Celebrating the release of Xiaomi’s first 4G phone in India, the Redmi 4G, Hugo Barra was interviewed by The Next Web where he shared some interesting info regarding the Lollipop update plans and Android One,
Hugo Barra discusses Xiaomi’s consumer “family”, security concerns, and how its cut-throat smartphone business model turns a profit.
Xiaomi will offer its flagship product, the Mi 3 smartphone, from July 22, with online retailer Flipkart as the exclusive channel. The Xiaomi Mi 3 will cost INR 13,999 (around $230), not INR 14,999, as was initially announced.
Xiaomi previously announced that it would start taking pre-orders for the Mi 3 in India on Tuesday, July, 15. Now local online retailer Flipkart just announced that it will be selling the Mi 3 exclusively in the country.
In the third part of our Xiaomi profile, Hugo Barra talks about the company’s next expansion targets, challenges, and Xiaomi’s ecosystem friendly approach.
Hugo Barra started his interview with Android Authority by talking in detail about Xiaomi’s business model, how e-commerce is in the company’s DNA, and how Xiaomi is now the third largest e-commerce company in China.
Hugo Barra talks about plans for Xiaomi to enter the North American market and how he would win the American consumers’ minds, hearts, and souls.
It was a busy week for Xiaomi’s head of international expansion, Hugo Barra. Late on Monday, the former Googler posted a picture of himself with Foxconn’s boss and then some 20 hours later, he was in Hong Kong launching Xiaomi’s flagship and announcing a retail partnership with Hutchison’s telecom arm, Three. What are the significance of these two events? Read on to find out.
In their first international step toward becoming a major global player, Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi has announced their new brand, Redmi, to the world. Redmi, previously known as Hongmi for sales within China, will make its first international sales in Singapore soon.
Hugo Barra was Google’s Vice President of Product Management for Android but he recently left Mountain View to join the fast growing Chinese handset maker Xiaomi. After his first week on the job it looks like Barra is enjoying the new challenges.