The iPad Pro outsold Microsoft’s entire Surface lineup in Q4 of 2015

February 2, 2016 7:34:46 AM
151117-ipad-pro-malaysia Ah, tablets. If a tablet was one of the characters in my sappy rom-com, it’d be the ‘one that got away’. To me, it was a novel idea where you could have your smartphone with you for the serious business stuff while your tablet showed you a good time between working hours — literally, with videos and...

Xiaomi phones hit US soil… but we’re not all that stoked

February 2, 2016 4:16:30 AM
Xiaomi has arisen as a massive player in the global smartphone arena. The upstart Chinese company has proven to be a scrappy champion of the middle market, and over the last few years, they’ve risen to a place of prominence throughout Asia. Their aggressive sales and refreshing marketing tactics have...

You can finally, officially, buy Xiaomi and Meizu phones in the US … kinda

February 2, 2016 3:13:36 AM
For a number of years, Xiaomi and Meizu have existed primarily in the Chinese landscape, offering high-quality smartphones for low prices. Now, however, both companies are finally making their way to U.S. shores — technically. Several Xiaomi and Meizu smartphones are now being sold through US Mobile,...

US Mobile is now carrying Xiaomi and Meizu devices

February 1, 2016 11:23:16 PM
Xiaomi and Meizu are two of the biggest and fastest-growing smartphone manufacturers in the world, yet both are virtually unknown in the US. Neither company has made an effort to expand its offerings into the US, instead sticking to the known territory of China and the surrounding region. But now, one...

Apple Inc forecasts first sales drop since 2003 as iPhone growth slows

January 27, 2016 2:18:45 AM
Apple Inc. is forecasting a sales decline for the first time in more than a decade, adding to evidence that the market for smartphones is becoming saturated and threatening the company’s unprecedented run of success. Revenue in the first three months of the year will be US$50 billion to US$53 billion,...

Flashbacks and Forecasts: LG in 2016

January 23, 2016 5:06:37 AM
samsung galaxy note 5 review aa (15 of 32) In our second installment of Flashbacks and Forecasts, let’s take a look at LG in 2015 and make some predictions for 2016. LG’s empire may not be very big compared to Samsung’s, but the “other” South Korean OEM has been making some very impressive phones for the last several years and manages to cast...

Xiaomi starts rolling out Marshmallow to Mi 4, details changes to MIUI 7

January 23, 2016 2:41:55 AM
Xiaomi has finally started rolling out an update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Mi 4. They wisely decided to skip 6.0 and go straight to 6.0.1, which should make this update worth the wait. The latest build is MMB29M....

Xiaomi starts pushing out Android 6.0.1 to the Mi 4

January 22, 2016 10:20:56 PM
xiaomi mi4 review aa (5 of 19) Xiaomi has a couple of Android Marshmallow updates heading out of the gates this week, this time for its Mi 4 flagship smartphone and its Mi Note. However, the Mi 4 appears to be receiving an extra update straight to Android 6.0.1. As we can see from the screenshot, the latest Mi 4 build number is MMB29M,...

Xiaomi Mi 4 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update starts rolling out

January 22, 2016 5:12:33 PM
Xiaomi Mi 4 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update Months after anticipation, the Xiaomi Mi 4 has now been receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. A similar update is also rolling out for the Mi Note. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is apparently available for the 4G LTE-enabled Mi 4 units in China in the initial stage. It brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow...

Xiaomi Mi Note to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update this week

January 22, 2016 12:54:02 PM
Mi Note 6.0 update Last month, it was confirmed that testing for the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update for a couple of Xiaomi handsets including Mi Note is in final stages. Now, a new report from MyDrivers suggests that the Mi Note will get the latest Android 6.0 update this week. The report said that the 3GB RAM version...

Huawei seems to have trademarked the word “MateBook”. What could it be?

January 22, 2016 4:49:13 AM
160122-Huawei-MateBook-01 No, you didn’t read that wrongly, we said MateBook, not MacBook. Huawei has apparently gone to great lengths to put ownership on a name that we’d never expect. This comes after news that Chinese tech conglomerate will be entering the PC market in the near future. Supposedly, making a hybrid device that’ll...

Android 6.0 Marshmallow should be ready to roll out to the Xiaomi Mi Note this week

January 21, 2016 9:02:12 PM
You know what would have made the Redmi 3 even harder to resist, practically perfect? Pre-installed Marshmallow software goodies, which Xiaomi made its fans wait for even on the high-end Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. But the waiting may finally be (almost) over, at least as far the Mi Note is concerned, with...

Huawei is supposedly going to start making laptops

January 19, 2016 7:27:00 AM
160114-nexus-6p-tips-2 For all things about Chinese tech companies, we media bees usually rely on Weibo. Facebook is banned in China, so locals rely on Weibo for their social media needs. A source for both official and rumoured details on the latest Huawei and Xiaomi devices. Weibo again comes to the rescue with rumours suggesting...

Flashbacks and Forecasts: Samsung in 2016

January 19, 2016 3:25:57 AM
samsung galaxy note 5 review second batch aa (2 of 15) 2015 was a tumultuous year for many Android manufacturers and 2016 will be make-or-break for some, as the smartphone market plateaus and competition arrives in increasingly varied forms. With that in mind, we wanted to take a look at the year that was for our favorite Android OEMs, to highlight the highs...

Xiaomi misses 2015 sales target, still manages to sell 70 million phones

January 15, 2016 6:09:08 PM
Xiaomi has reported its mobile sales for the past year, with chief executive Lei Jun revealing that it sold 70 million smartphones. That is 10 million phones shy of the number Xiaomi anticipated earlier this year, but still higher than the company’s 2014 sales figure. The lower number may not be a surprise...
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