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Hottest Android news and rumors for the week ending Jan. 25

By , Network World
January 25, 2013 11:36 AM ET

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I alluded in the post-CES edition of this column to the fact that Huawei and ZTE made big Android-shaped splashes at that tech show, though I also pointed out that this was partially due to a paucity of Android news from more established companies.

It looks like I should probably eat at least a few of my words where Huawei is concerned, however -- the Chinese firm surprised many, not least myself, by taking third place in IDC's global quarterly ranking of smartphone vendors. ZTE -- another company based on the Chinese mainland -- took fifth place, behind Sony, Huawei, Apple and Samsung, which IDC says set both quarterly and yearly records for smartphone sales.

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