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 Box

Report: Xiaomi’s Set-Top Box Finally Coming April 9

China’s Xiaomi has proven itself to be pretty great at selling phones, but the company surprised a lot of people when it announced it ...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Lei Jun Explains Xiaomi’s ‘Selling-Through-Scarcity’ Sales Tactic

Xiaomi’s inexpensive but powerful Android smartphones have been a big hit with Chinese users over the last couple of years. But the co...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Baidu, Tencent, Xiaomi CEOs Propose New Legislature to Strengthen China’s Tech Sector

It’s spring in Beijing, and China’s yearly celebrity parties legislative conferences (the “Two Meetings”) are being ...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Xiaomi Box on sale soon

New Partnership Means Xiaomi Box No Longer Banned, Sales in 3 Cities Starting Soon

On Friday evening we suggested that the Apple TV-esque Xiaomi Box had risen from the dead after being given regulatory approval. And that...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 7:23 pm
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Xiaomi Smart TV

Xiaomi Box Finally Gets Regulatory Approval, Can Soon Go on Sale

Remember the set-top streaming device from Xiaomi which was seemingly killed off by China’s media regulators before it even hit the st...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 10:49 pm
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MIUI Love theme

Xiaomi’s MIUI Android Skin Celebrates Having 10 Million Users

It’s not just buyers of the China-made Xiaomi phones – of which there were over seven million in 2012 – who get to use its...

  • January 9, 2013
  • at 9:20 pm
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Domestic Chinese Smartphones Attract Praise But Not Profits

We here at Tech in Asia have been very impressed with some of the low-cost smartphones coming out of China over the past year, and we’...

  • December 25, 2012
  • at 2:08 am
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The Weibo Social Commerce Model that Twitter Should Copy

Sina Weibo is not making money. Not yet at least. But it may have found a way to do so, as we saw from last week’s Weibo social commer...

  • December 24, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Xiaomi Teases Phone Launch in Hong Kong

China’s young phone-maker Xiaomi has teased a possible expansion into Hong Kong. That’s what’s implied in a tweet from the...

  • December 20, 2012
  • at 10:17 pm
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Xiaomi sold 7.19 million phones in 2012

Xiaomi: 15 Million Phones to be Sold in 2013

We know that the rookie phone-maker Xiaomi sold 7.19 million smartphones in 2012, so how about 2013? According to founder Lei Jun, Xiaomi wi...

  • March 11, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Xiaomi Mi2 MIUI V5 update,

Xiaomi Mi2 Owners Updated to MIUI V5 for New Android Customized Goodness

Owners of the China-made Xiaomi Mi2 phones are getting updates to the latest version of the highly customizable Android skin on their phones...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Xiaomi Hong Kong Taiwan April 2013

Xiaomi Confirms April Phone Launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan

The relatively new Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi teased a possible expansion into Hong Kong and Taiwan a while back – and now we finally ...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 3:13 pm
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techinasia news of the week

Tech in Asia: Our Picks for Story of the Week [Jan. 26]

How was your week? Fun week? Big week? As usual our week was pretty busy trying to stay on top of all the latest tech happenings around the ...

  • January 26, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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MiTalk messaging app Southeast Asia

China’s Xiaomi Aims its MiTalk Messaging App at Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea

China’s Xiaomi not only makes a range of popular Android-based smartphones (a whopping 7.19 million sold in 2012) but also its own gro...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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Xiaomi sold 7.19 million phones in 2012

Xiaomi: 7.19 Million Phones Sold in 2012, Considering North America Launch in 2014

China’s startup phone-maker Xiaomi seems to have arrived on the scene at the perfect time – just when Android is seriously taking of...

  • January 9, 2013
  • at 6:20 pm
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Xiaomi: 6.5 Million Phones Sold So Far

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi has only been in the hardware business for only about a year and a half, but it has made a big impact in that tim...

  • December 24, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Xiaomi phone sales

Xiaomi’s Sales Experiment on Sina Weibo Yields 1.3 Million Reservations For Just 50,000 Phones

Remember that interesting little social commerce experiment earlier this week in which Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi sold phones via Sina Weibo...

  • December 21, 2012
  • at 2:35 pm
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Sina Weibo mobile strategy

Sina Weibo Hints at Social Commerce Shift with Xiaomi Phone Sales

If you’re not willing to face the Mayan’s mooted apocalypse on the 21st while clutching your lousy old phone, then Xiaomi has so...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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