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Android Devices Struggle to Keep Pace With the Performance of Apple’s iPhones

Q2 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health Report Reveals Samsung, LG and Sony Are at the Top of the List of Android Manufacturers With High Failure Rates As the two main players in the mobile space, the Android and iOS operating systems are at constant odds with one another for market share and performance. In the second quarter…

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Xiaomi Soars as Global Smartphone Shipments Hit 360 Million in Q2 2017

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, global smartphone shipments grew 6 percent annually to reach 360 million units in Q2 2017. Samsung maintained first position with 22 percent global smartphone market share, while Apple dipped to 11 percent share. Xiaomi surged 58 percent annually and rejoined the top five rankings for the first time in…

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Alibaba in Talks to Buy ZTE’s Software Arm for Cloud Unit

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is closing in on a deal to acquire Chinese telecommunications gear maker ZTE Corp.’s software subsidiary, an acquisition that could help strengthen its global internet computing business, people familiar with the deal said, Bloomberg reports. China’s leading e-commerce operator has been in negotiations to buy ZTEsoft Technology Co. for months and is nearing an agreement, according to one of the people,…

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Chinese vendors grab More Than Half of India smartphone market in Q1

According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 27 million smartphones were shipped in India in CY Q1 2017 with a healthy 14.8 percent growth over the same period last year. But unlike last year, shipments grew sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 by 4.7 percent recovering from demonetization impact in Q4 2016. China-based vendors continue to…

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ZTE First-Quarter Profit Jumps 27.8% as Carrier Networks and Smartphone Sales Rise

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, posted a 27.8% rise in first-quarter profit as the company increased sales of carrier network solutions and smartphones. Net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company jumped to RMB 1.21 billion in the first three months,…

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ZTE previews ‘first 5G phone’

Chinese vendor ZTE has previewed what it says is the first 5G smartphone, with download speeds of up to 1Gbps Mobile speeds are set to increase to gigabit rates, with what’s believed to be the first-ever 1Gbps smartphone, unveiled today in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress (MWC). Chinese vendor ZTE is claiming to have won the race to demonstrate the…

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Smartphone Trends: More Memory, More Market Share

Smartphones have (and are) becoming advanced computers as the software, hardware, services and user needs mature to a point it almost are replacing the need for PCs. Applications such as AR/VR will be more demanding on DRAM in phones this year. Higher Resolution Displays, LTE all are driving need for higher DRAM capacities in smartphones. Furthermore, OEMs have been pushing…

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6 People Reportedly Arrested for Leaking Secrets About This Smartphone Giant

Six former employees of rising Chinese smartphone maker Huawei were said to be arrested this week for leaking commercial secrets to their new employers and Huawei rivals. According to Chinese media reports, the former Huawei engineers and designers were arrested after allegedly sharing information with Coolpad and LeEco, two Chinese smartphone makers whose market share ranks outside the country’s top…

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Velcom Belarus claims first commercial fully virtualised core network

Belarussian mobile operator Velcom, which is owned by Telekom Austria Group, has conducted a virtualisation project with network vendor ZTE to migrate and transform the core architecture of its network. All core network components, including the evolved packet core, home location register/home subscriber server (HLR/HSS), mobile switching centre (MSC) and policy and charging rules function (PCRF), were migrated to a…

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China vendors shippped 145.9 mln smartphones in Q2 – 13% rise

China-based vendors shipped 145.9 million smartphones worldwide during the second quarter, rising 13 percent from the previous quarter and 22.9 percent from the year earlier, and accounting for 44.1 percent of the global total, according to Digitimes Research. Around 58.6 million smartphones were shipped in overseas markets, up 20.7 percent sequentially and 17.7 percent year-on-year. Huawei Technologies was the largest…

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