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Xiaomi to release kernel source of Redmi 1s on December 31

Xiaomi has a new year gift for all the Redmi 1s owners. Yes, a parting gift for 2014. The company would be releasing the kernel source of Redmi 1s on December 31, 2014.


Xiaomi will be finally releasing the kernel source of Redmi 1s on December 31. The owners of Redmi 1s had been waiting for it for a long time and they would finally be getting it. Hugo Barra also apologizes for the delay and said they would do better in the future.

The Xiaomi Redmi 1s came back on sale on December 23 after the ban was partially lifted by the Delhi High Court. It won’t be going on sale next week as Xiaomi is bringing the Redmi Note 4G, which will go on sale on December 30. So, the Redmi 1s might make an occasional comeback later or may never comeback. Although, this is a very good news for the existing owners who can look forward to more customisation via different forums. We have already reviewed the Redmi 1s, so check it out here.

Going through various Facebook groups related to Xiaomi, people also want Xiaomi to release kernel source of the Mi3. We would request the company to release them soon and make the Mi3 owners happy.

To recap on the specifications, Xiaomi Redmi 1s is a budget phone from Xiaomi which is priced at Rs. 5,999. It has a 4.7 inch 720P LED IPS Display with 321 ppi. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228 1.6GHz processor. On the camera front, it has a 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.6 megapixel front facing camera for selfies. It comes with a 2050 mAh removable battery. It has AGC Dragontrail scratch resistant glass instead of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It weighs 158 grams and is 9.9 mm in thickness. It comes with an expandable storage slot which can fit in SD cards up to 64GB. It will come preloaded with Android 4.3 JellyBean (upgradable to 4.4 Kitkat) with MIUI v5 on top. It is a dual SIM phone with only one SIM supporting 3G. You can find more about it here.


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