Xiaomi Tablet an Ipad Knockoff?

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August 12, 2014 by ...

Xiaomi is no stranger to controversy. From cribbing Apple designs, presentations and even Jobs himself, Lei Jun its founder thrives on adversity. Of course this is not necessarily a bad thing, after all, getting one’s firm some ink assures its top of mind status.

Xiaomi might want to be careful, however, as they are walking the fine line between Shanzhai, which is good copying, to Shanzhai the bad. Aside from this, they need to learn to protect user data and be more forthright in such efforts.

The Xiaomi tablet is touted as a fairly good unit, albeit another Ipad ‘Me-too’. Absent a push to truly innovate, it seems as if Xiaomi will be destined to a life of mid-range products an little more.

Story on Xiaomi’s ‘MiPad’.

Xiaomi announced its first tablet ever this week, named the MiPad, but after getting a first look at the new Android slate our initial reaction was definitely déjà vu. The MiPad is a nice-looking tablet with respectable specs and a fair price, but it’s also a pretty explicit Apple knockoff, wedding the iPad Mini’s design with the colorful plastic used for the iPhone 5c.

The MiPad is no joke, offering a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536-pixel display at 326 ppi, a 6700mAh battery, NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra K1 processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage with support for up to 128GB microSD cards. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Xiaomi’s MIUI software on top. The device offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, though for now there’s no mention of a cellular model.
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