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Xiaomi MI-One gets a cheaper Youth Edition

The MI-One, Xiaomi's Android smartphone powered by the community-authored MIUI ROM, has garnered quite a lot of attention as of late. The second phone in the lineup has been revealed as the MI-One Youth Edition, which is basically identical save for a slower 1.2Ghz CPU and slightly less RAM at 768MB. The phone will go for about $240 unlocked when it releases later this month, and yes, it's still running the MIUI software.

Baidu Cloud OS to fight Android in China

In September 2011, we talked a bit about the Chinese search engine Baidu and Dell working on an Android-based operating system for smartphones. Baidu is set to make a move with its very own operating system with the goal of rivaling Android in the Chinese market. The operating system will be called Baidu Cloud.

Lenovo’s Android 4.0 Smart TV reviewed in China

We're pretty hot on the Google TV platform here at Android Community. But we can't fault Lenovo for going its own way in China, since Google TV still isn't available outside America. The company has created its own hardware and custom ICS software to deliver a Smart TV ccompetitor to the likes of Samsung's Smart TV line, and Chinese website MICgadget got their hands on one.

Sony Xperia Sola available now in Hong Kong

Desperate to try out some touch-free web browsing on your phone? Then grab a plane ticket, buddy - you're headed for Hong Kong. Taiwanese online retailer ePrice reports seeing the Xperia Sola in the city, priced at just under $3,000 HKD. That's the equivalent of $387 US, not that it matters: at this point Sony has only confirmed the phone for Hong Kong and greater China.

Xiaomi MI-One sells 150,000 units in 13 minutes

Wow, people are really, really excited for the MI-One, the Chinese smartphone from manufacturer Xiaomi that eschews standard Android or manufacturer skins in favor of a community-created Android ROM. The manufacturer sells the phone in batches as they're made, and apparently demand for the MI-One has reached a fever pitch since it started shipping in August of last year. The last batch of 150,000 phones sold out just under 13 minutes after the company posted them online.

Oppo shows off crazy thin 6.65mm smartphone

You can never be too rich or too thin, and it seems like Android manufacturers have taken the latter part of that saying to heart. Chinese phone maker Oppo released a teaser image of a 6.65mm-thin phone today, and if it comes to market any time soon the unnamed device will grab the title of world's thinnest phone (for at least a month or two anyway). There's no details part the picture, but the visuals can't help but remind us of a certain flagship from everyone's favorite litigious American manufacturer.

Meizu schedules ICS update for MX and M9 in June

Meizu, the little Chinese phone manufacturer that could, is still basking from the PR glow of its MX Quad-core announcement. But they want to make sure that owners of the older MX and M9 phones don't feel left out of the party. In a press release today, they stated that both phones will be getting the same version of Android 4.0 software as the MX Quad-core. Well, sort of: they're both getting "Flyme OS 1.0", Meizu's skinned version of Ice Cream Sandwich.

Motorola RAZR HD spotted running ICS in China

We're seeing more and more evidence of an upgraded RAZR device coming from Motorola very soon. In addition to the DROID Fighter/DROID RAZR HD sneak peeks, Juggly.cn spotted a new model, the Motorola MT887, hanging out next to a couple of existing devices. The phone has a 4.3-inch screen as opposed to the larger one spotted on the DROID, but comes with an extra surprise: it's running Ice Cream Sandwich. Connoisseurs take note: this has to be one of the best examples we've seen of blurrycam photography!

Philips to offer multiple 7″ tablets with Android 4.0

Philips recently announced its plans to offer Android 4.0 in their new line of 7" tablets. Initially only slated for introduction in China, it's not known if they will make their way to the US market. Though not the first to use the 4.0 software, they are going a different route with its processors.