Microsoft and Chinese smartphone make Xiaomi are coming together to work on gadgets developed with superior technology such as Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence.
This was first reported by The Verge, As the reports suggest Microsoft Partners With Xiaomi to use its cloud computing products i.e. Azure to develop upgraded smartphones,
— The Verge (@verge) February 23, 2018
Laptops as well as smart devices to bring them to the Market.
Microsoft seeks to support Xiaomi so they can improve both hardware and software services, given the Chinese rapid development of innovative products. The partnership will be focused on the improvement of a larger cloud database for Windows and Xiaomi utilizing Microsoft´s Azure cloud.
Additionally partnership will also give Microsoft more reach & access to Chinese Market as Xiaomi is Most Popular Smartphone maker in China.
This is not the first time both are coming together also In 2015, Microsoft & Xiaomi had inked a deal to test Windows 10 on Xiaomi devices.
As per the Tweet from Wang Xiang Senior Vice President at Xiaomi have signed a Strategic MoU today with Microsoft to collaborate in cloud support, AI and laptop-type devices.
We have signed a Strategic MoU today with @Microsoft to collaborate in cloud support, AI and laptop-type devices. This will help accelerate our pace to bring more exciting products and services to our users, and also allow Microsoft to reach more users using Xiaomi products! pic.twitter.com/7AHhDVQQhu
— Wang Xiang (@XiangW_) February 23, 2018
Xiaomi and Microsoft’s key development points
Microsoft has set several focus points for the partnership to tackle, among them, Cloud service support. Xiaomi can rapidly expand its global market user base by using Microsoft’s Azure as a base to upgrade.
It could, in turn, prove to be a big boost for the Chinese company.
Harry Shum, vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Group said
The new deal builds on existing deals between the two companies. In 2015, Xiaomi adopted Microsoft Azure to run its Mi Cloud service for smartphone users, then in 2016,
Xiaomi began to pre-install Microsoft Office and Skype apps on its Android-based smartphones and tablets.
Source – The Verge