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Android One finally arrives in the Philippines

Android One, Google's simpler version of the Android OS, is still not as popular but the mobile platform is slowly arriving in most emerging markets and developing countries. India was set to receive the first Android One phone last year and it sure did just before 2014 ended. Unfortunately, sales in India were low because Google decided to release it online ahead of retailers. Apparently, the retailers refused to stock up on Android One devices because of the search giant's decision earlier.

OnePlus expands reach to Indonesia starting January 27

After its rather tragic launch in India, Chinese startup OnePlus is turning its gaze to Southeast Asia, starting with Indonesia. The OEM has just announced the upcoming availability of the OnePlus One in the world's largest archipelago. But like in India, it isn't doing it alone. OnePlus is partnering with e-tailer Lazada to bring the much hyped and much desired smartphone to the region. Hopefully this time, with fewer if not no legal headaches.

OUYA teams up with Xiaomi to conquer Asia

What should you do if you want to make it big in the Android market in Asia, particularly in China? Why partner with the top Android OEM of course! That is what OUYA seems to be doing by striking a deal with Xiaomi to bring its games and its platform outside of its comfort zone and into the Chinese, and eventually Asian, market.

LG G3 global rollout starts June 27 in Asia, EMEA in July

LG's premium flagship, which has unsurprisingly enjoyed popularity and good sales in Korea, will soon be launching in other parts of the globe. The LG G3 will first make its stop in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines starting this Friday, before heading out to the rest of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East sometime in July.

ASUS ZenFone series debuts in Southeast Asia

ASUS is finally bringing its new ZenFone smartphone series to the market, but it isn't doing it first in primary regions. These Intel-powered devices are first landing on the shelves of stores and retailers in Southeast Asia, specifically in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

HTC One M8 to take Asia by storm in May

HTC may have already started the slow roll out of the HTC One M8 in the US but those in Asia near the company's home will have to wait a bit longer. With the singular exception of Singapore, the rest of Asia will just have to twiddle their thumbs in anticipation for an early May launch.

LG G Pro 2 unleashed to conquer Asia

While we're still patiently waiting for LG's latest phablet to hit the US markets, the company has announced the retail availability of the LG G Pro 2 in select Asian markets. With a lethal combination of unique UX features, a spacious Full HD display, and the latest digital camera technology, LG expects its first 2014 flagship to take the region by storm.
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