Xiaomi has been in the news a lot lately, most notably for snatching up the VP of the Android division Hugo Barra a couple of days ago. The company is in the news again today for crossing over 1 billion downloads on its MIUI app hub for Android. The company has been able to achieve this feat in less than 13 months (391 days), which is remarkable considering the amount of competition there is.
This app store basically offers Android apps including a few exclusive MIUI titles, which makes the feat even more enjoyable for the company. Apple’s iOS app store breached the 50 billion downloads mark in May this year while the Google Play Store for Android breached the magic number last month. Most of Xiaomi’s success is attributed to the Chinese market as its devices mostly do not breach the Asian continent. But with Hugo Barra’s recent inclusion to its management roster, the company is slated to finally go global. We can expect more Xiaomi devices to make its way to global markets in the near future, which is a good sign.
Source: The Next Web
Via: Phone Arena