Xiaomi Adds Another Former Google Executive To Its Team

Chinese hardware manufacturer Xiaomi has added another former Google executive to its team. Jai Mani was a strategy and analytics associate for Google Play during his days at the search giant. The new hire will lead Xiaomi’s product team in India.

According to Hugo Barra, who has worked with Mr. Mani in Google, he will be the connection between Xiaomi’s rapidly expanding user base in the country and the company’s engineering team in Beijing. Xiaomi will soon set up an engineering team in India as well. Continue reading

Meet The Gionee ELIFE 5.1 The World’s Thinnest Smartphone Makes Its Debut

The Gionee ELIFE 5.1 has set a new Guinness World Record for its diminutive dimensions — it’s just 5.1mm thick.

Although it is currently officially the world’s thinnest phone, don’t think that the handset is merely a gimmick. Ok, it isn’t packed full of the latest hardware components — just 1GB of RAM, 16GB of non-expandable memory and a choice of TRU Octa-core 1.7GHz or Quad core 1.2GHz CPU — but those components are packaged together elegantly, surrounded by a magnesium alloy external frame and topped with a 4.8-inch 720P AMOLED screen. Continue reading