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Xiaomi teams up with IKEA to smarten up your home

Xiaomi and IKEA enter a strategic partnership (Source: Donovan Sung on Twitter)
Xiaomi and IKEA enter a strategic partnership (Source: Donovan Sung on Twitter)
The first noticeable result of the new strategic partnership that involves Xiaomi and IKEA will come forward next month when IKEA's line of smart lighting products will be connected to the IoT platform of the Chinese company. Obviously, more IKEA smart home products should get the Xiaomi treatment in 2019.

Xiaomi might be well-known for its smartphones, but there is much more to this Chinese brand, which also manufactures a wide range of smart home products. Thanks to the agreement that the company has just signed with IKEA, Xiaomi is now adding more smart home accessories by other brands to its IoT ecosystem.

Earlier this week, Xiaomi's Director of Product Management and global spokesperson, Donovan Sung, has shared the news concerning the new partnership on Twitter. His message reads the following: "@Xiaomi and @IKEA announced a strategic partnership today. Going forward, IKEA's line of smart lighting products will be connected to Xiaomi's IoT platform, starting in December."

The aforementioned IKEA products will get full support for the Mi Home app and for Xiaomi's AI assistant — known as Xiao — but there are still many details about how this is going to work that Xiaomi needs to unveil.

During Xiaomi's 2018 developers conference, Sung also revealed two milestones related to the company's efforts in the AI and IoT markets: no less than 2,000 supported IoT categories and an impressive figure of 132,000,000 connected smart devices.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-11-30 (Update: 2018-11-30)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.