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.

Xiaomi gets literate, launches e-reader app and e-book store

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi this week launched a new homemade e-reader app on its MIUI app store. Xiaomi Xiaoshuo will not have its ...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 1:39 pm
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13 hottest set-top boxes and smart TVs in China

Web TV is a booming entertainment sector, and big tech companies are eager to get a piece of the action. Smart TV penetration in China is s...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:10 pm
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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun: Xiaomi to enter the US ‘only after ample preparations’

Lei Jun and Hugo Barra of Xiaomi, the Chinese phone maker that’s caught the attention of the international tech industry, sat down for...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 9:42 am
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Online pre-orders for the Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and MITV sell out in under 2 minutes

Today Xiaomi, the hyped-up Chinese phonemaker, held its first online sales of the new Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and the smart MITV, and both dev...

  • October 15, 2013
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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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Report: only 13% of Chinese consumers will buy smartphones priced over $330

Today Sina released a report on consumer preferences for Chinese smartphone brands and pricing, and while Sina isn’t a market research...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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3 hurdles Lei Jun and Hugo Barra will face as Xiaomi goes global

Chinese gadget-maker Xiaomi has generated much excitement in the international tech media for its innovative business model, and the hiring ...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Lei Jun to international media: Don’t call me the Steve Jobs of China

It’s not easy being Xiaomi, according to Lei Jun. There’s no doubt that while the company deserves the attention it receives, fr...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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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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new Xiaomi store in Beijing

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
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China's coolest homegrown smartphones, 2013 infographic

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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