Posts Tagged ‘Xiaomi’

Xiaomi Inks AAC Patent Licensing Deal With Dolby Subsidiary

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has reached an Advanced Audio Coding patent licensing agreement with Via Licensing Corporation. Under the agreement, …


Xiaomi’s Online Payment Service Opens In China

china-mobile-paymentChina’s Xiaomi cooperated with China UnionPay in launching its payment service MI Pay. With this move, Xiaomi becomes yet another …


Wireless Patent Deal Adds To Qualcomm’s China Exposure

patentQualcomm reached a new patent license agreement with Lenovo Group. So far, China’s five leading smartphone manufacturers, including Xiaomi, Huawei, …


Are Chinese Companies Buying Opera’s VPN Business?

VPN services in ChinaA consortium of Chinese companies, including Qihoo 360 and Kunlun, have proposed to fully acquire Opera, a Norwegian browser provider, …


Chinese Smartphone Foes Head For America

USA phoneSecond-tier American mobile carrier US Mobile announced plans to introduce rival Xiaomi and Meizu smartphones into America. US Mobile is …


China’s Xiaomi To Sell More Smartphones In Africa

After entering the South American market in June 2015, Xiaomi now plans to further expand into the African market by launching Hongmi 2 and Xiaomi 4 in the coming weeks. However, the Chinese smartphone company will not fight alone in markets like South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. It will cooperate with Mobile in Africa Group, […]


Xiaomi’s Cryptography Deal Raises China Security Questions

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi signed a licensing deal this week with U.S.-based WhiteCryption to protect Xiaomi’s mobile application and data services. This agreement extends Xiaomi’s relationship with Intertrust Technologies Corporation, which owns WhiteCryption. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. WhiteCryption’s technology offers integrated software code protection, integrity check and white-box cryptography solutions that […]


China’s Xiaomi Faces International Expansion Setback

Just being a Chinese-made smartphone puts Xiaomi at a branding and security deficit on the global stage, but now a legal decision in India has further stymied the company’s growth plans in the world’s second-largest nation. Xiaomi published a note on its official Indian website, stating that the company will suspend sales of Xiaomi smartphones […]


Xiaomi Moves Overseas Mobile Phone Data Away From Chinese Servers

Hugo Barra, global vice president of Xiaomi, recently issued a statement that claims Xiaomi is moving its international user data from servers in Beijing to U.S. and Singapore. This is reportedly a response to previous incidents which exposed that Xiaomi smartphones automatically returned global user data to Beijing servers. Chinese telecommunications regulations require Chinese companies […]


Kingsoft Makes Things Cloudier In China’s Tech Space

Kingsoft Cloud Group, the cloud computing subsidiary of China-based Kingsoft, has formally launched its full cloud service platform, providing cloud hosting, cloud storage, cloud drives, and a database to developers. Prior to this launch, Kingsoft Cloud service platform offered enterprise storage and network disk services. Wang Yulin, president of Kingsoft, said during an interview that […]