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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick shows up in Play Console ahead of release

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick shows up in Play Console ahead of release

For years, the Xiaomi Mi Box (and its various iterations) has been the go-to option for a cheap Android TV device. Google is finally producing its own Android TV streaming stick, nicknamed ‘Sabrina,’ but that isn’t stopping Xiaomi from working on a sequel to the Mi Box — the aptly-named Mi TV Stick. The Mi...

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Xiaomi brings MIUI Security app to the Play Store for faster updates

Xiaomi brings MIUI Security app to the Play Store for faster updates

Android has always taken flak from Apple for its OS update policies, but just because every Android device may not get system updates quickly doesn’t mean they have to miss out on features. Google allows manufacturers to update system level apps through the Play Store without having to push entire system upgrades. Xiaomi is up...

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Xiaomi publishes its Calendar app on the Play Store (APK Download)

Xiaomi publishes its Calendar app on the Play Store (APK Download)

One of my favorite things about how Android handles apps is the streamlined process of updating them through the Play Store. Rather than waiting for a full system update just to fix a small bug in an app, phone-makers can push fixes through the Play Store as soon as the software is ready. Following its...

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Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro owners can now flash the Android 11 Beta

Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro owners can now flash the Android 11 Beta

Last week, Xiaomi promised it would bring the Android 11 beta to its Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro phones. This week, it’s delivering on the goods. Modders will need to make sure their device has its bootloader unlocked and install the MiFlash tool on their Windows PC to extract the beta images from the...

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Xiaomi Germany just confirmed the existence of the Mi TV Stick

Xiaomi Germany just confirmed the existence of the Mi TV Stick

During a live event announcing the Redmi Note 9 series in Germany, Xiaomi offered a first glimpse at its long-rumored Mi TV Stick. Other than the image above and the orally delivered slogan “for a better and simpler TV experience,” no further details have been given, though these tidbits already help us guess quite a...

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Energy Ring supports 16 new phones, including the latest from Motorola, Xiaomi, Realme, Huawei, and Oppo

Energy Ring supports 16 new phones, including the latest from Motorola, Xiaomi, Realme, Huawei, and Oppo

This story was originally published 2020/04/30 11:54am PDTon Apr 30, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/12 3:18am PDTMay 12, 2020.  The popular Energy Ring app, which gives you a pretty ingenious and fun battery indicator around the so-called “punch-hole” camera cutout, was just updated with support for twelve new phones, including two technically unreleased ones. Additions...

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Xiaomi Mi A3’s Android 10 rollout is reaching Europe

Xiaomi Mi A3’s Android 10 rollout is reaching Europe

This story was originally published 2020/04/08 7:16am PDTon Apr 8, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/08 2:33am PDTMay 8, 2020.  You would think that Android One phones are usually among the first to get new OS releases, but many Nokia devices and the Xiaomi Mi A3 prove this wrong, as a lot of them still run...

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Xiaomi MIUI 12’s ‘super’ wallpapers have been unofficially ported for other phones (Update: Individual links)

Xiaomi MIUI 12’s ‘super’ wallpapers have been unofficially ported for other phones (Update: Individual links)

This story was originally published 2020/05/04 4:59am PDTon May 4, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/07 4:59am PDTMay 7, 2020.  Xiaomi introduced the latest iteration of its Android skin MIUI 12 last week. Along with a slew of UI and privacy improvements, the company also showed off new planet-themed “super” wallpapers. As XDA Developers reports, their...

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