Xiaomi is now the world’s third-largest smartphone maker

China’s Xiaomi Inc has become the world’s third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics and Apple, according to a new industry study. Strategy Analytics said Xiaomi [...]

Smartphone shipments to hit 1.5 billion in 2017

New data suggests worldwide smartphone shipments will hit 1.5 billion by 2017 — that’s more than double the number of smartphones that shipped last year. The smartphone market is already huge, but things are expected to get even [...]