Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.
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Microsoft gets a three week deadline to come up with an explanation for "compatibility issues" in Windows and Office that could violate Chinese competition laws.
Chinese media believe Microsoft was raided as a result of withdrawing support for Windows XP.
The Chinese state industry and commerce administration is also looking at senior executives over claims it had not fully disclosed information about Windows and Office.
The Chinese state media attack on US software and hardware continues, with China’s CCTV state network broadcasting a critical report suggesting that Windows 8 is being used to harvest data about the country’s citizens for use by the US government.
The ban on Windows 8 by China's central government presents great opportunities for Chinese-originated operating systems, and the key issue now is to build up an ecosystem to feed the growth of these Chinese OSes, reports Xinhua the official news agency in China.
The Chinese-language Ubuntu Kylin OS has been downloaded more than one million times since its launch last year as the country looks to replace the soon to be unsupported Windows XP.
The German government says Windows 8 and TPM 2.0 chips, used in conjunction, can increase security but have the potential to reduce a user's control over software and hardware. The common-sense advice for government IT experts has been distorted by some observers into wild claims of "backdoors" or spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, or the Chinese.
Although the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei didn't make an appearance at Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 global launch, its Ascend D Quad XL smartphones could challenge other Chinese manufacturers, such as Lenovo and Xiaomi.
Under pressure from the U.S. government, Huawei will miss the Windows Phone 8 launch today. Facing setbacks, Chinese smartphones makers could turn to developing their own mobile operation systems.
Windows 8 is out for enterprises, Chinese smartphone makers are in, big data jobs will outnumber qualified candidates around the world and Western economy IT pros will work for fast-growing Asia firms, according to Gartner.
The new mobile operating system is targeted to be launched in coming months, as part of plans by the Chinese telecoms equipment maker to reduce its reliance on Android and Windows.
The Chinese manufacturer's North American chief has said Windows RT tablets will cost as much as $300 less than their Intel-based counterparts, due to aggressive pricing for consumers
Chinese handset maker ZTE has launched its first Windows Phone, the Tania. Running Windows Phone 7.
The Chinese infrastructure and handset giant will 'probably' follow its rival ZTE into the Windows Phone business in 2012, Huawei's chief marketing officer said while detailing the company's 'cloud-pipe device' strategy
In hope for completion for the 2012 London Olympics, Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei is bidding for the contract to supply mobile voice and data to the London Underground transport network.
Check out this video showing a Chinese company displayed its imitation MacBook Air and two tablet computers in Schenzen. The company claims to sell 5,000 MacBook Air knockoffs per month at a cost of only US$280 with an Atom processor and Windows XP.
The 2010 Winter Olympics kicks off in Vancouver, Canada tonight and Handmark has a new free application to help you keep up to date on the activities at the Olympics. Handmark's Winter Sports Live is available for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile users as a free download. You will get access to news, photos, scores, and more so check it out on your device.
Things like this are easy to do, they're easily discovered, and (assuming there is a legal violation here) easy to close down.
Version 4.1 of Windows Mobile carries a code name which combines the Chinese characters for joy and sorrow in an ideogram meaning, in English, fool.
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