Tag Archive for China

Samsung Pay mobile payments

Samsung Pay to launch in three more countries

There is good news for some of those waiting for Samsung Pay support to arrive in their country, with the announcement that the service will be available in Russia, Thailand and Malaysia by the end of the year. The latest additions join a list of countries where the service is already available, which includes South Korea, China, the United States, Australia and Singapore.

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Vernee Thor and Jiayu S3 Plus get Android 7.1 Nougat

Owners of the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C have been left frustrated by the news that only Google’s 2016 Pixel phones will officially receive the full version of Android 7.1 Nougat straight away. Yet a couple of affordable handsets from China could soon be updated to the latest edition of Google’s mobile operating system.

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Qualcomm launches patent actions against Meizu in Germany, France and US

The patent dispute between Qualcomm and Meizu has intensified with the news that the chipset maker has filed actions against the Chinese smartphone manufacturer in a number of western markets. With Qualcomm having previously filed actions in China against Meizu, the dispute has now spread to Germany, France and the United States.

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Oppo R9s to feature high-end dual-pixel camera

Details of a major Chinese smartphone unveilling have started to emerge ahead of the handset’s official launch. A standout feature of the upcomming Oppo R9s is set to be the camera, with the potential for Samsung-beating performance.

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Huge demand reported for Xiaomi Mi 5S

A reported 1.82 million people in China have placed reservations for the Xiaomi Mi 5S, with users flocking to the company’s website in order to declare their intention to purchase the device. What is perhaps even more astonishing than the size of the demand is the fact that the Xiaomi Mi 5S has not even been unveiled yet.

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Samsung working on SM-W2017 flip phone for China

Whilst flip phones were once big sellers, in the smartphone era they have become an obscurity. Yet at the end of 2015, the Samsung SM-W2016 was released and now the South Korean electronics giant is reportedly readying a successor.

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Samsung Pay mobile payments

Samsung Pay now available in Europe with service launched in Spain

The worldwide roll-out of Samsung Pay continues, with the payment service now available in Europe. Samsung Pay has launched in Spain, with initial support from two banks – CaixaBank and ImaginBank.

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Xiaomi buys 1,500 patents from Microsoft in landmark deal

In what is arguably one of the biggest tech industry stories in recent years, Microsoft has agreed to sell 1,500 of its patents to Xiaomi. The deal could potentially see Xiaomi, which has the biggest smartphone market share in its domestic market of China, launch a significant international expansion.

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AOC Mars all-in-one desktop PC with Remix OS

The AOC Mars is a new all-in-one desktop that runs Remix OS

A new attempt to crack the desktop PC market using Remix OS has been launched. Jide, the company behind the Android-based operating system, has teamed up with Taiwanese electronics firm AOC to create a new all-in-one machine.

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ZUK Z2 Pro - Android smartphone from Lenovo-backed company

ZUK Z2 Pro launches with 6 GB RAM

ZUK has announced a new Android smartphone with specs that match, or even better, the offerings of rival devices. The ZUK Z2 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and will come with up to 6 GB RAM.

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