Posts Tagged: Xiaomi

Xiaomi, the brainchild of investor and tech guru Lei Jun, redefined the Chinese smartphone market by launching an extremely powerful smartphone running on a smartly-designed Android skin at a price almost anyone could afford. Other companies have since followed Xiaomi into the cheap-smartphone fray, but the company’s success has proved difficult to copy. It has also proved difficult to predict, ignoring the expectations for a tablet launch and instead launching a set-top box for online video. Where will Xiaomi go next? We have no idea. But whatever the company does is sure to be interesting.


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OnePlus One coming in Q2, aims to disrupt China’s smartphone market

Just one week after OnePlus announced it would partner with Cyanogenmod for the new Chinese smartphone maker’s first model, Tech in A...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 7 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

This week, Bitcoin takes a step forward in Asia, China lifts its game console ban, Xiaomi gains a new convert, and Tech in Asia launches Tec...

  • January 11, 2014
  • at 2:27 pm
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Where do Xiaomi’s 30 million MIUI users live, and what do they do on their phones? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi recently released an infographic covering some data points for MIUI, the company’s Android skin and ecosystem t...

  • January 3, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year's tally

Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year’s tally

This morning, disruptive phone-maker Xiaomi revealed its sales statistics for 2013. The Chinese startup, which first launched an Android-bas...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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Leaked photo of a 7-inch Xiaomi tablet surfaces on Sina Weibo

When we interviewed Xiaomi founder Lei Jun in October 2012, he stated clearly that the startup phone-maker was not working on an Android tab...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi reports monthly revenues of $4.9 million from its MIUI Android ecosystem

It seems as though the tech industry’s Christmas gift this holiday season is the gift of no-bullshit metrics. Today Xiaomi, up-and-coming ...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 10:09 pm
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China’s Huawei to sell new budget smartphone for 1 Yuan less than cheapest Xiaomi

It seems Huawei won’t be content to sit back and let Xiaomi get all the glory for selling low-cost, high-performance smartphones. ...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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The Great Xiaomi Debate? Not exactly. CCTV pits Lei Jun against Gree CEO to the tune of RMB 1 billion.

Yesterday, when Chinese state broadcaster CCTV ran its annual “Academy Awards for business” ceremony (think Forbes 500 but on TV), the o...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Line ventures deeper into m-commerce with make-up flash sale

Today, messaging app Line announced a partnership with all-in-one e-commerce logistics firm aCommerce and L’Oreal’s Maybelline New York ...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Apple’s Steve Wozniak: Xiaomi is good enough to break the American market

At the Xiaomi headquarters in Beijing yesterday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun sat side-by-side fo...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 12:14 pm
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Xiaomi gets another new convert as Steve Wozniak drops into Beijing HQ

Xiaomi gets another new convert as Steve Wozniak drops into Beijing HQ

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has long since discovered the magic key that helped him escape from Apple’s walled garden. Now he’...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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China’s Xiaomi confirms it will bring its smartphones to Singapore this year

Today Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker known for selling top-notch handsets at bargain bin prices, revealed via social media that itR...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 2:53 pm
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Xiaomi aims at 40 million phones sales 2014

Xiaomi aims to double smartphone sales to 40 million in 2014

We’re hours away from the start of 2014, but the founder and CEO of young Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is already thinking ahead to the ...

  • December 31, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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8 tech trends to watch in China for 2014

The new year is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for looking forward. In this regard, we’ve taken a broad look at some of the...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

In its first flash sale in Hong Kong, Xiaomi sold 10,000 Hongmi devices in 36 seconds

Just when we start thinking Xiaomi is bound to cool off, it continues to keep us on our toes. Today Xiaomi held its first flash sale in Hong...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 4:32 pm
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Xiaomi’s beta smart wi-fi router costs 15 cents – but you’ve got to build it yourself

Back in mid-November, Xiaomi hinted at a mysterious new device that [looked like a Mac Pro], and turned out to be a smart wi-firouter sort o...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 7:24 pm
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Line users in Thailand snatch up branded iPhone cases in under 25 minutes

Today, Line conducted a flash sale of character-branded iPhone cases in Thailand, marking the app’s first such promotion in the country. T...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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In its first flash sale outside China, Xiaomi sold 10,000 smartphones in under 10 minutes

Today Xiaomi held its latest online flash sale, this time doling out 10,000 of its Hongmi devices to customers based in Taiwan for NT$ 3,999...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:42 pm
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