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Chinese phone makers squeeze Apple

Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Huawei are tightening their grip on the world’s largest market, grabbing local share and squeezing out Apple and Samsung Electronics. After including Vivo, Chinese vendors held the top

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Apple’s Qualcomm assault is margin grab

Apple is piling onto lawsuits that attack the way Qualcomm licenses technology for mobile phones in a widespread effort to rake back profits in a slowing market. The latest suit by Apple, filed on Friday, alleges that Qualcomm has unfairly used

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Xiaomi shoots for R190bn in sales

Xiaomi, one of China’s most valuable technology start-ups, is shooting for more than 100bn yuan (R190bn) of revenue in 2017, even as it pledged to slow its pace of business expansion and overhaul an online-focused retail strategy. CEO Lei Jun

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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