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Xiaomi breaks 11/11 sales records

Xiaomi has once again become the top smartphone seller on Chinese Singles Day (11/11). In 24 hours the company moved products worth CNY 2.46 billion ($370 million). In fact, Xiaomi is on top for the fifth year in a row and beat its previous record to boot. That record is from 2014 when the company sold CNY 1.56 billion worth of stuff. This year, that number was surpassed in less than 11 hours. The Xiaomi team celebrating It's not just phones though, the company's diversified ecosystem includes TVs and Internet of Things gadgets that were hot sellers as well. Lei Jun shared a...



HTC to launch dual-cam phones in 2018

We've seen the HTC U11 and its Plus-sized sibling HTC U11+ being launched, but both devices missed one key feature that most other 2017 flagships had - a dual camera. According to HTC President Chialin Chang, the company will implement it next year, once it figures out how to make it stand out. Chang confirmed that HTC is going to match its 2017 release strategy and launch only five or six smartphones next year. It also plans to jump into the grinder that is the Chinese smartphone market. It is dominated by affordable to mid-tier devices with a price tag not more than CNY2,000/$300....



Huawei BG2-U01 (MediaPad T3 7) 3g-tablet gets TENAA certified

Looks like Huawei is all set to launch a new variant of the MediaPad T3 7.0 tablet (that was launched back in May this year). Carrying a model number of BG2-U01, the tablet is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, and sports a 7-inch display of 1024 × 600 pixel resolution. RAM is 2GB, while storage is 16GB. The device features a 2MP rear and 2MP front camera. Measuring 187.6 x 103.7 x 8.6mm and weighing in at 275g, the tablet runs Android 7.0 Nougat and packs in a 4,000mAh battery. It's worth mentioning that unlike the existing MediaPad T3 7.0, the BG2-U01 offers cellular connectivity...



Nougat finally becomes the most popular Android version just as Oreo passes 1% of the market

Google has published its monthly analysis of Android market share today, and we have some big news. For the first time in history, the most used version of the OS is now Nougat - which launched in August of 2016, almost 18 months ago. It takes the crown from Marshmallow, in fact its predecessor. Nougat is now at 28.5% of the pie (up from 26.4%), while Marshmallow dropped to 28.1% (from 28.6% last month). Lollipop completes the podium, still commanding 24.6% of the market at this time. While all the older versions of the OS lost market share, Oreo is still gaining. At the same...



Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro to have Snapdragon 636, comes on February 14

Xiaomi is making a phone announcement in India on February 14 that is expected to be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. But some sources point to a second phone announcement, parallel to the Redmi Note 5's - the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It's expected the Pro model will add more horsepower with a Snapdragon 636 over the expected 626 of the Redmi Note 5. However, yet another speculation claims that instead of unveiling new models, Xiaomi will launch the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus for India (officially, they are only available in China at the moment). If the first rumor comes to fruition and the...