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  • Xiaomi, What Americans Need To Know

    Xiaomi, What Americans Need To Know

    Xiaomi’s smartphones are currently sold only in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, but its hire of Hugo Barra as Vice President of Xiaomi Global is a clear signal that the three-year-old company plans to break into international markets soon. Read More

  • Google Exec Departs Amidst Rumors Of Tangled Love Quadrangle

    Google Exec Departs Amidst Rumors Of Tangled Love Quadrangle

    We’ve confirmed a report today that Android VP Hugo Barra is leaving Google for “Apple of China” Xiaomi. The report was timed to coincide with another story about the dissolution of Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s marriage to 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki. And revealed that a person whom Hugo Barra had been in a previous relationship with was now dating Brin. Read More

  • Xiaomi Beats Samsung To Top China’s Smartphone Charts

    Xiaomi Beats Samsung To Top China’s Smartphone Charts

    Xiaomi‘s flagship smartphone, the Mi 2S, is the most popular phone in China, according to Chinese benchmarking company, Antutu. According to Antutu’s data on “active device volumes”, the Mi 2S was the most popular phone bought by Chinese users in the first half of this year, followed by Samsung’s latest S4 device. The Mi 2S is the successor to Xiaomi’s… Read More

  • Xiaomi Makes $2.16B In First Half Of 2013, Beating Its Entire 2012 Revenue

    Xiaomi Makes $2.16B In First Half Of 2013, Beating Its Entire 2012 Revenue

    Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi sold 7.03 million handsets in the first half of 2013, the company announced today. Over that period, the Beijing-based startup made RMB 13.27 billion (about $2.16 billion) in revenue. Xiaomi’s latest figures means it sold almost the same number of phones in the first half of 2013 as it did in all of 2012 and made more than double the amount of revenue… Read More

  • Xiaomi Launches Its Own Text Message Service

    Xiaomi Launches Its Own Text Message Service

    Users on Xiaomi devices will now be able to send international text messages faster and more reliably, it said. The Chinese smartphone maker just announced its enterprise international SMS platform at the Mobile Asia Expo event in Shanghai. The new service looks like it’ll rival Apple’s iMessage service in function, but is based entirely on SMS technology. That means that while… Read More

  • Xiaomi Expects To Double Sales To 15 Million Handsets This Year

    Xiaomi Expects To Double Sales To 15 Million Handsets This Year

    Chinese Android-based phone maker Xiaomi said it will produce 15 million handsets for this year, and expects no overstock. This is double the 7.19 million units that were sold in 2012, which netted the firm 12.6 billion RMB ($2 billion) in revenue after tax. Its CEO and founder, Lei Jun, said that the firm is going to produce as many handsets as it expects to sell, because it doesn’t… Read More

  • Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Tech Hints That Its Next Stop Is Hong Kong As It Seeks To Become “China’s Apple”

    Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Tech Hints That Its Next Stop Is Hong Kong As It Seeks To Become “China’s Apple”

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which has been referred to as “the Apple of China,” strongly hinted at an expansion into Hong Kong on its official Twitter account. Though the tweet was cryptically worded, attached is a graphic featuring the company’s latest model, the Xiaomi Mi2, with specs listed in traditional Chinese characters (which is used in Hong Kong, but not… Read More