China Tech Newsletter – May 10th, 2016

image credit: Xiaomi
image credit: Xiaomi

Mi Max is Xiaomi’s new handset running MIUI 8, a new version of the custom Android system pre-loaded in all Xiaomi mobile devices and free for download.

Xiaomi claims that MIUI has had more than 200 million users around the world.

The three Mi Max models will retail at RMB1499 (US$230), RMB1699 and RMB1999 (US$300), respectively.


UC Web, the mobile browser and search division of Alibaba Group, announces to launch a mobile content publishing platform similar to WeChat’s official account system. Alibaba said they’d help content creators to monetize “through big data, advertising and e-commerce” .

Apart from Tencent’s WeChat, Baidu, Toutiao (news aggregation app) and Weibo also have similar content publishing platforms. WeChat allow content creators to receive tips or join their display ad program. Baidu shares advertising revenues with content contributors.

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