China Roundup: Apple closes a 4-year-old App Store loophole

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world....

Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler partner to develop EVs and an ‘internet of vehicles’ business

Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese electronics giant best known for its iPhone manufacturing contract, is forming a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build electric vehicles in China. The joint...

App stores saw record 204 billion app downloads in 2019, consumer spend of $120...

Consumers downloaded a record 204 billion apps in 2019, up 6% from 2018 and up 45% since 2016, and spent $120 billion on apps, subscriptions and other in-app spending in...

US patents hit record 333,530 granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (not the FAANGs) lead...

We may have moved on from a nearly-daily cycle of news involving tech giants sparring in courts over intellectual property infringement, but patents continue to be a major cornerstone of...

Huawei Captures More Than 80% of China’s High-End Smartphone Market

According to the latest report from Counterpoint Research, in the third quarter of this year, Apple accounted for more than half of the high-end smartphone ... The post Huawei Captures More...

Apple’s iPhone Shipments In China In December Rose Sharply

In the past years, Apple’s performance in the Chinese smartphone market didn’t inspire hope. Due to the rise of China-based smartphone makers such as Huawei, ... The post Apple’s iPhone Shipments...

MediaTek Dimensity 800 is Official, Integrated 5G Modem & Much More

Some days back we reported about MediaTek quietly announcing the Dimensity 800. Today, the company made it official and released some more details about the ... The post MediaTek Dimensity 800...

Huawei MateBook D15 Ryzen Edition Goes on Sale for 3999 Yuan ($570)

After announcing it almost two months back, the Huawei MateBook D15 Ryzen Edition goes finally on sale today in China at the price of 3,999 ... The post Huawei MateBook D15...

Security: hackers successfully hack two-step authentication

Two-step authentication is an additional protection system that we use to connect to a service. But, it was bypassed by a group of Chinese hackers ... The post Security: hackers successfully...

Huawei denies any special treatment from the Chinese government

The Wall Street Journal claims that Huawei would have benefited from several Chinese state aids that would amount to $ 75 billion. The amount may ... The post Huawei denies any...