From 5th place globally in August, Xiaomi has further grown to now occupy the 3rd place in the global smartphone market. In three months. And without leaving Asia. Tell me again about smartphone manufacturers needing the US market in order to succeed. That others were unable to succeed without the US market clearly does not mean it was impossible. They just couldn’t.
Xiaomi has busted that myth. No-one really needs the US smartphone market to succeed. Plus, just in case you missed the memo, that market is stagnant – something some of us have been saying for months. China and a host of emerging markets are where the action is now. For everyone still thinking that the US market holds the key, feel free to park nicely with your posterior in the air. Pardon my Chinese.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.