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China Finally Allows Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

May 20th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Following grants from the EU and US, China now also approved the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google. With this final approval in the pocket, Google can proceed with its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for its IP and probably put the rest of Motorola Mobility back on sale ;-).

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Chinese Developers Bypass Google Play

April 3rd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Distribution | No Comments »

Though many Android developers rely heavily on Google Play, those in China seem to ignore Google’s app store. Instead, developers prefer to deliver the .apk files direcly to the consumer.

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The new iPad Heading for China

March 29th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Distribution | No Comments »

Though the New iPad has been released in most EU and US markets now, the device still hasn’t launched in the market it is being created. The country is pretty strict on which devices are allowed in.

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Flurry: China Leads in iOS and Android Activations

March 23rd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Early 2011, China ranked 10th when it came to registered app sessions. This year, the country already ranked second and next year… probably first as the county now activates the most iOS and Android devices.

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Flipboard Partly Blocked in China

May 15th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

Flipboard har been pretty successful in China, partly because it was one of the few apps Chinese could use to access popular sites like Twitter and Facebook. Those have now been closed off.

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Zeebo Console to Enter China

November 1st, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Brew | No Comments »

Following a successful launch in Brazil and Mexico, Zeebo is planning to bring their console to the Chinese market. One of the strong features of the console is the low piracy rate versus cheap games.

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iPad Goes on Sale in South America and China

September 19th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | 1 Comment »

Just before the weekend, Apple launched the iPad in China and South America. In Beijing, one consumer stood in line for 60 hours to make sure he would buy the first unit.

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China Introduces Anti-Game Addiction Laws

August 2nd, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Though it will not have any major effect on the mobile games industry (yet), China has introduced several new laws that should fight the addiction against online gaming.

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Google Search Removed from Chinese Androids

March 29th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Google With the battle for free/uncensored search between Google and China continuing, the first mobile companies have started to prepare for a Google Ban in the Chinese market.

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DSi Launches in China

December 23rd, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: DSiWare | No Comments »

Nintendo Closely after launching the DSi XL in Japan, Nintendo has met yet another Asian milestone as it rolled out the DSi in China. This means Chinese gamers will now be able to download DSi titles as well.

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