Xiaomi is not the Apple, it is the Amazon of China: here is what it could bring on Sept 5
0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2013, 05:05 posted on
Xiaomi is the Apple of China. Now, it gets the head of Android joining its team. Can the Chinese company grow to become an international player?…
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1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
i actually really like MIUI i may try the ROM
6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Miui is the android version of ios and I enjoy using it as a launcher. There are so many free choices on xiaomi's market and none of them bores me
11. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
I used to run MIUI with a custom launcher like Go or Nova in order to get the app drawer and other screen options. Overall it's a great ROM, very fast and polished.
3. aditya.k (Posts: 493; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Who cares? At this price anyone will buy this eyes closed! :)
Hope it comes to India very soon! :D
4. GamePlayer (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
Xiaomi please come to Pakistan! We are just near you lol
I would love a 130$ quad core 720 p phone :/
I can't even afford a 200$ phone currently... >_<
7. weedl (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
is that all chinese app in the screen ? the're going to compete with other chinese maker like zte, huawei and lenovo . a quad core for $130 even lenovo a quadcore is $200.
8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2256; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Holy shyt!!! MIUI is awesome!!! I hope they sell us carrier ready, phones...some good specd ones...phablets :-D
10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Mark my words, Xiaomi is the next HTC (prime HTC that is, the most of you teenage boys don't know about).
15. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Until people start buying the cheap hardware and flashing stock Android/other roms or even different OSes entirely.
When Xiaomi becomes very large -- and it will, users will just exploit the company for cheap hardware and use whatever they will via hacking methods. It's no guarantee their ecosystem and userbase will grow beyond a certain point.
An example would be Google and the fact that it had to pay off some ad-blocking companies just so it could maintain a healthy cash flow. I seriously don't get why people criticize Google for doing this. You want ad-free sites and also free services? This same consumer greed and lack/refusal of insight will also hurt Xiaomi in the long run as consumers will trample all over their plans to lock people into the ecosystem. I can't even count how many people flashed Android back on Kindles after buying them. It won't be long before they switch to low-margin hardware to protect themselves.
13. roscuthiii (Posts: 2199; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
MIUI, "Me You I"... and here I always thought the pronunciation was intended to be more like a "My UI". Learned something new today. Yay!
I wish Xaomi luck on the global stage, MIUI is a real nice custom ROM, but... I hope they choose their global distribution wisely. Or make some changes enough to curtail the iOS comparisons some. Apple may very well release the hell hounds, aka lawyers, on them. They may fly under the radar enough not to noticed by Apple depending on sales, however there are also some similarities to Windows Phone/Lumia. Microsoft/Nokia would definitely be in direct market share competition and also may very well litigate.
It's one thing to operate under the umbrella of the Chinese government, but venturing out from under it is a bit of a different matter.
16. JMartin22 (Posts: 1937; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Since it's cheap Chinese phones, I will assume you get what you pay for at those prices. I doubt the screen panels will be properly calibrated for accurate viewing pleasure. The software and hardware will probably showcase some hiccups after a certain amount of time, I doubt the camera quality will be anything to write home about.
Last and not least, I personally think the designs of the phones are not just ugly, but also not intuitive with all that bezel.
17. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
No man their phones r the best in china ,the esly the built quality! used one my self try checking out MI2s is epic .
18. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
Y do u think its called Apple of china , not because of sales or else it would have been called Sumsung of china . because of the product they create. The cameras in MI2s are better than the one in S4 d know about others because tests where done with s4 and Mi2s. The red rice used it my self are no short of quality .
19. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
I really want this phone to be brought to the US so I can actually have a good phone that makes use of the MIUI rom that is already built into the actual device.
20. weedl (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
just wondering are there gonna be PRISM- China version on this phone...because this is under china government..
21. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
As far as i know ,Huawei Technology Co Ltd (SHE:002502) and ZTE Corporation (SHE:000063) is aiding the Chinese government in conducting espionage, as PRISM proved.