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Xiaomi Arrives As Top Smartphone Seller In China 82

New submitter redseo writes Xiaomi, known as the Apple of China, and recently enjoying its new-found fame and glory in the Indian market, has achieved yet another milestone. It has overtaken Samsung, to become China's best selling smartphone manufacturer, in Q2 2014. Xiaomi sold total of 15 million smartphones in China in Q2, which is a three-fold increase from a year ago. That's pretty good for a company founded only four years ago, with no stores of its own. (And though Xiaomi's phones are not widely sold in the U.S., they're offered by third-party sellers on Amazon and elsewhere; CNet has mostly good things to say about the company's Mi 3.)
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Xiaomi Arrives As Top Smartphone Seller In China

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  • Re:Good for them (Score:4, Informative)

    by CanHasDIY ( 1672858 ) on Wednesday August 06, 2014 @05:15PM (#47617331) Homepage Journal

    Chelsea Manning, Leonard Peltier, The Cuban 5, likely at least a handful of Gitmo inmates, and of course all those Occupiers who didn't actually commit crimes.

    Oh, and every pothead in jail, ever (although in fairness, they're incarcerated for doing something harmless the government doesn't like, as opposed to saying stuff).

    Aaron Swartz would be there too, if not for... extenuating circumstances.

    Surely you don't believe that there's no such thing as a political prisoner in the for-profit prison industry, do you? If so, that tells me that you don't know enough about the topic to be commenting from a position of knowledge, but rather one of ignorance.

  • Re:Good for them (Score:4, Informative)

    by arglebargle_xiv ( 2212710 ) on Thursday August 07, 2014 @02:38AM (#47620549)

    Doesn't matter what country you pick you're going to be spied on

    With the Xiaomi this is especially the case, it sends a pile of private information [] on you back to Beijing, China []. So it's not just the generic spooks, it's also the manufacturer who's spying on you.

Someday somebody has got to decide whether the typewriter is the machine, or the person who operates it.