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TikTok owner reportedly developing its own phone

first_img • See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors What is going on between Huawei and the US? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it It comes as the US cracks down on China’s Huawei, citing security concerns, potentially prompting the country’s tech companies to consider self-reliance in reaching customers. ByteDance is one of the few with a large reach outside China, according to the Financial Times.However, jumping into a smartphone market dominated by Samsung, Huawei and Apple is tough even for massive companies — the Facebook-centric HTC First flopped in 2013 and Amazon’s Fire Phone failed to set people’s imaginations alight in 2014.ByteDance didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published at 4:47 a.m. PT.Updated at 5:48 a.m PT: Adds more detail. Post a comment reading • TikTok owner reportedly developing its own phone 4:59 Apple Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Phones ByteDance reportedly intends to preload its own phone with TikTok and other apps. Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images ByteDance, the Chinese company behind the TikTok social video app, is working on its own phone, a report said Monday.It’ll preload the phone with its own apps, including TikTok, newsfeeds and games, according to the Financial Times, which cited two anonymous sources.The device, which ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming has wanted for a while, comes after the company acquired patents and recruited staff from Chinese phonemaker Smartisan, the report noted. Tags 0 Huawei Samsung Applelast_img

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