Posts tagged with: Xiaomi
  • by | December 19, 2013 10:42 AM

    We're less than two short weeks away from the end of 2013 and it's hard to deny that this year has been a pretty great one for smartphones. Sure, some players struggled more than others, but the industry's in a stronger, more mature, and just more interesting place than it was a year ago. For all the progress that's come our way, though, I wonder if we're not missing out on even bigger and better things. Because as much as the landscape has grown, we're still dealing with a small group of players, and an even more select group of the really big boys, the devices from which simply dominate ...

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  • by | September 12, 2013 3:21 PM

    Late last month, the Android community got some unexpected news when Google's Hugo Barra revealed that he was leaving his home at Google to move to China and start working for phone-maker Xiaomi. At the time, we didn't have many details on his departure, though speculation about personal relationships between Barra, Sergey Brin, and a female Googler certainly added fuel to the fire. Now, Barra's sitting down to talk about what led him to Xiaomi, and what he plans to bring to the company. Even though we just heard about it a few weeks ago, Barra's move to Xiaomi has apparently been in the ...

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  • by | August 29, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the the launch of the Verizon Moto X, aside from some rumors of the European Moto X getting a replaceable back. Then we talk about some leaked Galaxy Gear specs, aside from the horrendous price tag of the Samsung Galaxy NX. Nokia is next as we discover the first leaked photo of their project Bandit, AKA Lumia 1520. Then we cover some iPad 5 rumors which are both good and bad. We end today's show talking about the departure of Hugo Barra as Google's Android VP, and what this means to the platform. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | July 23, 2012 1:07 PM

    By and large, it's hard to get excited about smartphones targeted for a Chinese audience. While we occasionally hear about some very impressive hardware, such handsets rarely see wide release in the West. Still, even when the chances of getting our hands on such hardware is pretty low, it can still be worth paying attention to for signs of where the smartphone market in general is heading. The latest Chinese phone to catch our attention in such a manner has us wondering just how cheap high-end hardware could soon become. Xiaomi released its M1/MI-ONE last year, an S3-based dual-core ...

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