Monday, April 06, 2015

Android XiaoMi HongMi, and arsenic in rice

Installing the files specified here did install the adb drivers I needed for my XiaoMi HongMi device to be recognized by Android Studio.  The 2nd install specified in the instructions did not modify the MiPhoneManager to display in English though.

Mi 米 is the character for rice.  On a tangent, did you know that rice absorbs metals well?  As a result, it has a higher amount of inorganic arsenic than other popular grains, mostly absorbed from the soil.  Apparently the US has been used arsenical drugs for chicken for 70 years or more, and this has polluted the soil that is often now used for rice farming.


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