Xiaomi vs Apple Design

Xiaomi says Jony Ive needs to test Xiaomi’s Apple knockoffs before criticizing them

By on October 13, 2014 at 6:36 PM.

Xiaomi says Jony Ive needs to test Xiaomi’s Apple knockoffs before criticizing them

After Jony Ive took a hard stance in a recent interview against companies that copy the design of various Apple products, including hardware and software, Xiaomi boss Lin Bin issued a response to Chinese media, The Register reports, inviting Apple’s design guru to try Xiaomi products before criticizing them. More →

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Samsung Q2 2014 China Sales

Xiaomi is giving Samsung plenty of reasons to be nervous

By on August 5, 2014 at 9:26 AM.

Xiaomi is giving Samsung plenty of reasons to be nervous

Samsung has been the vendor to beat in China for quite some time, but according to the latest figures from research firm Canalys, Xiaomi has taken the top spot in the second quarter of 2014. Xiaomi managed to capture 14% of the market with nearly 15 million units sales while Samsung took second place with 13.2 million, Lenovo took third with 13 million and Yulong and Huawei rounded out the top 5. More →

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BlackBerry Z3 Vs. Xiaomi Redmi

BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

By on July 18, 2014 at 1:04 PM.

BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

Batten down the hatches, BlackBerry — Hurricane Xiaomi is barreling toward you. The Wall Street Journal reports that even though red-hot Chinese vendor Xiaomi has had trouble getting its phones approved for sale in Indonesia, the company does expect to get the green light very soon. Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s vice president for global operations, tells the Journal that if all goes as planned, Xiaomi will start selling its smartphones in Indonesia by the end of August. More →

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Xiaomi Mi TV 2 4K Android TV

You probably won’t be able to buy the world’s cheapest 4K TV

By on May 15, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

You probably won’t be able to buy the world’s cheapest 4K TV

Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled a brand new Android-based product, a 49-inch 4K TV that will cost just 3,999 yuan, or around $640, Engadget reports. Even though 4K TVs aren’t necessarily must-have products just yet, its price certainly makes this Xiaomi smart TV very interesting, assuming international customers will actually get a chance to buy one. More →

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Xiaomi Mi Pad Specs, Price and Release Date

Video: Meet the one shameless iPad mini knockoff worth checking out

By on May 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Video: Meet the one shameless iPad mini knockoff worth checking out

Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled it’s first tablet ever, the Mi Pad, which looks like an iPad mini clone dressed in iPhone 5c colors, and which will be more than affordable when it launches in China later this year. The tablet will cost 1,499 yuan (about $240) or 1,699 yuan (about $270) depending on built-in storage, which is significantly lower than the iPad mini, whose price starts at $399. More →

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Samsung Vs. Xiaomi Smartphone Sales

Samsung now has another company to fear besides Apple

By on April 23, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Samsung now has another company to fear besides Apple

Right now, the smartphone market is essentially split between Samsung and Apple, with all other companies struggling to make a profit. However, this could soon change, as Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is hoping to shake things up with its dirt-cheap smartphones that actually sport fairly impressive specs. For example, it’s flagship Mi3 smartphone features a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, all for about $330. More →

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Xiaomi Mi3S Specs

Get ready to meet the sleekest smartphone of 2014 – but you can’t buy one

By on April 10, 2014 at 3:06 PM.

Get ready to meet the sleekest smartphone of 2014 – but you can’t buy one

The brand new HTC One (M8) features what is hands down the most beautiful design we’ve seen on any widely available smartphone. If Xiaomi’s short history has taught us anything, however, the new One is in store for some stiff competition in the coming months. The scrappy Chinese smartphone maker has modeled its business after Apple and, just like Apple, its handsets thus far have been beautiful and powerful. Now, according to a new leak, it looks like Xiaomi has a new gem in store. More →

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Xiaomi 2014 Smartphone Shipments

The Android phone market is about to get more insanely competitive

By on January 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

The Android phone market is about to get more insanely competitive

Unless you’re Samsung, selling Android phones probably means breaking even at best and losing money at worst. While Samsung has maintained a stranglehold on the high-end Android market, dozens of vendors in emerging markets have been fighting over the leftover scraps in the low-end market. And it looks like the Android phone market is going to get even more insanely competitive in 2014 because Chinese vendor Xiaomi has announced that it plans to ship 40 million smartphones this year, or roughly double the number of phones that it shipped in 2013. More →

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Xiaomi MiPad Pictures Leak

Could this be the tablet that crushes the iPad in China?

By on December 11, 2013 at 1:40 PM.

Could this be the tablet that crushes the iPad in China?

Apple faces some major obstacles in its ambitions to conquer China — it’s had to deal with both Samsung spamming out gadgets left and right and also upstart Chinese vendors such as Xiaomi that have been pumping out smartphones with strong specs at dirt-cheap prices. And now it looks like Xiaomi is planning on cutting into Apple’s tablet business as well because Nowhereelse.fr has spotted leaked pictures posted on Chinese social networking website Weibo that purportedly show the Xiaomi MiPad, a new tablet that the Chinese vendor will probably sell for the same stunningly low prices that it’s used to make its smartphones such a success in its homeland. More →

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Hugo Barra Android Xiaomi

Top Android exec departs Google amid reports of love triangle

By on August 29, 2013 at 9:30 AM.

Top Android exec departs Google amid reports of love triangle

Top Android executive Hugo Barra has confirmed that he has left Google to work at Xiaomi, an emerging Chinese Android smartphone vendor. The news was first reported by AllThingsD and later confirmed by both Google and Barra himself. “We wish Hugo Barra the best,” Google said in a statement. “We’ll miss him at Google and we’re excited that he is staying within the Android ecosystem.” Barra had been with Google for more than five years and had worked on the Android team for about three as ‎vice president of Android product management. He joins Xiaomi as Vice President and says he will “help them expand their incredible product portfolio and business globally.” But the plot thickens. More →

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