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Xiaomi and Nokia teaming up to work on VR, AI and morel

Xiaomi and Nokia teaming up to work on VR, AI and more

Xiaomi is bolstering its patent portfolio as its global ambitions inaugurate to take flight.

The Chinese phone manufacturer signaled an agreement with Nokia today dealing with cross licensing of cellular patents, while also agreeing to work with Nokia in areas such as the Internet of Things, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Nokia will also be transferring patent assets to the company.

Nokia, on the other hand, will supply network infrastructure equipment used by web providers and datacenter operators. It will also work with Xiaomi on technologies related to Nokia’s new FP4 network processor.

The dissimilarity between both companies comes about even as both worries look for ways to dominate the phone markets alongside. Xiaomi has seen its lead slip away to rivals Oppo and Vivo in China, while Nokia is looking to bounce back into the arranged business after a disastrous stint with Windows-powered devices. The patent dissimilarity will likely benefit Xiaomi as it looks towards the US market in the future.

“Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers and we are pleased to have reached an agreement with them,” said Rajeev Suri, Nokia’s CEO in a statement.

“Our collaboration with Nokia will enable us to tap on its leadership in construction large, high performance networks and formidable strength in software and services, as we seek to create even more remarkable products and services that explain the best user experience to our Mi fans worldwide,” said Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s CEO

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