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ZTE and US Government agree to $1 billion compromise

June 11, 2018 Doug Demagistris

The US Government has come to an agreement with one of China’s largest OEMs, ZTE, allowing the company to continue business as usual. Considering ZTE was at its breaking point, this is super good news for the OEM, partners of the OEM, both countries, and fans. The compromise entails a $1 billion fine paid to the US Government, which is a lot of money for a small incident. Anyhow, the small incident almost costed ZTE its entire business so the [Read More]

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ZTE might receive some much-needed assistance from its homeland country

May 24, 2018 Doug Demagistris

We recently passed along a report regarding ZTE’s export ban in the US. The ban by the US Government has ZTE foreclosing much of its business and terminating employment, and the last we heard had the company appealing for a modification of the ban. Despite us thinking this would not happen, it appears that China and US President Trump are negotiating to provide some much-needed relief to ZTE and its subsidiary, Mediatek.

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Trump almost killed ZTE, now wants to help

May 22, 2018 Doug Demagistris

ZTE Corp is one of China’s biggest smartphone OEMs and telecom equipment providers, but the company also has a presence in the US economy being a top manufacturer. We reported on an export ban last week that would have major implications for the company’s core business, and now it appears that in the aftermath of the ban, US President Trump wants to help.

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ZTE’s main business ceases due to US ban

May 14, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

ZTE Corp, China’s second largest telecom equipment maker, was hit by a ban last month at Washington after the company was found to have violated export restrictions of the US by shipping goods to Iran. Reports have been in the air for a while, but this ban is real and will have implications for the company’s Android business as we know it, both here and abroad.

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ZTE announced the Tempo Go phone with Android Go at MWC 2018 in Barcelona

March 1, 2018 Droid Turf

ZTE, a company we don’t talk about very often around these parts, announced a cool device this week at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Unlike most other phones announced at the trade show, ZTE’s Tempo Go phone is an Android Go phone, and we’ll get into what that means.

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Droid Updates Weekly 7/31- 8/4: Which Android devices received updates this week?

August 7, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

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