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Poco unveils M2 Pro with Snapdragon 720G and hefty fast-charging battery for under $200

Poco unveils M2 Pro with Snapdragon 720G and hefty fast-charging battery for under $200

Xiaomi’s spin-off brand Poco started off with a spec-packed handset for less money but soon shifted to even more modest price segments to appeal to a broader userbase in markets like India. The last mid-ranger from Poco was the X2, and now the brand is bringing an even cheaper model. The latest entrant to the category is the Poco M2 Pro, which is an ambitious phone from Xiaomi costing a little under $200 in India.

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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.

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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 to just that right now, publishing its core Security app to the Play Store.

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Galaxy S20 family formally joins list of devices supporting AR objects in Google Search

Galaxy S20 family formally joins list of devices supporting AR objects in Google Search

On many Android devices, Google Search lets you view tons of 3D models like animals, pets, skeletons, cells, Neil Armstrong's spacesuit, and much more. With the tap of a button, you can move these objects into your home and see them as though they were in your camera's viewfinder. It's even possible to snap photos and take videos. The list of supported phones is ever-expanding — devices like the Sony Xperia 1 II, the Poco X2, the Xiaomi Redmi K30, and Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 Lite made the cut we when checked in at the beginning of June, and now a few more are popping up, including the flagship Galaxy S20 series.

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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 file browser, launcher, and many other apps, Xiaomi's Calendar is now available on the Store as well.

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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.

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The Android 11 Beta is coming to these phones

The Android 11 Beta is coming to these phones

Google dropped the first Android 11 Beta yesterday, which means functionality is getting close to what we can expect in the final, stable version. This is usually the stage at which other OEMs are brought on board so developers and enthusiasts can install the Android Beta on devices other than Google Pixels, and now Oppo, Xiaomi, and OnePlus are announcing support for several of their phones.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is official, comes with a bigger screen and more convenient charging

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is official, comes with a bigger screen and more convenient charging

Xiaomi managed to impress everybody with its low-cost $30 Mi Band 4 that easily kept up with much costlier products from Fitbit, Garmin, and Co. (as long as you're not a swimmer, that is). Exactly a year after its introduction, the company has released a follow-up in the form of the Mi Band 5, packing a slightly bigger screen, a much-improved charger, more tracking capabilities, and a ton of new animated watchfaces.

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LineageOS 17.1 adds official support for OnePlus 2, Moto X Play, and other phones

LineageOS 17.1 adds official support for OnePlus 2, Moto X Play, and other phones

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, and version 17.1 is based on the newest Android 10 release. The Lineage project has been slowly updating older devices to 17.1, and in the time since our previous coverage, even more devices have arrived in the official roster.

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Redmi kicks off new X series with launch of 10X and 10X Pro

Redmi kicks off new X series with launch of 10X and 10X Pro

Xiaomi loves nothing more than releasing new devices. And usually, they're pretty solid phones that offer up good specs for the money. Today Xiaomi is announcing the new Redmi 10X pair of phones complete with 6.57-inch Samsung AMOLED screens, 30x digital zoom cameras, and dual-mode 5G connectivity.

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