I’m upgrading it from "no-no" to "so-so." Many issues persist, but it’s hard to expect better for the money.
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.
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 H...
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 ...
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’...
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 gettin...
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.
Today is a red letter day in India for Chinese smartphone-makers: Xiaomi has flash sales for both 16GB and 64GB variants of its flagship killer Mi 4 at 5pm Indi...
Xiaomi's Mi4 and the Mi Note are like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The looks and specs are very similar; the main difference is the size.
After years of being China’s number one smartphone brand, Samsung has now been deposed by Xiaomi. New data from IDC today reveals a painful drop for Samsung.
A lack of patents is one big reason Xiaomi phones aren't coming to the US this year. But another is that Xiaomi's biggest competitive advantage in China simply ...
Upstart Chinese phone maker Xiaomi revealed today that its version of Android, called MIUI, now has 100 million users.
Speaking at Xiaomi’s ‘meet the media’ event in San Francisco, Hugo Barra ruled out launching Xiaomi smartphones or tablets in the US in 2015.
The Xiaomi MiPad is priced at S$299 (US$220) in Singapore, and a comparable RM 799 in Malaysia.
Ericsson says Xiaomi continued to sell the phone models placed under injunction even after it was expressly prohibited from doing so.
The rise of Chinese brands in the smartphone market does have its limit. There is one place that Chinese brands, at least for the moment, simply can't go.
2014 was a blockbuster year for smartphones, with 1.3 billion shipped in 2014, says the latest data from IDC.
ZTE isn’t tuned in to what consumers have to say – a connection that Xiaomi not only values, but relies on.
Mi 4, priced at INR 19,999 (US$325), will be sold exclusively on Indian ecommerce site Flipkart.
Apple had a record-setting fourth quarter in the Middle Kingdom, in more ways than one. Chief among them: it led the pack for smartphone sales nationwide.