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Hugo Barra
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The week of Google IO is like Christmas for us geeks :) This year's was no different, with multiple breakthrough announcements from M to Brillo and Android Pay. Walking around the Google IO floor is exhilarating and I wanted to share a few photos with y'all <3 Hope you like it! 
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Mi Fans, I am your father :)

#MayThe4thBeWithYou
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Llolipop. For. Redmi. Note 4g
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Mi 4i Global Launch Video

We've just published the video from yesterday's Mi 4i global launch event live in New Delhi — Xiaomi's latest flagship device. 2,000 energized Mi fans in the audience brought the house down! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GzQf_LQkv0
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Epic milestone for China tech today: robotics startup Ninebot acquires Segway after raising $80M Series A investment from Xiaomi, Sequoia and others
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GIVE Mi 5!

Xiaomi turns 5 years old today — By any measure, what this team has built and delivered over such a short period of time is beyond extraordinary and it's such a gigantic honor to be part of it :) Dear Mi Fans, will you please join me in saying...

❤ HAPPY BIRTHDAY XIAOMI ! ❤
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Happy birthday Xiaomi!
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We received many questions from Mi fans about an announcement made by Microsoft yesterday regarding Windows 10 Technical Preview for Mi 4 users in China. We’d like to clarify a few points.

- This is an experimental program led by Microsoft, working directly with the Mi fan community in China. 

- Microsoft is working on a build of Windows 10 specifically for Mi 4 devices. This Windows 10 build will not be running on top of Android nor be available as a dual-boot option. A small number of Mi 4 power users from the Xiaomi Forum in China who choose to take part in this experimental program will have to manually re-flash their Mi 4 devices with this Windows 10 ROM, in the same way they would re-flash other Android ROMs. 

- At Xiaomi, we are very supportive of users trying new things and we encourage them to do so all the time! That’s why all of our devices ship with unlocked bootloader, for example. That’s also why Xiaomi welcomes Microsoft team members to interact directly with members of the Xiaomi Forum in China. More details will be announced by Microsoft in the coming months. This program will only be available in China.

- Xiaomi continues to fully embrace the Android ecosystem through our MIUI software platform and we’re moving ahead full steam building many exciting new Android-based features and services. 
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If this program is successful, and gets a worldwide release, i'd buy a Mi 4 over a Lumia any day. +Hugo Barra 
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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun​ just launched Mi Note Pro at a highly interactive and fun media event this morning in Beijing. All specs now revealed!

- 3D curved glass on the back, 2.5D curved glass on front
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit 8-core CPU, Adreno 430 GPU
- AnTuTu score 63,424
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB eMMC 5.0 flash 
- 5.7” 2K (2560x1440) Sharp/JDI display, 515 PPI  
- Sunlight Display technology for unparalleled outdoor visibility
- 13MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS)
- Sony IMX214 CMOS, 6-element f/2.0 lens, Qualcomm 14-bit image processor
- New camera features: flash “suggest”, auto-leveling, DSLR style peak focus indicator, color temperature adjustment 
- 4MP front camera with large 2-micron pixels, exceptional low-light performance
- High-capacity 3090mAh battery
- Quick Charge 2.0, 9V 1.2A with two charging modules, 70% charging in 1 hour
- Supports LTE CAT 9 networks, up to 450Mbps download speed
- Hardware-optimized HiFi audio for FLAC playback
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+Hugo Barra Beautiful phone!
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Mi 4i reviews are here!

Here's one of the first Mi 4i reviews by the one and only +Sahil Mohan Gupta (Dr Bones!). And here are some of my favorite quotes from his review: :)

"The attention to detail is unlike no other phone in the price range."

"wafer thin at 7.8mm and weights just 130 grams, (...) same weight as Samsung’s new Galaxy S6."

"The display on the Mi 4i, to the naked eye, is actually better than the Mi 4, and yes even the iPhone 6."

http://www.dailyo.in/technology/tech-gadgets-xiaomi-mi-4i-hugo-barra-phones-storage-battery/story/1/3402.html
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gotta say i have had a terrible experience with this phone, it just keeps continually breaking, it's like they done no real world tests on this, far too fragile. i have had this phone for three months. in that time it has been in repari for two months, and fully broken twice. first time, it did not even leave my pocket, the second time, a 10cm fall was to make it enough to break. very unhappy
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We're really excited to announce our newest Xiaomi investor — Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons.

We're incredibly honored by this extraordinary vote of confidence. Mr Tata is very excited about Xiaomi and our plans for India, and we're really looking forward to working with him as an investor and advisor!
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Mr. Hugo can I have your email address would like to update u on service level in Bangalore.  My id sonidpiyush@yahoo.com
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‪#‎MiLaunch2015‬ This is the project I've been working on at Xiaomi for the last 18 months, revealed today! 

Mi 4i, our latest and awesomest creation — an ultra-compact 5" device that weighs only 130g and packs huge specs. 

- Ultra-compact unibody design
- 2nd gen Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor
- 5" screen, 1920x1080, 441 PPI, Sunlight Display
- 3120mAh battery, 1.5 days of normal usage
- 13MP camera, two-tone flash, 5MP front camera
- 4G dual SIM, dual standby
- MIUI 6 on Android 5.0
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Here's a really cool story from Seeking Alpha's Paulo Santos about how he became a Xiaomi fan :)

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3056596-i-am-now-a-xiaomi-fan
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+Claudia Bailey seeking alpha randomly hides content behind paywalls in their desktop browser ui. In my case, they hid the second page of the article behind an app down load prompt.
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Redmi 2 Reviews

The Redmi 2 reviews have started rolling in! Check out this cool review from BGR. Here is my favorite quote from the review — can you guys tell me which one is yours and why?

"The Redmi 2, in many ways, is the pinnacle of what affordable smartphones are capable of doing."

http://www.bgr.in/reviews/xiaomi-redmi-2-review-the-perfect-sub-rs-10000-smartphone/
It hasn't even been a year since Xiaomi launched its smartphones in India and it has already had a significant impact on the industry and consumers. In these few months, the Chinese smartphone make...
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What about Lollipop for Mi3? 
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Absolutely fascinating property, beautiful grounds and spacious rooms. Service quality, however, is well below the 4-star level, mostly due to poorly trained staff at all levels below the managers. This appears to have been a serious regression from previous years based on what I had heard from others who had visited this property years ago. Makes it hard to justify the high rates.
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Pros: - Killer location on Copacabana beach, a few minutes walk from Ipanema beach - Excellent breakfast banquet Cons: - Smoky rooms (non-smoking rules not enforced, thick carpet that isn't properly cleaned) - Inattentive service staff - Very expensive for value provided
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Really tasty food and desserts, awesome presentation, unassuming atmosphere.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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