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Which Hardware Companies Could Put Xiaomi Back On Track In 2016? [Updated]

Xiaomi shipped over 70 million smartphones in 2015, falling short of their annual goal of 80 million unit shipments, while Huawei, who lagged behind by Xiaomi before 2015, announced 100 million annual shipments in December 2015. Xiaomi’s poor performance in smartphone sales may have something to do with their inability to launch a fifth flagship phone in 2015, attributed to issues […]

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Qualcomm Breathes Breath Of Fresh Air Following Xiaomi Licensing Deal

Qualcomm Incorporated stock has leapt over 5 percent, the biggest single-day increase in four years, following news that they have settled new 3G and 4G license patent agreements with Xiaomi. It’s a relief for the California-based chipmaker, which has seen its stock decline heavily in 2015 over licensing issues and slowing market demand. “We are pleased to reach […]

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Xiaomi Launches Ninebot Mini: A Self-Balancing Scooter With A $314 Price Tag

China-based smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has announced the launch of Ninebot Mini, a Segway-like personal transport device for 1999 RMB ($314 USD). Compared to Segway’s most affordable model, the Segway i2 SE, which starts at $6,499 USD, it’s a significant play for a low-end market.  Segway’s electric vehicle company was founded in 2001, and was later acquired by its young Chinese imitator […]

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Xiaomi Teams Up With Foxconn To Make Phones In India

Xiaomi launched its first phone entirely assembled in India yesterday, the Redmi 2 Prime. The company has paired up with manufacturer Foxconn, who recently announced a $5 billion USD investment in new manufacturing facilities in western India. The phones were assembled in a current Foxconn factory, and retail at just over $100 USD, (6,999 INR). Xiaomi recently regained their top […]

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Xiaomi MIUI App Store Surpasses 20 Billion Downloads

After regaining the top spot in China by shippments, smartphone giant Xiaomi has marked another milestone, this time with their software. MIUI, the customized Android ROM by Xiaomi, announced that app downloads through its built-in app store surpassed 20 billion as of June this year. It’s good news for the Chinese smartphone maker which posted growth figures […]

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Xiaomi Users Like History, iPhone Users Like Cars: What Your Smartphone Says About You

Brand is identity; from our sneakers to our coffee cup, we like to make sure our logos line up with our egos. And it’s especially true of the coveted digital sidekicks to China’s growing middle class; the smartphone. We know iPhones now outweigh other brands in China’s top tier cities, while Android still reigns dominant countrywide with homegrown startups like Xiaomi […]

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The Top Ten Android App Stores In China 2015

Looking for the latest figures on app stores in China? Check out our 2017 update. Google is hoping to launch a modified Play Store with approved apps later this fall. It’s a glimmering speck of hope for the U.S. tech company which has been largely shut out behind the firewall over the past five years. In […]

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China Now Exports Nearly 45% Of Asia’s High-Tech Goods

China’s share of Asia’s exports of high-tech goods has risen to 43.7 percent in 2014 from 9.4 percent in 2000, according to the 2015 Asian Economic Integration Report released by Asian Development Bank on Tuesday. Since 2000 China’s share in high-tech goods including consumer electronics, telecommunications equipment, medical and aircraft technology increased over 4.6 times. At […]