[WORLDKINGS - ALMANAC EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2022] Highlights during 12 years of development of Xiaomi Corp, second largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world (2010)


(worldkings.org) Xiaomi is the second largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world.

Xiaomi Corporation, registered in Asia as Xiaomi Inc., is a Chinese designer and manufacturer of consumer electronics and related software, home appliances, and household items. Behind Samsung, it is the second largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world, most of which run the MIUI operating system. The company is ranked 338th and is the youngest company on the Fortune Global 500.

In the second quarter of 2021, Xiaomi surpassed Apple Inc. to become the second-largest seller of smartphones worldwide, with a 17% market share, according to Canalys. It also is a major manufacturer of appliances including televisions, flashlights, unmanned aerial vehicles, and air purifiers using its Internet of Things and Xiaomi Smart Home product ecosystems.

Xiaomi’s History

On 6 April 2010 Xiaomi was co-founded by Lei Jun and six others

On 16 August 2010, Xiaomi launched its first Android-based firmware MIUI

In August 2011, the company launched its first phone, the Xiaomi Mi1. The device had Xiaomi's MIUI firmware along with Android installation

In September 2013, Xiaomi announced its Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and an Android-based 47-inch 3D-capable Smart TV assembled by Sony TV manufacturer Wistron Corporation of Taiwan

In October 2013, it became the fifth-most-used smartphone brand in China and  Xiaomi sold 18.7 million smartphones

In February 2014, Xiaomi announced its expansion outside China, with an international headquarters in Singapore

In 2014, the company sold over 60 million smartphones

On 30 June 2015, Xiaomi announced its expansion into Brazil with the launch of locally manufactured Redmi 2; it was the first time the company assembled a smartphone outside of China

On 26 February 2016, Xiaomi launched the Mi5

On 3 March 2016, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 3 Pro in India

On 10 May 2016, Xiaomi launched the Mi Max

September 2016, the Xiaomi Mi Robot vacuum was released by Roborock

On 26 October 2016, Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix

On 22 March 2017, Xiaomi announced that it planned to set up a second manufacturing unit in India

On 19 April 2017, Xiaomi launched the Mi6

On 5 September 2017, Xiaomi released Xiaomi Mi A1, the first Android One smartphone

In April 2018, Xiaomi announced a smartphone gaming brand called Black Shark

In May 2018, Xiaomi began selling smart home products in the United States through Amazon

In June 2018, Xiaomi became a public company

In August 2018, the company announced POCO as a mid-range smartphone line

In October 2020, Xiaomi became the third largest smartphone maker in the world by shipment volume

In July 2021, Xiaomi became the second largest smartphone maker in the world

According to Wikipedia

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