Xiaomi launches international app store

Xiaomi launches international app store
Xiaomi has had so much success with its app store in China, that it has opened up an international app store that will allow developers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore to show off their wares. The company's Chinese app store is averaging 50 million downloads a day. That figure includes some downloads of the more than 3000 apps built for the Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet.

Recently, Xiaomi celebrated the 10 billionth download from its Chinese app store. From the beginning of this year through October, the company has paid out $60 million to developers. That is why the code jockeys are salivating at the thought of Xiaomi opening up its app store to other global markets. With the manufacturer branching out to India, that would seem a logical place for Xiaomi to open its app store.

Xiaomi and other companies benefit from Google's decision to currently keep the Play Store out of China. But the Chinese market is too big for Google to stay out of forever, and there is speculation about a possible return. That might cool off Xiaomi's app store a little. After all, why settle for a third party Android app store when the original is available. But for the moment, that is all conjecture, and Xiaomi still has the opportunity to run up some big numbers for its Chinese app store.


source: MIUI via AndroidAuthority

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9 Comments

1. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

I'd be more happy if that reads "launches international physical stores"

2. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

are samsung and apple cutting deals with regulators to bar these chinese smartphones from entering the US? the amount of competition in the smartphone market can easily lower the prices of current flagship smartphone by $200 if they open the floodgate for the chinese.

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I doubt it. The minute they do, those two in particular, will bust out the long knives and start cutting them, with Microsoft close behind. I'm beginning to think Lenovo bought Moto for a patent shield.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Moto 17,000 patents are with Google remember? Lenovo does not need US patent to protect themselves. Big Companies like Lenovo have links to the Chinese Government themselves. So would Apple and Samsung think twice before attacking Chinese companies. One normal Chinese Business individual could request the Chinese Government to seize the stocks of Apple and conduct raid over the iPad trademark issue. Apple panic and pay US$68 Millions the next moment to get out of the situations.

4. av911 unregistered

Well, there's "propaganda" that these "Chinese phones" are used to spy on us. That won't help their cause.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yes its true. Every one is spying on every body. It can be a good thing if nations trust one another. They can use the information to stop terror attack. Why don't US promote this trust?

5. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Google will not be happy if Xiaomi continues to expand outside of Asia if this app store is bundled in all phones. And let's not forget about Apple, the minute Xiaomi moves into U.S. or European shores, it's lawsuit time.

9. a1369366

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

we have sumsung, amazon, so whats wrong with having xiaomi aswell?

10. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Hope they don't screw it with chinese like they do with their software. Xiaomi if you want to be international then dispose off chinese and learn English else you will be in china only.

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