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Xiaomi iHealth is a blood pressure taking smartphone dock

For the millions of people around the world that have high blood pressure, part of daily life is taking their blood pressure to make sure it is in the normal range. That means that many people need blood pressure machines that take the readings and then they have to track the readings in a notebook or with an app. Xiaomi has announced this week a new product that came from its $25 million investment in iHealth Labs.

Xiaomi steps up its game with a Bluetooth game controller

There should no longer be any doubt that Xiaomi wants in on the fledgling Chinese game biz. The company has now outed its own Bluetooth game controller for, what else, gaming. While the controller seems like a natural evolution of its Mi TV box, it does raise some questions about the future of one popular Android gaming console turned platform.

‘Unstable’ version of MIUI 6 released for Xiaomi Mi 2, 2S

Sometimes I don’t get Xiaomi and their approach with MIUI, but that’s just me – a lot of people will come on here and testify to great experiences with the Chinese manufacturer’s brand of user interface over the Android foundation. After an official debate of sorts that Xiaomi officially started on the merits of Android KitKat for their Mi 2 and Mi 2S devices, they are finally releasing MIUI 6 for the said devices, but not without caveats.

Ouya rumored to be in acquisition talks with several companies

Ouya, the $99 gaming console that runs Android has been taking geek town by storm, thanks to its very low price. Recently, we’ve been hearing reports that the company is discussing with several big companies not just in the United States but also in China regarding a possible acquisition.

Xiaomi outs MIUI v6 developer preview for the Mi3, Mi4

If you’re looking for more eye-candy in your custom Android UI than most, chances are you’ve come across the MIUI – the tweaked Android OS from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. The flipside of it is that while you get a nice, clean UI, there are bugs galore, and that the MIUI is not really known for Android functionality. That said, if you own a Xiaomi Mi3 or Mi4, you pretty much have no choice. The good news is that a new version of MIUI is out.

OUYA teams up with Xiaomi to conquer Asia

What should you do if you want to make it big in the Android market in Asia, particularly in China? Why partner with the top Android OEM of course! That is what OUYA seems to be doing by striking a deal with Xiaomi to bring its games and its platform outside of its comfort zone and into the Chinese, and eventually Asian, market.

MIUI v6 launched, goes flat and simple

Xiaomi has just released a major overhaul of its custom ROM, MIUI version 6. Calling it "visually stunning, stunningly simple", the Chinese manufacturer has opted to drop the aging skeumorphic design of the past decade and embraced the more minimalistic and flatter look. Just in time to catch up with iOS' own transition to the new design language.

Xiaomi addresses privacy concerns, makes cloud service opt-in

Budget mobile phone Xiaomi has been getting flack for privacy issues for the past two days after several news reports have said that the devices have been sending out user details to their remote servers. The Chinese mobile Internet company has come out with a statement and an immediate solution to address the concerns of their smartphone users.
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