Xiaomi: We’re not making a smart watch!

Xiaomi not working on a smart watch

Roughly a week ago we’ve told you that Xiaomi is working on a smart watch. Guess what? That’s not happening, according to co-founder Liwan Jiang. He went on to add that Xiaomi will rather focus on its phone and TV businesses, but didn’t rule out the idea would never come to light.

We’re sure the Chinese company is looking at this market but it first wants to launch other products like a tablet and perhaps even a laptop. Moreover, it needs to focus on reaching its goal to move 20 million phones by the end of this year.

That rumor we’ve mentioned suggests that Xiaomi will use a special, watered-down version of its MIUI platform that runs on top of Android for its smart watch.

Something tells me this isn’t the last time we’ll be talking about Xiaomi smart watch. 2014 will likely be the year of smart wearable devices and the Chinese company would be foolish to miss the opportunity this market brings.

[Via: GizChina]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    That’s a temporary statement, obviously. Next year when every OEM starts making smart watches, Xiaomi will join the trend…

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