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.



Is Xiaomi going to launch a 7-inch tablet?

Around one year ago, we asked Lei Jun if his company Xiaomi was going to make a tablet, and he said no. But as Xiaomi’s September 5 pr...

  • August 30, 2013
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Xiaomi Red Rice launch

Android VP Hugo Barra has left Google, said to be moving to Xiaomi

(UPDATE: It’s now officially for real; see the new post). Hugo Barra, Google’s vice president of product management for Android,...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 10:04 am
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iPhone 5C in China

Is this the perfect price for the iPhone 5C in China?

Unless the world is being trolled by a factory that makes plasticky phone bits, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will unveil a budget smartphone, seeming...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Xiaomi Beats Samsung To Top China’s Smartphone Charts

According to Antutu’s data on “active device volumes”, the Mi 2S was the most popular phone bought by Chinese users in the first half ...

  • August 14, 2013
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Xiaomi Hongmi sales

After 7.45 million pre-orders, Xiaomi sells first batch of 100,000 budget phones in 90 seconds

Xiaomi unveiled its new budget smartphone on July 31, setting the price at just $129. The Android-powered device, called the Xiaomi Hongmi, ...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 3:17 pm
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6 reasons Apple is no longer one of China’s top 5 smartphone vendors

A few days ago, the folks at Canalys released some data revealing that over the previous quarter, Apple share of China’s smartphone ma...

  • August 9, 2013
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Xiaomi Red Rice phone launches

Xiaomi Buddies Up With Tencent, Launches New Budget Smartphone For Just $129

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is already on course to sell 15 million smartphones this year, despite this being only the startup’s second ful...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 3:21 pm
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5 Reasons Alibaba’s Smart TV Shopping Platform Won’t Work

The added value to the set-top box and smart TVs from shopping is no more than a gimmick. It’s poorly implemented and it just doesn’t fi...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 8:57 pm
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China Has 261 Million Active Smartphones And Tablets in 2013

Flurry: China Has 261 Million Active Smartphones And Tablets, 65% On Android

Analytics firm Flurry has some new stats out for the China market. The company says it measured 261.33 million active smartphones and tablet...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 9:58 pm
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Hugo Barra joining Xiaomi in October

CONFIRMED: Xiaomi hiring ex-Android VP Hugo Barra, starts new job in October

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin has just confirmed the big rumor swirling around the tech scene in the US and China this morning ...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 10:58 am
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‘Xiaomi is now worth $10 billion,’ confirms CEO Lei Jun after new funding round

Last June, Chinese mobile startup Xiaomi had netted an additional $216 million in series C funding that gave the company an effective valuat...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 1:16 am
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Lei Jun confirms Xiaomi press conference on Sept. 5; Mi-3 and Smart TV likely to make debuts

Late last night, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun posted the image at right to his Sina Weibo account. It announces a major press conference at China̵...

  • August 22, 2013
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Brand recognition: China’s top 12 domestic mobile brands

China’s mobile phone market, particularly its smartphone market, is huge and growing fast. China has dozens of domestic companies that...

  • August 13, 2013
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Xiaomi 20 million sales in 2013

Xiaomi raises its target, now plans to sell 20 million smartphones in 2013

Chinese startup phone-maker Xiaomi said earlier this year that it’s aiming to sell 15 million smartphones in 2013. But the company has now...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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As copycat WeChat dominates China, Xiaomi’s chat app Miliao shifts direction

The first big chat app in China wasn’t Tencent’s WeChat, it was Xiaomi’s Miliao. Back in 2010 when the app first launched,...

  • August 9, 2013
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Xiaomi-Tencent Partnership Rumors Persist, Announcement Coming Tuesday?

Three days ago, we passed along rumors that Xiaomi and Tencent were forming a strategic partnership, and that Tencent had invested $2 billio...

  • July 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Report: Tencent to Invest $2 Billion in Xiaomi; Xiaomi Confirms Collaboration

China’s Xiaomi has gone from a little startup with a hip Android ROM to a mobile giant whose latest valuation may have the company wor...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 11:50 pm
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Xiaomi Mi2S launch

China’s Xiaomi Sells 7 Million Phones in First Half 2013, Pulls in $2.15 Billion Revenue

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is only in its second full year of production but already it’s churning out a lot of phones – and plenty ...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 12:31 pm
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