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Xiaomi teases new announcement to solve ‘life’s most important questions’

Xiaomi has teased that it has something big in store for its customers in China. On Weibo, Xiaomi marketing director Xu Jieyun posted that the company is about to solve ‘life’s most important questions’. “Next week, there will be a few surprises from Xiaomi, which are going to solve life’s most important questions”, said Xu’s Weibo post. He was also holding a handful of ...

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MiBook: Xiaomi laptop rumored to run Linux, cost US$470

Xiaomi is rumored to be working on a laptop, which we call the MiBook (only because we think it would be a great name). The MiBook could go on sale as early as 1Q 2016 to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air and Lenovo’s ThinkPad, sources have said. If the rumors are true, we could also see a 15-inch screen, manufactured by Inventec and Foxconn. Inventec already ...

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Sources: Xiaomi will release laptop to compete with Apple in 2016

Xiaomi may introduce its first laptop early next year, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Entering the PC market would open new battle fronts against Apple and Lenovo. The notebook (the MiBook?) could go on sale as early as 1Q 2016 to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air and Lenovo’s ThinkPad, the sources said. According to the sources, Xiaomi has been in talks with Samsung to supply memory chips, ...

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Xiaomi third in global wearables sales, behind Fitbit and Apple

A report published by IDC regarding the global wearable technology market sheds some light on a very interesting arms race that’s currently going on. The wearables market grew 223% over the course of the previous year. 18.1 million wearables were moved in the 2Q 2015, compared with 5.6 million in the same quarter the previous year. Of those, 4.4 million devices were Fitbit, 3.6 ...

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Report: Xiaomi plans September launch in Africa

According to a report from Forbes, Xiaomi is planning to launch in Africa as early as September. Xiaomi has partnered with Mobile In Africa, the company that previously distributed Apple products to the continent. With the partnership, Xiaomi devices will be brought to 50 sub-Saharan countries, according to the distributor’s president,  RJ van Spaandonk. The devices Xiaomi will bring to Africa have ...

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HTC announces job cuts amid pressure from Xiaomi, Apple

HTC said Thursday that it will cut jobs and discontinue some of its models in order to compete with market leaders like Apple and Samsung in high-end devices. This is due to significant losses in market share for the Taiwanese company during this year’s second quarter. In 2015, HTC shares have fallen 51 percent. “The cuts will be across the board,” HTC Chief ...

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Xiaomi is now China’s largest smartphone vendor

The ratings are in. Xiaomi is now the reigning champion for smartphone sales in China, with Huawei coming in second, and Apple falling to third. Quarterly estimates from March 2015 – June 2015 show that Xiaomi has the top spot at 15.9 percent of the Chinese market share. Huawei was right behind, pulling in 15.7 percent. It seems Chinese consumers are buying ...

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