Xiaomi will consider making an Android One device
Not one single news day goes by without Xiaomi being mentioned in the headlines at least for once. The reason is that this privately-backed Chinese start-up has carved out a name for itself by selling devices at jaw-dropping prices. The company’s flash sales model even helps to drag more attention to the brand as ‘hungry’ customers fight in battles of the fastest to order Xiaomi phones.
All these put behind, vice peresident Hugo Barra, who left his top position at Google Android to join Xiaomi, says that one thing his company lofts is to be produce smartphones for Google’s Android One and Barra promised that if the software and search engine giant shows interest, Xiaomi is ready to comply.
“We’re huge fans of Android One, and we want to be part of it. It’s just a matter of time, timing and other details, but we’d definitely like to get to it,” Hugo Barra was quoted as saying in an interview with TheNextWeb.
The VP also highlighted Xiaomi’s desire to update their devices to the latest version of Android operating system:
Upgrading to Lollipop is my #1 priority from a product perspective for our global business. As you know, we customize Android significantly and have our own design language — so what we’re tasked with now is not only all the technical aspects of putting Android 5.0 on our devices, like at the kernel level, but we also have to marry Google’s Material Design language with ours.
Xiaomi has steered from grass to grace in a matter of two years. The phone vendor who outsources production from Foxconn has risen to the third highest phone seller in the world despite currently doing business in only five countries.
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