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.
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This PR ploy allows Chinese tech companies to get some press attention by connecting themselves with a global brand like Apple.
Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra announced the Mi Band launch at the global premiere of the new Mi 4i in Delhi on Thursday.
With founders Lei Jun and Lin Bin in attendance, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra shows off the thinner Mi 4i, which comes in 5 colors.
Barry Freeman, Jimubox CFO and co-founder, tells Tech in Asia that the earlier tie-up with Xiaomi helped the startup see a big boost in traffic.
Xiaomi founders Lei Jun and Lin Bin took an auto rickshaw ride ahead of the global premiere of a new Mi phone in Delhi today.
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Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone brands playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from Samsung.
Segway's passport to China comes down to branding and IP. What's Ninebot? Expect to hear more from them in the future.
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Xiaomi’s India boss, Manu Kumar Jain, today announced new ways for Indian consumers to buy its smartphones or tablets, including via Amazon.
China's tech titans used to trample local startups, but now they're offering funding as they seek out partnerships.
Rather than trying to pack in as much variety as possible like rival O2O food delivery startups, Jacky's hones in on doing one thing very well: spicy shellfish.
Chinese cosmetics and skincare company Yu Jia Hui has raised an undisclosed funding round from Xiaomi founder Lei Jun and Shunwei Capital.
How China's fast-growing smartphone maker works with Yeelink, a company that makes smart lightbulbs.
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?
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.