x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Xiaomi's MIUI app store reaches 1 billion downloads in just 391 days

Xiaomi's MIUI app store reaches 1 billion downloads in just 391 days

Posted: , by Michael H.

Tags:

Xiaomi's MIUI app store reaches 1 billion downloads in just 391 days
We have talked before about the incredible growth that China's Xiaomi has seen over the past couple of years. The company, along with its MIUI ROM, has been taking China by storm, and as we have also seen, the company is looking to expand globally along with new hire (and ex-Googler) Hugo Barra. Of course, Xiaomi's growth hasn't just been in hardware, but software as well, where its MIUI app store has been performing like gangbusters.

Xiaomi has just announced that its MIUI app store has reached 1 billion downloads, and the most impressive part of that is that it only took the store 391 days, just over one year to reach that plateau. For comparison, Apple was able to reach that mark in 288 days; Google Play (then the Android Market) took just under 2 years (the exact date is unknown); and, the Windows Phone Store took 865 days (2 years, 4 months, 11 days). Of course, in the past year Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store have both hit the 50 billion download mark.

Possibly the most impressive part of this is in how much competition Xiaomi has had to face to reach this mark. When Apple did it, there were only a handful of competitors, but Xiaomi's MIUI app store is now ranked number 5 among the more than 200 different app stores in China. Since Xiaomi launched its app store, it has added over 17 million active users who perform 1.3 million daily searches in order to find and download 5 million apps per day. 

And, given that Xiaomi almost matched its 2012 device sales in the first half of 2013 alone, it doesn't seem that the company is slowing down, especially with its Red Rice smartphone due on September 5th.

source: The Next Web

10 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 30 Aug 2013, 06:47 6

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2288; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Because of their population.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 06:56 1

2. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


what about Windows phone?
is it less or more than this count??

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:02 10

4. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Nobody cares about WP.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:12 4

8. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Fanboy cares..... XD

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 06:57 2

3. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


what about Windows phone?
is it less or more than this count??

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:53 3

6. gazmatic (Posts: 504; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


the Windows Phone Store took 865 days (2 years, 4 months, 11 days

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:13

5. AfterShock (Posts: 2036; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


It ranks no 5 in China?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:54

7. gazmatic (Posts: 504; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I like xiaomi phones...

much better than Samsung in my opiinion

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:28 3

9. livyatan (Posts: 643; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Soon Xiaomi's MIUI android alone will be bigger than the whole Windows Phone

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 08:25

10. Nokia1100user (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


This reminds me, how come Phone arena doesn't have an app?

I better see a phone arena app for my Nokia 1100 or I'm just going to go to gsm arena instead. :P

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories