Xiaomi announces Android 12 Stable testing program for Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 and Mi 11i

It’s that time of the year, again! Android 12 Stable release for Pixel devices is just around the corner, and Android OEMs have started announcing the next iterations of their proprietary UI. Earlier this month, OPPO announced ColorOS 12, and also released a detailed roll-out plan for OPPO and OnePlus devices. Now, Xiaomi has gone a step ahead, and announced the Android 12 Stable testing program for Mi 11 series devices.

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Different MIUI Global versions explained

A couple of years back, we did a post on different versions of MIUI but a lot has changed since then. Xiaomi has been focusing on localizing the MIUI experience for different countries for the last few years and last year, the company decided to discontinue MIUI Global Beta ROM. There has been a lot of confusion amongst users regarding the MIUI 11 update roll-out status for different devices in the last couple of months, so in this post, let’s discuss different versions and stages of MIUI Global ROM. Continue reading “Different MIUI Global versions explained”

MIUI App Vault update brings Dark Mode along with new Advance Security Tools

Xiaomi introduced App Vault back in 2017 with MIUI 9 Global Stable with an aim to bring convenience at users tip. MIUI App Vault shows cards for various services and is an attempt similar to Google Now cards for showing all the important information in one place and can be assessed in a similar fashion by swiping left on the home screen.

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MIUI will get rid of ads that affect user experience, bring several new features: CEO

Xiaomi is known for showing ads on its phones with MIUI, which the company says is done in order to support the development cost of its own apps. Now the CEO has confirmed that he had discussion with MIUI developers for over three hours, and said that it will give priority in solving users’ issues. Continue reading “MIUI will get rid of ads that affect user experience, bring several new features: CEO”

MIUI 9 will be the last update for these phones

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At the MIUI 9 Global launch, Xiaomi highlighted the fact that even 5-year-old phones including Mi 2/2S are still getting weekly MIUI updates and will also get MIUI 9 Global Stable update. Now, within a couple of weeks, Xiaomi made an announcement on MIUI Forum saying that MIUI updates will be suspended for few of Xiaomi devices after the MIUI 9 update. Continue reading “MIUI 9 will be the last update for these phones”

Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM with improved notification shade toggles, new ringtones and more

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Today, Xiaomi has started rolling out latest version of MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM for select smartphones. It doesn’t have smart assistant available for MIUI 8.2 China ROM. Continue reading “Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM with improved notification shade toggles, new ringtones and more”

Xiaomi Redmi 4 design leaked online, metal-unibody and fingerprint sensor confirmed

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The anticipated Xiaomi Redmi 4 design has now been leaked in few purported live images by a Weibo user. While it is rumoured that the company might host an event in China on August 25 to launch the Redmi 3/3S successor, thus far we only knew few specifications of the Redmi 4 courtesy GFXBench listing. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 4 design leaked online, metal-unibody and fingerprint sensor confirmed”

Xiaomi starts taking entries for MIUI 8 beta testing team

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Xiaomi is inviting 100 beta testers for its MIUI 8 beta testing team. It introduced the MIUI 8 globally at the Mi Max launch event in India last week. Now the company is looking to get 100 beta testers onboard to enhance MIUI 8 ROM for the Mi users, before the final stable ROM rollout in August. Continue reading “Xiaomi starts taking entries for MIUI 8 beta testing team”

Xiaomi MIUI 8 China Developer ROM now available for download

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Xiaomi – as promised – has released the MIUI 8 China Developer ROM for everyone. The MIUI 8 with new design and features was first introduced to Alpha testers in May, followed by a Beta testing from June 1st. Continue reading “Xiaomi MIUI 8 China Developer ROM now available for download”

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Review

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Xiaomi introduced the Mi Pad 2 tablet device at an event in China in November last year along with the Redmi Note 3. It is the successor of last year’s Mi Pad with better build and updated specifications. The tablet went on sale in China from November 27th, and we managed to get one from China as well. Checkout our detailed review of the new Mi Pad 2. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Review”

Xiaomi could announce the Redmi Note 2 with MIUI 7 on August 13

It looks like Xiaomi could announce the long rumored Redmi Note 2 next week. A fresh report from MyDrivers is stating that the Chinese smartphone maker will launch the Redmi Note 2 along with MIUI 7 on August 13th.

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Lenovo K3 Note vs Xiaomi Mi 4i – What’s Different?

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While these two devices aren’t direct competitors and they have quite a few differences, they still are quite closely priced to each other and they also have a few similarities. We get quite a lot of different requests from readers asking to compare various devices and their specs and we’ve been asked to compare these two as well and that’s what we’re doing in this post. Let’s compare both of them in detail.

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Lenovo K3 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G – What’s Different?

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G can brag about being one of the first cheap phablets on the Indian market to come out with 4G support. It was announced in November last year and made available at the end of December for a price of Rs 9,999. Since then, Xiaomi has seen good success with it as many people have purchased the smartphone for its features as well as its 4G capability at a low price. Since then, many manufacturers have tried to follow the same mantra and launched their own devices at similar prices and packing similar features. The price of the Redmi Note 4G has been reduced to Rs 7,999 last month but since then Lenovo has hit the market with the K3 Note which also retails at a price of Rs 9,999 which was the original asking rate for the Redmi Note 4G. Although it is costlier, it does offer a few improvements and unique features that probably justify the price. Let’s take a look at the specifications and features of both the devices.

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Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi 5 Plus specifications leaked, launch rumoured for July

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According to new rumours from China, Xiaomi is all set to launch the next flagship Mi 5 along with a phablet variant Mi 5 Plus. The launch will reportedly happen sometime in July, considering that the Mi 4 was also launched in July last year, but there isn’t any particular date known or rumoured as yet. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi 5 Plus specifications leaked, launch rumoured for July”