Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi announced a San Francisco event for the 12th of February, which gave birth to numerous speculations. However, the company has played down the agenda of the event by claiming that it’s merely an opportunity to get to know the “leadership and company”. Xiaomi has made it quite clear that it has no plans of entering the American market at this point.
A spokesperson for the company had the following to say – “Xiaomi will not be launching in the U.S. or entering the U.S. market this time, but this is an opportunity to get to know the company and leadership a bit more.”
Given that the company’s products replicate the design of Apple’s smartphones, the company has been accused of deliberately evading the U.S. market with the fear of a potential lawsuit. Xiaomi is the third largest smartphone vendor in the world today only behind Apple and Samsung, so its hesitance to enter the American market is really suspicious.
The company’s VP Hugo Barra will be reportedly present during the February 12 event and will probably show around the Xioami team around San Francisco. Barra was previously involved with the Android team over at Google before joining Xiaomi in 2013.
Via: Android Police