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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Why is Xiaomi slow at Android updates? (Updated chart)

Despite scooping up Hugo Barra, Google’s former Android VP, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is still slower than some rivals at Android updates...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 2:46 pm
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Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Flipkart revealed that shoppers have bought one million Motorola phones in the past five months. That covers three models: the Moto E, Moto ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 6:11 pm
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Xiaomi’s Mi3 hits India on July 15, and Micromax should be paranoid

Xiaomi will start its account in India with the flagship Mi3 priced at INR 14,299 (US$250) on July 15. Micromax, Karbonn, Xolo, and others s...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

9 months after launch, Xiaomi’s flagship Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun revealed today that the upstart phone-maker’s flagship device, the Mi3, has hit 10 million sales.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:43 pm
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In a rather slow launch in the Philippines, Xiaomi sells 3,000 Mi3 phones after an hour

Xiaomi’s first sale of Mi3 smartphones in the Philippines today marks its slowest sell-out ever.

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Xiaomi’s Mi3 will launch in the Philippines through Lazada

Xiaomi's flagship Mi3 smartphone will arrive in the Philippines in the coming weeks.

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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10 alternative Android app stores in China

10 alternative Android app stores in China

There are an estimated 700 million active smartphones and tablets in China – most of them on Android. That's a huge business opportunity f...

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 3:08 pm
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WeChat and other messaging apps forced to ‘clean up’ as China’s latest web crackdown continues

China’s web crackdown in the past couple of months has been wide-ranging, extending from pornography to the spread of online rumors.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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A portrait of China’s biggest tech CEOs: visionaries, copycats, and playboys

I interviewed about a dozen native Chinese people in Beijing to find out a) who they saw as their entrepreneurial celebrities and b) what th...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Xiaomi wants to thrash Samsung in India with 3 budget smartphones

Xiaomi Mi3 is priced at INR 13,999 (US$232) in India. That makes it far cheaper than Samsung’s top-selling phones with similar specificati...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 8:05 pm
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Xiaomi teases launch of next flagship smartphone on July 22, promises it’s made of a hunk of metal

Is this the Xiaomi Mi4? Xiaomi founder Lei Jun today teased the launch of the ‘4’, presumably the successor to the Mi3, on July 22.

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 11:54 am
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Launch of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note in Singapore sees 5,000 phones sold within 42 seconds, breaking last record

Launch of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note in Singapore sees 5,000 phones sold within 42 seconds, breaking last record

This means that Singapore continues to hold the record for the fastest Xiaomi debut sell-out among all the new countries that the Chinese ph...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 1:54 pm
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Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014

Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014, still on target for 60 million this year

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun said this morning that the Chinese phone-maker has sold 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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Xiaomi reveals Mi3 sale date and price in the Philippines

Xiaomi has revealed that 3,000 Mi3 smartphones will be on sale in the country on June 26 at 12 noon.

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Xiaomi's Hugo Barra speaking at Startup Asia Singapore 2014.

Xiaomi looks set to enter Indonesia in August

Xiaomi indicated today that it will most likely start selling its phones in Indonesia in August.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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Xiaomi’s upoming tablet, the MiPad, will go on sale in beta for the price of… 16 cents

Earlier this month popular Chinese phone maker Xiaomi announced it would venture into tablets with the upcoming launch of the Mi Pad, a 7.9-...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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How Chinese tech companies are going global

Chinese companies that dominate in their home markets are flush with cash, and they are keen to stretch their influence abroad to get ahead ...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 8:53 pm
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In China, there’s now a “Xiaomi of condoms” startup. And it just got $5M in funding

Startups around the world love to nickname themselves after other successful startups. Right now in the US, there’s the “Uber of...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 3:52 pm
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