June 23, 2015 by ...
1-Xiaomi Mi 4 vs OnePlus One: What’s your pick?
New Delhi: Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi and OnePlus are battling it hard to raise their market share in India with budget segment smartphones. Both handset makers are launching their devices nearly at same prices and with similar specifications.
2-Xiaomi on the rise: 35 million units shipped during the first half of the year
According to a newly-posted report, Xiaomi has shipped approximately 35 million handsets for the first half of 2015, effectively overshadowing its H1 2014 result of 26 million units shipped. For the last year alone, the so-called Apple of China succeeded in shipping a grand total of roughly 61 million smartphones, thus this year’s increase in sales hints that if Xiaomi keeps the momentum it might ship a record-breaking amount of phones by the end of the year.
3-The world’s largest wearables company is coming to India.
San Francisco-headquartered Fitbit will partner with e-commerce firm Amazon to offer four types of wearable bands to help Indian consumers track their fitness, the Indian Express newspaper reported. These devices will be available through a Fitbit store on Amazon’s India website from July 1.
4-Smart homes to become standard in a decade: report
Several property developers recently formed partnerships with tech companies on building smart homes in China, a concept that has been circulated since the late 1990s but has yet to take off, according to Guangzhou’s Time Weekly.
Singaporean developer Yanlord Land’s Chengdu-based unit signed an agreement with Chinese handset maker Xiaomi to build a smart housing community in the Sichuan provincial capital on May 29.
5-Apple’s cunning plan to sell gold iPhones in China is working
“A big reason for why we released the gold iPhone as because many Chinese consumers like the color gold,” Cook told the publication. “To be clear, sales for the gold iPhones in China have far, far exceeded other markets.”