US$100 phones used to be awful. The original Xiaomi Redmi changed that when it appeared in 2013. But can the new Redmi 2 still compete in 2015?
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.
I’m upgrading it from "no-no" to "so-so." Many issues persist, but it’s hard to expect better for the money.
China needs at least a few brave – and preferably well-funded – companies to kickstart its VR market, else risk falling behind.
Qihoo's new mobile OS market is targeted squarely at Xiaomi, with claims that it will be better than MIUI.
Xiaomi Mi 4 owners can choose to flash the Windows 10 ROM onto their device, replacing the stock Android-based MIUI operating system.
Let’s take a look at five good GoPro alternatives that all cost just under US$150.
Fitness geeks, get ready to introduce a little extra tech into your lives. Chinese fitness apparel giant Li Ning has just announced that it has partnered with Huami, the company behind Xiaomi's Mi fit...
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi yesterday announced it will open 100 ‘service and experience stores’ across India, including Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bangalore.
Xiaomi’s MiPad, which comes with a 7.9-inch 1080p HD screen, will cost INR 12,999 (US$207), while the Redmi 2 (with a 4.7-inch 720p HD screen) is pegged at INR 6,999 (US$112).
Curiously, Xiaomi has decided not to roll out its latest Mi4 flagship or the larger Mi Note smartphone in Singapore.
Xiaomi may not be planning to sell smartphones in the US this year, but that doesn’t mean the company lacks for ambition on the mobile phone front. In fact, it’s just the opposite. At a press event re...
Is Xiaomi moving fast enough on intellectual property to keep up with its own expansion?
It’s a similar situation to Xiaomi’s upcoming US debut – it’s all about ecommerce rather than smartphones.
Jack Ma is no longer China's richest man - for now.
Fans of Xiaomi and fans of alternative-energy vehicles have been tantalized over the past year by rumors that China’s hottest smartphone company might be getting into making electric cars. Other Chine...
Chinese smartphone and gadget maker Xiaomi this morning unveiled its newest toy, a GoPro-like sports video camera dubbed YiCamera.
Post-festival depression causes a dip in smartphone shipments. High spec phones at value-for-money price points may perk things up again this year.