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China Electronics Manufacturer Reviews – Xiaomi

Xiaomi Inc. (Chinese: 小米科技; pinyin: Xiǎomĭ Kējì, literally “Xiaomi Tech”) is a privately owned company that designs, develops, and sells smartphones, apps, and consumer electronics.Since the release of its first smartphone in August 2011, Xiaomi has gained market share in mainland China and has expanded into developing a wider range of consumer electronics.

1 Etymology
2 History
3 Criticisms and controversies
3.1 Apple culture
3.2 State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television issue
3.3 Hugo Barra


The name Xiaomi means millet (literally Xiao – “little”, mi – “rice”). In 2011, CEO Lei Jun suggested there are more meanings than just the “millet and rice.” He linked the “Xiao” part to the Buddhist concept that “A single grain of rice of a Buddhist is as great as a mountain,” suggesting Xiaomi wants to work from the little things, instead of starting by striving for perfection,while “Mi” is an acronym for Mobile Internet and also… Read the rest

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