Huawei overtakes Apple as the second-largest smartphone seller

Huawei overtakes Apple as the second-largest smartphone seller

Huawei has taken Apple’s spot as the world’s second top-selling smartphone manufacturer, according to Gartner. The report notes that Huawei sold 49.8 million units in the second quarter of 2018, taking 13.3 percent of the smartphone market share and beating out Apple’s 44.7 million units. The report confirms another report from Counterpoint research. That 13.3 percent market […]

Google partners with OEMs to bring AR service to China

Google partners with OEMs to bring AR service to China

To make further inroads in China, Google has partnered with three Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to bring its Augmented Reality (AR) service to the country. The company’s AR SDK for Android “ARCore” was launched in full in China following its announcement in November. According to Google, there are 100 million devices that support ARCore […]

Chinese tech titans Baidu and Xiaomi announce AI and Internet of Things partnership

Chinese tech titans Baidu and Xiaomi announce AI and Internet of Things partnership

Two of China’s biggest tech companies, internet search giant Baidu and smartphone maker Xiaomi, have entered into a partnership that will see them “establish in-depth cooperation.” The businesses said on November 28 that the partnership would leverage their strengths in both artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) to provide “an enhanced experience” […]