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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.

Deceitful Black Borders Around Screens Need to Go

Let me set the scene for you. You’ve just gotten home after purchasing a new phone. The static electricity makes the plastic bag cling, with an almost supernatural will, to the box. You run your fingers over the embossed letters as you open it. The plastic is carefully peeled back as you reveal the phone...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with SD-650 India Launch and Hands-on

The budget device segment in India is surely heating up, thank to the entry of new Chinese brands such as LeEco (with their Le 1s), it was time Xiaomi let them know they were still in the game. And they did so, with the Indian launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The Indian Xiaomi Redmi...

Xiaomi Launches the Mi 5 — All You Need to Know

Xiaomi, one of the more controversial OEM's around but someone we still respect for making cheap, affordable and still great hardware, put down its own horse in the flagship race with the launch of the Mi 5 at MWC 2016. Xiaomi's previous flagships have all been value for money devices, promising some top of the line...

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...