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How Xiaomi Changed The Smartphone Market

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5A has been launched recently and people are losing their minds over it. The device offers a 5 inch HD Screen,13 Mega-Pixel camera and a 3000 mAh battery. Also,

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Latest $20 Orange Pi runs Android 7.0 on new Allwinner H6

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The video-focused “Orange Pi One Plus” updates the Orange Pi One design with a new, 10-bit HDR 4K enabled quad -A53 Allwinner H6 SoC with Mali-T720, and provides GbE and HDMI 2.0 ports.

Shenzhen Xunlong has updated its $10, two-year old Orange Pi One SBC with a similarly open source, $20 Orange Pi One Plus that features the new set-top box focused, Allwinner H6 SoC. Otherwise, it has an almost identical feature set, layout, and 68 x 48mm footprint as the Allwinner H3-based Orange Pi One.

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Devices: Raspberry Pi, Tizen and Android/Eelo

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Android: Huawei, eelo, Android 8.1

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  • Huawei's $200 Honor 7X is the future of the smartphone industry
  • – Holiday Season, latest updates!

    Actually, I started the eelo project for myself by learning about existing stuff on mobile plateforms (I’m coming from the PC world…), hacking some LineageOS ROMs, and my goal was just to eventually be able to show to my friends and family: “look, I’m not using an iPhone anymore, I’m not using Google anymore but I can do the same things you are doing with your smartphone, and nobody is looking at ma personal data” (I fear I like to feel like a teen sometimes) …

    Then I wondered if the project could have some traction and could find some money to pay one or two developers, so that eelo developments would benefit to all. So I started the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, without any idea about how it would work.

    Now the campaign has reached about 30% of its target during the first 3 days, which is very nice in my opinion. But the most interesting is elsewhere!

    The most interesting is that I got hundreds of messages of people interested by the projects. Many “thanks! we’ve been waiting for such a project for a long time!“. Many suggestions about what should be put or not in eelo. Many questions. Some (little) FUD as well. And several potential partnerships.

    In only one month, nearly 1000 people have registerered at to be informed about our progress!

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    It's not so muc h that Android 8.1 is a big jump forward for most end-users. It's not. Google's major 2017 Android improvements came with Android 8.0. With a smartphone containing a Pixel Visual Core chip, it's a dramatically different story.

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