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Xiaomi cracking down on fakes, losing millions of sales

Fake phones are nothing new especially in China where everything can be manufactured. From gadgets to designer bags to toys and even eggs, you can find them in the country. While that proves how smart and ingenious the Chinese people are, it's not exactly good for big tech business like Xiaomi. Fans of the Chinese phone maker were reportedly being duped of counterfeit phones. This was discovered when Bluebox Labs unknowingly tested a fake Xiaomi a couple of months ago.

Xiaomi launches the Redmi 2A in China, a cheaper Redmi 2

If the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is the Chinese manufacturer’s entry level phone, then what do you say to a cheaper variant of an entry level phone? Well, that’s what the new Xiaomi Redmi 2A is – a poor man’s Redmi 2, if you will. Launched on the occasion of the fifth founding anniversary of Xiaomi in Beijing, it looks like the USD$45 billion-worth company is feeling a little magnanimous and presented the low-end market with a real treat.

Xiaomi announces new 40-inch Android-run Mi TV 2

Smart TVs may have not taken the market by storm just yet, but we're envisioning a future where we all do our browsing, viewing, and gaming at home on just one screen, and it's not your trusty old simple LCD TV. Xiaomi has just announced their latest Smart TV, the 40-inch Mi TV 2 in China.

Xiaomi and Microsoft: acquaintances, not partners

Among the Windobws 10 related announcements that Microsoft made this week, perhaps the one that caused some flurry the most is its bombshell in China. Redmond announced, almost in passing, that it will be hooking up with some Xiaomi Mi 4 powers users to let them test Windows 10 on their devices, leading to some amount of rumor around Microsoft's and Xiaomi's seemingly new friendship. In response, ex-Googler and now Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra is clarifying some points, partly to appease some concerns from the Android community.

Microsoft is cooking up a Windows 10 ROM for Xiaomi Mi 4

Microsoft just announced its stronger initiative to push its business further in China, by pushing Windows 10 harder, with a little help from Chinese companies. Among those namedropped was Xiaomi, where Microsoft explicitly mentioned that select Xiaomi Mi 4 power users will be able to test Windows 10 on their devices. This effectively meant that Microsoft is developing a ROM for the smartphone that will practically overwrite Android. Given how Xiaomi has been a strong Android player so far, it is unsurprising to see a few feathers ruffled and a few eyebrows raised.

Xiaomi Mi Note comes out with special Natural Bamboo edition

If you'd like to have a smartphone that might not look like any other in the market (at least those without cases), then you'd might want to consider getting the Natural Bamboo limited edition of the Xiaomi Mi Note. The 5.7-inch display smartphone will have all of the same specs of their newest device, but with the smooth and elegant looking bamboo backing, and it can be yours in just two weeks time.

Xiaomi proves that tested ‘Mi 4’ was fake, Bluebox agrees

Bluebox Labs, a research outfit that tests security on mobile devices, recently put out some information pertaining to a specific Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone that they tested and found out that it was riddled with malware, was using a version of Android that was vulnerable to hacking, and basically failed at all the security tests they made. Xiaomi, in their defense, has been very prompt and open about verifying the information. In the end, they all agreed that the tested unit was a counterfeit.

Xiaomi Mi 4 hit with ‘questionable security’ accusation again

Bluebox, a software security company that tests mobile devices for security and malware threat, got their hands on a Xiaomi Mi 4 for testing. The results were not good. Bluebox claims that there were malicious software installed on the device, with some of those even mimicking Google applications. Xiaomi has since replied to the accusation, but it still leaves questions on the security of the phone and the integrity of the brand itself.

Xiaomi’s big US debut won’t include smartphones, tablets

Chinese OEM star Xiaomi is indeed making its way to the US, but before you get your hopes up, we will let VP for International Business Hugo Barra dash them. In a press event at San Francisco, the former Google exec revealed some details about his new overlords' plans to conquer the country. And he made it pretty damn clear: smartphones and tablets are currently not in Xiaomi's US plans. Which perhaps leaves things of lesser interest in the Chinese OEM's product catalog.

Xiaomi Chinese New Year promo includes Redmi 2 Enhanced Edition

Just in time for the Chinese New Year, top Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi is offering great deals of its smartphones and other media devices. This is also part of the Spring Festival promo so we can expect more orders will be placed this February and March especially in China. Xiaomi is all set to offer its products from the Mi Note flagship phone to the Xiaomi Mi4, Xiaomi Box, and yes, even the recently announced Xiaomi Redmi 2 Enhanced Edition  much to the delight of Xiaomi fans.
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