Posts Tagged: Smartphones


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India this week: Hello OnePlus. What’s up Xiaomi? Goodbye Moto G!

A lot has happened over the week in India’s smartphone arena. OnePlus announced its entry, Xiaomi’s fifth flash sales repeated its earli...

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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India’s FreeCharge acquires Preburn, an app distribution network by IITians

FreeCharge has just acquired Preburn, a Bangalore-based offline app distribution network. This is the second acquisition by Sequoia-backed I...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 4:12 pm
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GMIC heads to Bangalore, gets set for the next mobile wave

Come September, the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC), which has been a regular fixture in China, will arrive in India.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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Xiaomi launches Indonesia website, but no launch date yet

Xiaomi Indonesia’s website lets you design a smartphone with $170 budget.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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Meitu 2 is a phone for hardcore selfie takers and cutesy teenage girls, everyone else should steer clear (REVIEW)

With other Chinese phone makers offering better specs at lower prices, including the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 4, we can’t recommend this phone ...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

In new numbers for Q2 2014 from Canalys, Xiaomi has leap-frogged Samsung to become China biggest smartphone brand in terms of shipments.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 2:33 pm
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Xiaomi’s Mi 3 sells out in 5 seconds in India, frustrates would-be buyers

Consumers in India are getting irked with the series of flash sales of the Mi 3 by Xiaomi

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 6:46 pm
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Xiaomi unveils new Mi 4 smartphone and MiBand fitness tracker (live blog)

Xiaomi reveals it sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation today as the company launches a new flagship smartphone.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 2:49 pm
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Hike grabs no. 1 spot from WhatsApp on Google Play, iOS App Store in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat, has hit number one on the Google Play Store in India, toppling Wha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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12 of China’s hottest hardware startups

We’ve all heard of Nest, Oculus Rift, Pebble, Dropcam, and SmartThings – but what are the hottest hardware startups coming out of China?

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

For real this time? Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

Samsung (005930:KS) said today that it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones in Indonesia. A Samsung representative tells Reute...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 6:28 pm
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Watch out, Samsung: Xiaomi, Micromax, and more budget smartphones will eat 25% of your market share next year

Value-for-money smartphones from Xiaomi and others will eat 25 percent of Samsung’s global smartphone market share within a year, a Fitch ...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
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What if your phone could read your face? This ‘mad’ couple brings artificial intelligence to the smartphone camera

Mad Street Den uses artificial intelligence to enable any smartphone with a camera to detect facial expressions and react to them.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 10:25 am
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Finnish smartphone maker Jolla says holla to Hong Kong

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone maker best known for being Finnish, has begun selling devices in Hong Kong.

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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Xiaomi effect in India: Samsung, Motorola respond with new devices, price cuts

Samsung launches three new budget phones, and the Moto G gets a price cut in India. Does Xiaomi have something to do in this?

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets - H1 2014

Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets

Chinese gadget maker and telecoms giant Huawei shipped 34.27 million smartphones in the first six months of the year, the company revealed t...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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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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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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