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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.

Xiaomi to migrate data center from China to US and Singapore

Xiaomi is a Chinese firm that is seeing some success outside of its home country. One of the things that turns many international users off is having their personal and business information stored in China where cybercrime is rampant. Xiaomi's Hugo Barra has recently announced that the company is in the process of migrating data from Beijing where it currently resides to data centers in other countries.

Xiaomi iHealth is a blood pressure taking smartphone dock

For the millions of people around the world that have high blood pressure, part of daily life is taking their blood pressure to make sure it is in the normal range. That means that many people need blood pressure machines that take the readings and then they have to track the readings in a notebook or with an app. Xiaomi has announced this week a new product that came from its $25 million investment in iHealth Labs.

Xiaomi steps up its game with a Bluetooth game controller

There should no longer be any doubt that Xiaomi wants in on the fledgling Chinese game biz. The company has now outed its own Bluetooth game controller for, what else, gaming. While the controller seems like a natural evolution of its Mi TV box, it does raise some questions about the future of one popular Android gaming console turned platform.
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