Lei Jun says Xiaomi Mi Pad will NOT be discontinued


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Xioami boss Lei Jun has hit back on Weibo against rumours that his company would stop production of the Xiaomi Mi Pad Android tablet.

It is common knowledge that Xiaomi sell more than just Android phones. They also have wearable, cameras, accessories and of course the Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet. The Mi Pad launched last year and was one of the first Android devices to come with the powerful Nvidia K1 processor. Since then the Mi Pad has gone on to launch in Malaysia, India and a few over Xiaomi global markets as well as though unofficial resellers.

We’re not sure how many Xiaomi Mi Pads have been sold, but Xiaomi recently claimed it to be one of the best-selling Android tablets on the market in response to rumours that they were planning to end production of the device.

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Rumours circulating Weibo claimed that Xiaomi were having a hard time selling the 7.9-inch tablet and that they would drop the product and not think about replacing it with a Mi Pad 2. The rumours even caught the attention of Xiaomi boss Lei Jun who retweeted the rumour stating it was untrue.

So if the Mi Pad is such a good seller, when are we actually going to see a 2nd generation model? I would personally love to see an updated Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 with a little more RAM, but more importantly built-in 4G LTE. What other features would you like to see in a Mi Pad 2?

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27 Comments

  1. jauling
    May 26, 2015

    opensource the kernel damnit!

    • david
      May 26, 2015

      the truth has been spoken!

  2. Teodoryk Szyszko
    May 26, 2015

    They sell tablet without GPS and 3G/4G and surprised it’s not a bestseller? Very funny 🙂

    • sinnerz2000
      May 26, 2015

      Why would you need 3g/4g on a tab in a market where it is expensive as hell, we don’t have unlimited 3g/4g plans here in the east.

      • jauling
        May 26, 2015

        not true, Taiwan has a lot of unlimited mobile data plans

  3. realjjj
    May 26, 2015

    Funny how many whine about LTE and for what?
    In April the average data usage on China Mobile was 302MB. Makes no sense to include it when you got to pay for parts plus the Qualcomm tax and in practice that chip is dead 99% of the time.
    LTE is pretty much the least used technology in phones and tabs.

    • Xalis
      May 26, 2015

      The truth as been spoken.

    • EastWest
      May 27, 2015

      This is completely wrong for most parts of the western world…
      However, i know that officially Xiaomi still focusses on the asian markets, so there it might be right.

      • realjjj
        May 27, 2015

        Even in the US LTE average per month is at about 2GB now and that’s less than 70MB per day so very little. This web page for example is 6.5MB. The vast majority of the traffic is over wifi, LTE is just a redundancy.

        • tartempion & Co
          May 27, 2015

          for me this page is only 688KB,

        • tartempion & Co
          May 27, 2015

          for me this page is only 688KB,

  4. jauling
    May 26, 2015

    opensource the kernel damnit!

    • Guest
      May 26, 2015

      the truth has been spoken!

  5. Teodoryk Szyszko
    May 26, 2015

    They sell tablet without GPS and 3G/4G and surprised it’s not a bestseller? Very funny 🙂

    • sinnerz2000
      May 26, 2015

      Why would you need 3g/4g on a tab in a market where it is expensive as hell, we don’t have unlimited 3g/4g plans here in the east.

    • jauling
      May 26, 2015

      not true, Taiwan has a lot of unlimited mobile data plans

  6. realjjj
    May 26, 2015

    Funny how many whine about LTE and for what?
    In April the average data usage on China Mobile was 302MB. Makes no sense to include it when you got to pay for parts plus the Qualcomm tax and in practice that chip is dead 99% of the time.
    LTE is pretty much the least used technology in phones and tabs.

    • Guest
      May 27, 2015

      The truth as been spoken.

    • Guest
      May 27, 2015

      This is completely wrong for most parts of the western world…
      However, i know that officially Xiaomi still focusses on the asian markets, so there it might be right.

    • realjjj
      May 27, 2015

      Even in the US LTE average per month is at about 2GB now and that’s less than 70MB per day so very little. This web page for example is 6.5MB. The vast majority of the traffic is over wifi, LTE is just a redundancy.

  7. Mesterio
    May 27, 2015

    I know this is old but I can’t help it: ” ARE YOU OKAY?”

  8. Mesterio
    May 27, 2015

    I know this is old but I can’t help it: ” ARE YOU OKAY?”

  9. Freeje
    May 27, 2015

    LTE use has not caught up here in China even though most new phones have them. It’s is still relatively expensive for most people.

  10. Freeje
    May 27, 2015

    LTE use has not caught up here in China even though most new phones have them. It’s is still relatively expensive for most people.

  11. Guest
    May 28, 2015

    LTE use has not caught up here in China even though most new phones have them. It’s is still relatively expensive for most people.