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Hugo Barra has been at 3 events

HostFollowersTitleDateGuestsLinks
Hugo Barra54,134Just a bunch of geeks hanging out and playing with gadgets :)BANGALORE Impromptu Mi Fan Meet-up2014-08-03 14:37:2280  
Hugo Barra54,134We're launching in India! Join us as we livestream our event for the first time on Google Hangouts!Mi India Media Launch Event2014-07-15 07:55:39170  
Google Developers2,040,552Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005061  

Hugo Barra has been shared in 27 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Daniel Gibbs9,857Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #public #publiccircle #China #Beijing #Chengdu #Chongqing #Dalian #Fuzhou #Guangzhou #Harbin #Hefei #Hong #Kong #Kunming #Nanchang #Qingdao #Shanghai #Shenyang #Shenzhen #Wuhan #Xiamen #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2014-11-08 07:36:16409374258
Harry Day8,462Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-09-22 10:29:33495202645
Fons Tuinstra7,653Shared circle for active G+ users with a link to China, May 2014May has kicked in and here is our monthly edition of a shared circle of active Google+ users who have an interests in, or are living in China. We both see a firm dropout of users, but also new ones coming in.If you are not parts of this circle and you would like to be included in June, plus this original message (makes sure that if the message is shared to plus the original one).Later this week we will set up a +China Hangouts to discuss the position of Google+ in China.2014-05-05 07:37:54228012
Samantha Myers655This here circle is the best circle you can possibly have. The content is good, the people are awesome and you can trust me that you won't regret adding them to yours.Follow +Wilfredo Lassalle especially.. that guy has helped me at the worst of times lift my head up high and he's a great guy in general who knows his stuff!2014-04-08 00:32:28150918
Fons Tuinstra7,519April China shared circle for active Google+ usersThe monthly edition of active Google+ users who have a relation (and regularly post) about China. Do you want to be included in the next May edition? Plus this message.Feel free to share this message, but ask people to plus the original message2014-04-01 12:36:13221028
Fons Tuinstra7,493February edition of the G+ China shared circleThe China shared circle is a monthly feature, bringing together active users on Google+, who have a relation with China. Every now and then we moderate the circle and kick out people who do not use Google+ regularly or have no relation with China.Do you want to be included in the March edition? Plus this message. Feel free to share this circle, but ask people who want to be included to plus the original message.2014-02-18 09:39:28216020
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301
Fons Tuinstra7,302January edition of the shared Google+ circle on ChinaThe monthly curated circle of active Google+ users in and on China. You can add us to your circles in one click. If you want to be included next month, let me know.If you are interested, we are running on Thursday a hangouthttps://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c04479uungbjjnib017hncpoaukIt will be an "open office" session where you can set your system, discuss possible upcoming issues and meet possible a few other Google+ers.2014-01-14 12:52:05219212
Margie Hearron43,173My end of the year circle share. Most of my favorite Google Plus people are in this circle. Browse through it and add the people you want or add the entire circle. Lots of beautiful and good people in this circle share. And if you want to be included in a future circle share, let me know in the comments and I'll check you out and consider following you back. :-)You have to check the circle on desktop G+ or change your User Agent to Desktop in a mobile browser and check G+.link to original post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MargieHearron/posts/CNtTyFWQ8uF2013-12-28 21:32:3323121535
Fons Tuinstra6,943Share circle for Google+ users on China in DecemberOnce a month we publish a moderated circle of active Google+ users, who are involved with China (you do not have to live there). Here is our December installment.Do you want to be included in 2014? Ping this messages. Feel free to share this message, but ask your people to plus the original message if they want to be included next time.You are wrongly included? Let me know.2013-12-02 13:03:16216010
Fons Tuinstra6,685Shared circle of active China Google+ users for NovemberA heavily cleaned up circle of active Google+ users with a China relationship. We have kicked out some people who have no relationship with China or have not used their account for ages. Did we kick you out wrongly, or are you not included while you want? Plus this message and we will include you in December.Feel free to share this circle, but do as people to plus the original message if they want to be included in December.2013-11-04 08:35:09207014
Fons Tuinstra6,383China Google+ circle for China - October editionThe monthly shared circle of active Google+ users with a close relationship to China (you do not have to live there).Do feel free to share this messageAre you not included, and you want to be part of the November edition, plus this message.You want to get out? Let me know.2013-10-02 06:57:19200013
Fons Tuinstra6,164September shared circle of active G+ users - China chapterTwo special welcomes to the China chapter of active Google+ users: +Hugo Barra  who joined Xiaomi last week, and +Sara Hsu  who joined the +China Speakers Bureau  and participated last week in our +China Weekly Hangout  .Feel free to share this circle and ask people to plus the original message, if they want to be included in October.2013-09-02 08:00:39191211
Keith I Myers164Hey All,I added 78 names to my Glass User Circle that I shared last week, Here is my updated copy. As always, if you want to be added to this list, just shoot me a message or respond to this post. Dont forget to add me to your circles as well-Keith2013-07-09 01:10:4437921211
Rob Miller292+Bill Haggerty, Bill, if you're enjoying using Google+, add this circle. It's all people and sites that discuss Android. 2013-03-04 14:35:29115403
AyJay Schibig13,284FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle. I keep  names and faces "fresh" across all of my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in any of  my other circles. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou  2013-01-02 08:33:16319014
AyJay Schibig12,783FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-22 20:33:08375416
AyJay Schibig12,133FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-13 07:13:53394025
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216
Louis Gray146,793Happy Thanksgiving: Here Are 100 Incredible Google+ People #circles   #sharedcircles   #gratitude   #thanksgiving  I was thinking about writing some "Why I'm Thankful for Google+" post and telling you many of the reasons I enjoy this network, but the truth is, no matter what features or unique qualities are poured in here, it wouldn't amount to next day leftovers without you guys. So I walked through my Circles and wanted to highlight, for you, 100 of my closest friends from Google+, whose posts I regularly enjoy, engage with, and many of whom reflect my offline relationships as well.No pages or brands are in this "Top 100". But you won't go wrong by adding this circle of sharp, engaging, humorous, clever and unique people. Thank you for being part of Google+. Didn't make this list? Keep engaging, and I'm sure I'll share you in the future.2012-11-21 21:32:2610014229
Sean Grace2,757'On Google+' Shared CircleFor anyone new to G+ or who cares to learn more about the platform, here is a circle full of people and pages that I have found to be helpful in that effort. They post about Google+ (among other things) and are often a good resource for getting your G+ questions answered.If you were notified, you're in the circle!+Reshare +The Best Circles on Google+  #gplustips   #googleplustips   #gplushowtos  +G+ Shared Circles Directory for Pages +SharedCircles +Shared Circles (Обмен кругами) +Shared a Circle with you +Shared a circle with you 2012-11-19 17:24:159914219
Bill Ramseyer701NEXUS 7 SHARED CIRCLE. (3 OF 3) ADD IT TO YOUR NEXUS 7 CIRCLE PUT YOUR NAME HERE IF YOU WANT ADDED. YOU CAN ONLY SHARE 500 PEOPLE AT A TIME SO I HAVE 3 NEXUS 7 CIRCLES. IF YOUR IN THIS CIRCLE BY MISTAKE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I WILL REMOVE YOU.#sharedcircles #SHAREDCIRCLE #NEXUS7 #NEXUS7CIRCLE #nexus7circleshare #nexus7sharedcircle #ANDROID #ANDROIDFANS 2012-11-15 04:50:26192215
Robert Warren2,085I thought I would do a little circle share. Here is 500 (because that's the G+ share limit) of my Tech circle - enjoy! Hey +Jason Malone you need to expand your circles lol!2012-11-07 15:47:265018215
Robert Warren115+Andre VanDross and anyone else who might want to add it here is 500 from my +Android Enthusiasts circle. There are some great peeps in this circle who share some good info! Google would only let me share 500 of the 969 I have in that circle. Enjoy!2012-08-10 01:27:26500728
Natalie Villalobos157,779Who Let The Googlers Out, Who Who Who?!I know, I don't really like that song either, but I think it's cleverHave been receiving some requests recently around sharing my Googlers circle. So, here it is - in all her glory. These folks are global - so by adding all 363 of us you'll be sure to have world-wide coverage. You can also find all the active-on-G+ Google Community Managers on the About section of my profile. Take one, or collect 'em all.  #googlersusegoogleplus   #nowthisiscommunity   #google   #techies   #creatives  2012-08-09 23:01:043637740114
Daniel Sandstein10,037The Cream of the Crop of March 2012What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hunders of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:February 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92012-04-02 07:48:20308503455
Cédric Giorgi6,395LeWeb'11 Speakers on Google+2011-11-14 13:27:10803915

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Most comments: 200

2014-08-10 05:04:35 (200 comments, 76 reshares, 481 +1s)Open 

MIUI Cloud Messaging & Privacy

Xiaomi is a mobile Internet company committed to providing high-quality products and easy-to-use Internet services. We believe it is our top priority to protect user data and privacy.  We do not upload or store private information or data without the permission of users.  This Q&A aims to address privacy concerns raised over the past 48 hours.

Q: What is MIUI Cloud Messaging?

A: Xiaomi offers a free service called Cloud Messaging as part of its MIUI operating system.  This service allows MIUI users to exchange text messages with each other free of SMS charges, by routing messages via IP instead of using the carrier’s SMS gateway.  

Q: How does Cloud Messaging work?  Does it store any private user information?

A: When a Mi phone is turned on, the Cloud Messaging service isautoma... more »

Most reshares: 243

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2015-05-06 04:44:26 (93 comments, 243 reshares, 644 +1s)Open 

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 chargingmodules, 7... more »

Most plusones: 734

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2015-01-15 07:27:28 (100 comments, 100 reshares, 734 +1s)Open 

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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2015-05-06 04:44:26 (93 comments, 243 reshares, 644 +1s)Open 

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 chargingmodules, 7... more »

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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2015-05-04 11:47:33 (32 comments, 27 reshares, 485 +1s)Open 

Mi Fans, I am your father :)

#MayThe4thBeWithYou

Mi Fans, I am your father :)

#MayThe4thBeWithYou___

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2015-04-29 14:31:19 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

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

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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2015-04-26 06:34:52 (59 comments, 55 reshares, 677 +1s)Open 

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!

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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2015-04-24 12:41:27 (42 comments, 25 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

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

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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2015-04-23 14:28:33 (81 comments, 35 reshares, 496 +1s)Open 

‪#‎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

‪#‎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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2015-04-15 09:32:44 (16 comments, 15 reshares, 237 +1s)Open 

Epic milestone for China tech today: robotics startup Ninebot acquires Segway after raising $80M Series A investment from Xiaomi, Sequoia and others

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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2015-04-09 04:28:05 (13 comments, 8 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

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

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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2015-04-06 11:10:05 (74 comments, 21 reshares, 506 +1s)Open 

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 ! ❤

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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2015-03-23 17:50:02 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

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/

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/___

2015-03-19 15:43:01 (72 comments, 52 reshares, 432 +1s)Open 

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 withunloc... more »

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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2015-02-28 01:41:49 (40 comments, 19 reshares, 254 +1s)Open 

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

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___

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2015-01-15 07:46:23 (42 comments, 48 reshares, 400 +1s)Open 

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

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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2015-01-15 07:45:00 (50 comments, 117 reshares, 537 +1s)Open 

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

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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2015-01-15 07:27:28 (100 comments, 100 reshares, 734 +1s)Open 

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)

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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2015-01-15 07:20:27 (58 comments, 67 reshares, 337 +1s)Open 

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

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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2015-01-12 02:41:14 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

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

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___

2014-12-16 15:01:39 (51 comments, 15 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

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!
 
Hugo
(on behalf of the Mi India team)

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!
 
Hugo
(on behalf of the Mi India team)___

2014-12-11 16:10:04 (34 comments, 7 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

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
(on behalf of the Mi India team)

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
(on behalf of the Mi India team)___

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2014-12-09 07:25:12 (36 comments, 35 reshares, 245 +1s)Open 

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 :)

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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2014-12-05 12:00:21 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

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!

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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2014-12-04 18:24:46 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to our very own Lei Jun for making it to Forbes Asia's 2014 Businessman Of The Year!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2014/12/03/the-disruptor/

Congratulations to our very own Lei Jun for making it to Forbes Asia's 2014 Businessman Of The Year!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2014/12/03/the-disruptor/___

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2014-11-27 01:09:54 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

Thank you MUMBAI MI FANS for the extraordinary turnout and the awesome MIUI feature ideas at yesterday's Mi Fan Meetup! And congratulations to the winners of the Mi 4's, Mi Bands and Mi Powerbanks for the top-voted ideas! 

I'm thrilled to announce that we hit a new Mi India record with 68 Mi fans showing up to the meetup (which was only announced less than 24 hours prior)! Go Mi India! :)

Thank you MUMBAI MI FANS for the extraordinary turnout and the awesome MIUI feature ideas at yesterday's Mi Fan Meetup! And congratulations to the winners of the Mi 4's, Mi Bands and Mi Powerbanks for the top-voted ideas! 

I'm thrilled to announce that we hit a new Mi India record with 68 Mi fans showing up to the meetup (which was only announced less than 24 hours prior)! Go Mi India! :)___

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2014-11-26 06:08:49 (22 comments, 5 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

Reminder for MUMBAI MI FANS! Meet-up tonight at 7pm with prizes for the coolest MIUI new feature ideas!

We had 47 Mi fans at the last Delhi meet-up. How will Mumbai do? @Mumbai Mi fans, consider yourselves challenged :)

7pm tonight
California Pizza Kitchen
High Street Phoenix
462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Unit #11, Located in Court Yard, 2nd Floor (besides Hamleys)
400013, Mumbai

Reminder for MUMBAI MI FANS! Meet-up tonight at 7pm with prizes for the coolest MIUI new feature ideas!

We had 47 Mi fans at the last Delhi meet-up. How will Mumbai do? @Mumbai Mi fans, consider yourselves challenged :)

7pm tonight
California Pizza Kitchen
High Street Phoenix
462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Unit #11, Located in Court Yard, 2nd Floor (besides Hamleys)
400013, Mumbai___

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2014-11-25 17:05:17 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Attention MUMBAI MI FANS! We're having a big Mi fan meet-up tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7pm with some prizes for the coolest MIUI new feature ideas for Indian users :)

7pm on Nov/26 (Wed)
California Pizza Kitchen
High Street Phoenix
462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Unit #11, Located in Court Yard, 2nd Floor (besides Hamleys)
400013, Mumbai

Please spread the word!!!

Attention MUMBAI MI FANS! We're having a big Mi fan meet-up tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7pm with some prizes for the coolest MIUI new feature ideas for Indian users :)

7pm on Nov/26 (Wed)
California Pizza Kitchen
High Street Phoenix
462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Unit #11, Located in Court Yard, 2nd Floor (besides Hamleys)
400013, Mumbai

Please spread the word!!!___

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2014-11-25 16:15:47 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Mi India team looking so good!  Thank y'all for the incredible hard work and an awesome launch of Redmi Note this week :)

Mi India team looking so good!  Thank y'all for the incredible hard work and an awesome launch of Redmi Note this week :)___

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2014-11-17 15:48:17 (34 comments, 5 reshares, 203 +1s)Open 

With +Feng Hong and +Faye Xu welcoming our new rockstar +Donovan Sung to the Xiaomi Global team, joining us as Director of Product Management (from Spotify and previously YouTube) to help us take Xiaomi products from China to the entire world.

Donovan recently got married in Mexico and then relocated halfway across the world from NYC to Beijing a few days later. What a way to get started! :)

Donovan, welcome to the madness!

With +Feng Hong and +Faye Xu welcoming our new rockstar +Donovan Sung to the Xiaomi Global team, joining us as Director of Product Management (from Spotify and previously YouTube) to help us take Xiaomi products from China to the entire world.

Donovan recently got married in Mexico and then relocated halfway across the world from NYC to Beijing a few days later. What a way to get started! :)

Donovan, welcome to the madness!___

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2014-11-13 05:57:53 (46 comments, 20 reshares, 248 +1s)Open 

Mi Indonesia: 10,000 Redmi Note out of stock in under 40 secs today!

Mi Indonesia: 10,000 Redmi Note out of stock in under 40 secs today!___

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2014-11-11 05:20:49 (24 comments, 39 reshares, 377 +1s)Open 

Singles Day Update

Today is Singles Day (11.11) in China, the biggest online shopping day in the world, even eclipsing Cyber Monday in the US.

Halfway through Alibaba's Singles Day sale, Xiaomi has already chalked up some impressive records:

- ¥100 million (US$16 million) in 4m48s
- ¥550 million (US$90 million) in 4 hours (last year’s full day sales)
- ¥1 billion (US$163 million) in 12 hours
- 720,000 Mi phones sold in 12 hours... and counting!

Singles Day Update

Today is Singles Day (11.11) in China, the biggest online shopping day in the world, even eclipsing Cyber Monday in the US.

Halfway through Alibaba's Singles Day sale, Xiaomi has already chalked up some impressive records:

- ¥100 million (US$16 million) in 4m48s
- ¥550 million (US$90 million) in 4 hours (last year’s full day sales)
- ¥1 billion (US$163 million) in 12 hours
- 720,000 Mi phones sold in 12 hours... and counting!___

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2014-10-25 03:37:06 (53 comments, 4 reshares, 378 +1s)Open 

Birthday surprise in the BJ office on Friday from THE AWESOMEST TEAM IN THE WORLD! Love you guys, Team Xiaomi :)

Birthday surprise in the BJ office on Friday from THE AWESOMEST TEAM IN THE WORLD! Love you guys, Team Xiaomi :)___

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2014-10-23 04:48:07 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 272 +1s)Open 

It’s the Festival of Lights!

In collaboration with Indian Mi fans, we've just come out with 3 beautiful Diwali themes for all of you to light up your Mi phones. You can download them right now from the MIUI Themes Store, just search with the keyword “Diwali".

Wishing all Indian Mi fans around the world much joy & prosperity. Happy Diwali!

Special thanks to our Mi fan contributors: Tejan Shrivastava, Aditya Singh, Neelam Thakur, and Ryan Adriyan

It’s the Festival of Lights!

In collaboration with Indian Mi fans, we've just come out with 3 beautiful Diwali themes for all of you to light up your Mi phones. You can download them right now from the MIUI Themes Store, just search with the keyword “Diwali".

Wishing all Indian Mi fans around the world much joy & prosperity. Happy Diwali!

Special thanks to our Mi fan contributors: Tejan Shrivastava, Aditya Singh, Neelam Thakur, and Ryan Adriyan___

2014-10-22 12:07:17 (34 comments, 44 reshares, 276 +1s)Open 

We're moving your data!

User experience is hugely important to us. As a global Internet company, we really care about speed and we're also fully committed to storing our users' data securely at all times.

In early 2014, we kicked off a massive internal effort to expand our server infrastructure globally in order to better serve Mi fans everywhere.  

Our primary goal in moving to a multi-site server architecture was to improve the performance of our services for Mi fans around the world, cut down latency and reduce failure rates.  At the same time, it also better equips us to maintain high privacy standards and comply with local data protection regulations. This is a very high priority for Xiaomi as we expand into new markets over the next few years.

This server and data migration process is taking place in three phases.

Phase 1:E... more »

We're moving your data!

User experience is hugely important to us. As a global Internet company, we really care about speed and we're also fully committed to storing our users' data securely at all times.

In early 2014, we kicked off a massive internal effort to expand our server infrastructure globally in order to better serve Mi fans everywhere.  

Our primary goal in moving to a multi-site server architecture was to improve the performance of our services for Mi fans around the world, cut down latency and reduce failure rates.  At the same time, it also better equips us to maintain high privacy standards and comply with local data protection regulations. This is a very high priority for Xiaomi as we expand into new markets over the next few years.

This server and data migration process is taking place in three phases.

Phase 1: E-commerce migration

Earlier this year, our e-commerce engineering teams started migrating our global e-commerce platforms and user data for all international users from our Beijing data centers to Amazon AWS data centers in California (USA) and Singapore.  We also began using Akamai's global CDN infrastructure to speed up static page loads.  

This migration process will be completed by the end of October and will benefit users in all of our international markets — Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan.  Users are already experiencing website speed boosts of at least 30% in markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and as much as 200% in India.

Phase 2: MIUI services migration

We have also recently started migrating our MIUI services and corresponding data for all international users from our Beijing data centers to Amazon AWS data centers in Oregon (USA) and Singapore. This migration includes Mi Account, Cloud Messaging and Mi Cloud services.  We are expecting to complete this migration by the end of 2014, with some parts being completed even sooner (e.g. Mi Account servers by the end of October).

With this migration, we are expecting to cut network request latency for users in India by up to 350ms, and users in Malaysia to experience 2-3x faster Mi Cloud photosync.
 
Phase 3: Going local

In 2015, we are planning to take on a new challenge to further improve the performance of our services for users in large and fast-growing markets such as India and Brazil.  

In these markets, where Amazon AWS services aren't yet available, we will be working with local data center providers to set up our service infrastructure.  Once that has been completed, users in these markets will be much closer to their data and enjoy even faster speeds by connecting to local servers.

We will continue to keep everyone posted!

Hugo 
(on behalf of the Xiaomi infrastructure teams)___

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2014-10-15 07:49:26 (33 comments, 30 reshares, 276 +1s)Open 

Yesterday's post by Juan Pablo Sampere on the Harvard Business Review blog:

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/xiaomi-not-apple-is-changing-the-smartphone-industry/

"So far from being a copycat, Xiaomi presents a knotty disruptive challenge to the largest smartphone manufacturers. As it continues to expand in developing economies by marketing to the emerging middle class, it remains sheltered from the competition by its margins and the way it makes products profitable. Sooner rather than later, as it continues to propagate its new business model, this disruptive competitor is going to change how this industry works."

Yesterday's post by Juan Pablo Sampere on the Harvard Business Review blog:

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/xiaomi-not-apple-is-changing-the-smartphone-industry/

"So far from being a copycat, Xiaomi presents a knotty disruptive challenge to the largest smartphone manufacturers. As it continues to expand in developing economies by marketing to the emerging middle class, it remains sheltered from the competition by its margins and the way it makes products profitable. Sooner rather than later, as it continues to propagate its new business model, this disruptive competitor is going to change how this industry works."___

2014-10-13 18:31:57 (62 comments, 34 reshares, 192 +1s)Open 

A quick update to India Mi fans using the Redmi 1S:

1) OTA UPDATE: Today we released an over-the-air system update (v45) for the Redmi 1S. This release incorporates feedback received from a large number of users and addresses a few important issues:

Issue #1: Heating & battery life

Many users in India tell us that their Redmi 1S gets very hot (sometimes above 45C), particularly in warmer areas of the country. We’ve improved our thermal control algorithm to better regulate temperature and keep it under 38C in normal usage conditions. In our internal tests as well as with our feedback group, we’ve found that these changes significantly reduce the device’s overall temperature while also improving battery life. We’re going to continue to optimize temperature control in future builds so please keep sending us your feedback. 

Issue#2: RAM ... more »

A quick update to India Mi fans using the Redmi 1S:

1) OTA UPDATE: Today we released an over-the-air system update (v45) for the Redmi 1S. This release incorporates feedback received from a large number of users and addresses a few important issues:

Issue #1: Heating & battery life

Many users in India tell us that their Redmi 1S gets very hot (sometimes above 45C), particularly in warmer areas of the country. We’ve improved our thermal control algorithm to better regulate temperature and keep it under 38C in normal usage conditions. In our internal tests as well as with our feedback group, we’ve found that these changes significantly reduce the device’s overall temperature while also improving battery life. We’re going to continue to optimize temperature control in future builds so please keep sending us your feedback. 

Issue #2: RAM availability

Some users in India have pointed out that background apps are sometimes getting killed more aggressively than they would expect (for example, music player stopping while user is playing a 3D game).  We have looked at this closely and made a few significant improvements in how MIUI manages RAM on a 1GB device, which has resulted in noticeable improvements.

Issue #3: UI performance

We also received some feedback from users whose devices were suffering from performance issues such as frame rate drops and UI lag. These issues were particularly prevalent during computationally intensive tasks like gaming. The majority of these problems were a result of CPU throttling due to overheating and lack of RAM availability, which the fixes above have addressed.  We will continue to monitor user feedback in this particular area. 

2) DEVICE SPECS: Many users had concerns that the Redmi 1S device specifications for the processor and battery were not correctly represented on Flipkart, Mi.com and the device itself. We wanted to clarify.

Processor specs

The Redmi 1S comes with a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228 as correctly noted on Mi.com and Flipkart but some 3rd party apps report a MSM8226. Typically, these apps get their information from the build.prop file inherited from the chipset driver, which represents itself as MSM8226 in both processors (MSM8228 is based on the original hardware and driver of the MSM8226). This is the reason why you see MSM8226 in apps such as CPU-Z even though the actual processor is indeed a MSM8228. This situation is also seen in other devices with the same chipset, such as the Xolo Q1100. 

Battery

The Redmi 1S has a Lithium-ion Polymer (sometimes shortened to lithium polymer or li-poly) battery. While the spec on the battery label is correct, our product page on Mi.com incorrectly listed “Li-ion.” We have updated the website to reflect the correct battery specifications. Additionally, some 3rd party apps incorrectly reported a “Li-ion” battery, which was the result of a similar issue to the processor mismatch described above. In this case, we were able to find a simple fix and will be rolling that out in the next OTA. ___

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2014-10-12 17:34:55 (27 comments, 11 reshares, 428 +1s)Open 

One of the coolest things I could have wished for happened this past week, perfectly timed to my first "Asiaversary".

The one and only +Jai Mani (aka J$) has just joined the Mi India team as our lead product manager.  Jai has relocated all the way from SF to Bangalore and hit the ground running on his first day co-hosting a Mi fan meet-up with his partner in crime +Rohit Ghalsasi. 

(Android fans: you'll remember Jai from his memorable on-stage demo performances at Google I/O and Nexus launches.)

Jai, welcome to the madness!

One of the coolest things I could have wished for happened this past week, perfectly timed to my first "Asiaversary".

The one and only +Jai Mani (aka J$) has just joined the Mi India team as our lead product manager.  Jai has relocated all the way from SF to Bangalore and hit the ground running on his first day co-hosting a Mi fan meet-up with his partner in crime +Rohit Ghalsasi. 

(Android fans: you'll remember Jai from his memorable on-stage demo performances at Google I/O and Nexus launches.)

Jai, welcome to the madness!___

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2014-10-09 22:05:53 (60 comments, 14 reshares, 596 +1s)Open 

365

Today is my first year anniversary living in Asia and being part of the Xiaomi team.

The last 12 months have been extraordinary – 10 months living in China, 2 months living in India. It's been a whirlwind journey that has flown by insanely quickly. 

We've grown so much over the past year – our team started as 4 of us huddled on 11th floor of Xiaomi¹s HQ in Beijing (Amanda Chen, Alvin Tse, Ivy Qi and me). We've since added over 50 brilliant colleagues to our teams across China, Southeast Asia, India and Brazil. We're accelerating faster than ever and rising up to some of the biggest challenges any of us have ever experienced. It's scary and awesome.

On this very special day, I wanted to take the time to thank the entire Xiaomi team for embracing us and letting us build our home inside their home. I also want to give a hugeshout... more »

365

Today is my first year anniversary living in Asia and being part of the Xiaomi team.

The last 12 months have been extraordinary – 10 months living in China, 2 months living in India. It's been a whirlwind journey that has flown by insanely quickly. 

We've grown so much over the past year – our team started as 4 of us huddled on 11th floor of Xiaomi¹s HQ in Beijing (Amanda Chen, Alvin Tse, Ivy Qi and me). We've since added over 50 brilliant colleagues to our teams across China, Southeast Asia, India and Brazil. We're accelerating faster than ever and rising up to some of the biggest challenges any of us have ever experienced. It's scary and awesome.

On this very special day, I wanted to take the time to thank the entire Xiaomi team for embracing us and letting us build our home inside their home. I also want to give a huge shout-out to Mi fans all over for their phenomenal support and boundless excitement — without you, there'd be no Mi.

Thank you to everyone who's been a part of this crazy journey.

And here's to the next 365!___

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2014-09-23 11:49:04 (39 comments, 9 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Manu and I just spent the day at the Mi India call center in Indore in central India (state of Madhya Pradesh). We had the chance to meet with every single one of our enthusiastic voice & chat agents in small groups to discuss user issues, talk about resolution steps and get their feedback on how we can communicate better with users. Phenomenal day! 

Manu and I just spent the day at the Mi India call center in Indore in central India (state of Madhya Pradesh). We had the chance to meet with every single one of our enthusiastic voice & chat agents in small groups to discuss user issues, talk about resolution steps and get their feedback on how we can communicate better with users. Phenomenal day! ___

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2014-09-05 10:24:58 (37 comments, 10 reshares, 239 +1s)Open 

The cool Mi-branded shipping box custom-made for us by our awesome friends at +Lazada Indonesia. Definitely a first, and such a cool way to get started... Maju terus Indonesia!

The cool Mi-branded shipping box custom-made for us by our awesome friends at +Lazada Indonesia. Definitely a first, and such a cool way to get started... Maju terus Indonesia!___

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2014-09-01 18:44:32 (35 comments, 10 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

It's Time To Go Red!

Redmi 1S goes on sale in India in just a few hours :)

It's Time To Go Red!

It's Time To Go Red!

Redmi 1S goes on sale in India in just a few hours :)

It's Time To Go Red!___

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2014-08-29 06:29:28 (20 comments, 16 reshares, 289 +1s)Open 

Opening celebration of Hong Kong's first Mi-themed CSL shop (in Telford Gardens), featuring the one and only Bruce Lam, CSL's rockstar Chief Marketing Officer.

Hong Kong Mi fans can stop by to check out the whole range of Mi products here :)

Opening celebration of Hong Kong's first Mi-themed CSL shop (in Telford Gardens), featuring the one and only Bruce Lam, CSL's rockstar Chief Marketing Officer.

Hong Kong Mi fans can stop by to check out the whole range of Mi products here :)___

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2014-08-27 10:56:20 (21 comments, 16 reshares, 263 +1s)Open 

Celebrating Redmi 1S launch in Jakarta with Indonesia MIUI fans — what a GREAT day :)

Celebrating Redmi 1S launch in Jakarta with Indonesia MIUI fans — what a GREAT day :)___

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2014-08-25 19:46:57 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 166 +1s)Open 

DELHI Mi fans — +Rohit Ghalsasi and I are organizing an informal Mi fan gathering at JW Marriott Aerocity tonight (Aug 26) from 6pm to 8pm — drinks on us. Let's meet in the main lobby at 6.

To make it more fun, we'll gift one Redmi 1S for the coolest MIUI new feature idea – ideally for a typical India use case :)

P.S.: I'm bringing the full Mi range incl. Mi 4 and Mi Pad, as well as a device running MIUI 6 for people to play with.

DELHI Mi fans — +Rohit Ghalsasi and I are organizing an informal Mi fan gathering at JW Marriott Aerocity tonight (Aug 26) from 6pm to 8pm — drinks on us. Let's meet in the main lobby at 6.

To make it more fun, we'll gift one Redmi 1S for the coolest MIUI new feature idea – ideally for a typical India use case :)

P.S.: I'm bringing the full Mi range incl. Mi 4 and Mi Pad, as well as a device running MIUI 6 for people to play with.___

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2014-08-24 20:43:25 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 245 +1s)Open 

Mi India Beta team meetup & bug filing marathon in Bangalore today

(everyone, please tag yourselves!)

Mi India Beta team meetup & bug filing marathon in Bangalore today

(everyone, please tag yourselves!)___

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2014-08-16 06:36:25 (51 comments, 27 reshares, 476 +1s)Open 

Happy 4th Birthday MIUI!

70 million fans & users globally... and counting!  

And here's a heart warming birthday video made by our MIUI fans all around the world — THANK YOU all!

Greetings From MIUI Fans All Over The World for MIUI 6 Launch Event

Happy 4th Birthday MIUI!

70 million fans & users globally... and counting!  

And here's a heart warming birthday video made by our MIUI fans all around the world — THANK YOU all!

Greetings From MIUI Fans All Over The World for MIUI 6 Launch Event___

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2014-08-14 18:40:17 (80 comments, 41 reshares, 403 +1s)Open 

Apa kabar Indonesia?

After a long wait, we’re excited to announce that Mi is officially coming to Indonesia!  Join us in this incredible journey — stop by www.Mi.com/id to get started.

Apa kabar Indonesia?

After a long wait, we’re excited to announce that Mi is officially coming to Indonesia!  Join us in this incredible journey — stop by www.Mi.com/id to get started.___

2014-08-10 05:04:35 (200 comments, 76 reshares, 481 +1s)Open 

MIUI Cloud Messaging & Privacy

Xiaomi is a mobile Internet company committed to providing high-quality products and easy-to-use Internet services. We believe it is our top priority to protect user data and privacy.  We do not upload or store private information or data without the permission of users.  This Q&A aims to address privacy concerns raised over the past 48 hours.

Q: What is MIUI Cloud Messaging?

A: Xiaomi offers a free service called Cloud Messaging as part of its MIUI operating system.  This service allows MIUI users to exchange text messages with each other free of SMS charges, by routing messages via IP instead of using the carrier’s SMS gateway.  

Q: How does Cloud Messaging work?  Does it store any private user information?

A: When a Mi phone is turned on, the Cloud Messaging service isautoma... more »

MIUI Cloud Messaging & Privacy

Xiaomi is a mobile Internet company committed to providing high-quality products and easy-to-use Internet services. We believe it is our top priority to protect user data and privacy.  We do not upload or store private information or data without the permission of users.  This Q&A aims to address privacy concerns raised over the past 48 hours.

Q: What is MIUI Cloud Messaging?

A: Xiaomi offers a free service called Cloud Messaging as part of its MIUI operating system.  This service allows MIUI users to exchange text messages with each other free of SMS charges, by routing messages via IP instead of using the carrier’s SMS gateway.  

Q: How does Cloud Messaging work?  Does it store any private user information?

A: When a Mi phone is turned on, the Cloud Messaging service is automatically activated through IP communication protocol with Xiaomi servers, in order to provide the user with the free text messaging capability.  MIUI Cloud Messaging uses SIM and device identifiers (phone number, IMSI and IMEI) for routing messages between two users, in the same way as some of the most popular messaging services.  Some technical implementation details are provided below.  Users’ phonebook contact data or social graph information (i.e. the mapping between contacts) are never stored on Cloud Messaging servers, and message content (in encrypted form) is not kept for longer than necessary to ensure immediate delivery to the receiver.

Q: How does this relate to the privacy concerns raised about Xiaomi over the last 48 hours?  What’s your response?

A: A recent article in Taiwan and a related report by F-Secure raised privacy concerns by stating that Xiaomi devices are sending phone numbers to Xiaomi’s servers.  These concerns refer to the MIUI Cloud Messaging service described above.  As we believe it is our top priority to protect user data and privacy, we have decided to make MIUI Cloud Messaging an opt-in service and no longer automatically activate users.  We have scheduled an OTA system update for today (Aug 10th) to implement this change.  After the upgrade, new users or users who factory reset their devices can enable the service by visiting “Settings > Mi Cloud > Cloud Messaging” from their home screen or “Settings > Cloud Messaging” inside the Messaging app — these are also the places where users can turn off Cloud Messaging.  

We apologize for any concern caused to our users and Mi fans. We would also like to thank the media and users who have been sending us feedback and suggestions, allowing us to improve and provide better Internet services.

Q: How exactly does the MIUI Cloud Messaging system handle phone numbers?

A: For those interested in specific details about the MIUI Cloud Messaging implementation:

- The primary identifiers used to route messages are the sender and receiver’s phone numbers.  IMEI and IMSI information is also used to keep track of a device's online status.

- When a user sends a text message, if there is an Internet connection available, the Cloud Messaging system will attempt to route the message via IP.  If the receiver is offline (i.e. not immediately reachable via IP), the system falls back to sending a normal SMS message from the sender’s device.

- When a MIUI user opens a text message or a phonebook contact, or creates a new contact, the device connects to the Cloud Messaging servers, forwards the phone number of that contact and requests the online status of the corresponding user, which is indicated by a blue icon when that user is online or gray icon if that user is offline (or is not a Cloud Messaging user).  This allows the sender to immediately know whether they can text that user without incurring SMS costs.

- In any of these flows, the receiver’s phone number is only used to look up online status and to route messages.  No phonebook contact details or social graph information (i.e. the mapping between contacts) is stored on Cloud Messaging servers, and message content (in encrypted form) is not kept for longer than necessary to ensure immediate delivery to the receiver.

- The OTA system update made available today (Aug 10th) adds an extra layer of security by encrypting phone numbers whenever they are sent to Cloud Messaging servers.

- We will continue to make changes and improvements to this architecture as needed over time.___

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2014-08-03 16:00:05 (52 comments, 5 reshares, 325 +1s)Open 

A huge thank you to all BANGALORE Mi India fans who showed up at the impromptu gathering today. I honestly didn't expect 45 people to turn up at such short notice! Really appreciate the attention, the ideas and energized discussion — please keep the feedback coming, you know where to find me :)

Please (1) tag yourself in the photo below and (2) feel free to post your photos as comments below!

(Photo courtesy of Mahesh Vibhuti)

A huge thank you to all BANGALORE Mi India fans who showed up at the impromptu gathering today. I honestly didn't expect 45 people to turn up at such short notice! Really appreciate the attention, the ideas and energized discussion — please keep the feedback coming, you know where to find me :)

Please (1) tag yourself in the photo below and (2) feel free to post your photos as comments below!

(Photo courtesy of Mahesh Vibhuti)___

2014-08-03 12:37:26 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Just a bunch of geeks hanging out and playing with gadgets :)

Just a bunch of geeks hanging out and playing with gadgets :)___

2014-08-03 06:04:35 (42 comments, 13 reshares, 232 +1s)Open 


BANGALORE Mi fans — let's grab drinks tonight at 6pm at Aloft Hotel (in Cessna Business Park)? I'll gift one Mi 3 to the Mi fan who shows me — in person — the coolest smartphone trick I didn't already know about (gadget, app, game... anything goes) :) 

P.S.: I'll have Mi 4, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note with me, as well as a preview of MIUI 6 for people to play with. 


BANGALORE Mi fans — let's grab drinks tonight at 6pm at Aloft Hotel (in Cessna Business Park)? I'll gift one Mi 3 to the Mi fan who shows me — in person — the coolest smartphone trick I didn't already know about (gadget, app, game... anything goes) :) 

P.S.: I'll have Mi 4, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note with me, as well as a preview of MIUI 6 for people to play with. ___

2014-07-30 16:37:07 (94 comments, 69 reshares, 316 +1s)Open 

Privacy

Q: Online articles recently referred to some privacy issues with the Redmi Note, claiming that photos and text messages are sent to China secretly. Are they true?

A: An article severely misinterpreted a discussion thread asking about the Redmi Note's communication with a server in China. The article also neglected to refer to a Chinese version of this Q&A already posted on the Xiaomi Hong Kong Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Xiaomihongkong/posts/799059896795602). MIUI does not secretly upload photos and text messages.

MIUI requests public data from Xiaomi servers from time to time. These include data such as preset greeting messages (thousands of jokes, holiday greetings and poems) in the Messaging app and MIUI OTA update notifications, i.e. all non-personal data that does not infringe on user privacy.

Q: Does... more »

Privacy

Q: Online articles recently referred to some privacy issues with the Redmi Note, claiming that photos and text messages are sent to China secretly. Are they true?

A: An article severely misinterpreted a discussion thread asking about the Redmi Note's communication with a server in China. The article also neglected to refer to a Chinese version of this Q&A already posted on the Xiaomi Hong Kong Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Xiaomihongkong/posts/799059896795602). MIUI does not secretly upload photos and text messages.

MIUI requests public data from Xiaomi servers from time to time. These include data such as preset greeting messages (thousands of jokes, holiday greetings and poems) in the Messaging app and MIUI OTA update notifications, i.e. all non-personal data that does not infringe on user privacy.

Q: Does Xiaomi upload any personal data without my knowledge?

A: No. Xiaomi offers a service called Mi Cloud that enables users to back up and manage personal information in the cloud, as well as sync to other devices.  This includes contacts, notes, text messages and photos. Mi Cloud is turned off by default.  Users must log in with their Mi accounts and manually turn on Mi Cloud.  They also have the option to only turn on backup for certain types of data. The use and storage of data in Mi Cloud fully respects the local laws of each country and region.  Strict encryption algorithms are implemented to protect user privacy. 

Q: Can I turn Mi Cloud off?

A: Yes. Just go to Settings > Mi Cloud to turn it off. If you would like to use a cloud back up service from another provider, there are options from Google, Dropbox and many others.

Q: Why should I believe you?

A: Xiaomi is serious about user privacy and takes all possible steps to ensure our Internet services adhere to our privacy policy. We do not upload any personal information and data without the permission of users. In a globalized economy, Chinese manufacturers' handsets are selling well internationally, and many international brands are similarly successful in China – any unlawful activity would be greatly detrimental to a company's global expansion efforts.___

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