Chinese Tech Firms Plan More Android Devices

ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co., China’s two biggest telecommunications hardware makers, said they will offer new mobile devices that use Google (GOOG) Inc.’s Android operating system, with ZTE saying it plans to release a tablet computer akin to Apple (APPL) Inc.’s iPad.

ZTE’s Android-powered tablet will be available later this year in Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, He Shiyou, head of ZTE’s mobile terminals business, said in an interview Thursday. The device, internally called the V9, will have a seven-inch screen, and ZTE later will look to offer similar products in North America, he said.

Meanwhile, Huawei announced four new Android-powered mobile phones that appear aimed at beating the prices of rival Android smartphones.

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