in December 2013. (didn't have room in the title) China is the #1 smartphone market in the world (USA is #2). http://www.zdnet.com/windows-phone-...ope-xiaomi-beats-samsung-in-china-7000025613/ Xiaomi is basically the Chinese version of the Nexus 4/ Nexus 5 / Kindle Fire / Kindle HD / Kindle Fire HDX. High specs smartphone / tablets at nearly break-even prices. http://bgr.com/2014/01/01/xiaomi-2014-smartphone-shipments/ Xiaomi is projecting 40 million smartphones sales in 2014. 2012 actual: ~7 million 2013 actual: ~19 million 2014 projection: ~40 milllion Here's why Google and Amazon is SCARY to OEM. They can sell hardware at break-even. Google makes more money as more people have access to the internet. Amazon makes more money as more people shop on the internet.