Xiaomi quickly made a name for itself as it offered aggressively priced smartphones with good specs. It has grown considerably over the past few years and seeks to expand its footing in key emerging markets by signing up for Google’s Android One program. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has revealed that the company has plans to make more Android One smartphones which will run on vanilla Android OS and not its own MIUI fork.
Jun told Indian media recently that Xiaomi will be launching more Android One smartphones in the future including in its popular Redmi series. These devices will run on unadulterated iterations of Google’s mobile platform.
What Jun hasn’t revealed at this point in time is that which segment of the market these devices will be targeting and how soon we can expect them to arrive. Xiaomi can be pretty quick when it comes to churning out new smartphones so one would expect to see these new handsets arrive in a couple of months at the very least.
We’re likely going to hear more reports about Xiaomi’s Android One plans down the line. It remains to be seen, though, how well they will be received by the Xiaomi faithful who have a strong liking for the MIUI custom UI of Xiaomi’s handsets.
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