Timeline of Xiaomi

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This is a timeline of Xiaomi Corporation , an electronics and software company in China, and a manufacturer and distributor of mobile phones and smartphones.


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2010April 6companyXiaomi is co-founded by eight partners. [1]
2010August 16productXiaomi officially launches its first Android-based firmware, known as MIUI. [2]
2010DecemberfundingXiaomi raises $41 million in funding from its Series A round. [1]
2011AugustproductThe Xiaomi Mi1 smartphone is announced. It is supplied with Xiaomi's MIUI firmware, based on Android, and resembles both Samsung's TouchWiz and Apple's iOS. [3]
2011DecemberfundingXiaomi raises $90 million in funding from its Series B round. [1]
2012JunefundingXiaomi raises $216 million in funding from its Series C round. [1]
2012AugustproductXiaomi announces the Xiaomi Mi2 smartphone. The phone is the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait chip featuring with 2 GB of RAM and the Adreno 320 GPU. [4]
2013SeptemberproductXiaomi announces the Mi3 phone, with one version powered by the Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) and another version by NVIDIA's Tegra 4 chipset. [5]
2013September 25companyXiaomi announces plans to open its first service centre in Beijing. [6]
2014FebruaryinternationalisationXiaomi announces its expansion outside China, with its first stop in Singapore. [7]
2014March 17productXiaomi announces the RedMi Note phablet (known as HongMi Note in some Asian markets). The RedMi Note has a 5.5-inch HD display with OGS technology and an octa-core processor from MediaTek. [8]
2014AprilcompanyXiaomi purchases the internet domain Mi.com for a record US$3.6 million, the most expensive domain name ever bought in China, replacing Xiaomi.com as the official Xiaomi domain. [9]
2014AugustproductXiaomi releases the Xiaomi Mi 4i. [10]
2014NovemberproductXiaomi announces it will invest US$1 billion in television content building. [11]
2014DecemberfundingXiaomi completes a round of equity financing led by Hong Kong-based technology fund All-Stars Investment Limited, a fund run by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji, [12] raising over US$1 billion
2015MarchproductXiaomi announces that it will start selling the Yi Camera. [13]
2015AprilinternationalXiaomi expands into India, announcing that it will make its Mi devices available through two of India's major e-commerce sites, and through offline retailers for the first time. [14]
2015June 30internationalXiaomi announces its expansion into Brazil with the launch of locally manufactured Redmi 2, the first time the company sells a smartphone outside Asia or assembles one outside China. [15]
2016March 3productXiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 Pro in India. The first smartphone to powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. [16]
2016February 26productXiaomi launches the Mi5, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. [17]
2016May 10productXiaomi launches the Mi Max, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652 processor. [18]
2016October 26productXiaomi launches the Mi MIX, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. [19]
2017April 19productXiaomi launches the Mi6, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor including the latest MIUI 9.

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