China’s largest search engine Baidu partnered with Dell launching its first smartphone, which could help both companies tap the country’s growing mobile phone market.
News of the partnership comes days after the Chinese search engine launched a suite of Android-based tools called Yi to help developers create mobile apps integrated with Baidu’s existing products, including music, search, maps and an electronic reader services.
Baidu dominates China’s search engine market, with an 80 percent share of all user Internet searches, according to CNZZ.com, an analytical web research site. “Currently in China, all the top Internet firms are trying to expand into the mobile Internet market,” said Shen Sui, an analyst with consultancy group iResearch. “They all want to … Continue