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Xiaomi will be removed from a US blacklist according to court documents

Xiaomi will be removed from a US blacklist according to court documents

A new report has surfaced that Xiaomi Corp. and the US government have come to an agreement that will remove the Chinese company from a blacklist it was placed on by President Trump. By being on that blacklist, Xiaomi was banned from any American investment and was unable to procure any hardware designed in the US. Earlier this year, the Chinese smartphone maker sued the US government after the US Department of Defense issued an order designating the firm as a Communist Chinese Military Company.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold PC Mode is a Galaxy Z Fold 3 must-have

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold PC Mode is a Galaxy Z Fold 3 must-have

Xiaomi formally jumped on the foldable phone train this year and, at least at first glance, looks a lot like what Samsung and, later, Huawei already had. Xiaomi was seemingly just aiming for brand recognition than features. That said, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold finally just got a feature that does give it unique feature of its own. Ironically, this new PC Mode that turns the phone into a tablet PC is something that Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold doesn't have despite being the creator of the similar DeX Mode.

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Huawei Harmony OS might be adopted by Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo

Huawei Harmony OS might be adopted by Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo

In response to the US' sanctions and export bans, Huawei has been waging a campaign to rid itself of its dependence on Google's mobile operating system, or at least its proprietary parts. Although it sounds like an epic endeavor to replace Android, Huawei's Harmony OS definitely has big ambitions to be present in almost all smart markets. Going just beyond its own smartphones, however, there are now rumors that Huawei wants to spread its new platform to other phones as well, including those from its competitors and compatriots in China.

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Xiaomi Black Shark 4 teardown reveals its secrets as pre-orders start

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 teardown reveals its secrets as pre-orders start

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 teardown reveals its secrets as pre-orders startSmartphones these days have started to become a tad boring. With few exceptions, each new generation really has just more of the same stuff. Those exceptions include, of course, foldables, but if that's not your cup of tea, you might have to look towards gaming smartphones for some of the craziest innovations in the smartphone market. Unfortunately, those often come at a literal price but JerryRigEverything takes apart the Black Shark 4 in search of something a bit more affordable.

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OnePlus Watch vs Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite: A close comparison

OnePlus Watch vs Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite: A close comparison

OnePlus Watch is a bit of a latecomer to the party but it did eventually arrive. The smartwatch is entering a very competitive space where users demand good hardware with the assurance of a seamless software experience. Of course, accuracy of all the fancy health and fitness tracking is a must, if a smartwatch has to resonate with the users.

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Huawei is no longer in the top 5 of the smartphone market

Huawei is no longer in the top 5 of the smartphone market

It was really inevitable, no matter how much the company tried to spin the narrative. Given global conditions and a legal predicament in the US that predated this pandemic, it was only a matter of time before Huawei's mobile business took a big hit. That time has seemingly come this year, at least as far as the first quarter of 2021 is concerned. While the entire smartphone market grew, Huawei found itself pushed out of the top 5 by its own fellow Chinese rivals.

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Best fitness bands to buy right now: If watch is not your thing

Best fitness bands to buy right now: If watch is not your thing

We’ve been through a stressful last year wherein staying in shape – being active – took a serious back seat for many of us. Things don’t look very promising even today, but little strides back to normalcy have begun. It’s then time to consider health and fitness a little more seriously. When you get into some sort of routine – or if you’re already at some level in your fitness journey - you’d require a wearable to track the fitness and health parameters.

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Xiaomi car plans revealed as Chinese firm pumps cash into smart EV project

Xiaomi car plans revealed as Chinese firm pumps cash into smart EV project

Xiaomi is looking to the garage for its next big expansion, with the Chinese behemoth announcing it's launching a smart electric vehicle business. The new subsidiary will get an initial investment worth around $1.46 billion, Xiaomi founder, chairman, and CEO Lei Jun announced today, also confirming that he will be the CEO of the new EV team.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is foldable Android with a very special camera

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is foldable Android with a very special camera

Xiaomi is joining the foldable phone club, revealing the new Mi Mix Fold that opens out to reveal what the company says is the largest folding screen on a smartphone so far. Similar in design to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Xiaomi's foldable eclipses Samsung's with its 8.01-inch WQHD+ internal screen, though that's not the only special detail here.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is DxOMark’s new king

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is DxOMark’s new king

Xiaomi had a rather big day to day, announcing a handful of new devices, not all of them smartphones. The Mi 11 Ultra, of course, is the highlight of its night and it's not really that surprising given all the specs and features it carries inside its unsurprisingly expensive package. As expected, the camera system, which is housed in what may be the largest bump we've laid eyes on a phone, is one of the core pillars of the Mi 11 Ultra and it may have paid off if DxOMark's early evaluation is anything to go by.

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Xiaomi made the AirPower-style charger Apple couldn’t – plus an 80W wireless stand

Xiaomi made the AirPower-style charger Apple couldn’t – plus an 80W wireless stand

Xiaomi claims to have achieved where Apple failed, with a new multi-coil wireless fast charging pad capable of charging multiple devices simultaneously - just as Apple AirPower was meant to do. Apple's decision to pull the plug on its AirPower charging mat was a rare public admission of fallibility by the Cupertino firm, but that hasn't dimmed the desire among users for a smart charging pad that doesn't care whereabouts you place your phone.

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Projector 2 pairs Android TV with super-simple setup

Xiaomi Mi Smart Projector 2 pairs Android TV with super-simple setup

Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra flagship Android phone isn't the only Google-powered product the company has today, with a new Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro combining reasonably portable projection with the Google Assistant. The nondescript gray and white box looks more like an oversized smart speaker than a traditional projector, and indeed that's because it's one of those too.

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