Tag Archive: Xiaomi

Xiaomi and Oppo will fill the void Huawei is leaving in Europe

Chinese brands are leading the race when it comes to hardware, design, and more importantly price. Huawei’s absence is good news for its competition.

I know most people reading this will be from the good ole’ U.S.A. but not everyone. If that sounds like you, let me say I’m sorry stupid laws have robbed you of what looks like the best Android phone you can buy right now that’s missing everything which makes Android great. I’m speaking  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 10 series goes global as the new Mi 10 Lite brings 5G for less

Xiaomi’s 2020 flagships finally roll into Europe.

What you need to know Xiaomi has announced the global availability of its Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. The company has also added a new Mi 10 Lite, aimed at making 5G more accessible. The Mi 10 Lite starts from ₤349, while the bigger Mi 10 series will start from ₤799.

Xiaomi has announced the global availability of the Xiaomi Mi 10 series. It’s also added a new member  [Read More…]

Like Xiaomi, Vivo is suspending its product launches in India

Starting with the V15, it’s suspending all new phone launches.

What you need to know Vivo has announced that it’s delaying the launch of the V19 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The phone was initially supposed to be shown off to the world on March 26. All other product launches have also been postponed indefinitely.

Xiaomi isn’t the only smartphone company having trouble running its business in India — and across the world, really. After the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi overtakes Huawei as smartphone sales tumble worldwide

It’s the first time Xiaomi has surpassed Huawei.

What you need to know Xiaomi sold more phones than Huawei in February this year. The former beat the latter by just 500,000 units. Smartphone sales also took a massive hit in the month, falling nearly 40% year-on-year due to the coronavirus.

As the U.S. ban continues to squeeze Huawei in the smartphone market, we may finally be starting to see its adverse effects on Huawei’s sales, despite the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi messes up again, rolls out bug-filled Mi A2 Lite Android 10 update

Users are complaining that the update is bricking their phones or putting them in a boot loop.

What you need to know Xiaomi’s limited rollout of Android 10 for the Mi A2 Lite has been met with disastrous results. The update is causing phones to enter boot loops. Other users report the phone becoming entirely unresponsive. This comes just a week after the company pulled the Android 10 update for the Mi A3, after similar complaints of  [Read More…]

Xiaomi releases, then pulls, Android 10 update for the Mi A3

The company had previously claimed the update would be significantly delayed due to the coronavirus.

What you need to know Xiaomi recently released Android 10 for the Mi A3. The company soon had to halt the rollout as users started reporting a flurry of issues with the update. The company’s brand lead for India had previously apologized for the delays in the update and laid the blame on shutdowns caused by the coronavirus.

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Xiaomi is making a SIM card that could make microSD cards redundant

The proprietary card is likely to be offered only in China.

What you need to know Xiaomi is developing a SIM card that can also be used as a microSD card. The card will have the standard SIM technology on one side and flash memory on the other side. The “hybrid” card is likely to be compatible only with Xiaomi devices.

A dedicated microSD card slot used to be a standard feature on Android phones a few  [Read More…]

Xiaomi launches Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker in India for ₹1,399 ($20)

The affordable Bluetooth speaker includes Micro-USB port and an AUX port.

What you need to know Xiaomi has launched the Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker in India. The speaker offers 5W output and promises 20 hours of non-stop music playback. It has been priced at ₹1,399 ($ 20) in the country and is now available for purchase from the Mi Store.

Xiaomi India today launched a new portable Bluetooth speaker in the country, called the “Mi Outdoor Bluetooth  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is testing a new privacy feature that flags suspicious app behavior

The new controls will go even beyond what Android 10 offers.

What you need to know Xiaomi is reportedly working on beefing up security in MIUI 11. It’s working on a feature that notifies users when an app uses sensitive permissions. Potentially suspicious behavior, like opening another app or autostarting in the background, will also be flagged.

Privacy controls are all the rage these days, and it’s no wonder, with every day bringing a new story about  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro go official with 90Hz displays, Snapdragon 865 SoC

The two phones will make their global debut later this month.

What you need to know Xiaomi has launched two new 5G flagship phones – Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. Both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor and feature 90Hz displays with a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The Mi 10 will go on sale in China starting February 14 for a starting price of 3,999 yuan ($ 573).

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