Xiaomi's smart home products now work with the Google Assistant


On the sidelines of Google I/O, the company quietly made a fairly significant double announcement: not only will it bring its smart home products to the USA, but it is adding support for Google Assistant, too. Ask the Google Assistant to do some things for you like turn on and off a lamp and use a Mi Smart Plug to turn power on/off. The Mi Bedside Lamp is scheduled to arrive later this month, but the other two products are listed as coming "shortly".

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The Mi LED clever Bulb also supports 16 million colors. For comparison, the Bedside Lamp costs CNY249 in China, or about $40, while LED light bulbs go for the equivalent of $20. The Chinese company is promising to release more products going forward. Alongside it, they also announced that they will be providing support for Google Assistant.

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Xiaomi's head of worldwide Wan Xiang also announced that the USA customers can expect a lot more products to come along. Presently, Xiaomi has an nearly negligible presence in the USA except for accessories and fan merchandise. The announcement came as a part of the Google I/O 2018 conference that took place earlier this week.

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"We have always considered the possibility of entering the American market". Xiaomi has recently begotten a lot of money, $10 billion to be exact in Hong Kong thanks to an IPO in Hong Kong. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that the US customers can expect the smartphones to come to the USA market by 2019. A few days back, the company revealed plans to expand into France and Italy, and also partnered with Hutchinson to expand into more markets. Though Samsung and Apple are the top smartphone brands in the region, their shipments dropped 15.4% and 5.4% respectively.