Car maker Geely completes the acquisition of Meizu

Peter, 13 June 2022

Back in January we heard that Chinese car maker Geely is looking to get into the phone business by acquiring the ailing Meizu. The acquisition is now complete, even if Meizu didn’t put out a press release.

Meizu hasn’t been doing too well in recent years and a partnership with Sony that aimed to bring Flyme apps to Xperia phones didn’t do much to resuscitate the company. Geely has the resources to support the company, however, the automaker owns Volvo, Polestar, Lotus and others.

Inside the Zeekr 001 Inside the Zeekr 001

One of the brands owned by the company recently launched the Zeekr 001, which featured the Flyme for Car infotainment system developed by Meizu. Last year Geely also created a new company, Hubei Xingji Shidai Technology, with the goal to develop smartphones (and other smart gadgets) for the global audience. Meizu’s resources will help kick-start that effort.

We have more details on Geely and what the Meizu acquisition means for the company over at ArenaEV.


Reader comments

  • regs
  • 15 Jun 2022
  • swP

They probably need them to improve onboard computer UI. Like Tesla most functions in Geely cars can be changes only via screen. UI isn't of best. At least they have quick access hardware buttons for most important functions under the screen. And...

  • oio
  • 14 Jun 2022
  • tu2

no wonder they haven't made phones since September

  • ae86
  • 14 Jun 2022
  • vaS

if you don't have any idea how big geely is, they own Volvo. for a chinese auto manufacturer too, their vehicle designs are a surprise. probably the only decent chinese brand that can really go up againts foreign brands in the auto industry...

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