10 February 2014

Xiaomi smartphones beat both Apple and Samsung in China

In December, Xiaomi overtook both Apple and Samsung to become the top selling smartphone in China . . . "The combination of high spec devices, low prices and an ability to create unprecedented buzz through online and social platforms has proved an irresistible proposition for the Chinese. . . In China, Windows Phone's market share is 1.1 percent, behind iOS at 19 percent and Android at 78.6 percent. (source infra)

Xiaomi overtook both Apple and Samsung to be top selling phone in China in Dec - News - MIUI Official English Site - Redefining Android: " Windows Phone growth plateaus in Europe, Xiaomi beats Samsung in China Summary: There's a new order in China among smartphone vendors, while Nokia's growth spurt in Europe appears to have run out of steam. Nokia and Windows Phone's impressive growth in Europe last year hit a wall in the final months of 2013 — stuck, it seems, at 10 percent.
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Researchers recently found out that the mesopelagic fish's biomass is 10 times more than what they previously thought. (Photo : Creative Commons). Researchers recently found out that the mesopelagic fish's biomass is 10 times more than what they ...

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