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Andi Sykes it the founder of Gizchina.com. When he isn't writing about gadgets he is usually found in one of the many "phone cities" dotted around China.

Turn your Optimus G to a Nexus 4 with This Rough...

The LG made Nexus 4 is one hell of a phone, with great specs, stylish design (if you like the spangly back) and low-price, but the problem is everyone and their postman knows this: it is near impossible to buy one!

TCL’s ‘China Star’ 110-inch 4K Google TV

It seems that for Chinese manufacturers going "super-size" at CES is a big part of the plan. First it was Huawei with the enormous 6.1-inch Ascend Mate, and now it is TCL with their 110-inch Ultra-HD TV.

ZTE Grand S Headed to the U.S

ZTE Head of North American business Lixin Cheng has confirmed the 5-inch, 1080 ZTE Grand S will arrive in the U.S later this year!

Samsung Youm Flexible Display Demoed at CES

The idea of Samsung showing off flexible screen technology is nothing new and goes back several years now, but this time it looks like Samsung are closer than ever to releasing their latest display tech named Youm to the general public.

Is Huawei’s Spirit Enough to Take on Apple and Samsung?

Huawei's head of consumer electronics, Richard Yu, isn't the type to mix words, boldly declaring: "The best smartphone is from Huawei. Not from our competitors."

Russia’s YotaPhone is the Most Innovative we’ve Seen Yet

It's been great to see all these fantastic phones at CES, but nothing has really managed to stand-out and redefine what a phone is and how it should word, well nothing except the Russian-made YotaPhone.

Lenovo Steals the Show with the Intel Clover Trail Powered Lenovo...

CES 2013 will go down in history as the date when Lenovo finally put their money where their mouth is and launched an Android device actually worth lusting after.

Asus Qube arrives at CES with cube interface

Thanks to various leaks, today's announcement of the Asus Qube Google TV device might not have been the surprise they were looking for, but the home-media system is interesting nonetheless.

Netgear NeoTV PRIME Google TV comes to CES

If you thought that Asus was the only company to be sporting a new Google TV box at CES this year, then you would be dead wrong. Netgear also has their new NeoTV PRIME on display at the show.

ZTE Grand S shows up in a Range of Different Colors

Although the Grand S isn't scheduled to launch until later this month at CES, a few lucky people managed to get a first glimpse of the phone sporting a lime green finish at a design show in Shanghai yesterday.

Additional Huawei Ascend Mate Photos Leaked

Huawei have taken the old mantra "bigger is better" to all new levels with their new Ascend Mate phablet, which features a humongous 6.1-inch display.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini shipping with Android 4.1.2 in Asia

If you're in the market for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, and you happen to be in Asia, you might be lucky enough to be getting Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ahead of other Mini owners.

Nokia Lumia 920T will cost just $0.16 in China

China has long been known as a place to pick up low-cost smartphones, but that's just in regards to domestically made phones right? Well not anymore as Nokia's plans for the Lumia 920T have emerged.

ZTE Nubia Z5 Officially Launched in China

Back in November ZTE announced the China-only Nubia brand. Despite this, the company has waited until today to launch the flagship phone for the new brand in Beijing.

ZTE Nubia Z5 launch date pushed back to 26th December

ZTE have postponed the launch of their flagship 5-inch phablet, until the 26th December! Could domestic rival Meizu be to blame?

Oppo Ulike 2 coming Christmas Eve with 5 mega-pixel front camera!

Oppo's Ulike 2 promises to take the best self portrait photos ever with a 5 mega-pixel front camera and built in skin and face enhancers!

ZTE U887 5-inch Dual-core Phablet on a Budget

ZTE, along with Huawei, Oppo and HTC are among the first to enter the 5-inch Android smartphone market, however their first offering isn't a range topping 1080p quad-core beast but rather low-cost dual-core offering.

ZTE Nubia Z5 quad-core 1080 phone launching Christmas Day

ZTE announced their new Nubia flagship brand last month, and it now looks like the company is hoping to launch the first Nubia phone around Christmas day.

Windows 8 phone arrives in China with the Nokia Lumia 920T

Despite the huge popularity of domestic Android phones and the iPhone, Nokia is still doing well in China and is looking to grab a larger market share with the launch of the new Lumia 920T.

China Unicom Reports Over 100,000 iPhone 5 Pre-Ordered in First Day

New smartphones from smaller brands arrive everyday here in China, while larger domestic brands such as Xiaomi, Meizu and Oppo release new phones every 6 months or so. With all the competition from domestic manufacturers you would think demand for the iPhone 5 would be minimal.

Sony rumoured to be testing quad-core Mediatek processors

Taiwan’s Mediatek has had an astonishing year thanks to their range of low-cost, high performance CPU’s. The year started with the company offering the...

Modders rejoice! Google releases factory images for Nexus 4, 7 and...

One of the joy's of owning a Nexus device, other than getting the latest OS before everyone else, is the fact that Google offers modders more access and control of these devices in the way of publicly downloadable factory images.

Dad Builds Flying Drone to Track Kids on the Way to...

Full details of the quadcopter can be seen over at IEEE Spectrum, but basically the drone has been designed to lock on to a GPS tracker hidden in his son's backpack. The drone then follows his son for a set distance ensuring he is safe before returning back to base.

Wei Sijie 97RT Chinese tablet boasts 2GB RAM and Retina Display

The third generation iPad might have been the tablet to make Retina displays the thing to have, but it’s not the only device to offer all those eye watering pixels anymore!

Samsung Beam Projector Coming to a Galaxy Near You

Samsung have decided that every pocket needs it’s own projector, and so are launching their nifty looking Beam Projector.