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Xiaomi 2014 Smartphone Shipments

The Android phone market is about to get more insanely competitive

January 1st, 2014

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 …

Xiaomi MiPad Pictures Leak

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

December 11th, 2013

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 …

Hugo Barra Android Xiaomi

Top Android exec departs Google amid reports of love triangle

August 29th, 2013

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 …