China's largest smartphone maker has made its first foray into the world's second largest market for smart devices with the launch of an online store targeted at Western consumers.Tuesday, 19 May, 2015, 5:14pm
If you are familiar with the early days of the Chinese internet, the name fm365 may ring a bell. Created with much fanfare by Lenovo and financially co-sponsored by AOL, the $20-million portal was once the hallmark of the rising PC maker’s lofty ambitions to foray into the dotcom industry.15 May 2015 - 6:30am
Smartphone company Xiaomi is shaking off the “copycat” stigma that has long plagued Chinese brands, as positive reviews internationally have allowed the firm to shed that negative label, according to a Xiaomi top executive.19 May 2015 - 11:53am 1 comment
Tencent, maker of China's most popular messaging app, WeChat, has unveiled its own Android-based operating system for smartphones and smart devices.
TOS+ was unveiled on Tuesday at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing by Tencent chief operating officer Mark Ren Yuxin. Ren said the software includes built-in voice recognition and payment systems.29 Apr 2015 - 10:51am
For tech reporters in China these days, time management is really challenging, thanks to the almost non-stop rounds of launches of all kinds of new products. Sometimes they are forced to choose which company to cover, a dilemma when all are likely to be equally newsworthy.29 Apr 2015 - 10:34am
Don’t expect to see slick, glossy advertisements for Xiaomi’s mobile phones on public transport, billboards or even televisions near you.28 Apr 2015 - 7:07pm
Tech industry leaders from Silicon Valley to Beijing have at least one shared hobby – learning a foreign language as soon as possible – whether it be Putonghua for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or English for Xiaomi’s Lei Jun.28 Apr 2015 - 9:30pm 3 comments
Ratan Tata, a former chairman of Indian industrial group Tata Sons, has made a personal investment in smartphone maker Xiaomi, the Chinese company said on Sunday, without disclosing the amount.
This is the first investment by any Indian into Xiaomi, according to the Beijing-based company, and comes as Xiaomi steps up its push into the fast-growing Indian market.27 Apr 2015 - 9:17am
China's largest domestic smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched the Mi 4i, an upgraded version of its flagship Mi4 phone.
The firm's vice president of international operations Hugo Barra introduced the new device at a live event in New Delhi that was also broadcast online, though the live feed was unavailable for many users for large parts of the event.23 Apr 2015 - 8:07pm
Chinese company Ninebot, backed by Xiaomi and other venture capital firms, has acquired its US rival Segway, the companies announced this week.20 Apr 2015 - 12:11pm
China's largest domestic smartphone maker Xiaomi announced today that it has set a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales.9 Apr 2015 - 5:35pm 2 comments
China's largest domestic smartphone brand Xiaomi has entered into a partnership with Alibaba subsidiary Alipay to create wearable payment devices, Xiaomi announced this week.21 Apr 2015 - 11:32am
China's largest smartphone manufacturer has expanded its drive into customers' homes with five new products, including a smart scale and a smart power strip.
Xiaomi chief executive Lei Jun revealed the new products at an event in Beijing today to mark the upcoming fifth anniversary of the firm, now one of the world's highest valued private technology companies at US$45 billion.31 Mar 2015 - 8:01pm
China's top smartphone maker has unveiled the latest in its line of cut price smart televisions.24 Mar 2015 - 4:38pm
FIH Mobile, the world's largest contract manufacturer of mobile phones, may be looking to reopen its shuttered factory in southern India to back the expansion of Xiaomi and other major Chinese smartphones brands in the country.24 Mar 2015 - 9:31am