XIAOMI Posts on XDA

Xiaomi is an electronics company headquartered in China. The company was founded in 2010 and released its first Android phone in 2011. Xiaomi devices run the company’s own Android-based MIUI software. They have become one of the largest Android manufacturers. Visit the Xiaomi forums.

Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 2 With Helio X10 Chip

While the Western World is getting ready for the launch of one of the most awaited phones to bear the "Note" moniker, Xiaomi pulled out its own "Note" launch by making the Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 2 Prime official.The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is the successor of the Redmi Note, offering a slew...

Android 5.1.1, TWRP And CWM Come To Mi Note

As frequent readers will know, my daily driver is a Xiaomi Mi Note. However, up until now, that has necessitated the use of MIUI, a bloated and poorly translated build of Android. That was until popular MIUI forum member @秋叶随风 known as 'Ivan' released 5.1.1 for the device. Along side the ROM came the release of TWRP and CWM. The ROM...

Brand Loyalty: OEMs Giveth and Then Taketh Away

The majority of users here at XDA will feel fierce brand loyalty for a company, whether it is Android itself, their phone’s OEM or something else entirely. It’s a topic that is shown constantly in the great “which is better” debates and whilst we may give it willingly in return for a quality product, many...

Would You Ever Buy a Phone from Xiaomi?

Despite Xiaomi's many glaring issues, the Chinese manufacturer has managed to become the third largest smartphone maker in the world.  Our main issue with Xiaomi at XDA has always been about the company's GPL infringements, but it's clear that the manufacturer obviously still has a lot of appeal around the world. So, we want to...

On Emerging Markets and The Future of Ecosystems

The smartphone industry is one of the most rewarding businesses out there for the manufactures involved, and while companies like Samsung and LG offer much more than just phones, their smartphones are arguably some of the most important products in their repertoire. Samsung’s S6 unveiling alone raised so much optimism among shareholders that Samsung stock...

Xiaomi Finally Releases Kernel Sources

If you are familiar with Xiaomi, you might have heard that they are not the most compliant when it comes to the General Public License that makes the core of Android open to us. The terms of the GPLv2 state that since the Android kernel is based on the Linux kernel, which is licensed under...

BlueBox Security Vs Xiaomi, Who is in the Wrong?

Several days ago security firm BlueBox released a worrying report highlighting security flaws and privacy concerns with Xiaomi's Mi 4 phone, however several points in the article gave cause for concern that the device in question was not in fact a legitimate product. This doubt causes more concerns than the initial claim itself. The initial report stated...

GPL License Controversy, Once More

Here at XDA we don't just value Open Source, we thrive on it. The fact that Android was openly distributed in its entirety was key for our community's growth, and without that particular development we would not be here now in this way.  We have over 6 million registered members, and we are visited by huge amounts...

Xiaomi: The Tech Giant the Western World Never Sees

In 2014 Xiaomi (Pronounced Shao-Mi) sold 61.1 million smart phones, more than tripling on previous years. Now Xiaomi is the third largest smartphone vendor in the world. But oddly enough, if you approached the majority of people in the western world, they will never have heard of the company, or at the very least be...

GPLv2 and Its Infringement by Xiaomi

Xiaomi has announced their spectacularly spec'ed Mi Note Pro, which features the latest in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors alongside a big 2K display and 4GB of RAM for a killer price. That being said, there’s something that is not-so-good about Xiaomi’s offerings that is a concern to many developers, especially many found here on XDA: Xiaomi's...

Android, Firefox OS & Windows Phone on One Alcatel Device – XDA TV

Alcatel released a device that can run Android, Firefox OS and Windows Phone! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is Xiaomi releasing the kernel source for the Redmi 1S and bypassing storage restrictions for the Nexus S!...

Xiaomi Unveils Game Changing Budget Phone

Fast-growing Chinese OEM Xiaomi has revealed its next iteration of the Redmi lineup with a successor appropriately named Redmi 2. This phone will feature mid-range specifications that are considerably higher than those of most mid-range offerings and for a surprisingly low price, in a package that also seemingly beats most handsets the in the middle gamut when...