The upstart Chinese mobile device maker Xiaomi says 100 million people around the world are now using devices running its MIUI firmware platform.
MIUI (pronounced “Me You I”, a play on the common abbreviation of the words user interface) is an aftermarket firmware platform based on Android.
Xiaomi says it saw 135 percent growth last year, selling 61 million devices. That’s up from selling in the mid 20 millions of devices in 2013. Revenues last year were the equivalent of $12 billion U.S. dollars.
It adds that it is the biggest handset maker in China with a 15 percent market share. Apple, research shows, sold more smartphones than anyone else in China in the last quarter of 2014.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010, and has leadership recruited from Microsoft, Motorola, and Google.
In August 2013, the company hired Hugo Barra from Google. Hugo was Google’s vice president of product management for Android.
Xiaomi Inc. is a privately owned company that designs, develops, and sells Internet services and consumer electronics. Xiaomi offers a suite of Internet services such as MiCloud, Xiaomi App Market, and Xiaomi Games Center. Its core lin… read more »
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