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Xiaomi Customers Are Frustrated By The Manufacturer's Convoluted (And Possibly Biased) Bootloader Unlock Program

Any grizzled veteran of the aftermarket Android community (well, grizzled, in the sense that said community has been around for less than a decade) knows that users complaining about bootloaders is nothing new. Locked phone bootloaders with no user-accessible unlock option have become less of a contentious issue of late, now that customers on Neolithic carriers like AT&T and Verizon have more hardware options. But frustration is brewing in the growing and dedicated fanbase of Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi.

The XDA-Developers blog reports that Xiaomi has added locked bootloaders to several of its phones, including the Redmi Note Pro, Mi 4c, and Mi Note Pro, some of which are getting new bootloaders installed with the latest firmware.

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Samsung Denies Report That It Paid People To Attend A Chinese PR Event, Original Story Retracted

Last week a report surfaced alleging that Samsung recruited and paid "temporary employees" to attend its Galaxy S6 launch event in China. The Paper, based in Shanghai, claimed that the company hired 400 to 500 people for 30 to 50 yuan (about $8) each to spend time at the launch event on Friday. If true, then paid attendees would have amounted to approximately half of the people there. Samsung has categorically denied the report on the Samsung Tomorrow blog and claimed that the original newspaper has retracted the story.

The news article contended that part-timers, acting as “fanboys”of Samsung smartphones, participated in the launching event.

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Snuggle Truck Gets Added To Humble Bundle 2, Past And Future Customers Get A Shot At Smuggling Stuffed Animals Across The Border

If you were on the fence about whether to pick up the Humble Bundle For Android 2, this should help sway you one way or the other: the bundle creators have added a new game, Snuggle Truck, to the mix. This game puts you in the driver's seat of a truck filled with poorly-secured stuffed animals. The objective is to take what is apparently the least safe route possible to deliver these stuffed animals to their destination without losing too many.

If you already bought the Humble Bundle then congratulations! You can go download your free game now. If you haven't, then this game will be just another part of the package you can download.

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Reddit Is Fun Gets Banned From The Google Play Store For "Sexually Explicit Material", Reddit Users In An Uproar

Well, here's a twist for you. Apple Google has just banned Reddit Is Fun from the App Store Google Play Store due to "sexually explicit material." The author of the app has taken to (where else?) Reddit to voice his concerns and ask for advice in getting his apps reinstated. It may be a simple problem to solve, however.

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The move comes shortly after Reddit Is Fun received an update to version 2.0 and was split into two apps. The move brought a new UI which places an automatically-generated list of subreddits within glancing distance of the casual user. This list, naturally, contains some obviously NSFW content.

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