Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Jan 2015 16:25 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Fast-growing Chinese tech firm Xiaomi Technology Ltd Co booked 74.3 billion yuan ($11.97 billion) in pre-tax sales last year, up 135 percent from 2013, the firm's chief executive Lei Jun said on his official microblog account on Sunday.


Xiaomi sold a total of just over 61 million phones in 2014, up 227 percent from a year earlier, Lei added in a post on his Sina Weibo microblog account.

The post did not give a related profit figure, although a filing last month showed that the firm was grappling with razor thin margins as it rapidly expands. A part of the business made around 347.5 million yuan net profit last year on revenue of 26.6 billion yuan and an operating margin of just 1.8 percent.

Shamelessness sells.

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RE: Fair game
by Windows Sucks on Mon 5th Jan 2015 12:37 UTC in reply to "Fair game"
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Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal
- Steve Jobs

They may be shameless, but Steve said it was okay.

It's not just a mindless copy of iOS. It's a very well executed Android UI using the iOS design language.

I've actually used Xiaomi/MIUI, and while it's iOS-like, it's also distinctly not iOS.

Steve said it was okay, so they did it.

Nothing in that says PHOTO COPY. LOL.

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RE[2]: Fair game
by Kochise on Mon 5th Jan 2015 13:54 in reply to "RE: Fair game"
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stealing [stee-ling]

1. the act of a person who steals. Removes the property from original owner.
2.Usually, stealings. something that is stolen.

3. given to or characterized by theft.

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