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Xiaomi looking to overtake Apple, Samsung in the next 10 years

11/23, 3:27pm

CEO Lei believes Xiaomi can make the jump from third place, trades jabs with Apple

Last week, Xiaomi CEO Jun Lei said that he expects the smartphone manufacturer to take the number one sales spot in smartphones over the next decade. Lei had a chance to emphasize his belief at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen China, taking to a panel to accentuate the company's growth in smart devices. To do so, the Chinese company will need to overtake the number one and two companies Samsung and Apple, something that Apple Senior Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs Bruce Sewell believes won't be so "easy."

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Xiaomi rumored to be working on $65 mid-ranged smartphone for China

11/12, 8:18am

Leadcore 2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 720p display touted in claimed cheap Xiaomi smartphone

Mid-range Android smartphones with entry-level price tags may be on the horizon, as Chinese smartphone producer Xiaomi reportedly plans to launch a cut-price device in China in the near future. The manufacturer is said to be preparing a device with a 2GHz Cortex A7 processor from Leadcore, with the unnamed device expected to be priced at 399 yuan ($65).

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Xiaomi investing $1B into video content to support TV business

11/05, 11:29pm

Investment comes as market heats up in China, executive hired to improve business

Capturing the phone market in China doesn't appear to be good enough for competitive electronics manufacturer Xiaomi, as it is now looking to further entice consumers into buying televisions and set-top boxes. The company announced this week that it will be investing $1 billion into online video content to support its smart television business.

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Xiaomi moves international user data out of China during expansion

10/23, 3:34pm

Move comes as the company looks to strengthen services on a global scale

Xiaomi announced this week that it's taking steps to strengthen its services across the globe after an expanded server infrastructure effort started earlier in the year. As a part of the server expansion, the company said that data from international users of Xiaomi products is being transferred out of the central data centers in Beijing.

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Lenovo forming new phone brand in China to compete with Xiaomi

10/15, 9:57pm

New company to launch under new brand in 2015, focus on Internet-based sales

Lenovo is taking a new approach to its mobile strategy ,according to a statement it released today. The PC and mobile communications company has indicated that it is creating a new device company and brand for the emerging market in China. The unnamed company will operate separately from Lenovo, focusing on Internet-based sales. The new brand is being positioned as a direct competitor for Xiaomi, a startup that has rapidly grown its market share since its entry into the device market in 2010.

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Xiaomi pushing out update over privacy, data reporting concerns

08/10, 5:07pm

Executive outlines technology tied to server reporting, changes including ability to opt-in

Since last month, Chinese phone and tablet manufacturer Xiaomi has been under suspicion of data practices that could be considered harmful to its user base, including the discovery of spyware installed in the Star N9500. Recent reports, and testing by a security firm, indicates that Xiaomi's smart phones, including the RedMi 1S, are reporting information back to servers in China.

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Xiaomi now China's leading smartphone brand, beats Samsung shipments

08/05, 5:53pm

Firm states that Chinese company overtook Samsung on weak shipment quarter

Research firm Canalys ushered in some less-than-welcome news for Samsung this week, as the firm indicates that the Korean electronics manufacturer has lost the leading smartphone spot in China. Xiaomi, a Chinese manufacturer that has rapidly risen in popularity, has claimed the top spot for market share in the country, dethroning Samsung on the back of weak quarterly results.

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Xiaomi launches Mi 4 smartphone, low-cost Mi Band fitness tracker

07/22, 6:06am

Xiaomi Mi 4 has 5-inch 1080p display, claimed quick-charging battery

Chinese mobile device manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled two new items for the Chinese market. The Xizomi Mi 4 continues the Mi device line with a 5-inch display and a hint of iPhone styling, while the Mi Band is a low-cost fitness band which can be used as a proximity security system for the smartphone, allowing the Mi 4 to automatically unlock when it is held in the same hand that is also wearing the band.

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Xiaomi boasts large phone sales numbers for first half of 2014

07/02, 4:04pm

Chinese manufacturer continues market growth with 26.1 million phones sold

Smartphone and tablet manufacturer Xiaomi announced that it hit a major sales milestone this year. The China-based company announced today that it sold 26.1 million phones in the first half of 2014. A triple-digit increase over the same point as last year, Xiaomi is looking for greater growth by the end of the year as it hopes to gain an even greater market share.

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Xiaomi reveals 49-inch 4K Android smart TV in China for $640

05/15, 3:52pm

Budget smart TV from Xiaomi includes separate soundbar, subwoofer

Following its reveal of the Mi Pad tablet, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has launched its second Android television. The Mi TV 2 has a 49-inch display panel sourced from LG that can show 4K-resolution content, as well as 3D video, with the television using Android to run its smart TV capabilities, including streaming video and gaming.

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Xiaomi launches Mi Pad in China with Nvidia Tegra K1 processor

05/15, 11:30am

First Xiaomi tablet equals screen size, resolution of Retina iPad Mini

Chinese smartphone producer Xiaomi has launched its rumored first tablet. The Mi Pad shares more than a passing resemblance to the iPad mini with Retina display, with Xiaomi using a 7.9-inch display with a 2048x1536 resolution matching Apple's tablet, though the aluminum finish of the iPad mini has been replaced by brightly-colored shades of plastic similar to that of the iPhone 5C.

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China's smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi nears launch of first tablet

05/11, 4:45pm

Tech company expands device offerings with seven inch tablet following phablet release

A new tablet referred to as the "MiPad" is soon to be released from Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi. The launch of a tablet follows on from Xiaomi's release of the Redmi Note, a 5.5-inch phablet that allegedly sold 1,000,000 units in 34 minutes upon its release in March.

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China's Xiaomi aims for 40M smartphones sold in 2014

01/03, 4:30pm

Xiaomi aims for more sales, targets Singapore, the world

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi announced this week that it plans to double this year's device shipments over the total it hit in 2013. The company's chairman said on Thursday that it will aim to ship 40 million handsets as it expands sales beyond China, according to The Guardian. Moving that many handsets in a year would put Xiaomi into the top 10 smartphone makers in the world.

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Hugo Barra on hand for Xiaomi Mi-3 launch

09/05, 7:45am

Xiaomi Mi-3 launches with high-end specs, mid-range price

Former Google VP for Android has already taken up his new dutieswith Chinese Android handset maker Xiaomi. The new VP of Xiaomi Global attended today's launch event for the company's new flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi-3. The new handset boasts high-end specs including the option of a Nvidia Tegra 4 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processors in a 5-inch 1080p device retailing outright for as little as $327 for the 16GB model or $408 for a 64GB variant.

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Xiaomi set top box offers iOS, Android device streaming

11/14, 11:39am

Xiaomi Box will bring online content at up to 1080p to HDTVs

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has now introduced a set-top box that connects to HDTVs and user's mobile devices. The Xiaomi Box runs on MIUI version of Android and is said to support AirPlay, DLNA, and Miracast wireless streaming standards. Like similar devices, there is also access to paid content in the form of digital movie rentals and purchases, albeit from various Chinese content stores.

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Xiaomi Phone 2 due in China on October 30

10/26, 12:22pm

50K Xiaomi Phone 2s to go on sale in China on October 30

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi said it will begin selling its Phone 2, or Mi Two, smartphone in its home market starting on October 30. Like in the past, the phone will be sold online, and if the performance of past sales is any indication, the initial 50,000-unit allotment should be sold out in mere minutes. Those who don't get in on the initial batch will get another chance in min-November when 250,000 more of the Mi Two phones are due to go on sale.

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China's Xiaomi sells 150k Mi One phones in under 13 minutes

04/24, 4:20pm

Seventh batch of Xiaomi phones sells out quick

Xiaomi has managed to sell 150,000 of its Mi One or M1 smartphones in just 12 minutes and 41 seconds on Tuesday. Priced at 2,000 yuan (about $317), the phone runs on Android that's heavily with a third-party MIUI interface. The phone is sold in batches, with this latest one being the seventh since the phone's introduction last August.

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