Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 12 Nov 2014 8:32 am
In an interview with Quartz, Xiaomi's global VP Hugo Barra mentioned that the Chinese manufacturer is fully focused on India following its success back home. After establishing a base in India, Xiaomi is now looking to set up an R&D center as a way to manufacture devices locally in the country.
Xiaomi, the new home of Hugo Barra – remember him? – is relaunching its official home on the web today with a new url that's much easier to spell. From this day forth Mi.com will be where you'll be headed for all your Xiaomi needs. The new name takes cues from it's popular MIUI software.
And that's all there is to it. The site is still in Chinese by default, so you'll have to run everything...
Chinese smartphone powerhouse Xiaomi has long had eyes on the global market, and today they started making progress in expanding outside of the People's Republic with their first launch in Singapore. ZDNet reports that Xiaomi's mid-range Redmi Android handset is now on sale in Singapore for S$169 (that's around $134 USD), while the flagship Mi3 is expected on March 7 for S$419 ($332 USD).
Barra ends his run directly working with Android after 5 years at the company
Update: Barra took to his Google+ page this evening to confirm that he is indeed leaving Google to take on a new role as VP of Xiaomi Global. He indicates that he will be helping the company expand its phones beyond China to the rest of the world, and is excited to continue working with Android.
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