Daily Archives: April 22, 2015

Xiaomi: “Insanely Useful”

Xiaomi’s Smart Strategy to Design Phones for Everyone

“A lot of the services we’ve built in China are extremely specific,” Barra says. “Things like calling a driver to drive your car home if you’re drunk. That’s a very specific China thing. We’ve integrated that into the phone directory, so with a couple of presses you can have someone come to you. Or getting in line for a bank teller—you can take a number electronically if you’re within 15 minutes of the bank. We’re going to put the same type of thought into figuring out what will make our phones insanely useful in any new market.”

This article is a good summary of how Xiaomi operates. The local customization is the best bit. It’s going to be very interesting to see how Xiaomi tailors itself to the India market.

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Video: Xiaomi MiPad Rooting And More

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Is anyone still interested in the Xiaomi MiPad?

GreedyTech has a bunch of YouTube videos here that review the MiPad, offer reasons to buy it or not to buy it, how to install Google Apps on it, how to root it and install CWM, and how to install Cyanogenmod 11 on it.

I’m still wondering it Xiaomi intends to release a MiPad II. Something thinner, lighter, and without that slippery plastic shell.

Previously here:

Prior Xiaomi MiPad posts

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Sony Moving To USB-C Connector

Weibo:

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If I’m reading that right, the Sony Xperia Z5 will be introduced in September and have a USB-C port.

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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Android 5.0 Update Is Go

The second tweet in the series is to inform Z-series owners they’ll be next.

Previously here:

Sony: T2 Ultra Will Get Android 5.0!
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Might Get Android 5.x

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