China-based manufacturer Xiaomi has made quite a name for itself in recent times with its own offering of smartphones and other such smart devices in the market. The company follows some aggressive yet ingenious sales methods and tactics that has offered the company quite a pedestal in its home country.
And while the company has gained some traction over the months with its sales policies, that doesn't mean the company will stop and rest on its laurels to enjoy whatever it has already achieved. Apparently, the company has some big plans in store for all its Indian customers, and the same was revealed via Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra in a recent interview regarding the same with CNET.
Hugo Barra, who also served as the former VP for Google, recently in an interview CNET in Beijing, spoke about the rapidly growing Chinese company's plans that its harbors to go global. Apart from that, Barra also took the opportunity to discuss about its next steps in India, alongside its commitment to Android.
"We're just starting to think about building truly, truly global products. I think Xiaomi's already good at that because of the mentality of some of the senior engineers. A lot of them have worked at Google or in Silicon Valley, and we have a bunch of ex-Facebook engineers. We have people with the global mentality," Barra stated.
Barra also confirmed that Xiaomi is looking to the Indian market next, where the company will be looking to follow its already established modus operandi with a new office and new relationships with telecoms and partners. And according to Barra, this business model will then allow Xiaomi to maintain its strategy of selling its smartphones at a really low price.
On a similar, on asked whether the company will be looking to shift platform bases in the near future from Android, Barra openly stated that there's no such plan of moving away from Android and supporting an entirely new and different eco-system since "there's no point" in doing that.
"Android has a phenomenal ecosystem. I'm saying this from a practical perspective. If you look at other players who have attempted to build ecosystems and failed despite having great platforms, it's because it takes a lot of work and a lot of time to build an ecosystem," he explained.
As of now, the company is looking to double its sales figures this year. And that's expected to be complimented with Xiaomi revelation at the start of the year about its plans to sell 40 million handsets in 2014. And this is more than double the number it sold in 2013.