecom VAS segments. But the relaxe
Qualcomm announced last month that COO Steve Mollenkopf will succeed Paul Jacobs as Qualcomm's new CEO next March, and between now and then--and perhaps for a long period thereafter--he will need to shore up the company's business in China, the world's largest smartphone market.
After years of negotiations, Apple fnally inked a deal with China Mobile to bring its iPhones to the world's largest carrier starting Jan. 17. The agreement is expected to significantly expand Apple's business in the world's biggest smartphone market.
A top Chinese antitrust official said there is "substantial evidence against" Qualcomm in a price-fixing investigation.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued licenses for the TD-LTE standard to the country's three carriers, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. The granting of the licenses could pave the way for Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c to fnally land on China Mobile.
Huawei, according to various media reports, is going to exit the U.S. network equipment market. Their decision follows disputes between China and the U.S., which says that the vendor poses a security threat to the United States.