Android Overload: Xiaomi Receives $90 Million In Funding, LightSquared Could Face Bankruptcy and More


Greetings, everyone! It’s time for your extra helping of Android/mobile news here in the Android Overload. This is the place where we stash all the top news stories from throughout the day — the ones that didn’t make it onto our front page — before we turn in for the evening. We like keeping our readers well informed of all the days happenings so take a look around and if you find something interesting, feel free to leave your thoughts. Catch you all on the flipside! Night.

  • Sprint sues Comcast, Cox and Time Warner over patent infringement. [Electronista]
  • HTC has released the kernel source for a number of devices.
  • Duke Nukem 3D free for a limited time in the Android Market. [Market Link]
  • Motorola Xoom accessories 80% off at Verizon Wireless stores. [Droid-Life]
  • New Verizon Galaxy Nexus radio, LTE and bootloader. [XDA]
  • Watch out for text messaging scams like this one making the rounds. [LifeHacker]
  • Samsung and HTC were once in talks to buy RIM. Deal fell through. [WSJ]
  • Xiaomi — makers of the Mi-One “MIUI phone” — receives $90 million in funding. [Reuters]
  • YouTube hits 1 trillion playbacks. Celebrates with Rebecca Black. [YouTubeBlog]
  • LightSquared is now looking at bankruptcy unless they can get FCC approval. [GigaOM]


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. As always you haven’t check your links. Last one is broken. I’m starting to feel like an old record here, posting the same thing on almost every single Android Overload piece. If u want you could hire me to link-check your posts everytime……

    1. Seriously… I only came to this page to get to the link to the story about Lightsquared and wondering if it’ll be another Clearwire fiasco…

  2. So is sprint following apples footsteps??

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