In an announcement at the 2023 Xiaomi IoT Ecological Partner Conference, Xiaomi‘s Vice President, Lu Weibing, declared that the company has established the world’s largest consumer-level Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The impressive statistics revealed during the conference showcase Xiaomi’s progress in the IoT landscape. The company also revealed that its IoT platform Vela, is going open source.
Xiaomi’s IoT platform has reached 655 million connected devices
With an astonishing 655 million connected devices on the Xiaomi IoT platform, and over 13 million people using five or more Xiaomi IoT devices, the company has solidified its position as one of the key players in the IoT industry.
What sets Xiaomi apart is its commitment to openness and collaboration, evident in its vast network of over 9,000 IoT partners. These partnerships extend across more than 200 categories of products, demonstrating Xiaomi’s dedication to providing a diverse and comprehensive ecosystem for consumers. The Mi Home app, with 82.9 million monthly active users, and the Xiao Ai voice assistant, with over 110 million monthly active users, further underscore the platform’s popularity.
Xiaomi’s success is not solely attributed to its hardware innovation; the company has also played a pivotal role in reducing costs in the IoT industry, making smart devices more accessible to a broader audience. This commitment to affordability aligns with Xiaomi’s broader vision of embedding control technologies, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), in every device.
The goal is to infuse AI into every device, creating a seamless and intuitive user experience. Xiaomi envisions a future where its AI voice assistant, Xiao Ai forms the backbone of a powerful AI capability system.
Xiaomi’s open ecosystem for connectivity is a bold move in the competitive AIoT era. The company actively collaborates with various smart device manufacturers, internet companies, app developers, AI technology firms, and skill developers. By breaking free from the traditional ecological chain model, Xiaomi fosters an environment of innovation and collaboration.
The company’s accelerated expansion, with over 1,000 third-party products integrated into its IoT platform, demonstrates Xiaomi’s commitment to widespread adoption. Partnerships with global brands like IKEA and compatibility with voice assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa further solidify Xiaomi’s position as a formidable player in the evolving AIoT landscape. As the IoT industry continues to evolve, Xiaomi’s strategic openness and dedication to large-scale connectivity position it at the forefront of innovation and progress.