Chinese officials no longer approve the use of the two antivirus software vendors, according to reports.
Samsung holds 12 percent of the Chinese smartphone market, according to Canalys, behind Xiaomi's 14 percent share.
Chip giant is showing off an even thinner version of its tablet design and announcing collaborative efforts with Acer and other device makers. Also on tap: the desktop, 2-in-1s, and a 3D camera.
The combined market share of the two companies puts them just behind Samsung and Apple, according to one analyst firm.
Apple and Samsung will account for almost half of those shipments, but vendors in emerging regions will increasingly move the market, says research firm Juniper Research.
The software giant says it will continue to license its operating system after it buys Nokia, but its other partners aren't likely to stick around long.
Google's mobile OS remains firmly in first place in the US with a 51.5 percent market share, says ComScore, while Apple's iOS trails with 42.4 percent.
Between April and June, a whopping 255.3 million Android-based smartphones were shipped worldwide.
A survey that targeted more than 1,300 smartphone users in countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Mexico found people craving devices with 5-inch and 5.5-inch screens.
Chromebooks are the new netbook, but look to have a longer shelf life. Samsung has an overwhelming share of the market at 65 percent, with Acer at 21 percent.