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Xiaomi responds to privacy concerns by making cloud messaging opt-in

Xiaomi is one of the fastest growing tech companies in China, but the phone maker has come under scrutiny from several reports in recent works that suggest the company’s phones may be violating users’ privacy. In July a user noted that Xiaomi phones were sending data to Chinese servers, and this past week security firm […]

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Xiaomi plans to enter the US smartphone space in 2015

Chinese startup Xiaomi has grabbed a lot of headlines in recent years for the company’s high-quality, low-cost devices and eye-catching MIUI user interface for its Android phones and tablets. Initially the company’s phones were only available in China. Recently Xiaomi has started expanding into new markets including Singapore, Brazil, India, Russia and Mexico. But what about the […]

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Xiaomi bringing phones to 10 new countries (but not the US… yet)

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has earned a reputation for offering high quality phones at low prices in recent years. The company tends to sell out of new phones within minutes of putting them up for sale. But Xiaomi plans to increase its capacity and expand into new markets. The company has already started selling phones in […]

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Lilbits (9-12-2013): The Windows tablets of fall, 2013

Companies including Acer, Asus, Dell and Toshiba have already started to announce plans to launch Windows 8.1 tablets featuring Intel Bay Trail processors in the coming months. But that could just be the tip of the iceberg. WinSuperSite’s Paul Thurrott has a roundup of Windows tablets due out this fall, and it includes the models […]

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Xiaomi hires Google’s Hugo Barra, signals international ambitions

Up until recently, Hugo Barra was one of the most visible faces behind Google Android. As vice president of Android Product Management, Barra was a regular at Google’s press and developer events, often showing off new devices and features. Now he’s showing off a new job: Barra is leaving Google after more than 5 years […]