Xiaomi's VP Barra quits, hints at new adventure in Silicon Valley

Xiaomi's VP Barra quits, hints at new adventure in Silicon Valley

New Delhi [India], Jan. 23 : Hugo Barra, Vice President, Global Operations at Xiaomi Inc., has quit the company citing 'a new adventure back in Silicon Valley'.

The global executive on Monday announced his decision in a social media post.

"What I've realised is that the last few years of living in such a singular environment have taken a huge toll on my life and started affecting my health. My friends, what I consider to be my home, and my life are back in Silicon Valley, which is also much closer to my family. Seeing how much I've left behind these past few years, it is clear to me that the time has come to return," Barra wrote in a long Facebook post.

Xiaomi sells half a million smartphones within three days of festive season

New Delhi [India], Oct. 5 : Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has become the biggest gainer during the recent three-day festive season sales across Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart by selling half a million smart phones.

The company said it has run out of stock of Redmi 3S Prime and Redmi Note 3 devices on Flipkart in a day given the continuously rising demand leading up to Diwali,

With half a million phones sold, Xiaomi India head, Manu Kumar Jain, said in a Facebook post, "This means close to 2 phones were sold per second during first three days of October. Based on what we know, no other brand has ever achieved this in India."

Xiaomi violating HC order, claims Ericsson in High Court

Xiaomi violating HC order, claims Ericsson in High Court

New Delhi - Swedish telecom firm Ericsson on Thursday claimed in Delhi High Court that Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi Technology was violating its interim order by selling handsets which do not have chipsets of Qualcomm Incorporated.

The counsel for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson told Justice Jayant Nath that Xiaomi was violating a division bench order of the court, allowing the Chinese company to sell and import till today (February 5) only those handsets which have Qualcomm processors.

"Xiaomi is selling handsets based on non-Qualcomm chipsets through a website called www.Xiaomishop.Com," senior advocate Pratibha M Singh told the court.

Xiaomi unveils `faster, better` Redmi 2

Redmi 2Washington, Jan 05 - Xiaomi which clocked 60 million sales in 2014 has reportedly unveiled its newest entry-level phone, the Redmi 2.

The new device shares most of the features with the original model like, the 4.7-inch screen and the 1280 x 720 display however, it also sports a few welcomed changes from its antecedent including, a 64-bit Qualcomm 410 quad-core processor and a dual 4G SIM support too, reported Tech Crunch.

The new Redmi features an eight megapixel rear camera, improved two megapixel front camera, 1GB RAM and 8GB on-device storage. It runs on Xiaomi's own MIUI version of Android and provides a few more options to its color-loving customers like, "lime green" and "powder yellow."

Xiaomi earned net profits worth 56million dollars in 2013

XiaomiWashington, Dec 16 : Chinese phone maker Xiaomi reportedly earned 56 million dollars in net profit in 2013.

According to a disclosure made to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Xiaomi made 347.5 million renminbi (56 million dollars) in net profit on 26.6 billion renminbi in revenue (4.3 billion dollars) last year, CNET reported.

That gives Xiaomi an operating profit margin of just 1.8 percent.

Xiaomi has been focusing on attaining growth in emerging markets like China, Indonesia and India .

The company's expansion has made its larger, more established rivals to sit up and take notice. (ANI)

Xiaomi willing to open patent talks with Ericsson post facing temporary ban in India

XiaomiWashington, Dec 11 : Chinese phone company Xiaomi has expressed willingness to open talks over patents with Ericsson after the New Delhi High Court imposed a temporary ban on its smartphones that prevented the company from importing and selling some of its smartphones in the country.

The high court had granted an 'ex parte' injunction against Xiaomi after Ericsson filed a patent complaint. Officials from the Chinese company have been asked to visit Xiaomi's India office to ensure that it does not sell, advertise, manufacture or import devices that infringe the patents in question, reported Tech Crunch.

Xiaomi becomes third largest smartphone maker in just three years

XiaomiWashington, Oct 31 : Xiaomi Corp has made it to the top-three smartphone making companies in just three years of launch, outselling rivals with low-budget smartphones packed with high-end features.

Xiaomi now holds the third position, following Apple at second place and Samsung leading the list.

Founder Lei Jun is expanding the Beijing-based company internationally by starting sales in India and Singapore as he targets 10 new markets. Xiaomi, which makes devices using a customized version of Google Inc's Android operating system, keeps costs down by selling directly to consumers online, Chinadaily reported.

Xiaomi phones a security risk, don't use it: Indian Air Force

New Delhi - IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the grounds that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company.

"F-secure, a leading security solution company, recently carried out a test of Xiaomi Redmi 1s, the company's budget smartphone, and found that the phone was forwarding carrier name, phone number, IMEI (the device identifier) plus numbers from address book and text messages back to Beijing," says an advisory issued by the IAF to its personnel.

Xiaomi hires ex-Google executive to boost business in India

xiaomiWashington, Oct 14 - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which created a buzz with its low budget smartphones MI3 and RedMi 1s, has appointed ex-Google executive Jai Mani to manage its products in India.

The hire was announced by Xiaomi's global vice president, Hugo Barra-another former Google executive-on his Facebook and Google Plus accounts on Sunday. Mani has already relocated from San Francisco to Bangalore, India, Barra said.

The Beijing based company is planning to expand in Asia, and Barra said that this is the beginning of their Research and Development center development in India.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S sold out 40,000 units in 4 seconds

Xiaomi-Redmi-1SWashington, Sep 3 : Chinese mobile company Xiaomi recently sold out 40,000 units of its new Redmi 1S in just 4 seconds.

This flash sale has upset many Indian customers, who took it to Facebook to complain about the limited stock of the smartphone.

Earlier, Xiaomi Mi3 created similar hype with flash sales ending in seconds.

The company itself claimed the phone sold out in 4.2 seconds. Registrations for its next flash sale will open at 6pm India time today, CNET reported.

Xiaomi MI3 sold out once again, in less than 5 seconds

Xiaomi-MI3New Delhi, Aug 12 : Xiaomi MI 3, the fastest MI phone at an affordable price, is sold out once again, within 5 seconds.

The phone, which has a Flipkart exclusive policy making it available only on the online shopping portal, started its sale at 2pm, with 20,000 devices to be sold, but the phone was out of stock in less than a minute.

This is the fourth time Xiaomi has put the device on a flash sale.

MI3 comes with IPS Retina display, 5-inch full HD screen, a 13MP rear and 2MP front camera both capable of recording 1080p HD videos. It has a 2.3 Ghz processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB flash memory and is powered by a

Xiaomi Mi3 sold out in 5 seconds: Flipkart

Xiaomi-Mi3New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which debuted in the Indian smartphone market earlier this month, Tuesday said it sold out its stock of its Mi3 smartphone within 5 seconds of going on sale.

This is the second lot that was put on sale Tuesday at 2 pm in the afternoon on online marketplace Flipkart, which is exclusively selling Xiaomi's handsets in India.

"The site saw an unprecedented 250,000 users simultaneously accessing the Mi3 page shortly after the sale opened at 2 pm today. This traffic load was four times higher than the heaviest level ever experienced by Flipkart's infrastructure," Flipkart said in a statement.

Xiaomi to make India debut with Mi3 smartphone launch today

XiaomiNew Delhi - Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, touted as the 'Apple' of China, will make its debut on Flipkart today.

The company is expected to launch the Mi3 at an event today. It is also expected to launch two other smartphones. While it is reported that Mi3 will be priced at Rs 14,999, nothing is confirmed about its other two smartphones. The Mi3 will be up for pre-order from today onwards.

Xiaomi had launched its official website in India earlier last month, announcing its entry into the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market in the next few weeks.

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