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Metallic Samsung Galaxy A5 gets a Chinese release

We knew it wouldn't be long before Samsung tries to take its new metallic, unibody devices to other markets and it seems that one of its first stops is in China. The Galaxy A5, more formally known as the SM-A5000, has just landed on Samsung's Chinese web front in an attempt to bring a slightly familiar design (resembling some competitor's device) to a market that is increasingly getting dominated by Apple and Xiaomi.

Google now allows paid applications from Chinese developers

Some Chinese developers haven't fully optimized their apps on Google Play because the Internet giant has not allowed them to list their paid apps. But that will soon change as Google finally allowed the Chinese geeks to offer paid apps and in-app purchases to more than 130 countries. Just recently, Google added more countries with Developer and Google Wallet Merchant registrations. It's finally coming to China which means developers can start selling their apps to majority of the Android users spread out in 130 countries.

SwiftKey introduces support for Chinese languages in beta mode

With a population of over 1 billion, China has much potential to grow into the biggest market of practically anything in the world. And in the digital realm, a lot of brands and companies are already looking at expanding their products to cater to or support languages and features that would appeal to even just a fraction of that huge market. Virtual keyboard SwiftKey is one such product and they just recently announced the release of the beta version for their Chinese language support.

Xiaomi to migrate data center from China to US and Singapore

Xiaomi is a Chinese firm that is seeing some success outside of its home country. One of the things that turns many international users off is having their personal and business information stored in China where cybercrime is rampant. Xiaomi's Hugo Barra has recently announced that the company is in the process of migrating data from Beijing where it currently resides to data centers in other countries.

Samsung to reportedly release dual-screen flip phone in China

In keeping with what seems to be a yearly tradition already for Samsung, a page from TENAA's site shows that there will be another dual-sim flip phone that will be released exclusively in the Chinese market. The unnamed device might be called the Samsung Galaxy Golden 2, after last year's Galaxy Golden. The specs were posted on the site of China's own version of the FCC, so more or less those will be the final ones for the device, which is temporarily called the SM-WC2015.

Cellphone users get a dedicated sidewalk lane in China

If Copenhagen is world famous for its bike lanes and biking culture, a city in China will soon be as famous for its lane designated especially for those who are glued to their phones while walking. Chongqing City knows that there are people who wouldn’t want to miss a second off their phone screens so a special sidewalk in Foreigner Street was created for them. How crazy is that.

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.

Meizu’s next flagship phone launch imminent

It’s not just the low-end, entry level Android phone market that’s getting saturated, outfits from China – like Meizu – are becoming bolder in their quest to battle the big boys with flagship level devices that are priced relatively cheaper than those of Samsung, LG, Sony, or Apple. Meizu, according to social media updates, may be coming out with its own flagship sooner than expected.
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