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Xiaomi sales ban in India partially lifted

Last week, India reportedly banned Xiaomi sales and imports because of a patent infringement issue. It was brought to the New Delhi court by Ericsson India who said Xiaomi was asked to license standard essential patents but to no avail. This was after all the good news came out: the OEM might debut in the US in 2015, its App Store reaching the 10 billion downloads milestone, and the arrival of the new Xiaomi Redmi Note in India.

Gartner: Smartphones in emerging markets rise

The era of feature phones might be coming to a close. That is one of the possibilities coming from Gartner's analysis of this year's third quarter smartphone sales. The mobile phone market has practically stagnated compared to the same period last year, thanks to the rise of low-end Android phones. This is most especially seen in emerging markets like Eastern Europe and the Middle East, while Western Europe's smartphone sales reveal a disheartening downward trend.

India bans Xiaomi sales and imports for patent infringement

Xiaomi has been hit with a sales and import ban in India. A court in New Delhi has banned sales and imports due to copyright infringement. The case was brought against Xiaomi by Ericsson India and Ericsson says that it has tried to get Xiaomi to license the standard essential patents it is using in its devices.

Chinese OEM Xiaomi might make US market debut in 2015

US residents may very well be getting a taste of the Chinese OEM Xiaomi's brand of smartphones as it looks like they might be entering the market by 2015. Sources say they will be appearing at the Consumer Electronic Show in January 2015 and that they are currently investing in US technology and looking for funding as well. While they ship more phones in their country than Samsung, outside of China, they still have to make a name for themselves.

Xiaomi’s App Store marks 10B downloads, set to go international

China-based manufacturer Xiaomi is on a real high these days after the announcement that they have surpassed Samsung as the manufacturer with the third largest shipping volume in Q3 of 2014. To cap that off, Xiaomi’s app market – the Mi App Store – is celebrating its 10 billionth download and the outfit is planning to go international with the store.

Xiaomi Redmi Note arriving in India, preloaded with Fleksy

The Android One may not make it big in India but the Redmi Note has great potential. This new smartphone from China will soon arrive in the country complete with kick-ass specs: 8-Core MTK 6592 or Snapdragon 400, 1.7GHz CPU or Quad-core 1.6GHz CPU for the 4G version, 2GB RAM, and a vast 5.5-inch HD IPS display screen.

Samsung to cut up to 30% of phone models, protect profit margins

It was bound to happen sooner or later – Samsung has been one, if not the most prolific gadget maker in the global market in terms of number of models out in the market. But with the Korean giant’s profit margins shrinking because of pressure from smaller Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Samsung has announced that they plan to reduce the number of smartphone models to cut costs.

Xiaomi to launch 16,000 mAh power bank

After coming out with 5200mAh and 10400mAh power bank models, it looks like the capacity for power banks from Xiaomi just keeps going up and up – with the Chinese gadget maker coming out with a 16000mAh model. This power bank looks set to give you your mobile charging needs for one whole working week – at least, that should be the rationale for having a power bank with this much juice capacity.

Latest Q3 2014 IDC figures show Xiaomi now 3rd in smartphones shipped

While some brands and markets may have already plateaued when it comes to smartphone consumption, there are still those in the emerging market that have just found their stride, as more options become available to the consumers. Samsung and Apple may still be top in terms of quantities shipped, but other brands, particularly the curious case case of Xiaomi, are playing catch-up to the big boys, indicating the shift in terms of which regions or countries OEMs should focus on.
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