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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