Apple snags the top spot back in China’s smartphone market in Q4 2021

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The iPhone maker has returned in the country with a vengeance, taking on its largest ever share. Apple Inc. took its largest ever share of the smartphone market in China in the fourth quarter last year, when it took the top spot in the country for the first time in six years. This ranking was published by research firm Counterpoint Research and was released yesterday. This achievement arrived at the same as the launch of the iPhone 13, and within a smartphone market environment where demand has been essentially stagnant.…

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Smartphone privacy called into question as Android phones track owners that opted-out

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According to a new paper from Trinity College in Dublin, data sharing habits aren’t what they claim to be. A new report is calling smartphone privacy into question as researchers from Trinity College in Dublin showed that even when users opt out of tracking, devices are still riddled with unwanted trackers. Even savvy users who have avoided sketchy apps and have followed privacy guides aren’t immune. The smartphone privacy paper examined the data sharing habits of some of the popular app versions on Android, including those developed by Samsung, Huawei…

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Huawei sanctions generate heavy criticism from the Chinese tech giant

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The company says this ruling will impact its own business as well as US firms and the electronics industry. The US has imposed new Huawei sanctions that would require American chip manufacturers to apply for licenses to sell to their products to the Chinese company. These new restrictions have been slammed by the tech giant as well as by the government of China. The Chinese company and government are calling the new rules a malicious act of suppression. The Huawei sanctions are being called an act of suppression from the…

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Google Play Store to face direct competition by united Chinese smartphone giants

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Huawei, Xiaomi, and Vivo and Oppo from BBK are coming together for on an app store platform. Chinese smartphone makers including Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo and Vivo from BBK are working together to create a massive rival to the Google Play Store. All the smartphone makers will bring their app stores together onto one massive combined platform. The idea is to provide a place for app developers outside China to be able to upload their apps to a single platform that will reach each of the Chinese tech giants’ app…

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China’s Huawei smartphones are now built without US parts

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The Chinese telecom giant has managed to source formerly American components from elsewhere. After having been blacklisted in the United States, Huawei smartphones – which used to be built with a number of U.S. made components, are now being manufactured with parts sourced elsewhere. The Chinese telecom giant has managed to replace its American made components in order to create its popular devices without anything made in the United States. A recent analysis has shown that the new devices are already being manufactured by the company. The analysis was conducted…

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