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Watch connected: Xiaomi wants back in to Apple and Qualcomm

Apple and Qualcomm had better look over their shoulder: Chinese Xiaomi is preparing to launch a smartwatch and a mobile processor. His watch Mi expected to be formally announced on May 10 understands The Register.

What compete a little Apple (after an intense struggle on the copy logic), which according to Strategy Analytics, sees his market share on the connected watches sector from 63% to 52% in first quarter 2016.

nevertheless be noted that the market size has more than tripled over the same period, from $ 1.3 million units sold in the first quarter 2015 to 4,200,000 in Q1 2016. Apple would have sold just over two million units in the last quarter.

from frying with Qualcomm?

GizmoChina says the co-founder and vice president of Xiaomi Liu De, announced in a press conference that the watch connected Mi should be launched in the second half 2016.

For its part, the Korea Times says the company is working on its own mobile ARM processor. What this time go towards Qualcomm, despite a licensing agreement signed last December. Again the event of May 10 should be used to advertise this product, named Rifle.

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