At the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, China, CNET handles Sony's new China-bound and dual-SIM Xperia C smartphone.
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Samsung holds 12 percent of the Chinese smartphone market, according to Canalys, behind Xiaomi's 14 percent share.
Xiaomi's Mi 3 is a showcase of how Chinese phonemakers can create quality hardware without breaking the bank. If you don't need 4G LTE, and you can get hold of it, this is one of the best smartphones you can buy in its price range.
The company asserts that the higher end of the market is central to its success.
The microblogging powerhouse sells nearly a quarter less shares than anticipated.
Cristiano Amon, co-president of Qualcomm's chips segment, said in an interview that the rapid adoption of 4G LTE technology should benefit the company's growth in China.
Hundreds of Ouya games could soon be available on Xiaomi's streaming boxes and smart TVs.
The move is at odds with decisions by some other tech companies, most notably Google, to keep data out of China due to censorship and privacy concerns.
That's the word from China Mobile Chairman Xi Gouhua, who says that the company is looking in several areas to grow its business.
The Japanese messaging app Line may be blocked in China, but it's still raking in cash from merchandise based on its cartoon characters at a huge mall in Beijing.