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Hugo Barra
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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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Hi Hugo,
Xiaomi service centre in Pune is asking 7500 INR. to replace broken display/digitizer for my mi 3.
Do you think this much price is justified? or are you going to do something about it or should I go for a local display replacement and turn to hard core non Xiaomi fan from a hard core Xiaomi fan. 
Robin ( robin.424242@gmail.com).
thanks in advance.
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Mi Headphones

Xiaomi is introducing its first audiophile-grade headphones — Mi Headphones.

Semi-open design with 50mm large beryllium diaphragm speakers and interchangeable over-ear and on-ear covers. With its super low 32-ohm impedance, Mi Headphones are the perfect complement to Mi Note and Mi Note Pro — try listening to FLAC and APE tracks with these guys and you will scream smile emoticon

Mi Headphones price: ¥499
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I can't wait to have Mi products in Nigeria. Over 100 million active mobile phone lines in use. I am ready to work with you to make it possible. Thanks.
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Mi Note Pro

Also introducing — Mi Note Pro — a souped-up version of Mi Note that sets a completely new performance bar.

- Snapdragon 810 64 bit 8-core, Adreno 430 GPU
- 5.7” 2K display (2560 x 1440 at 515 PPI)
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB eMMC 5.0 Flash
- LTE-CAT 9, up to 450Mbps download speeds

Mi Note Pro price: ¥3,299 (64GB)
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would be interested in acquiring NOTE PRO but in Spain without delegation, I am in love with this phone, how could buy it and if they plan to open a delegation thanks
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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun on the cover of this week's Fortune China as 2014 Businessman of the Year 

http://www.fortunechina.com/business/c/2015-01/12/content_233856.htm
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Sensational. I can't sleep anymore.
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A Breath of Fresh Air

Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Every year, around 7 million people die as a result of air pollution exposure – 1 in 8 of total global deaths (World Health Organization, March 2014).

Our mantra at Xiaomi is “Innovation for Everyone” and we mean that quite literally. Today we’re introducing a new product as part of the Mi Smart Home family, one that truly focuses on solving a real-world problem — a high-performance smart air purifier called… Mi Air Purifier :)
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Não poderia ser diferente! 
Sou Fan cadastrado desde 2014 assim que me aprofundei na breve e fantástica história da Xiaomi.
Espero que sua gama de produtos chegue ao Brasil.

Confio muito na MI.
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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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whether there will be upgrade to Windows 10 on xiaomi MI4 what will be the installation method ?. I'm talking about when it will be officially released .
windows 10 on xiaomi MI4 interests me very much . thank you
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Gizmodo Mi Note review

Gizmodo just published a really cool review of Mi Note that is worth a read! I especially like this review because it touches on quite a few of the awesome MIUI 6 features available across our entire device range :) cc: +Faye Xu +Donovan Sung 

"I suppose I've only used the Mi Note as my primary phone for a few days now, but the software keeps surprising me with how simple, intuitive, and (dare I say) beautiful it can be. It doesn't feel bloated or weighed down like * or * or the other skins that always drive me to always pick stock or near-stock Android phones instead."

http://gizmodo.com/xiaomi-mi-note-the-first-chinese-smartphone-youll-actu-1688397505
You've probably never heard of the Xiaomi Mi Note. You can't buy one in the US. You should read this story anyhow. It's about a smartphone--a really good smartphone--but it's also about the future of personal electronics. You care about the future, no?
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India is waiting for a seriously good phone from Xiaomi other than only cheaper ones like RedMi 2S.
All varieties of Mi notes & future launches must come to India sooner than later.

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Mi Box mini

Today we’re also introducing — Mi Box mini — an impossibly small set-top box that’s 1/4 the size of Mi Box and as small as a cellphone charger.

It packs a punch with Cortex-A7 quad-core 1.3GHz 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash. 1080P resolution, Dolby, DTS audio and dual band Wi-Fi 802.11n. Phew!

Mi Box mini price: ¥199
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XBMC plays full 1080p ?
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Introducing Mi Note

Introducing the super-epic — Mi Note — the most powerful Xiaomi smartphone we have ever built.

And by using 3D curved glass for the first time, it is also the most beautiful product we have ever designed.

- 3D curved Gorilla Glass 3 with metal frame
- 5.7” Sharp/JDI Full HD display (95% NTSC, 1400:1 contrast ratio)
- Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz, Adreno 330, 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
- Dual 4G SIM (micro/nano), Dual Standby
- Sony 13MP camera f/2.0, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
- 4MP front camera with large 2-micron pixels 
- Hi-Fi audio system, 24-bit/192KHz lossless playback support
- 3000mAh 4.4V lithium-ion battery, Quick Charge 2.0

Mi Note price: ¥2,299 (16GB) and ¥2,799 (64GB)

‪#‎MiNote‬ ‪#‎MiLaunch115‬
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when will you launch in Brazil?
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Resuming sales in India!

Dear Mi fans,
 
Last week, we were forced to suspend sales in India due to an order passed by the Delhi High Court. Thanks for the overwhelming support so many of you have shown to Mi India in response to that!
 
We are happy to announce that the Delhi High Court today issued a ruling in our favor, allowing us to resume sales in India subject to certain terms.
 
The good news is that Redmi 1S is coming back next week and we’ll be having our next sale on Tuesday, December 23. Registration will open shortly — keep an eye on the Mi India FB page for details!

We will also be resuming sales of Redmi Note shortly, with the 4G model this time. More details on that very soon, stay tuned!
 
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Caribbean. Please call!
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A Letter to Indian Mi Fans

Dear Mi fans,

We have been committed to continue our sales of Redmi Note and Redmi 1S devices in India. In the last 2 days alone, we received about 150,000 registrations for Redmi Note on Flipkart and the momentum has been terrific.

However, we have been forced to suspend sales in India until further notice due to an order passed by the Delhi High Court. As a law abiding company, we are investigating the matter carefully and assessing our legal options.

Our sincere apologies to all Indian Mi fans! Please rest assured that we're doing all we can to revert the situation. We have greatly enjoyed our journey with you in India over the last 5 months and we firmly intend to continue it! 

Stay tuned for more information.

Hugo
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Want to buy mi4 64gb 4gLTE version in India. Please let us know when are you going to launch it.
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Jaymus, We Love You :)

Just a quick post to thank our phenomenal 6-year-old Mi fan and Mi friend — Jaymus — from Singapore!

Jaymus was our youngest Mi fan at the Mi Pop Singapore event last weekend. Jaymus is so adorable that he made a custom painting just for us, featuring himself and tons of Mi Bunnies 

To thank him for his kindness and awesomeness, we also made a custom Mi Bunny t-shirt for Jaymus!
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Lovely photos +Hugo Barra little Jaymus looks made up! :)
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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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