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How cheap should a phone be so you can accept unwanted Ads on it?

2 monthes ago   |   By Pocketnow

Unwanted ads are taking over and popping up everywhere, including the Settings, on some Xiaomi phones. Would you accept this?
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Xiaomi admits to showing ‘unobtrusive' ads on its Android phones

Xiaomi admits to showing ‘unobtrusive' ads on its Android phones

2 monthes ago   |   By The Next Web

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi has admitted that it shows ‘unobtrusive‘ ads in its MIUI skin for Android, which is present on almost all its phones. It said in a statement to The Verge: Advertising has been and will continue to be an integral part of Xiaomi's Internet services, a key component of the company's business model. At the same time, we will uphold user experience by offering options to turn off the ads and by constantly improving our approach towards advertising, including adjusting where and when ads appear. Our philosophy is that ads should be unobtrusive, and users always...
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