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Does Xiaomi pose a threat to Apple’s iPhone empire? Not even close

By on August 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM.

Does Xiaomi pose a threat to Apple’s iPhone empire? Not even close

Though not a household name in the United States, there’s still a good chance you’ve heard of Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics company that designs and manufactures smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, and an wide assortment of other consumer products.

Since releasing its first smartphone in 2011, Xiaomi’s popularity has increased substantially, in part because the company is generally shameless about copying hardware designs from other companies, and from Apple in particular. Over the past two years or so, there have been no shortage of examples where new Xiaomi products seem to be borderline carbon copies of existing Apple products; the company has even copied Apple event invitations.

That aside, the key aspect to Xiaomi’s success is that the company operates on razor thin margins and offers compelling devices at much cheaper pricepoints than the competition.

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Xiaomi’s president did not actually say Xiaomi ‘will acquire BlackBerry’

By on June 4, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

Xiaomi’s president did not actually say Xiaomi ‘will acquire BlackBerry’

A post on Weibo from Xiaomi’s president seems to be saying that his company “will acquire BlackBerry,” although it turns out that is not the case at all. G for Games points us to remarks made by Xiaomi president and cofounder Bin Lin in which he flat-out states that Xiaomi will buy BlackBerry. Skeptical of a Google translation of the Xiaomi president’s remarks, G for Games looked at the original text and broke it down word by word and, lo and behold, it seems he really did say that his company would be buying BlackBerry. However, a closer inspection reveals this is not what the Xiaomi exec actually said. More →

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Apple Vs. Xiaomi Event Invitations

Xiaomi even copies Apple’s event invitations

By on April 21, 2015 at 12:51 PM.

Xiaomi even copies Apple’s event invitations

For many years, Samsung has been slammed for allegedly copycatting Apple. However, whatever transgressions Samsung has committed in this regard pale in comparison to Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company that has in the past performed such shameless copycatting that we’ve dubbed them the “Apple Ripoff Master.” Business Insider’s Steve Kovach on Tuesday posted a new picture showing that Xiaomi doesn’t just rip off Apple’s smartphone designs — it rips off the company’s event invitations as well. More →

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Xiaomi Counterfeiters

Oh, the irony: Xiaomi is fuming about rivals ripping off its designs

By on April 13, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

Oh, the irony: Xiaomi is fuming about rivals ripping off its designs

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has a rich history of blatantly copying both Apple software and hardware, a skill it has perfected to such an extent that it’s become quite the profitable entity — to the tune of $45 billion. In fact, in China, Xiaomi is now sells more phones than both Samsung and Apple.

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Windows 10 on Android Video

Video: See what Windows 10 looks like running on an Android phone

By on April 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Video: See what Windows 10 looks like running on an Android phone

Windows Phone hasn’t been a serious contender in the mobile world for quite some time, but reports that arose last month indicated that Microsoft was going to be focusing on more than just Windows 10 in 2015. In fact, it looked like the software developer was about to declare war on Android.

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Xiaomi Mi TV 2: Release Date, Specs and Prices

This might just be the best Android Smart TV your money can’t buy

By on March 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

This might just be the best Android Smart TV your money can’t buy

Anyone looking for a new Smart TV, possibly one powered by Android, should definitely check out the new Mi TV 2. There are two models, including a 40-inch version and a 49-inch version, with the former being a brand new addition to Xiaomi’s TV lineup. Not only do the Mi TV 2 models offer impressive specs, but they’re also extremely affordable, especially the new 40-inch Full HD version.

Too bad buyers outside of China won’t be able to get one anytime soon. More →

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Xiaomi Mi 4 Windows 10 Update

This could be Microsoft’s next major move in its plan to pry Android away from Google

By on March 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM.

This could be Microsoft’s next major move in its plan to pry Android away from Google

Recent reports have revealed that Microsoft has come up with a clever plan to steal Android users even if they never by Lumia devices by offering them a Windows 10 ROM that can be installed on existing Android hardware. In fact, Microsoft has already announced a first partner for this endeavor, the extremely popular Chinese company that’s been selling devices like hot cakes. But things aren’t as easy for Microsoft as it might seem. More →

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Now I’ve seen everything: Windows 10 running on an Android iPhone 5s clone

By on March 19, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Now I’ve seen everything: Windows 10 running on an Android iPhone 5s clone

Microsoft has a daring but very clever plan to turn Android users into Windows 10 customers without any of them having to actually buy new phones. Instead, Google has figured out a way to install Windows 10 on an Android device, and this plan could soon help it convince certain smartphone fans to try out its mobile operating system on their existing Android handsets. More →

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Xiaomi YiCamera Vs. GoPro

Xiaomi’s GoPro killer shoots 1080p at 60 fps… and costs just $64

By on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Xiaomi’s GoPro killer shoots 1080p at 60 fps… and costs just $64

Xiaomi has made a name for itself by putting out hardware with incredible specs at insanely low prices — witness its $640 49-inch 4K TV if you want just one example. Sister site BGR India points us to Xiaomi’s latest exercise in low-margin madness: A GoPro rival that shoots 1080p video at 60 frames per second and costs just $64. More →

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3 crazy facts about Xiaomi that you probably don’t know

By on February 12, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

3 crazy facts about Xiaomi that you probably don’t know

Upstart Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has had an incredible rise over the past couple of years and is giving Samsung all kinds of headaches thanks to its ability to mass produce and ship incredibly cheap hardware at an astonishing pace. Xiaomi held a press event in San Francisco on Thursday and offered up some amazing facts about the company that we’ve never heard before. We’ve picked our three favorites and listed them below. More →

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Xiaomi Mi Note Release Date

Samsung’s other nightmare might also give Apple some sleepless nights

By on January 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

Samsung’s other nightmare might also give Apple some sleepless nights

Not only is Apple still making more money than Samsung in the mobile business, but the iPhone maker is threatening Samsung’s lead in the smartphone business for the first time in years, as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped Apple sell a huge number of handsets during the Christmas quarter. But the iPhone isn’t Samsung’s only nightmare, as the company faces fierce competition in various markets when it comes to cheaper handsets. China is an area of particular interest, where local smartphone makers are selling more and more impressive low-cost devices. One of them is Xiaomi, which might soon be giving Apple some sleepless nights as well. More →

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus vs. Xiaomi Mi Note vs. OnePlus One

6 beastly phones you can buy for less than $400

By on January 22, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

6 beastly phones you can buy for less than $400

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus might be the best-selling phones currently available in stores, but there are also plenty of other options available for smartphone buyers looking to get a powerful mobile device at a fraction of the iPhone 6’s cost. Forbes has put together a list of six handsets that can be purchased right now, or that’ll be available in the near future, for far less than either iPhone 6 version. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Xiaomi Mi Note

Xiaomi tries to bash the iPhone 6 Plus, inadvertently shows how much it rips off Apple

By on January 21, 2015 at 4:48 PM.

Xiaomi tries to bash the iPhone 6 Plus, inadvertently shows how much it rips off Apple

If you thought that Apple had fun successfully suing Samsung for alleged patent infringement, just wait to see what happens if Xiaomi ever brings its devices to the U.S. Xiaomi has posted a new video that tries to make fun of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus and promote its own Mi Note, but the company just inadvertently shows how much its phones rip off Apple’s. More →

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