Xiaomi threatens legal action against unauthorized websites in India selling banned handsets

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Xiaomi threatens legal action against unauthorized websites in India selling banned handsets
Thanks to a patent infringement suit brought against Xiaomi in India by Ericsson, the red hot smartphone manufacturer is limited in the country to selling its handsets powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. That means that Xiaomi models powered by MediaTek processors cannot be legally sold in India.

Recently, Ericsson took Xiaomi back to court, claiming that the latter was not abiding by the court's order and was selling phones with MediaTek silicon inside. But Xiaomi said that these sales were being conducted by third party websites that are not authorized to sell Xiaomi phones. Now, Xiaomi is taking legal action against these rogue retail sites. One such site, Xiaomishop.com, has already been shut down.

In India, only Flipkart and Airtel are authorized to sell Xiaomi smartphones. The manufacturer said that it will take legal action against the remaining four or five unauthorized websites selling its wares. Meanwhile, with Foxconn as a partner, Xiaomi is looking to build a factory in the country that will help it more easily comply with Indian law.


source: EconomicTimes via AndroidAuthority
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