Once dismissed as a cloner, now a growing number of phone brands are rushing to replicate China’s Xiaomi. But its secret sauce has a complex recipe...
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.
2014 was the year of the smart gadget in China: almost every major tech company announced that they were making a smart something, and smart TVs were right at the front of the pack. But as the dust se...
The sensors measure things like light, sound, temperature, and movement. They can then send signals to other smart gadgets around the home.
Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra said today that the Chinese company plans to invest in Indian tech startups and overseas media content. It comes as the smartphone brand looks to build its empire with smart gadget...
Indonesia has 4G LTE networks, so Xiaomi should be rolling out compatible products soon. But it’s not that simple, according to VP of international Hugo Barra.
Lei's least sexy announcement at today's keynote was arguable his most important.
The new Xiaomi Note smartphone wasn’t the only new gadget Xiaomi revealed at its press event in Beijing today.
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi unveiled a new phone this afternoon at a launch event - the glass-and-metal Xiaomi Note with a 5.7-inch screen.
2015 looks set to be the year that Xiaomi’s rivals catch up in terms of strong specs for low prices.
We all need more juice for our phones, so Xiaomi's affordable battery pack is proving pretty popular.
India’s Micromax launched its new sub-brand for the first time today. All 10,000 units of the Yu Yureka smartphone sold out on Amazon India within three seconds. It marks the debut of Micromax’s spin-...
As with the original Redmi, the new Redmi 2 costs just US$110 (RMB 699 in China) and packs some pretty strong specifications for the price.
In an open letter to staff, Xiaomi’s Lei Jun reveals the company sold over 61 million smartphones in 2014
A reflection on the past and a look towards the future from the charismatic CEO
A reverse image search on the purported Xiaomi laptop reveals that the photo actually comes from 2011. Oooops!
Xiaomi obliterated months of rumors and blind guesses today by confirming a new US$1.1 billion round of funding.
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi revealed today that it has sold one million smartphones in India in the five months since launching in the nation.
The round is led by All-Stars Investment, a tech fund run by ex-Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji.
Xiaomi is by far China’s most important tech company. Its founder embodies all of Silicon Valley’s greatest heroes, from Bill Gates to Steve Jobs to Elon Musk.