Connect with us

Users of Chinese TVs Xiaomi and Redmi are tired of the dominance of advertising: the company promises to find the optimal balance

Published

on

Xiaomi TVs are very popular all over the world, and in China they have been the best selling ones in recent years. Xiaomi Mi TV and Redmi TV in China run MIUI for TV based on Android, while versions for global markets run on Android TV.

The big difference between Chinese and global TVs is that Xiaomi does not show ads in global markets. On the other hand, in China, the company’s TVs with MIUI for TV show a lot of ads from the very moment they turn on. Besides download ads, MIUI for TV also shows other types of ads such as banners and pop-ups. This makes it uncomfortable to navigate the user interface.

Recently, in the course of communication with the developers of Xiaomi TVs, users asked to remove ads from their TVs. To which Xiaomi executives simply replied that they are working hard to balance advertising and user experience as much as possible.

Xiaomi’s statement clearly states that the company has no plans to remove ads from its TVs in China. Hopefully, the company will not transfer ads to TVs intended for global markets.

Xiaomi recently stated: “MIUI is better than other interfaces.” Some called this Xiaomi post a bad joke, others started listing the problems they were or are currently experiencing while using MIUI.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Electric Cars

In the near future, thousands of Tesla owners will be able to test the FSD autopilot

Published

on

From next week, Tesla plans to give access to the FSD (Full Self-Driving) autopilot function to approximately 1,000 people a week. At the moment, only about 2,000 drivers can use FSD in general.

At the same time, as mentioned earlier, drivers will have to prove that they themselves drive well. Telemetry data from the last week and Tesla Insurance calculator will be used for estimation.

During the first days, only those drivers who will be assessed for the maximum 100 points will receive access. Tesla will then lower the entry threshold little by little, but it’s unclear how much.

Also remember that access to the FSD function, which is still in beta, costs $ 10,000. So not every Tesla owner will be able to try out the best autopilot available in a production car.

Continue Reading

Wearables

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 may receive a solar panel

Published

on

Samsung has been producing smartwatches since 2013. The most recent novelties are now the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (review). And the company continues to work in this direction.

A new smartwatch patent was obtained by Samsung from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and describes “An electronic device containing multiple types of solar cells.”

the patent describes a Samsung Galaxy Watch with a strap that has solar panels embedded on both sides of the watch case. Such a watch will be able to recharge its battery from the sun. Placing solar cells on either side of the watch case allows for ample amount of sunlight to be collected, no matter how the watch is worn.

The Korean manufacturer describes the use of various types of solar cells that can provide relatively high efficiency.

As noted by LetsGoDigital, such a watch may come out under the name Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch Solar, but no specifics are yet known. Brands like Garmin and Casio have already shown that such solutions are possible. This allows us to hope for a relatively early release of such Samsung watches.

Continue Reading

Electric Cars

The electric vehicle market has set a record: more than half a million cars were sold in just a month, of which 50% were bought in China

Published

on

As reported by TheElec with reference to EV Volumes, the total sales of electric vehicles in August exceeded half a million units. More precisely, it is said about 510 thousand cars, including countries for which data were not available.

It also reported that total sales doubled from the same month a year ago. Interestingly, more than half of all electric vehicles sold (about 260 thousand units) in August were registered in China. In Germany, about 52 thousand electric vehicles were sold, while sales in the US market amounted to about 44 thousand units.

In France in August of this year, 17,000 electric vehicles were sold, in Norway – 14,000 vehicles, in South Korea, sales reached 9,600 units, which is 172% more compared to the same period last year.

EV Volumes also clarified that the launch of the Tesla Model Y and Hyundai Ioniq 5 in new markets spurred sales in August. Tesla Model 3 was the most popular electric vehicle, with global monthly sales of 282,000, and EV Volumes predicts total sales of electric vehicles this year to reach 6.41 million.

Continue Reading

Most Popular