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Google is Still Working to Increase the Speed in Which OEMs Roll Out Security Updates

Many Android owners within the enthusiast community have simply given up on big OEMs rolling out monthly security updates. Granted, Samsung has promised in the past that they will be rolling out monthly security updates. LG promised the same when they launched their monthly security update bulletin as well. Sadly, smartphone OEMs aren't in control...

Xiaomi Launches the Redmi 4A in India for ₹5,999 ($92); Teases Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime

Xiaomi is known for value products that come with spec sheets beyond their price tag, and the company's latest release in India continues along this product philosophy. Meet the new Redmi 4A, Xiaomi India's latest starter smartphone. Redmi 4A The Redmi 4A is a budget and starter smartphone, a point that one needs to keep in mind...

Report: Xiaomi to Add Even More Devices to Their Portfolio in 2017

A couple of years ago, Hugo Barra was working at Xiaomi and he spoke about what he believed the company's secret sauce was. Mr. Barra said that the company was able to keep the prices of their smartphones as low as they were due to two main factors: One was a small portfolio of devices...

Xiaomi to Reveal Details of its First SoC ” Pinecone” on February 28th

There have been rumors and reports about Xiaomi building their own SoC dating all the way back to 2015. This was the result from a partnership between Xiaomi and a chip manufacturer named Leadcore. Since then, we've seen Xiaomi devices shipped with Leadcore SoCs, but they took this partnership a little further and were said to start...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 XDA Performance and Battery Life Review (Compared to Redmi Note 3)

Xiaomi started off 2017 in India with the release of the next iteration of their most successful device in the country. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the successor of last year's Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which was applauded for its performance and battery life, bringing in the best value package in its product category. With...

Xiaomi Starts Rolling Out MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM For Supported Devices

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced on its official MIUI forum that the MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM has started rolling out for supported Xiaomi devices. Unlike developer or beta ROMs, the Global Stable ROM will automatically be rolled out to every supported device in the coming days via an over-the-air update. In the first batch, the MIUI 8.2 ROM...

Report: Xiaomi to Release its Own ‘Pinecone’ SoC Within the next Month

It is no secret that the Chinese smartphone market has started to stagnate in terms of growth. Slowing demand, increasing costs, and relentless competition makes it all the more difficult for Chinese domestic OEMs to survive with razor thin profit margins. Xiaomi's story resonates with this general trend. The company was leading China in smartphones sold...

Hugo Barra to Depart Xiaomi, Return to Silicon Valley

Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi's International division, announced in a Facebook post that he was moving on from Xiaomi and heading back to Silicon Valley "to embark on future adventures." Before his work at Xiaomi, Mr. Barra began his own voice recognition company with fellow graduates from MIT. It was soon acquired, and he eventually found...

Xiaomi Launches the Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon 625 Variant in India

Xiaomi had a fantastic 2016, marked by the success of its "budget" Redmi Note 3 device -- shipping 3.6 Million units in India in 2016, making it the best selling online phone in the country of all time. Packing an impressive processor and insane battery life, the Redmi Note 3 rounded it up with an unbelievable...

Xiaomi Releases Kernel Sources for Redmi 3S/Prime/X

Xiaomi, an OEM not exactly revered for their GPL compliance, has now released the kernel sources for the Redmi 3S, Prime and X on GitHub. The company has been known in the past for being lax when it comes to the timely release of source code under GPLv2, which is a common occurrence among various OEMs. While releasing the kernel source...

China’s Fluctuating Mobile Market And Future Trends

China's mobile market is by a comfortable margin the largest in the world, with over 1.3 billion monthly mobile subscribers across the three carriers. It is understandable then that short term trends and fashions can have a huge effect on the incomes of OEMs and the market as a whole. If are unfamiliar with the Oppo...

Rumor Reveals Specs of a 4.6″ Flagship from Xiaomi

Over the years, the screen size of smartphones has gotten bigger and bigger. A few years back, smartphone makers were ridiculed for releasing a product with a display that was 5" or bigger. Some have enjoyed this transition while others merely put up with it. Then there are some within the community who outright loathe the trend...