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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Chinese video streamer Youku Tudou smacks Xiaomi with a lawsuit, just in time for Barra’s arrival

Two events occurred this week confirming Xiaomi’s maturation from a promising startup to a player that is running with the big dogs. O...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 7:05 pm
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Qihoo is in danger of getting shut out of China’s mobile sector

I’ve written a lot about Qihoo 360 and it’s bluster-and-lawsuits approach to PR and marketing. I’m not a fan, but there ar...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Xiaomi opens biggest ever service center in Beijing, looks like a store (Updated)

Startup phone-maker Xiaomi sold seven million phones in the first half of this year, thanks to a mix of e-commerce and telco partnerships. I...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 5:20 pm
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Has Xiaomi redacted the Communist red star from its mascot?

The hiring of Hugo Barra as Xiaomi’s new head of global operations seemed to confirm that the Chinese phonemaker has global ambitions, and...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 4:02 pm
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5 of China’s coolest homegrown smartphones in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

China is an Android nation, with an estimated 300 million active Android users by the end of this year. Google’s mobile OS has also pr...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
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Polls indicate the iPhone 5C might be dead-on-arrival in China

“iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, which do you choose?” That was the question posed by Tencent in yesterday’s poll (article in Chinese) ...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 12:56 am
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Report: Xiaomi is developing its own mobile OS

Chinese mobile upstart Xiaomi has been making big waves this summer, beating Apple, grabbing Google’s Hugo Barra, and launching a new ...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 3:11 am
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Xiaomi unveils a smart TV with a 47-inch screen for under $500

Xiaomi launched its set-top box last year, but then rumors swirled that the young Chinese phone-maker would create a smart TV of its own as ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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Ex-Google VP Hugo Barra joins Weibo ahead of Xiaomi’s launch event this afternoon

Former Google VP and vice president of product management for Android Hugo Barra has just signed up for Sina Weibo today (here). He’s ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 1:50 pm
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MediaTek chips to be used by Samsung, goes from local knockoffs to global juggernauts in under a year

Rumors surfaced a couple days ago that Samsung will use Taiwan-based MediaTek processors in its entry level and mid-range lines of smartph...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Xiaomi vs Qihoo battle

In a battle over pre-installed apps, Qihoo makes a new enemy in Xiaomi

China’s most combative web company, Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU), has yet another enemy. The web portal and search engine company has ruffled the...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Xiaomi’s outgoing flagship phone sold 10 million units in 11 months

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun has just revealed that the startup phone-maker has sold 10 million of its Xiaomi Mi2 phones in the past 11 months. Th...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 2:08 pm
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Xiaomi Redmi review (by TechinAsia)

Xiaomi’s budget smartphone redefines what you get for just $130 (REVIEW)

Startup phone-maker Xiaomi plans to sell 20 million of its Android-powered phones in 2013. It’ll do that with four models, the cheapes...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 3:31 pm
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Xiaomi beats “Little Pepper” in landmark Weibo defamation case

Around one year ago, as cheap smartphones were bursting onto the Chinese market right and left, a new phone called the “Little Pepper&...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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How the iPhone is losing China to Xiaomi, and why tomorrow’s new phone won’t help

In a few hours, Apple’s going to release some new phones. Since China Telecom spoiled the surprise, we know that we’ll be seeing...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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New Xiaomi Mi3 unveiled: here’s what you need to know

Following our live blog for the launch of Xiaomi’s latest phone, the Mi3, here’s some stuff that you need to know. Specs The Xiaomi Mi3 ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 4:36 pm
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Xiaomi launch event 2013 – new Mi3 and Xiaomi TV unveiled (LIVE BLOG)

Stay updated on the latest announcements the whole time here on our live blog, where I will post the latest updates straight from the confer...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 2:33 pm
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Meizu’s MX3 unveiled, Xiaomi’s Mi3 coming later this week

At a press event yesterday in Beijing, Chinese smartphone startup Meizu unveiled its latest handset, the MX3. The device boasts a large 5.1 ...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 12:26 am
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