Xiaomi invests in Technology Intelligence and Internet Things, supporting more than 220 companies in the industry. Moreover, the Chinese company is already building a Wuhan headquarter that will have the unique purpose of developing smart technologies and products.
In return, IKEA invests in all smart homes, but the development of an overall intelligent platform requires time and is expensive. That's why partnership with the giant of the IT industry made a logical move, but who would ever think about Xiaomi?
But that's right. At a conference in China, Xiaomi's partnership with IKEA has been announced in areas such as Art Intelligence and the Internet of Things. Understanding is global, but in the first phase it will be implemented in China and Asia.
Practically, these two companies will cooperate in making intelligent products for people at home and in the household. In addition, existing IKEA smart home products will already be able to be controlled via smart phones next month via Mijia and Xiao AI voice assistant. Everything will be integrated in the Xiaomi IoT platform, which means it will have the same ecosystem.
It was announced that the partnership is long-term and is likely to apply only in those countries where both companies have or will have an official presence.