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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.

US Mobile to Become First Xiaomi and Meizu Carrier in USA

Chinese smartphone manufacturers are causing quite a stir worldwide, flooding markets with low cost handsets which appear so hard to resist on the spec sheets. The low cost market has evolved in the past few years, going from "low cost, low end" to "low cost, high end", thanks to players like Xiaomi. However, there was one...

Xiaomi Locks Bootloaders; Unlock Approval Takes up to 21 Days, Bricked Devices Must Wait

At XDA, we have a love-hate relationship with Xiaomi: We love the low-cost revolution they and other Chinese manufacturers have brought to the smartphone race, but absolutely detest them for violating the GPLv2 on multiple occasions. The GPL situation keeps rocking back and forth, with sources for certain devices being released, while other devices get ignored and...

Xiaomi Mi 5 Arriving in February, Snapdragon 820 in Tow

Xiaomi's Mi flagships are arguably one of the most competitive smartphones to be released in the year. Although the devices are poor in terms of aftermarket ROM development, they tend to pack in beastly specs and still command a fraction of what other flagships cost. The next iteration of the Mi lineup, the Xiaomi Mi 5,...

Windows 10 is Officially Available for Xiaomi Mi 4

Android is undoubtedly the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Before Android's supremacy there was one king – Windows Mobile. Now the fallen emperor is back after long years spent in the shadow of Android and iOS. Ladies and gentlemen - Windows 10 is available to download for Xiaomi Mi 4! And here comes the...

Xiaomi Launches Mi 4c In China

Xiaomi has made the Mi 4c official in a launch event held today in China. In typical Xiaomi fashion, the spec sheet of the device keeps pushing our expectations from the budget market segment. First up, the design. The Mi 4c follows the unibody polycarbonate shell design from the Mi 4i. Based solely on looks, you wouldn't be...

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...