Xiaomi made its identify with reasonably priced Android smartphones, however the Beijing-based mostly firm’s future lies in creating a various ecosystem of shopper hardware. Immediately Xiaomi introduced that it'll add a self-balancing scooter and new smart TV to its lineup.
The tv isn’t an enormous shock—referred to as Mi TV 3, it’s a bigger (60-inch) version of Xiaomi’s smart TV with a LG 4K display. It’s most vital upgrade, nevertheless, is a mainboard that connects to the Mi TV’s display with a single wire and changed individually with out having to purchase a whole new smart TV. Like Xiaomi’s smartphones and different smart TVs, Mi TV 3 runs on MIUI, an working system based mostly on Android.
From a enterprise strategy standpoint, the scooter is extra notable as a result of it's the first product launched by Ninebot, a Xiaomi portfolio firm, because it acquired Segway in April, and in addition Xiaomi’s first private mobility device.
Referred to as the Ninebot mini, the scooter doesn’t have a deal with, however as an alternative steers by detecting actions from riders’ legs and predicting the place they need to go. Customers may also management the Ninebot mini via an app.
Ninebot claims that the scooter, which weighs 12.8 kilograms, can journey 22 kilometers on a single cost, attain speeds of as much as 16 kilometers per hour, and go up 15 diploma slopes.
Xiaomi’s hardware lineup already ranges from air and water purifiers to well being trackers, nevertheless it seems to be particularly involved in private automobiles and mobility units. Along with its funding in Ninebot, Xiaomi has additionally invested in smart bike maker Yunmake and reportedly has set its sights on constructing an electrical automotive.
Source : TechCrunch