Xiaomi went against the prevailing trend in Android tablets and bet on a 4:3 aspect ratio over the majority of 16:9 and 16:10 tablets sold in the global market.
With the release of the Nexus 9 with a 4:3 aspect ratio, Google has validated Xiaomi’s bet.
A variety of Xiaomi accounts have reacted.
Via Weibo, Xiaomi has sent out two comparison charts, pitting its MiPad against the new Nexus 9 and iPad Mini 3.
See them after the break.
This is a big deal over in China, since the OnePlus One phone is the first China brand to be just about universally praised in the top-tier American tech press.
The article is here (use Chrome or drop link into Bing Translator).
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Putting this here:
And as a screensnap to defeat revisionism:
Anyone can set a goal. Delivering is hard.
I wasn’t going to blog this because the Weibos were confusing. But Gamersky made it into an article.
And it’s all about chip resin [Google Translate]!
The current practice in phone manufacturing is to glue the CPU — and some other components — to the circuit board. This prevents them from coming loose due to a fall, or bending, or thermal expansion/contraction.
Apple does it with the iPhone. Huawei does it.
Xiaomi — at least with its new Mi 4 phone — does not. And they’re not alone.
But now accusations of Xiaomi being a low-class manufacturer have been flung around.
What Chinese tablet company dared to use the image of Steve Jobs to excoriate competitor companies?
Can you guess before reading further?
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I don’t know anything about the European market.
But here in the American market, getting things into brick and mortar stores isn’t what it used to be. The selection at a place such as Best Buy is pathetic. Things have changed for the worst. If your product isn’t seen on a shelf, it basically doesn’t exist.
Is it like that in Europe too?
And in case that disappears, screensnap:
The Xiaomi forum has a post about the Weibo attack launched by Meizu adherents against Xiaomi and other phone makers [Google Translate].
Meanwhile, does anyone other than me recall the Meizu spinoff company, Bigertech, that was supposed to launch some surprising products? It had this home page:
SOGI World has screensnaps showing some of the volleys exchanged [Google Translate].
ZooPDA has an article explaining the genesis of fan groups that led to the attack [Google Translate].
I usually check Weibo first because that’s where news breaks. Today I switched to checking China tech sites first because I’m in no mood to wade into the war that began yesterday. I hope it’s all over.
Meizu Vs. Xiaomi Breaks Into Public War