Earlier in 2016, Xiaomi acquired 1500 patents from Microsoft.
Back in June 2016, Xiaomi annouonced to preinstall Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android devices.
And then on July 27, 2016, Xiaomi launched its first laptop PC called Mi Notebook Air running Microsoft Windows OS.
And right now, Xiaomi continues to deepen the cooperation relationship with Microsoft by announcing to preinstall the virtual voice assistant Cortana.
The first Xiaomi smartphone to run Microsoft Cortana is Mi Mix.
Microsoft, being more and more open than before ever, continously expands its products accross to its competitor platforms. It had released the Cortana for Android and iOS last year. And for the recent months, Microsoft has added many new features onto Cortana, such as compatibility with Band 2 wearable and Photo Reminders and To-Do List.
What next thing will Xiaomi do with Microsoft together? Looking forward to the future.