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.
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.
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.
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...
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 t...
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 loo...
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...
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.