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The Great Smartphone Massacre: Android bloodbath gathers pace

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Re: Smartphones are the new featurephones

Protectionism - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/24/qualcomm_monopoly_china_regulator/

There have been many updates to this story, but long story short, big US firms (including Microsoft) are being impaired from doing business to foster local growth, with the implicit understanding that the group of regulators want favorable deals for local businesses, and in return will ease back a little on the big US multinationals. In a country where patent rights and IP carry little water, having unofficial government backing on throttling external competition means China carries advantages.

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