Tag Archives: Xiaomi

Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Android M) and its route to OEMs such as Xiaomi

Sept 29, 2015: Android 6.0 Marshmallow – Official Announcement of all features (Nexus Event 2015) – GIGA TECH in 8 minutes  Oct 6, 2015: The Top 3 new features highlighted for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the android.com/history Now On Tap Get assistance … Continue reading

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Smartphone market outlook and the MediaTek Helio X10 based Xiaomi Redmi Note 2/Prime launched for $125, $140 and $156

Let’s start with an extremely good presentation video by Mrwhosetheboss: And an actual experience video from Chinese sources (finished by comparing to iPhone 6): Aug 16, 2015, Xiaomi Today: Xiaomi sold 800,000 Redmi Note 2 phones in 12 hours Note that Xiaomi … Continue reading

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Tablet and smartphone market trends

September update: Qualcomm’s smartphone AP revenues declined 17% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2015, Strategy Analytics estimated. Qualcomm maintained its smartphone AP market share leadership with 45% revenue share, followed by Apple with 19% revenue share and MediaTek with 18% revenue share. … Continue reading

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Xiaomi’s global offensive with Hugo Barra in charge is threatening Apple—with 10.4 million smartphones sold in China it had already outsold Apple in Q1’14, having “just” 9 million iPhones sold there

And this is just a global start as their plan for the whole year is “only” 60 million units, i.e. given the 4×10.4 units just for China (at least) their direct sales abroad will not be more than 20 million … Continue reading

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The lost U.S. grip on the mobile computing market, including not only the device business, but software development and patterns of use in general

This is my conclusion after the two sections of analysis presented below: I. China-based white-box tablet and smartphone vendors were shaping the 2013 global device market which will even more so in 2014 II. Asia is following different patterns of … Continue reading

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Chinese smartphone brands to conquer the global market?

The smartphone market in China became saturated between Q3’12 and Q4’13 as per the below chart from Analysys International (EnfoDesk): Note that this chart corresponds to Chinese writing traditions, i.e. in Q2’11 16.81 million smartphones and 51.01 million feature phones … Continue reading

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