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.



Photos of Xiaomi’s Set-Top Box in Action

Xiaomi’s set-top box is coming soon, and that means that after a long wait, we’re finally starting to see some of them out in th...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Xiaomi to Start Selling Smart Shoes (Yup, You Read That Right)

For a while now, Xiaomi has been taking advantage of its “cool factor” branding to sell lots of things that aren’t smartph...

  • March 19, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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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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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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Stream-to-TV Xiaomi Box Finally Up for Pre-Order, But All 10,000 Snapped Up

After a delay of several months caused by China’s media regulator, the stream-to-TV Xiaomi Box is finally available for pre-order onli...

  • March 19, 2013
  • at 10:48 pm
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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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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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