Xiaomi

Xiaomi Determined to Take on Apple in ‘War of Life and Death’

Apple faces competition from many different brands all offering Android alternatives, but Xiaomi looks to be the most determined to beat it in the high-end phone market. Xiaomi chief executive and founder Lei Jun has said the company wants to benchmark against Apple in terms of both product and experience and become China's dominant high-end brand within three...

Lithuania Urges Consumers to Throw Away Xiaomi, Huawei Phones

Amidst souring relations between Lithuania and Europe, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry's National Cyber Security Centre launched a probe into phones sold by Chinese manufacturers. The results of the investigation have revealed that Xiaomi phones sold in Europe are capable of detecting and censoring terms considered politically unacceptable by the Chinese government, like "Free Tibet", "Long...

Apple Sees Record Second Quarter Shipments as Xiaomi Becomes the Second-Largest Smartphone Brand

Global smartphone market grew 19 percent year-over-year but declined by 7 percent quarter-over-quarter as 329 million units were shipped. According to new data from Counterpoint Research explains that Samsung retained the number one spot with shipments reaching 58 million units in Q2 2021. However, its market share declined to 18 percent as compared to 22 percent in Q1 2021...

Xiaomi Overtakes Apple as World’s Second-Largest Smartphone Maker

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has overtaken Apple's as the second largest smartphone maker in the world, after Samsung. According to data from Canalys, the Chinese firm was the second-largest smartphone maker in the second quarter. The data revealed that Xiaomi had 17 percent share of global smartphone shipments which is only behind that of Samsung which stood...

Xiaomi Reportedly Ready to Throw Hat into EV Ring: REPORT

Apple isn't the only major phone maker rumored to be designing electric cars. According to a new Reuters report, Chinese technology firm Xiaomi reportedly plans to make and sell its own electric car. Details of the EVs themselves weren't forthcoming, but Xiaomi would reportedly integrate them with other products and manufacture them at a plant from Chinese...

After Mocking Apple, Xiaomi Flagship Won’t Include Charger in the Box

[caption id="attachment_346173" align="aligncenter" width="445"] Image: Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun on Weibo[/caption] Only a couple months after mocking Apple for not including a charger with the iPhone 12, Xiaomi's CEO revealed on Chinese social media site Weibo that the company's next flagship — the Mi 11 — will ship without a charger as well, reports The...

Xiaomi Accused of Collecting Users’ Search and Browsing Data

Xiaomi is collecting a slew of browsing data from its unsuspecting users. Xiaomi is being accused of recording users’ interactions with its phones and sending the data to servers hosted by Alibaba in Singapore and Russia that have been rented by the Chinese phone giant, reads a new report from Forbes. While Xiaomi's default browser...

Google Suspends Xiaomi Mi Home Integration for Assistant-Enabled Devices

Google has reportedly blocked a Chinese company from working with some of its devices after a customer complained that they could see CCTV footage of other people's houses. According to a new report from Android Police, Google has responded to claims that Xiaomi smart cameras were streaming strangers’ home camera feeds by disabling integration with its...