Anonymous, 01 May 2015All you people calling this data biased, what are you basing that on? Are you privy to some i... moreSilly "hatred" of Apple stuff would explain it, and possibly why my comment got deleted.
DaXiong, 01 May 2015Huawei sells their Android watches in China, so I'm sure it works good enough. All big Chinese... moreInteresting I cannot find any product information about Huawei's recently launched round smart watch on their Chinese website but can on their international English site.
Feel free to provide the link.
anonym, 01 May 2015I Think this is a bias report simply to make a good news/hype for the stock market.All you people calling this data biased, what are you basing that on? Are you privy to some information the rest of us aren't? Or are you the biased ones who like to stick your head in the sand because you don't like what you see?
Angry Mobile Nerd, 01 May 2015Alos, Androidwear has got the red-light in China (blocked download) so I don't see how local c... moreHuawei sells their Android watches in China, so I'm sure it works good enough. All big Chinese manufacturers are members of Open Handset Alliance so I'm sure they can get a working solution without using Google services.
For example, in their own app-markets Huawei and Lenovo have the name and picture of the employee that has checked that the application is free from virus and malware. So it's probably safer than some random app from the normal Google Play! (where absolutely no one is responsible for anything). I'm sure there are crap markets too but I don't bother with them.
Of course HK people use Google Play and Google services, it's preinstalled on their phones which the Chinese app markets aren't. Also in HK it's status to have things that isn't from the mainland reglardless if the product is crap or great.
I Think this is a bias report simply to make a good news/hype for the stock market.
DaXiong, 30 Apr 2015And what you don't realize is that none of those apps shipped on Chinese Android phones even b... moreAlos, Androidwear has got the red-light in China (blocked download) so I don't see how local companies like Huawei are going to be allowed to sell their smart watches in their homeland.
Anyways case in point; Android blows without Google (and I'm sure Google designed it this way as they need to be able to monetize off of it somehow). Even if you go to to HK you will see everyone there uses all the standard Google services/apps and nobody uses the crappy apps (and app-stores) from the mainland.
DaXiong, 30 Apr 2015And what you don't realize is that none of those apps shipped on Chinese Android phones even b... moreActually I know Chinese phones never shipped with Google Services installed. The difference between 9 years ago and now is when I first came to China is Google still had operations in China and although not preinstalled, you could install Google Services and they would work (including search!).
Now, Google has closed it's operations here and the government has since really made a good effort to block all things Google.
Most Chinese hare oblivious to this anyways as mostly use Chinese apps and Chinese app-stores which are also highly ridden with mal-ware. Not to mention most are just crap and coded poorly, eat up battery life, only available in Chinese language, and only support in-China services (oh did I say mal-ware?). Take Baidu Maps for example, it's a ok mapping app until you go travelling outside of China in which nowhere outside of China is mapped. Baidu search is the same; it only searches websites in China which makes for pretty terrible/useless search results for international folks.
There are tons of poor people that don't care and can't afford Apple phones in China.
Just got a Redmi 2 as backup phone. Like it for its 4.7" size. Nice looker, too. Don't need flagship specs - overkill for normal day to day usage. Apple to be No 1 in China? Dream on. People who buy iPhone or Samsung either have Rich Dads or just got bird brains. Wasting money because of dumb brand consciousness.
Deamon, 30 Apr 2015Apple dsn't care what ever any one publish its right, but we have to think twice to buy apple... morehello dear if we go for samsung within one or two months they well refuse the prise
if you go for any any mobile same story but atleest apple will have very long price holding
Deamon, 30 Apr 2015Apple dsn't care what ever any one publish its right, but we have to think twice to buy apple... more10k? Are you talking about some premium version of iPhone like the gold plated one?
I dont know wether or not this "news" is true but something tells me it could be as Apple is the first foreign company to sign an agreement to the rules of "Cyberspace Admin of China". Apple is helping the chinese government with its "surveillance apparatus" to spy on it's citizens. They handed over the source codes and encryption keys to the chinese government. Also Apple now use China Telecom datacenters, to store all chinese iPhone/iPad data within China. Many chinese citizens dont know this. iOS devices are not safe at all as Apple proclaim. Google, MS, Yahoo, FB etc. are just the same.
An american company telling us another american company is going to take over a Chinese company in China???
That's just wishful thinking.
racerhomie, 30 Apr 2015In your dreams,Hater!!Apple does not care whatever anyone publishesApple dsn't care what ever any one publish its right, but we have to think twice to buy apple phones because their prices drops 10 k per year, so you all think what is the real cost and what they offer on launching.So much reduction......
Anomynous, 30 Apr 2015There's no good reason to buy anything else than iPhones, it has already happened in Hong Kong... moreI can think of several hundred good reasons to buy anything except an iphone.
3ngin33r, 30 Apr 2015iPhone has become a luxury product which elevates your status in a social situation in China. ... moreXiaomi, Huawei, Meizu, Lenovo most definitely compete with Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC. All these manufacturers (except Apple) offer both premium handsets close to $500 and budget handsets.
Xiaomi growth is coming to an end... until Redmi Note 2 is released.
There's no good reason to buy anything else than iPhones, it has already happened in Hong Kong and China mainland was bound to follow.