Xiaomi grew too big too quickly, wants to pace itself in 2017

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Xiaomi is probably the best example of a small company exploding in growth thanks to smartphones around the globe and in emerging markets. They started as a relatively no-name company, moved on to selling their devices exclusively online (and being completely unable to keep them in stock for more than a few seconds) and becoming one of the hottest names in the smartphone market in just a few years. There has been much anticipation on Xiaomi officially bringing devices to the US, growing into other tech segments, and continuing their exponential growth, but 2016 turned out to be a bump in the road for the little Chinese company that could.

[TA Deals] Pick up Zendure’s 26,800mAh power bank for $65! (48% off)

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On Talk Android Deals, Zendure’s massive power bank is on sale with a discount that’s nearly half-off of its retail price. It’s a power bank perfect for anyone seeking to charge up to four devices simultaneously with consistent charging speeds. Rather than going light to keep the price down, Zendure inserted Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 to ensure everything gets power as quickly as possible.

Hit the break for details on this deal.

HTC U Ultra officially launches with dual displays and new AI assistant

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Have you been on the hunt for a new smartphone that’s “All about U” and “Puts U on Top?” HTC has got you covered as they just officially announced their new 2017 flagship, the HTC U Ultra. As previous leaks suggested, it comes with powerful specs, a small secondary display on top and the new AI assistant, HTC Sense Companion, all in a smooth and sleek “liquid surface” that’s available now for pre-order.

Join us after the break for the details.

Google imposes strict requirements for Android’s notifications

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Over the years, the relaxed handling of Android has changed. It’s been tightened to the benefit of users who want a similar experience across different devices. Everyone gets similar experiences while benefiting from features Google believes are essential and necessary on every phone and tablet in the world.

Recently, Google quietly imposed strict requirements for its hardware manufacturers when it comes to notifications. Viewing, updating, removing, and replying to notifications will need to be done the way Android’s maker wants.