The company ByteDance, Creator of the TikTok social network, may soon launch another ambitious project: his own smartphone. This was reported by the newspaper The Financial Times, citing two sources familiar with the project.
The company wants to attract buyers that will be releasing phones with already pre-installed applications ByteDance: news, games, and services to create a video.
TikTok in addition to digging owns his Chinese counterpart Douyin, messenger Flipchat. It is reported that the company plans to create its service for streaming music to compete with Apple Music and Spotify.
Reporters learned that earlier ByteDance bought the company-Creator of the smartphone Smartisan several patents. According to a source, founder ByteDance Zhang Imine has long dreamed of starting such a project.
Recall that TikTok is a popular application for creating and posting short videos. Previously, the social network was fined $ 5.7 billion for illegal data collection of children and adolescents. The company had violated the law of privacy of minors on the Internet. She was demanded to remove the clips from users under 13 years of age. The app is already updated.
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