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Xiaomi tried to clone iMessage but screwed up badly

Xiaomi tried to clone iMessage but screwed up badly

On the face of it, Xiaomi's plan must've seemed a good idea: take a leaf from Apple's playbook and offer free messaging when users turned on its Android phones. Unfortunately, MIUI Cloud Messaging instead prompted accusations of data mining and intrusion into privacy, as new Xiaomi phones uploaded the contents of the phone book, numbers from received SMS messages, and the phone's own details to the company's servers, with no prior warning.

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Samsung beaten by Xiaomi in China for smartphone shipments

Samsung beaten by Xiaomi in China for smartphone shipments

This quarter appears to have been the haymaker for Xiaomi in China as, according to analysts at Canalys, the vendor tripled shipments in three months. What’s more, it would appear that Xiaomi has done what Apple - thus far - has been unable to do: they’ve out-shipped Samsung. Samsung’s shipments fell this quarter as well while Xiaomi, Lenovo, Yulong, and Huawei all grew.

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Which phones let me control any TV?

Which phones let me control any TV?

There’s no one phone that’s able to control every single television model in the universe - but there are several out there today that have big potential for chaos. While we don’t recommend going around changing channels on televisions that belong to high-powered businesses that’d rip your head of if you do, we do like the idea of changing the channel at a party if something less-than-pleasing pops up.

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Xiaomi Mi Band is a simple, no-nonsense wearable

Xiaomi Mi Band is a simple, no-nonsense wearable

Xiaomi may have just announced its shiny new Mi 4 smartphone, but it wasn't done yet with the big revelations. Although most rumors and leaks have focused on the company's upcoming smartphone, it seems that Xiaomi was actually also busy preparing a wearable device. Don't get too excited though, it isn't a smartwatch. The Mi Band, Xiaomi's entry into the wearable market, is a very simple but dedicated fitness band.

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Xiaomi Mi 4 debuts: 5-inch screen, top specs, steel body

Xiaomi Mi 4 debuts: 5-inch screen, top specs, steel body

At its annual conference in Beijing, Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 4, naturally called its fastest phone ever. Sporting some of the best hardware in the mobile market today, all crammed in a 5-inch smartphone with a stainless steel frame, Xiaomi's latest and greatest is poised to yet be another fast seller in China. And yes, it does look a tad like the iPhone, which is something that Xiaomi might have been consciously going for.

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Apple, Samsung dominate monthly channel sales

Apple, Samsung dominate monthly channel sales

The semi-dated iPhone 5S still reigns supreme, according to Counterpoint research. Their metrics for May of 2014 show the flagship iPhone is stil the best-selling phone. Many expected the recently introduced Samsung Galaxy S5 would have snapped that title from Apple, but once again, the iPhone tops them all.

Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Just as quick as the term "4K" was introduced to the world, it would appear that the Chinese company Xiaomi has made the resolution affordable. With the Millet TV 2, the company employs Smart TV features with Android as well as a separate set of audio components. This TV is being delivered for 3999 yuan (approximately $640 USD) this season with a TV, sound bar, and subwoofer to boot).

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Xiaomi Mi Pad crafts iPad mini clone with Android and iPhone style

Xiaomi Mi Pad crafts iPad mini clone with Android and iPhone style

Xiaomi has revealed its new tablet, the Mi Pad, and it's hard not to see it as a mash-up of Android, the iPad mini, and the colorful shells of the iPhone 5c. The 7.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 slate runs Google's OS on NVIDIA's Tegra K1 2.2GHz 4+1 processor, and has two cameras - 8-megapixels on the back, and 5-megapixels on the front - though it's likely to be the aesthetics of hardware and software which cause the most discussion.

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