How To Secure Your Data From Xiaomi Servers In China

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has recently been in the news, not only for its controversial flash sale model, but also for some data privacy concerns. Some users have complained that their Xiaomi smartphone is secretly sending their private data to some server located in Beijing, China. These concerns have also been backed by the computer security firm F-Secure. One thing that I would like to clarify here is that its not just about Xiaomi devices, you should be worried about your data being transferred to China even if you have some other manufacturer's device and have installed MIUI ROM on it. So its about devices running Xiaomi’s MIUI, not just devices manufactured by Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Mi3 (India) Gets Android 4.4.4 Update, Includes Minor Bug Fixes

Mi3 India MIUI Update
Xiaomi recently released a MIUI update, KXDMIBH34.0 (V5) for the Indian version of Mi3. The good news is that the update also upgrades the Android version from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4. You can install the update either OTA (Over The Air) or using your computer. For OTA installation make sure that your device is connected to a stable wifi network and has a good amount of charge.

Xiaomi Mi3 (India) Marathon Review: The Only Review You Need To Read…

Xiaomi, the Chinese tech giant (a.k.a. Apple of China) launched it’s flagship smartphone Mi3 in India on July 22 via an exclusive tie-up with Indian ecommerce website Flipkart. The demand of the phone was so high that it was sold out in just a few seconds everytime it was made available.
Xiaomi sold it on Flipkart till August 26 and then closed further registrations for Mi3, perhaps in order to concentrate on its budget oriented device RedMi 1S. It was again sold on October 6 (the day Flipkart did its Big Billion Day sale), but this time only to 25000 of those customers who earlier registered for Mi3 sale five times but could not succeed to get hold of it. I hope Xiaomi sells it once again around Diwali time frame.
Xiaomi Mi3 Edited NewAnother good news for Mi fans in India is that Mi3 has been listed as “Coming Soon” on the ecommerce website Infibeam. So if you are planning to buy one for yourself, just read on this post to find out if the device is really worth your money. I am writing this review after having used Mi3 for more than 45 days now. So I have a good idea about its pros and cons. Before you start reading the review, I’d like to mention that this review is slightly different from many other reviews that you might have already read. In this review I’ll not be talking too much about tech specs or benchmark results as you can always check the tech specs on the Mi India official website and I’m not a big fan of evaluating a device’s performance by benchmark results. I’ll just be sharing my experience with the device. What I liked and what I didn’t like. Sorry for such a lengthy post, but I couldn’t help with it as I wanted to cover each and every aspect of the device. I have mostly positive opinion about Mi3, but if you want to read something negative about the device, just jump to the “Bugs & Issues” section of this post.