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September 2014 Tech Calendar

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1st – Ramos tablets announcement

2nd – Meizu tablet announcement

3rd – Samsung Galaxy Note 4 announcement

5th-10th – IFA trade show (various)

9th – Apple announcement

Will add others as needed.

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Onda Forum Now Has An App

In a Weibo communiqué, Onda announces an app for their forum:

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Busted: How The Onda V989 Gets Its Unbelievable AnTuTu Score

Thanks to zs in Comments for pointing to a post that forensically analyzes the Onda V989 and reveals how it gets its incredible — and fraudulent — AnTuTu score [Google Translate].

So after the root, began to run antutu future use

setprop sys.quickmode 0

Forced to make it valid, a miracle happened

antutu 4.5.2 scores dropped from 55,000 to 33,000, almost halved the time to run sub-

Onda — or likely platform supplier Allwinner — modified one of the Android system files!

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iFive Mini 4 Now On Sale At Tmall

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See the Tmall listing.

Prior iFive Mini 4 posts.

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English-Language Jingdong Site Reviewer Anomaly

I was browsing cellphones at the English-language Jingdong site and came across these two reviews at the listing for the Coolpad 9080W:

CoolPadJDReviews
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A New Sizing Toy To Play With!

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In The Meantime

While I get shit done behind the scenes — and check China, which I haven’t done today — consider this:

NotInYourNewsfeed

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Marriage Proposal In The Sky

Pictures taken today, Saturday August 9 2014; reduced and cropped.

No, this isn’t me proposing to anyone. I happened to be outside, heard engine noise, thought it was a blimp, then when I saw the writing, went inside and grabbed the camera.

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Xiaomi In India

According to a Weibo communique, it’s just four employees in twenty square meters of office space.

XiaomiIndiaOffice

It will be interesting to see if it’s grown in a year.

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Hot Zone America

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August 2, 2014 · 12:46 pm