Xinhua, China's official condition news agency confirms today that the iphone 5S/5C will be launched on China Mobile. China's biggest cellphone carrier.
It's December 18. That's when China Mobile will begin delivering 4G LTE services in the united states. The very first three metropolitan areas to obtain 4G are Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chongqing, with Shanghai because of follow later on. December 18 can also be when China Mobile will begin selling the apple iphone 5S and apple iphone 5C, ending many years of speculation regarding when Apple's wares will ultimately achieve the world's greatest company (China Mobile has over 700 million clients).
This launch is going to be huge for Apple. To date China Mobile has gathered around 42 million apple iphones on its network, but individuals are gray market imports - and products that can't make use of the carrier's own flavor of 3rd generation (or 4G).
The apple iphone 5S and apple iphone 5C will clearly support both TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA (China Mobile's 3rd generation), meaning the very first time the carrier's clients who love Apple products can get to make use of high-speed data on such mobile phone models. This, combined using the Chinese Year around the corner, implies that apple iphone sales in China should skyrocket.
In the other end of the spectrum, China Mobile needs to possess 1,000 yuan ($162) 4G LTE-capable phones available within the other half of the coming year, making certain that everybody in China can usually benefit from our prime-speed revolution.
White HTC butterfly is all set to be launched in China tomorrow, the timing for the launch is said to be 04 08. Although, HTC butterfly has been in Chinese market since a month back but it was in a different color range i.e. black and red. But, it seems that white color is more preferred by the Chinese nation. That is why; already 400,000 pre-orders from different users have been booked by the brand.
The price of the phone is relatively high in comparison to what a typical Chinese phone costs i.e. $772 or 4,799 Yuan. But, there is a wide difference in a typical Chinese phone and this new HTC butterfly. This really justifies the high pricing of this new phone from the HTC.
Furthermore, it is recognized that HTC butterfly is somewhat similar to Droid DNA in terms of looks and features. But, there are few differences among them. HTC butterfly has a waterproof screen, but, has no LTE or wireless charging built-in. Although, HTC is trying to develop a new technology for HTC butterfly which will remotely make phone calls, send text messages, capture photos and play music. This all would be done through a Bluetooth remote which is named as HTC mini.
Samsung China announced the Samsung Galaxy Trend II and Trend Duos II phones yesterday. These two devices are targeted at youth and seem to be slightly spruced up compared to Galaxy S Duos. The Galaxy Trend II (I739) and Trend Duos II (S7572) both run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
Other features include a 4-inch WVGA display, 3MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD card slot and 1500mAh battery. Check out links below:
Looking for a good smartphone in China? Well Oppo has you covered. Oppo has just released date and pricing for it's nice looking 5-inch, 1080P, quad-core Oppo Find 5 and ready take pre-orders. The 16 GB version will cost you 2,998 yuan, which amounts to approximately $483 in today's exchange rates, however, the pricing for the 32 GB variant in China still in question.
In the US, the Oppo Find 5 with 16 GB of storage will cost $499, and $569 for the 32GB version. The device should also make its way to many other countries.
For all the detailed information, head over to Oppo Web Store.
Android is truly making everyone nervous! Now, even China admits that they are being too dependent on android and that most of their "country's mobile operating system R&D is too Android-dependent." Furthermore, it expresses concern on how Google controls the core technology of an open source OS and even asserts that Google discriminates against Chinese developers by not releasing the codes on immediately.
For this reason, China plans to improve their technology and create their own operating system but not without Chinese officials preventing the development of Android. Since China is a major consumer market, this can be a game-changer both for Android as well as others. Furthermore, many believe that China does not like Android because it is open-source, despite commending the OS for it on record, because the government will not be able to control or censor it and consequently, earn plenty of money from it.
A few months back, China acknowledged that it largely depends on Android for its mobile communications needs. It even expressed concern over the consistently growing influence of Google and Android in its society and by year end last year, it is home to approximately 224M Android users and the numbers just keep on growing.
By end of 2013, this number could easily reach 300M owing to the sale of lower-end devices that use Android as their operating system. According to Wandoujia, a staggering 86% of smartphones in China run on Android. This very little differentiation has initially made experts anxious about Google's impact on their system. Also, this anxiety stems from China's bitter relationship with Google. This just goes to show how universal Android is. It goes beyond boundaries and even its opponents recognize that it as a good platform.