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How Apple lost China to homegrown rivals

Two years ago, Oppo and Vivo couldn’t crack the top five in China’s smartphone market. Now they outrank everyone after elbowing Apple aside, thanks to people like Cheng Xiaoning. Cheng runs a thriving electronics store in the rural town of Miaoxia, tapping into her

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Trouble brewing in Android land

The Android operating system for smartphones is one of the most successful technologies ever created. Apple sparked the smartphone revolution, but Android spread it to the masses. The software, backed by Google, powers more

Xiaomi goes upmarket

Xiaomi, once the biggest smartphone vendor in China, has unveiled its most expensive handsets as it seeks to recapture sales with a push into high-end devices. The Mi Note 2, sporting a curved screen

SA to get Xiaomi retail stores

Xiaomi distributor Mobile in Africa plans to open stores in South Africa focused on promoting and selling the fast-growing Chinese smartphone brand, its head, RJ van Spaandonk, said on Thursday. Mobile in Africa, which is a sister

Pixel, and the tragic downfall of HTC

In electronics manufacturing, there’s no better sign you’ve made the big league than winning a deal to supply an international brand. Conversely, nothing says loser more than an international brand

Huawei sticks it to Xiaomi in China

Xiaomi, the once-hot Chinese smartphone maker, saw shipments tumble 38% in China in the second quarter as Huawei took over the top spot in the world’s largest market, according to research from

World’s fastest-growing smartphone brand

Huawei is the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, according to new research from Gartner, with sales up by more than a half in the three months ended December 2015. With an increase in sales of 53% in the fourth quarter of last year, Huawei

Africa now ‘crucial’ to smartphone makers

Global smartphone shipments are losing steam, but lower-priced devices and the African market are likely to be engines of growth, says an international research organisation. International Data Corp last week forecast that global smartphone growth

Xiaomi hits SA shores

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is aiming to target a tech-savvy market in South Africa, says a distributor. The manufacturer, which has seen success in mainland China for its devices, is bringing the Redmi 2 and Mi 4 to South Africa through a distribution