Xiaomi’s global head Hugo Barra is moving to Facebook

Former Googler Hugo Barra recently announced his plans to leave Xiaomi where he worked worked as a global VP since 2013. While at the time he did not announce his plans for the future apart from wanting some time off, Barra has now confirmed via Twitter that he has accepted a job offer from Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg announced that Barra will be joining the social network to lead its virtual reality efforts, including the Oculus team. as he will be leading the company’s Oculus team.   Continue reading “Xiaomi’s global head Hugo Barra is moving to Facebook”

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Hugo Barra will leave Xiaomi and return to Silicon Valley

After more than three years at Android smartphone maker Xiaomi, Hugo Barra is exiting the company. The Xiaomi global VP announced his plans to leave the company  and return to Silicon Valley in a post on Facebook saying that “the last few years of living in such a singular environment have taken a huge toll on my life and started affecting my health.” He explains that his friends and home are in Silicon Valley, and his family is much closer to that part of the globe than his current home in Beijing. Continue reading “Hugo Barra will leave Xiaomi and return to Silicon Valley”

Xiaomi could sell 10 billion smartphones and not make a profit : Hugo Barra

Xiaomi is rapidly losing in smartphone sales and it seems like a cause for concern for the fans and industry watchers but the company is no more a startup, and apparently the declining sales won’t affect them according to Xiaomi global vp Hugo Barra.

Barra says, “We could sell 10 billion smartphones and we wouldn’t make a single dime in profits. Basically we’re giving them to you without making any money… we care about the recurring revenue streams over many years.”  Continue reading “Xiaomi could sell 10 billion smartphones and not make a profit : Hugo Barra”

Xiaomi Mi 5C features an in-house SoC with 3GB RAM

Xiaomi Mi 5c has a new image leak which clearly shows the front and the back design of the phone. Based on these leaks, the phone will resemble the Xiaomi Mi 5 in terms of the design, at least from the front, though unlike the Xiaomi Mi 5, it will ship with metal on the back, instead of glass.

But don’t expect the Mi 5C to feature specs similar to those of the Mi 5s. The Mi 5c will be a lower-end alternative, and today an alleged spec sheet for it has been leaked in China. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi 5C features an in-house SoC with 3GB RAM”

Xiaomi’s Mi MIX will have Cortana pre-installed

It’s no secret that some Android OEMs, including Samsung, have been pre-installing some Microsoft apps on their Android apps as part of a partnership with Microsoft. In a partnership the Chinese phone maker made with Microsoft, Xiaomi was sold about 1,500 patents from Microsoft and in return, Xiaomi pre-installed a bunch of Microsoft Apps on its devices in return. And now it looks the company will be pre-installing Cortana on its devices such as the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix. Continue reading “Xiaomi’s Mi MIX will have Cortana pre-installed”

Download : Xiaomi Mi MIX and Mi Note 2 stock wallpapers

Xiaomi has just announced Mi Mix and Mi Note 2, which can be termed as next generation smartphones. Where Mi Mix comes with a bezel-less design, the Mi Note 2 has curved screen like S7 Edge. Both the devices are powered by Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core processor and Adreno 530 GPU. There are two memory variants available, one with 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM, while other with 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM. Enough about the devices though.

Below are the lock screen and wallpaper of Mi Mix along with the default wallpaper of Mi Note 2. You can download them individually or grab the zip containing the full res images. Continue reading “Download : Xiaomi Mi MIX and Mi Note 2 stock wallpapers”

Xiaomi announces the Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime; starting at ₹5000/$74

It wasn’t too long ago that we saw the beautifully-crafted Redmi 3 series from Xiaomi. Xiaomi’s Redmi line of mid-range smartphones has been known for premium design and fairly recent software driven by seriously good hardware for the money and the successors to the Redmi 3 series : Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and Redmi 4 Pro are no exception. Continue reading “Xiaomi announces the Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime; starting at ₹5000/$74”

Xiaomi announced the Mi MIX : a ceramic monster with borderless display

Xiaomi announced the Mi Note 2 which could possibly be the Galaxy Note 7 replacement you might be looking for. In addition to announcing their new flagship phablet, Xiaomi has also introduced their ‘concept’ phablet, the Xiaomi Mi MIX. This is not exactly a concept device as it has been announced as the company’s already existing product, along with its pricing, but it sure looks like a concept device, which is probably why the company referred to it as such. This is perhaps the bezel less device that leaked before as the Mi Note 2.

The Mi MIX goes beyond “anything that’s available in the market today.” The phone features a massive 6.4-inch edgeless display, but the 91.3% screen-to-body ratio means that the Mix isn’t larger than your average 5.7-inch phone. Continue reading “Xiaomi announced the Mi MIX : a ceramic monster with borderless display”

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 launched with dual-edge curved OLED display, Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, and global LTE bands

After months of leaks and rumors, Xiaomi has finally taken the wraps off its new flagship smartphone at its ‘Curved to impress’ event in Beijing, China. Called the Mi Note 2, the smartphone is successor to the Mi Note that was launched back in January 2015. The smartphone’s highlight is the use of both front and back 3D curved glass, which also gives the Mi Note 2 a dual-edge curved display like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, though perhaps not as extreme in scope. The company is calling it a two-sided curved display. The smartphone will be offered in two color options – glacial silver and piano black color options. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Note 2 launched with dual-edge curved OLED display, Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, and global LTE bands”

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