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ADG Insights - September 2015   

Over the last few months we have been doing a lot of traveling and speaking with all of the major smartphone OEM and large internet companies. I want to share some of the key observations and rumors.

The economy in China

At least 3 of the top 5 Chinese OEMs are predicting declining smartphone volumes in 2015. The one clear stand out from this category seems to be Huawei that blew through its numbers and already paid out large bonuses internally.  Huawei seems to be the first of the large OEMs that has proven they can take on Xiaomi and the other new generation of smartphone OEMs. Read more about other OEMs

Facebook and Google Keep Trying

Some of the more interesting scuttlebutt concerns Google and Facebook and their efforts to enter / re-enter the market. According to some high placed sources, Facebook is actively negotiating with the Chinese government to enter the market through 5-Star hotels and large enterprise. The logic is that these places can make a good testing ground because the target clientele is more likely to already have access and the experiment can easily be controlled or shutdown as needed.  Read More 
 

Other Interesting Stories and News

CER put together a must read story covering data security, fintech and biometric trends in China link

Read who China invited [and didn't] to the Seattle tech forum (spoiler alert - Google) Link

The top ten Android app stores in China 2015 link Netflix reveals Asian expansion plans link 

Microsoft reveals list of partnerships with Chinese state and private sector link

ADG and Clients News

EyeVerify invited to speak at Alibaba YunQi conference biometrics solution. link

Graphite's Secure Spaces selected by TCL link

Coolpad  taps into Graphite's Secure Spaces. linkGraphite's Secure Spaces launching with 3 more OEMs link

Samsung Z1 launching with Android apps thanks to OpenMobile’s ACL technology. link China Mobile launches Ubuntu contest for developers. link

Fleksy now pre-loaded on Meizu devices. link

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